Course ID 00379687
HP product number NNMI120
Course format ILT,SCA
Course length 5 days
Skill level Foundational
Delivery languages English
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Course description

This course teaches the skills needed to successfully implement the product to manage small, medium, or large networked enterprises. The course includes training on the NNM i Smart Plug-In (NNM iSPI) Performance for Metrics Software.
The hands on lab exercises in this course use NNMi software version 9.2.

Who should attend

This course is designed for those Network and/or System administrators tasked with the installation, configuration, and maintenance of the Network Node Manager i Software (NNMi) product.

Prerequisites

You should have a working knowledge the following topics:
• Windows system administration
• Network protocols
• Network device administration
For complete prerequisites and requirements to achieve any of the related certifications or upgrade paths, see the certification description on the HP ExpertOne website.

Topics

  • Module 1: Introduction to HP Network Node Manager i Software
    • Course Objectives
    • Course Outline
    • Module Objectives
    • HP BTO Software Portfolio
    • HP Network Management Center
    • Business Requirements Drive the Operational Objectives for Network Operations
    • How NNMi Addresses Business Challenges
    • Operational Success Depends on Information
    • Reduce Mean Time to Repair
    • Current Network Configuration and Health
    • Continuous, Accurate Spiral Discovery
    • Comprehensive Device Monitoring
    • Active Root Cause Analysis on Changing Topology
    • Map-based Management
    • Resolve a Current Problem
    • Graphical Topology Visualization
    • Application-aware Network Management
    • Router Fault Example
    • Application- level Failover
    • NNMi Product Structure
    • NNMi Smart Plug-ins
    • Products Integrated with NNMi
    • Network Management Center Integrations
    • NNMi + UCMDB: Supporting ITILv3
    • NNMi + Network Automation: Network Lifecycle Management
    • Real User Monitoring and NNMi: Application Perspective Use Case
    • Alarmpoint Express: Automated Notification
    • NNMi Features and Benefits Summary
    • Module Summary
    • Lab Exercises
  • Module 2: Managing SNMP and ICMP Communication
    • Module Objectives
    • The Network Management Model
    • A Network Management Protocol – SNMP
    • The Management Information Base
    • NNMi Uses SNMP
    • SNMP Authentication
    • NNMi Communication Layer Architecture
    • Communication Parameters and Assignment
    • Coordinate NNMi Configuration Areas
    • Communication Parameter Lifecycle – Discovery
    • Use Alternative Authentication Strings
    • Communication Parameter Lifecycle – Monitoring
    • Re-Discovery (with or without Configuration Change)
    • Configure the Communication Layer
    • Start Communication Configuration
    • Default Protocol Settings for Communication (SNMPv1 or SNMPv2c)
    • Set Default Minimum Authentication Level
    • Set Default Community Strings (SNMPv1 or SNMPv2c)
    • Configure Default SNMPv3 Settings
    • Configure Regional Community String or Access
    • Extend Timeouts for Remote Area
    • Provide Regional Community Strings
    • Provide Regional SNMPv3 Authentication
    • Regional SNMP Proxy Configuration
    • Add a Specific Node Configuration
    • Direct NNMi to Use a Specific IP Address to Communicate with a Node
    • Review Results
    • Load Community Strings from a File
    • Verify Communication Settings
    • SNMP Command Line Interface
    • Module Summary
    • Lab Exercises
  • Module 3: Discovery Architecture and Operation
    • Module Objectives
    • How Spiral Discovery Works
    • Compare Discovery Methods
    • Initial Discovery of a New Node
    • Connectivity Details and Connectivity Analysis
    • Derive Attributes Using Device Profiles
    • Simple Object Containment Model
    • Single Node Discovery Algorithm
    • Discovery: Parallel and Sequential Collection
    • Single Node Discovery
    • Component Health Discovery
