Course ID 00433855
Course format ILT
Course length 5 day(s)
Delivery languages Turkish,English,Serbian,Italian,Hungarian,Czech,Hebrew,Greek,Latin American Spanish,Russian,Slovak,French,German
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  • Implementing HP BladeSystem Solutions (inactive)
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Course description

This is a comprehensive course that focuses on the initial installation and startup tasks required to bring a customer’s BladeSystem Solution online and prepared for the deployment of applications. The course delivers the technical information necessary to successfully install and configure HP BladeSystem components including enclosure, server blades, interconnect modules, storage blades, and management devices. You will install multiple operating systems using deployment tools and also use HP management software. This course includes content on HP's latest generation of servers. In addition to indepth technical training on the key technologies that enable these solutions, this class provides hands on labs, sizing and configuration exercises, and solution demonstrations.

Who should attend

This course is fo professionals who are pursuing the knowledge and skills necessary to properly setup, configure and deploy solutions based on HP's BladeSystem family of products.
HP Solution Architect
HP Authorized Reseller Partners
HP Technical Client Consultants
HP Field Presales and Competency Center Solution Architects

Prerequisites

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 — Portfolio Introduction
    • Objectives
    • HP BladeSystem portfolio
      o BladeSystem enclosures
      o BladeSystem c3000 enclosure
      o BladeSystem c7000 enclosure
      o BladeSystem storage and expansion
      o HP storage blades
      o Ultrium Tape Blades
      o PCI Expansion Blade
      o Ethernet interconnects
      o Storage interconnects
      o Virtual Connect modules
    • Server blade portfolio
      o Key ProLiant Gen8 server technologies
      o Gen8 and i4 Server blades
      o ProLiant BL420c Gen8
      o ProLiant BL460c Gen8
      o ProLiant BL465c Gen8
      o ProLiant BL660c Gen8
      o HP Integrity i4 Server Blades
  • Module 2 — Enclosures
    • Objectives
    • BladeSystem enclosure family
      o BladeSystem enclosure features
      o BladeSystem enclosure comparison
      o BladeSystem c7000 enclosure
      o BladeSystem c3000 enclosure
      o BladeSystem c3000 enclosure — Rear view
    • BladeSystem power and cooling
      o BladeSystem enclosure design challenges
      o PARSEC architecture
      o BladeSystem c7000 enclosure airflow
      o Active Cool Fans
      o Fan location rules
      o The c7000 enclosure
      o The c3000 enclosure
      o Fan population
      o The c7000 enclosure
      o The c3000 enclosure
      o Fan failure rules
      o Fan quantity versus power
      o Self-sealing BladeSystem enclosure
      o Cooling multiple enclosures
      o Thermal Logic
      o Power Regulator technologies
      o Power Regulator for ProLiant
      o Power Regulator for Integrity
      o iLO 4 power management
      o Dynamic Power Saver
      o Dynamic Power Capping
      o Power delivery modes
      o Non-Redundant Power
      o Power Supply Redundant
      o AC Redundant
      o HP Intelligent Power Discovery Services
      o HP Intelligent PDUs
      o BladeSystem c7000 enclosure power supplies
      o Power modules and cords
      o Single-phase AC power supply placement
      o DC power configuration rules
      o Total available power
      o BladeSystem c3000 enclosure power supplies
      o Power supply placement
      o Total available power
    • Attaching a DVD-ROM drive to a BladeSystem enclosure
    • Connecting to the enclosure DVD-ROM drive — Insight Display
    • Connecting an ISO image as a CD/DVD
    • Connecting to the enclosure DVD-ROM drive — Onboard Administrator
    • Mounting an ISO image as a DVD
    • Enclosure-based DVD-ROM drive status – Insight Display
    • Enclosure-based DVD-ROM drive status – Onboard Administrator
    • Learning check
    • Appendix
    • HP power distribution units
    • PDU benefits
    • HP 16A to 48A Modular PDUs
    • HP Monitored PDUs
    • BladeSystem c7000 PDUs
    • BladeSystem c3000 PDUs
    • BladeSystem enclosure power supplies
    • HP Common Slot Power Supplies
  • Module 3 — Managing HP BladeSystem
    • Objectives
    • Using the Onboard Administrator
      o Onboard Administrator user interfaces
      o Local I/O cable connection
      o First Time Setup Wizard
      o Rack and enclosure settings
      o Enclosure bay IP addressing
      o Using configuration scripts
      o Active to standby transition
      o Using the service port connection
      o Power Management settings
      o Device Power Sequence device bays
      o Onboard Administrator authentication
      o VLAN configuration
      o VLAN configuration settings
      o Device Summary page
      o Rack firmware
      o Flashing the Onboard Administrator firmware
      o Other firmware operations
      o Redundant flashing
      o Recovering the administrator password
      o Resetting the Onboard Administrator to factory defaults
      o Using HP Insight Display
      o Health Summary screen
      o Enclosure settings
      o Enclosure information
      o Verifying the firmware version
      o Rebooting the Onboard Administrator
      o Blade and port information
      o Blade information
      o Port Info view from Insight Display
      o USB Menu
    • iLO Management Engine
      o iLO Management Engine
      o Agentless Management
      o Active Health System
      o HP Intelligent Provisioning
