Course ID 00433808
Course format ILT
Typical Course length 4 days
Skill level Expert
Delivery languages Brazilian Portuguese,English,Hungarian,Greek,Latin American Spanish,Russian,German
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Course description

 You will gain knowledge of business requirements, products, concepts, technologies, and solutions within a customer sales engagement. In addition, you will learn the technical concepts and technologies of HP server solutions. A series of demonstrations and lab assignments reinforce the learning concepts delivered in this class.

Who should attend

This course is intended for all presales professionals, both internal HP and external partner and customer.
This course is designed for account aligned presales technical specialists and customers who design and justify HP cross portfolio solutions.


For specific prerequisites and requirements to achieve any of the related certifications, see the certification description on the HP ExpertOne website.


  • Module 1 — Industry-Standard Server Architecture
    • Implementing an HP Converged Infrastructure
      o Virtual resource pools at the core of an HP Converged Infrastructure
      o Allocating shared services
      o HP Converged Infrastructure architecture
    • Choosing an HP server
      o Choosing an Integrity or ProLiant server
      o Operating systems for HP servers
      o Positioning 64-bit servers
      o Positioning Integrity servers
      o Why choose HP BladeSystem?
    • ProLiant server architecture
      o Key ProLiant Gen8 server technologies
      o Intel Xeon processors for previous generation ProLiant servers
      o AMD processors for ProLiant G7 servers
    • ProLiant server series and lines
    • Integrity server overview
      o Integrity server architecture
      o Itanium processors
      o HP sx3000 chipset
      Integrity memory subsystem
  • Module 2 — Technologies for HP systems
    • Virtualization
      o Benefits of virtualization
      o Target customers
      o The HP approach to virtualization
      o Using virtual machines to share resources
      o Software abstraction of the physical hardware
      o Virtualization software solutions
      o Virtualization on the ProLiant platform
      o Virtualization on the Integrity platform
      o Storage virtualization
      o Network virtualization
      o Virtualization with HP Insight Management software
    • Partitioning
      o Benefits of partitioning
      o Resizing nPartitions automatically
  • Module 3 — HP Rack-mounted Server Products
    • ProLiant entry-level server portfolio
      o Matching the ProLiant server to the job
      o HP ProLiant ML350p Gen8 server
      o HP ProLiant DL160 Gen8 server
      o HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8 server
      o HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 server
      o HP ProLiant SL230s Gen8 server
      o HP ProLiant SL250s Gen8 server
    • Integrity server portfolio
      o Integrity entry-level server portfolio
      o ProLiant mid-range servers
      o Integrity mid-range servers
      o Integrity NonStop servers
      o Integrity NonStop server product line
  • Module 4 — HP BladeSystem
    • HP BladeSystem overview
      o BladeSystem portfolio
      o BladeSystem evolution
      o BladeSystem messaging
      o BladeSystem enclosures
      o BladeSystem server blades
      o ProLiant server blades
      o Integrity server blades
    • HP ProLiant Blade Workstation Solutions
      o HP ProLiant WS460c G6 Blade Workstation
      o HP ProLiant xw2x220c Blade Workstation
    • BladeSystem storage and expansion
      o HP storage blades
      o Ultrium tape blades
      o LTO Ultrium tape drives
      o PCI Expansion Blade
    • Integrity NonStop BladeSystem
      o NonStop NB 54000c and NB5000c BladeSystems
    • Integrity Superdome 2
      o Superdome 2 features
    • HP CloudSystem Matrix
      o Cloud starts with a Converged Infrastructure
      o CloudSystem Matrix features
      o CloudSystem Matrix components
      o How to buy HP CloudSystem Matrix
  • Module 5 — HP BladeSystem Enclosures
    • Choosing a BladeSystem enclosure
      o BladeSystem enclosure comparison
      o BladeSystem enclosure common features
      o BladeSystem c7000 enclosure
      o BladeSystem c3000 tower enclosure
    • BladeSystem enclosure management hardware and software
      o Insight Display
      o Onboard Administrator modules
    • Power architecture
      o Non-Redundant Power
      o Power Supply Redundant
      o AC Redundant
      o BladeSystem c7000 enclosure power supplies
      o BladeSystem c3000 enclosure power supplies
      o PDUs
    • Balancing power and cooling
      o Thermal Logic
      o HP Power Regulator
  • Module 6 — Connectivity
    • HP Networking portfolio
      o HP Networking switches
      o HP Networking routers
    • FlexNetwork architecture
      o Key principles
      o FlexNetwork architecture target markets
      o FlexFabric
    • BladeSystem networking
      o BladeSystem interconnect types
      o Mezzanine card and slot options available for BladeSystem
    • Virtual Connect management
      o Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager overview
      o Virtual Connect Manager overview
      o Managing Virtual Connect domains
      o Setting up a domain
      o Managing Virtual Connect domain groups
      o Managing incompatible Fibre Channel modules
      o Managing server profiles
    • InfiniBand technology
    • InfiniBand HCAs for HP BladeSystem
    • InfiniBand performance
    • InfiniBand fabric communication
    • HP 4XInfiniBand
  • Module 7 — Configuring Server Storage
    • Storage technologies
      o Drive array basics
      o Advantages of using an array
      o HP Smart Storage
    • HP Storage portfolio overview
      o Why choose HP for storage solutions?
    • HP DAS solutions
      o DAS target markets
      o DAS recommendations
      o HP MDS600
      o HP D2000 Disk Enclosures
      o Direct Connect SAS storage for HP BladeSystem
    • HP NAS solutions
      o NAS target markets
      o NAS customer benefits
      o HP X1000 G2 Network Storage Systems
      o HP X3000 G2 Network Storage Systems
      o HP P4000 G2 Unified NAS Gateway
      o HP X5000 G2 Network Storage Systems
      o HP X9000 Network Storage Systems
      o Windows Storage Server 2008 for NAS
    • HP SAN solutions
      o SAN target market —Storage consolidation and expansion
      o HP P4000 SAN Solutions
      o HP P2000 G3 MSA arrays
      o Enterprise Virtual Array family
    • HP disk storage solutions
      o HP P9500 disk arrays with HP P9000 Software
      o HP XP24000/XP20000 disk arrays
      o HP 3PAR storage systems
    • HP storage drive portfolio
      o SATA, MDL SAS, and Fibre Channel drives
      o Comparing drive technologies
    • HP tape storage and media
      o Tiered storage environments
      o Enterprise Storage Libraries
      o Virtual libraries
    • Smart Array controllers
      o Flash back write cache backup
      o Battery-backed write cache advantages
      o HP Smart Array Advanced Pack
      o Smart Array controller portfolio
      o HP SAS host bus adapters for ProLiant Gen8 servers
      o HP IO Accelerator
  • Module 8 — Integrating the Solution
    • Planning a solution
      o Conducting a needs analysis
      o Conducting a site survey
      o Solution design considerations
      o Developing the proposal
    • HP Tools for selecting solution components
      o HP guide to servers
      o Storage tools
      o HP performance and configuration tools
    • HP Services portfolio
      o HP product-related services
      o Critical Advantage services
      o Mission Critical Support
      o HP Converged Infrastructure services
      o HP Packaged Services
      o HP enterprise consulting services
  • Module 9 — Managing the Solution
    • Managing HP servers with Insight Management
      o Insight Control 7.0 enhancements introduced with ProLiant Gen8
      o HP Systems Insight Manager
    • HP iLO Management Engine
      o iLO Management Engine components
      o Additional iLO features
      o iLO Advanced enhancements
      o ILO user interfaces
      o HP iLO 4 Remote Console
    • Managing health and fault diagnostics
      o HP Active Health System
      o ProActive Insight architecture
      o Insight Remote Support
      o HP Insight Online
    • HP utilities
      o ROM-Based Setup Utility
      o System Maintenance menu
      o Managing firmware updates with HP Service Pack for ProLiant
      o Identifying the installed ROM version
      o Configuring the storage subsystem
      o HP diagnostics tools
    • Booting the system
      o POST boot options
      o Changing the default boot order in RBSU
      o Setting the boot controller order in RBSU
    • EFI and EFI/POSSE commands for Integrity servers
  • Module 10 — High Availability Technologies
    • Defining availability
      o High availability in an HP Converged Infrastructure
      o Percentages of availability
      o Availability levels
      o Reliability and availability
    • Clustering solutions
      o Clustering advantages
      o Cluster design goals
      o Cluster planning
      o Basic high-availability clusters
      o High performance computing
    • HP cluster implementations
      o ProLiant clusters
      o NonStop clusters
      o HP Linux clusters
      o OpenVMS clusters
      o HP-UX clusters
      o HP Serviceguard clusters
      o HP Cluster Platforms
      o Clustering with Windows Server 2008 R2
      o HP Insight Cluster Management Utility
    • HP best practices for power and cooling in the data center
      o Thermal management
      o HP Modular Cooling System G2
    • Increasing availability through power protection
      o HP Intelligent Power Discovery Services
      o HP Intelligent PDUs
      o HP power distribution units
      o HP Common Slot Power Supplies
      o Uninterruptible power supplies
      o HP rack and power management software
    • Effective data protection for the data center
      o Data protection strategy
      o HP Data Protector software
      o HP Data Protector Express