    • Auto-Discovery
    • Continue Discovery
    • Connectivity Details Collection Architecture and Operation
    • Discovery: Parallel and Sequential Collection
    • Find VLAN Names and Ports
    • Find Explicit L2 Connections from xDP
    • Identify Router Redundancy Groups
    • Subnet Connections
    • Identify Aggregated Links
    • Gather Forwarding Data Base Information
    • Connectivity Analysis Architecture and Operation
    • Analyze FDB Information for Working Sets
    • Analyze the Working Set
    • Island Discovery
    • Rediscovery
    • Module Summary
    • Lab Exercises
  • Module 4: Configuring Discovery
    • Module Objectives
    • Open Discovery Configuration
    • Tune Discovery Polling Intervals
    • Discovery Node Name Choices
    • Node Name Configuration and Normalization
    • Avoid Lookups
    • Configure Ping Sweep Globally
    • Configure IP Exclusion Range
    • Configure Interface Filters
    • Add an Auto-Discovery Rule
    • Name the Rule
    • Enable Regional Ping Sweep
    • Specify the IP Address Range
    • Add System Object ID Range
    • Subnet Connection Rules
    • Tenants
    • Discovery Seeds
    • Add or Deleting Discovery Seeds
    • Load a File of Seeds
    • Sample Configuration: Managing HP-UX Servers
    • Specifying Devices by System Object ID
    • Verify Discovery
    • Troubleshoot Auto-Discovery Rules
    • View Discovered Objects
    • Update Object Information
    • Delete an Object
    • Add or Deleting a Connection
    • Device Profiles
    • Detect Interface Changes (renumbering issues)
    • View Device Profile Definition
    • Device Group Forms
    • Module Summary
    • Things to Do With Your Topology Results
    • Lab Exercises
  • Module 5: Touring the Management Console
    • Module Objectives
    • Start the Management Console
    • Access Online Help
    • Workspaces
    • Map Views
    • Interpret Map Symbols
    • Interact with Maps
    • Table Views
    • Access More Details About an Object
    • Work with Objects in NNMi
    • Modify Attribute Values for an Object
    • Invoke Actions
    • Refresh a View
    • Use Table Views
    • Filter Views
    • Export Table Information
    • Find a Node
    • Tour the Workspaces
    • Incident Management
    • Incident Browsing
    • Topology Maps: Visualize Key Groups
    • Troubleshooting: Visualize Relationships
    • Inventory: The Whole List
    • Management Mode: Manage Monitoring
    • Configuration: Tools for Configuring NNMi
    • Display NNMi System Information
    • Module Summary
    • Lab Exercises
    • Inventory-based Management
    • Filter Table Views with Node Groups
    • View Status of a Group
    • List Objects by Category
    • List Cards and Ports
    • List VLANs
    • Show Card Redundancy Groups
    • Show Router Redundancy Groups
    • Show Layer 2 Connections
    • View Interface Details: Link Aggregation
  • Module 6: Configuring Node and Interface Groups
    • Module Objectives
    • Node Groups Are Used in Many Places
    • Group Overlap
    • Hierarchies and Containment
    • How Node Groups Get Populated
    • Default Node Groups
    • Create a Node Group
    • Set Availability for View Filtering
    • Assign Specific Nodes to a Node Group
    • Child Node Groups
    • Add a Device Filter
    • Select Device Descriptors
    • Select the Device Model
    • Specify Node Group Additional Filters
    • Operators in the Additional Filters Editor
    • Use a Text File to Create Node Groups
    • Syntax of a Comma Separated File
    • Example Spreadsheet
    • Find an SNMP OID to Use in Text File
    • Find a Unique Key Value to Use in Text File
    • Find Which Nodes Belong to a Group
    • Configure Node Group Status Propagation
    • Special Handling for Important Nodes
    • Island Node Groups
    • Interface Groups
    • Interface Groups Are Used in Many Places
    • Default Interface Groups
    • Modify Interface Group Filters
    • Use If Type Filters – Interface Groups
    • View and Create Interface Type
    • Use Additional Filters - Interface Groups
    • Module Summary
    • Lab Exercises
  • Module 7: Customizing Views