      o Embedded Remote Support
      o iLO4 Advanced License
  • Module 4 — Storage and Expansion Blades
    • Objectives
    • HP BladeSystem storage and expansion blades
      o HP storage blades
      o HP D2200sb Storage Blade
      o HP X1800sb G2 Network Storage Blade
      o HP X3800sb G2 Network Storage Gateway Blade
      o HP StoreEasy 3830 Gateway Storage Blade
      o BladeSystem tape blade portfolio
      o HP Ultrium Tape Blades
      o BladeSystem tape blades — Feature comparison
      o HP Storage Library and Tape Tools
      o Features and benefits of L&TT
      o PCI Expansion Blades
    • Placement rules and installation guidelines
      o c7000 enclosure zoning
      o c7000 enclosure placement rules—Half-height server blades
      o c7000 enclosure placement rules—Full-height server blades
      o c3000 enclosure zoning
      o c3000 enclosure placement rules—Half-height server blades
      o c3000 enclosure placement rules—Full-height server blades
      o Installation rules for partner blades
      o HP PCI Express Mezzanine Pass-Thru card
    • Other storage solutions for HP BladeSystem
      o Smart Array controllers for blade servers
      o Smart Array configuration tools
      o HP SmartSSD Wear Gauge
      o Smart drive carrier
      o Smart Array Advanced Pack 2.0
      o HP IO Accelerator
      o Direct Connect SAS Storage for HP BladeSystem
  • Module 5 — Ethernet Connectivity Options for HP BladeSystem
    • Objectives
    • Available Ethernet interconnect modules
      o HP 6120XG Ethernet Blade Switch
      o HP 6120XG Ethernet Blade Switch — Front panel
      o HP 6125G and HP6125G/XG Switches
      o HP 6120G/XG Blade Switch
      o HP 6120G/XG Ethernet Blade Switch — Front panel
      o Managing HP blade switches
      o Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 features
      o Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 front bezel
      o Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3120 features
      o Catalyst Blade Switch 3120 front bezel
      o HP GbE2c Layer 2/3 Ethernet Blade Switch
      o GbE2c Layer 2/3 Ethernet Blade Switch front bezel
      o HP 1:10Gb Ethernet BL-c Switch
      o 1:10Gb Ethernet BL-c Switch front bezel 18
      o HP 10GbE Pass-Thru Module
      o HP 10GbE Pass-Thru Module components
      o Cisco Fabric Extender
  • Module 6 — Storage Connectivity Options for HP BladeSystem
    • Objectives
    • Fibre Channel interconnect options
      o Cisco MDS 8Gb Fabric Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class
      o Brocade SAN switches
      o Brocade SAN switch licensing
      o Brocade SAN switch software
    • SAS storage solutions for BladeSystem servers
      o HP SAS BL Switch
      o HP Virtual SAS Manager
    • 4X InfiniBand switch modules
  • Module 7 — Virtual Connect Installation and Configuration
    • Objectives
      o HP Virtual Connect portfolio and technology concept
      o Virtual Connect technology
      o Virtual Connect – Server profile migration
      o Server profile migration for a failed server
      o HP Virtual Connect portfolio
      o HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet
      o HP Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module for c-Class BladeSystem
      o HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric 10Gb/24-Port Module for c-Class BladeSystem
      o HP Virtual Connect 8Gb 20-port Fibre Channel Module
      o HP Virtual Connect 8Gb 24-port Fibre Channel Module
    • Planning and implementing Virtual Connect
      o Building a Virtual Connect environment
      o Virtual Connect Ethernet stacking
      o Virtual Connect Ethernet module stacking
    • Configuring Virtual Connect
      o Accessing the Virtual Connect Manager
      o Virtual Connect Manager login page
      o Virtual Connect Manager
      o Virtual Connect logical flow
      o Create a VC domain
      o Define Ethernet networks
      o Define Fibre Channel SAN connections
      o Create server profiles
      o Manage data center changes
      o Virtual Connect Manager home page
      o Virtual Connect role-based privileges
      o Virtual Connect Manager failover
    • Flex-10 and FlexFabric technology
      o Virtual Connect Flex-10 technology
      o How Flex-10 works
      o HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric modules
      o FlexFabric adapter — Physical functions
    • Multi-enclosure configuration
      o Virtual Connect multi-enclosure VC domains
      o Ethernet stacking connections
      o VC base enclosure
      o Enclosure removal
      o VC-Fibre Channel configuration
      o VC-FC does not stack
      o c3000 stacking
    • Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager
      o VCEM compared with VC Manager
      o VCEM licensing
      o Installing VCEM
      o Typical environments for VCEM
      o VCEM user interfaces
      o VCEM profile failover
  • Module 8 — Introduction to HP SAN Solutions
    • Objectives
    • HP P2000 portfolio
      o P2000 G3 MSA
      o Key features
      o Management tools
      o Active/active controllers
      o Unified LUN presentation
    • HP StoreVirtual 4000 Storage portfolio
      o HP StoreVirtual 4000 Storage overview
      o HP StoreVirtual 4000 Storage product suite
      o HP SAN/iQ software
      o HP StoreVirtual 4000 Storage centralized management console
      o HP StoreVirtual 4000 Storage snapshots
      o HP StoreVirtual 4000 Storage SAN/iQ SmartClone
      o HP StoreVirtual 4000 Storage SAN Remote Copy
  • Module 9 — Virtualization Basics
    • Objectives
    • Virtualization with VMware
      o Physical infrastructure
      o Virtual infrastructure
      o What is a virtual machine?