After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:
  • Describe the HP Converged Infrastructure and its benefits as an IT strategy
  • Explain the characteristics to consider when choosing an HP server
  • Describe industry-standard architecture used in the ProLiant product family
  • Describe industry standard architecture used in the HP Integrity product family
  • Explain how ProLiant and Integrity servers are categorized
  • Describe the HP approach to virtualization
  • Describe the range of partitioning technologies offered by HP
  • Identify the products in the HP BladeSystem portfolio
  • Identify ProLiant Blade Workstation Solutions
  • Describe the BladeSystem storage and expansion product portfolio
  • Describe and position Integrity NonStop BladeSystem solutions
  • Describe and position the HP CloudSystem Matrix
  • Explain how to select an HP BladeSystem enclosure
  • Identify and describe the BladeSystem enclosures
  • Describe the BladeSystem enclosure management hardware and software
  • Describe the power architecture used in BladeSystem enclosures
  • Explain how to balance power and cooling in BladeSystem enclosures
  • Identify the HP Network switches and differentiate among them
  • Describe the HP FlexNetwork architecture
  • Identify the HP BladeSystem networking products and technologies
  • Explain the functions and benefits of Virtual Connect technology
  • Explain the functions and benefits of InfiniBand technology
  • Compare direct-attached storage (DAS), network-attached storage(NAS), and storage area network (SAN) products and their market positions
  • Describe the HP disk storage solutions in the HP Storage portfolio
  • List the hard drives supported in HP servers and compare their technologies
  • Describe the tape storage and media supported by HP servers
  • Describe HP Smart Array technology
  • Describe the tasks required to develop a solution integration plan
  • Name the tools available from HP for selecting solution components
  • Identify HP Service options
  • Explain how to manage HP servers with HP Insight Control
  • Explain the features and functions of the HP Insight Lifecycle Onboard (iLO) Management Engine
  • Describe the uses of HP utilities
  • Explain how to boot HP ProLiant and Integrity server systems
  • Define high availability and its levels
  • Describe the clustering models that are available for a high availability design
  • Identify the current HP cluster implementations
  • State the HP best practices for power and cooling in the data center
  • Explain how to increase availability through power protection

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