    • Module Objectives
    • Customize NNMi Node Group Maps
    • Add Node Group to List of Maps
    • Set Map Ordering
    • Preserve User Layouts
    • Customize Node Group Maps
    • Node Group Connectivity
    • User-Provided Backgrounds
    • Apply Background Image
    • Display a Map Automatically
    • Add a Connection to a Path View
    • Add a Path
    • Amend a Path View Map
    • Module Summary
    • Lab Exercises
  • Module 8: Status Monitoring Architecture and Operation
    • Module Objectives
    • Automated Root Cause Analysis
    • About the State Poller
    • About the Causal Engine
    • Status Monitoring Terms
    • State Poller Retrieves Settings
    • State Poller Gathers Data
    • Receive Measurements
    • Poll SNMP Devices
    • Poll Non-SNMP Devices
    • Re-queue a Poll
    • Update State Poller Operation
    • Trigger State Poller
    • Causal Engine Receives Notification
    • Causal Engine Receives a Trap
    • State Polling Interval Completes
    • Status Episodes
    • NNMi Neighbor Analysis: The Situation
    • First Symptom: Poller Says IFOperDown
    • Link Down Trap
    • Polling Cycle Completes with No Trap
    • Causal Engine Completes Analysis
    • Causal Engine Updates the Database
    • Monitor Network Islands
    • Island Group Monitoring
    • Link Aggregation Analysis
    • Monitor Redundant Routing Groups
    • RRP Normalized States
    • Monitor Component Health
    • Component Health Status Propagation
    • Component Health Incidents
    • Module Summary
  • Module 9: Customizing Status Monitoring
    • Module Objectives
    • Open the Monitoring Configuration
    • Disable Status Polling
    • Set Status Monitoring Defaults
    • Disable ICMP Ping
    • Poll Unconnected Interfaces
    • Apply a Configuration to a Group
    • Group Polling Overview
    • Add a Node Setting Group
    • Select the Node Group
    • Set the Monitoring Intervals
    • Interface Group Polling
    • Save the Configuration
    • Monitor Router Redundancy Groups
    • Verify Settings
    • Check Monitoring Settings for a Device
    • Status Poll a Device
    • Configuration Poll a Device
    • Check State Poller Health
    • Use Management Modes
    • Not Managed or Out of Service
    • Management Mode Values
    • Inherit Management Mode
    • Set an Object Management Mode
    • List Unmanaged or Out-of-Service Objects
    • Monitor Setting Interactions
    • Module Summary
    • Lab Exercises
  • Module 10: Configuring Users
    • Module Objectives
    • Overview of NNMi Security Model
    • NNMi Groups
    • Permissions by Group
    • Configure User Accounts and Groups
    • Create a New Account
    • Assign an Account to a Group
    • Delete an Account
    • Security Groups
    • Create a Security Group
    • Assign a Node to a Security Group
    • Assign a User Group to a Security Group
    • Customer Tenants
    • Create a Customer Tenant
    • Assign a Node to a Customer Tenant
    • Single Sign On (SSO)
    • Control Command-Line Access
    • Troubleshoot NNMi Access
    • Audit Account Activity
    • Module Summary
    • Lab Exercises
    • Lab Solutions
  • Module 11: Troubleshooting Network Issues
    • Module Objectives
    • Monitoring Your Network Using an Incident View
    • Primary Incident Use Model
    • Incident Concepts
    • Incident Views Provided by NNMi
    • View Key Incidents
    • Organize Your Incidents
    • Incident Lifecycle
    • Find Unassigned Incidents
    • Own an Incident
    • Assign an Incident Using the Details Page
    • Start Working on an Incident
    • Track an Incident's Progress
    • Change Lifecycle State
    • View Incidents by Lifecycle State
    • Note Actions Taken and Results
    • Complete an Incident
    • Close an Incident
    • View Closed Key Incidents
    • View Incident Details: Basic Attributes
    • Incident Details
    • View Incident Attributes
    • View Incident Diagnostic Results
    • Additional Incident Views
    • View All Incidents
    • View Service Impact Incidents
    • View Incidents by Severity
    • Change Incident Classification
    • Custom Incident Views