      o vSphere portfolio
    • Virtualization with Microsoft
      o Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V
  • Module 10 — HP Management Software
    • Objectives
    • HP System Management Homepage
      o Accessing management information for Gen8 servers
      o Management data flow in Gen8 server
    • HP Systems Insight Manager
      o HP SIM overview
      o HP SIM features
      o Easy and rapid installation
      o Two user interfaces
      o Manage health proactively
      o Automatic system discovery and identification
      o Fault management and event handling
      o Role-based security
      o HP Version Control
      o Version Control Repository Manager
      o Version Control Agent
    • Insight Control
      o Insight Control introduction
      o Insight Control features
      o Insight Control server deployment
      o Insight Control server migration
      o Insight Control virtual machine management
      o Insight Control performance management
      o Insight Control remote management
      o Insight Control power management
      o Hardware and software requirements
      o Insight Software server hardware requirements
      o Database
      o Web browser
      o Virtualization platform
  • Module 11 — HP Blade Server Deployment
    • Objectives
    • Introducing Insight Control server deployment
      o HP Insight Control Server Deployment software
      o Benefits of Insight Control server deployment
      o Insight Control server deployment architecture
      o Server components
      o Deployment Server
      o Deployment Server Console
      o Deployment Server database
      o PXE server
      o Deployment Share
      o DHCP server
      o Client components
    • Scripted and imaged installation
      o Jobs and tasks
      o Jobs
      o Tasks
      o Jobs and tasks working together
      o Building jobs
      o Scheduling jobs
      o Job categories
      o Firmware Flash
      o Hardware Configuration
      o OS Installation
      o OS Imaging
      o Software
      o Scripted deployment
      o Windows configuration file
      o Configuration flow for scripting
      o Imaging
      o Advantages and disadvantages
      o Imaging preparation
      o Configuration flow for imaging
      o Advanced imaging options
      o Media spanning
      o Partition resizing
    • Insight Control Server Provisioning
  • Module 12 — Data Availability and Protection for Server Blades
    • Objectives
    • Increasing availability through power protection
      o Uninterruptible power supplies
      o HP power protection and management portfolio
      o Tower UPS models
      o Rack-mountable UPS models
      o HP UPS features
      o UPS options
      o Enhanced battery management
      o HP rack and power management software
      o HP Power Manager
      o HP Power Protector UPS Management Software
      o Rack and Power Manager
      o HP UPS Management Module
      o HP Modular Cooling System G2
  • Module 13 — HP BladeSystem Support
    • Objectives
    • BladeSystem diagnostics
      o Tools to collect data
      o HP Active Health System
      o HP Insight Control performance management
      o HP Insight Remote Support
      o HP Insight Online
      o HP iLO Management Engine Event Log
      o Security audits
      o Integrated Management Log
      o Array Configuration Utility diagnostics
      o ACU diagnostic reports
      o Automatic Server Recovery
    • Firmware update tools and options
      o Firmware overview
      o Firmware deployment methods
      o Available tools for firmware updates
      o HP Smart Update Manager
      o Virtual Connect Support Utility
      o Service Pack for ProLiant
      o Advantages
      o Obtaining firmware with Service Pack for ProLiant
      o Extended support duration
    • HP Services for BladeSystem
      o Important safety information
      o Safety symbols
      o Server warnings and cautions
      o Preventing electrostatic discharge
      o Grounding methods to prevent electrostatic discharge
      o Troubleshooting flowcharts
      o Example of troubleshooting power-on problems .