    • SNMP Traps View
    • Interpret Root Cause Incidents
    • View Root Cause Incidents
    • Interpret Root Cause Incident Messages
    • Node and/or Connection Down
    • Address Not Responding
    • Connection Down
    • Interface Down or Card Down
    • Monitor the Network for Problems
    • Map-based Management
    • NNMi Intuitive Interface: Map-based Management
    • View Logical Network Overview
    • View Node Group Status Overview
    • View Propagated Network Infrastructure Device Status
    • View Router or Switch Connectivity
    • Check Status Details for a Node Group
    • Troubleshoot from Map View
    • Show Key Incidents by Enlarging Nodes
    • Adjust Map Layout
    • View Details
    • View Analysis Pane for a Node
    • Explore Node Details
    • Troubleshoot from Node Details
    • View Interface Details
    • Use the IP Address Form
    • Use the Cards Form
    • View Card Details
    • Use the Port Form
    • Troubleshoot Tools
    • Troubleshoot from the Incident Browser
    • Layer 2 Neighbor View
    • View Connection Information
    • View Connection Details
    • View Layer 3 Connectivity
    • View a Path
    • Interpret Path View Results
    • Test Node Access
    • Telnet to a Device
    • Status Poll a Device
    • Configuration Poll a Device
    • View Graphic Troubleshooting Information
    • Attached Switch Port Troubleshooting Tool
    • Show Attached End Nodes
    • Monitor Status Distribution for Network Objects
    • List Objects by Status
    • Troubleshoot from a Table
    • Module Summary
    • Lab Exercises
  • Module 12: Troubleshooting Using MIBs
    • Module Objectives
    • Identify MIB Variable
    • Management and Vendor MIBs
    • MIB Instances
    • View Line Graphs
    • Access Line Graphs
    • Read Line Graphs
    • Show and Hide the Line Graph Legend
    • Change the Lines Displayed on a Line Graph
    • Change the Polling Interval for a Graph
    • Change the Zoom Value for a Graph
    • Select a Time Segment Using the Timeline Viewer
    • Lock the Y-Axis When Viewing a Time Segment
    • Display Data Values on a Graph
    • Display Messages on a Line Graph
    • Print a Graph
    • Export Graph Data to a Comma-Separated Values (CSV) File
    • Configure Default Settings for Line Graph
    • Configure Default Settings for Line Graph
    • View MIB Data
    • MIB Browser Keyboard Navigation
    • List a Node's Supported MIBs
    • Review MIB File Definition
    • MIB Variable Form
    • Determine a Node's MIB Variable Values
    • Display a MIB Table
    • Find an Entry in the MIB Browser Output
    • Export MIB Browser Output
    • Print MIB Browser Output
    • Display MIB Variable Details
    • Load MIBs
    • Identify the MIB Variable You Want to Poll
    • View Loaded MIBs
    • Retrieve MIB from a Vendor
    • Load MIB into NNMi
    • Examine MIB Data
    • Module Summary
    • Lab Exercises
  • Module 13: Event Monitoring Architecture
    • Module Objectives
    • Event Sources
    • Event Receivers
    • Initial Event Pipeline Processing
    • Incident Correlation Processing
    • Incident-based Actions
    • Trap Filtering Architecture
    • Event Filtering
    • Configuration Changes
    • Module Summary
  • Module 14: Customizing Event Monitoring
    • Module Objectives
    • Open Incident Configuration
    • Specify an Author for Your Incident Configuration
    • Work with Management Events
    • NNMi Management Event Configuration Tab
    • Modify a Configuration
    • Add a Category
    • Add a Family
    • Specify a Message Format
    • Work with SNMP Traps
    • Traps: From Device to Management Station
    • Default Traps Enabled as Incidents
    • Enable Specific Traps in NNMi Console
    • Add a Trap Configuration
    • SNMP Trap Configuration
    • Node Group Configuration
    • Change the Zoom Value for a Graph
    • Select a Time Segment Using the Timeline Viewer
    • Lock the Y-Axis When Viewing a Time Segment
    • Display Data Values on a Graph
    • Display Messages on a Line Graph
    • Print a Graph
    • Export Graph Data to a Comma-Separated Values (CSV) File
    • Configure Default Settings for Line Graph
    • Configure Default Settings for Line Graph
    • View MIB Data
    • MIB Browser Keyboard Navigation
    • List a Node's Supported MIBs
    • Review MIB File Definition
    • MIB Variable Form
    • Determine a Node's MIB Variable Values
    • Display a MIB Table
    • Find an Entry in the MIB Browser Output
    • Export MIB Browser Output
    • Print MIB Browser Output
    • Display MIB Variable Details
    • Load MIBs
    • Identify the MIB Variable You Want to Poll
    • View Loaded MIBs
    • Retrieve MIB from a Vendor
    • Load MIB into NNMi
    • Examine MIB Data
    • Module Summary
    • Lab Exercises
  • Module 15: Thresholds and Customed MIB Monitoring
    • Module Objectives
    • Compare Thresholds from Performance Monitoring and Custom Polling
    • Configure Performance Thresholds and Events
    • Examples of Threshold Monitoring
    • Determine Reasonable Threshold Settings
    • Configure Interface Threshold Monitoring
    • Configure Node Component Health Threshold Monitoring
    • Configure Threshold Incidents
    • Check State Poller Health
    • Interface Performance View
    • View Performance Data on Map
    • View Interface Details: Performance
    • Custom Poller Threshold Monitoring
    • Module Summary
    • Lab Exercises
  • Module 16: NNM iSPI Performance for Metrics Software Architecture
    • Module Objectives
    • NNM iSPI Performance for Metrics Software Architecture
    • File Sharing
    • About NNM iSPI Performance for Metrics Software Data
    • Data Dimensions
    • Hierarchy
    • Troubleshooting
    • Potential Problems – Demo Data in Reports
    • Verify Data Is Being Collected by NNMi
    • Verify Collected Data Is Being Used by NNM iSPI Performance for Metrics Software
    • Verify NNM iSPI Performance for Metrics Software Is Configured Properly
    • Change the Configuration Settings
    • Verify the NNM iSPI Performance for Metrics Software Service Is Started
    • Verify that Performance Polling Is Enabled
    • Potential Problems
    • Unusual Login Screen
    • Expected iSPI Performance
    • Report Menu – iSPI Diagnostics
    • What to Do If Reports Are Slow
    • Module Summary
  • Module 17: Viewing Performance Data and Reports
    • Module Objectives
    • Launch NNM iSPI Reports from NNMi
    • Single Sign On
    • Report Menu
    • Performance Reporting Domains
    • iSPI Self Diagnostics
    • Interface Health
    • Component Health
    • Set Report Options
    • Results Scoped by Interface
    • Interface Utilization and Exceptions
    • Detect Performance Problems Along a Path
    • Review Trends This Month: Isolate Performance Spikes
    • Summarize Network Behavior
    • Review Trends
    • Rank Nodes by Amount of Change Over Time
    • Rank Performance Utilization
    • Manage Reporting Using BI Server Portal
    • Access BI Server Portal
    • Features in BI Portal
    • Schedule (and Email) a Report
    • Use Jobs to Schedule Multiple Entries
    • Performance Troubleshooting Reports
    • Module Summary
    • Lab Exercises
  • Module 18: Administering NNMi
    • Module Objectives
    • User Interface Configuration
    • Secure the NNMi Console
    • Launch NNMi Views from an External Portal
    • Start and Stop NNMi Processes
    • Start and Stop Services
    • Troubleshooting and Log Files
    • Monitor NNMi Health and Status
    • Check Overall System Health and License Usage
    • Maintain the Database
    • Archive and Delete Incidents
    • Back Up NNMi
    • Restore a Backup
    • Export and Import Configuration Settings
    • Stop Everything and Start Over Again
    • Shrink the Size of the iSPI Performance for Metrics Software Database
    • Module Summary
    • Lab Exercises
    • Lab Solutions

Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:
  • Configure network discovery
  • Manipulate NNMi tables and device object records
  • Design topology maps
  • Configure incidents
  • Generate performance graphs
  • Generate performance reports
  • Perform core administration tasks

How to register

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