      o Implementing preventive measures
    • Learning check
  • Appendix 014 — Configuring Ethernet Connectivity Options
    • Objectives
    • Configuring an HP GbE2c Layer 2/3 Ethernet Blade Switch
      o User, operator, and administrator access rights
      o Access-level defaults
      o Accessing the GbE2c Switch
      o Logging in through the Onboard Administrator
      o Configuring redundant switches
      o Redundant crosslinks
      o Redundant paths to server bays
      o Manually configuring a GbE2c Switch
      o Configuring multiple GbE2c Switches
    • Configuring a Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 or 3120
      o Obtaining an IP address
      o Obtaining an IP address for the fa0 interface through the Onboard Administrator
      o Using a console session to assign a VLAN 1 IP address
      o Cisco Express Setup
      o Assigning the VLAN 1 IP address
      o Obtaining an IP address for the fa0 interface through the Onboard Administrator
    • Configuring an HP 1:10Gb Ethernet BL-c Switch
      o Planning the 1:10Gb Ethernet BL-c switch configuration
      o Switch port mapping
      o Accessing the 1:10Gb Ethernet BL-c switch
      o User, operator, and administrator access rights
      o Manually configuring a switch
      o Configuring multiple switches
      o Using scripted CLI commands through telnet
      o Using a configuration file
    • Configuring an HP 6120XG or 6120G/XG Switch
      o Switch IP configuration
      o Using the CLI Manager-level prompt
      o Configuring the IP address by using a web browser interface
      o Accessing a blade switch from the Onboard Administrator
      o Accessing a blade switch through the mini-USB interface (out of band)
      o Accessing a blade switch from the Ethernet interface (in band)
      o Assigning an IP address to a blade switch
      o IP addressing with multiple VLANs
      o IP Preserve: Retaining VLAN-1 IP addressing across configuration file downloads
  • Appendix 02 — Configuring Storage Connectivity Options
    • Objectives
    • Configuring a Brocade 8Gb SAN switch
      o Setting the switch Ethernet IP address (Using EBIPA, Using external DHCP, Setting the IP address manually)
      o Configuring the 8Gb SAN switch
      o Management tools
    • Configuring a Cisco MDS 9124e Fabric Switch
      o Setting the IP address
      o Configuring the fabric switch
      o Fabric switch management tools
    • Configuring an HP 3Gb SAS BL Switch
      o Configuration rules for the 3Gb/s SAS Switch
      o Configuring the 3Gb SAS BL Switch
      o Accessing the 3Gb SAS BL Switch
      o Confirming the firmware version
  • Appendix 03 — HP VirtualSystem VS2 for Red Hat Reference Architecture
    • Table of contents
    • Executive summary
    • Introduction
      o Benefits
    • Solution overview
    • Solution components
      o HP BladeSystem
      o HP ProLiant servers
      o HP Virtual Connect Flex-10
      o HP 3Gb SAS BL Switch
      o HP Networking
      o HP Storage
    • Performance, sizing, and scalability
    • Environment setup
      o Servers
      o Storage
      o Networking
      o Power
      o Management software components
      o Built-in high availability
      o Management cluster configuration
      o Virtual Connect profiles
      o Host node configuration
      o Final configuration
    • Implementing a proof-of-concept
    • Appendix A: Bill of Materials (BOM)
      o VS2 Base Reference Architecture configuration
      o VS2 Extended Reference Architecture configuration
    • Appendix B: Software/Firmware versions
    • Appendix C: Installing the SIM service

Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:
  • Identify the components of the BladeSystem portfolio.
  • Identify available server and technologies in the BladeSystem portfolio.
  • Identify and describe the HP BladeSystem enclosures and power architecture used in HP BladeSystem systems.
  • Describe Thermal Logic technology and the cooling technologies designed for the BladeSystem systems.
  • Manage HP BladeSystems and describe the features.
  • Describe the features and functions of other storage technologies used in HP BladeSystem.
  • Understand Ethernet Connectivity Options for HP BladeSystem.
  • Understand Storage Connectivity Options for HP BladeSystem.
  • Install and Configure Virtual Connect.
  • Understand HP SAN Solutions.
  • Understand HP Virtualization Basics.
  • Understand HP Management Software including HP Insight Control components and its hardware and software requirements.
  • Deploy HP Blade Server.
  • Explain how to increase availability through power protection.
  • Identify the diagnostic tools available for HP BladeSystem solutions.
  • Maintain the drivers and firmware for a BladeSystem solution.
  • Configure Ethernet Connectivity Options.
  • Configure Storage Connectivity OptionsDescribe the components used to provide effective data protection in the clustered environment
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