Course ID 00685585
Course format ILT
Course length 3 days
Delivery languages English,Latin American Spanish
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Course description

This course teaches you the skills required to administer solutions based on the HP Converged Infrastructure. These skills include server, storage, and network resource pools, virtual machines, and software deployments management. You also learn how to use the appropriate tools to monitor the health and utilization of the environment.

Who should attend

This course is designed for HP employees, partners, and customers who need to acquire skills required to administer solutions based on HP Converged Infrastructure.

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 — HP Converged Infrastructure Fundamentals
    • Explain the traditional IT infrastructure challenges and relate them to a journey to a converged infrastructure
    • Define the HP Converged Infrastructure and explain its architecture, attributes, and components
    • Present HP technologies, products, and solutions within a context of HP Converged Infrastructure use cases
    • Explain the HP services applicable to the Converged Infrastructure
    • List additional resources
  • Module 2 — A Closer Look at the HP Management Software
    • Describe the typical IT service life cycle and list its steps
    • Explain the purpose of the HP Insight Management suite
    • Discuss the tools and products that are appropriate for each step of the IT service lifecycle
    • Lab 1 — Finding and Using HP Resources
    • Locate information about the HP Converged Infrastructure
    • Find tools and demonstrations for the HP Converged Infrastructure
    • Find and use the documentation for the HP Converged Infrastructure
  • Module 3 — HP Converged Infrastructure Maintenance
    • Identify the HP tools you can use to manage an HP Converged Infrastructure
    • Explain how to use HP Insight Control integrations to manage an HP Converged Infrastructure
    • Explain the HP firmware strategy using HP SUM
    • Describe virtualization management software solutions
    • Explain how to use HP PCM software to maintain networks and network assets
  • Module 4 — HP Converged Infrastructure Administration and Operation
    • Explain how to use HP SIM and the Managed System Setup Wizard for single-server administration
    • Explain how to use Insight Control for multiple server administration
    • Explain how to launch and the power management features of Insight Control, including Capacity Advisor
    • Explain how to use the infrastructure orchestration administrator console interface
    • Describe how to configure the CMS for high availability
    • Lab 2 — HP Converged Infrastructure Maintenance
    • Access HP Matrix Operating Environment (OE) Central Management Server (CMS) and configure or review system links and home page view
    • Perform a discovery or verification of managed systems
    • Create CMS users, toolbox, and authorizations
    • Create enhanced reports
    • Configure VMware vCenter settings
    • Register vCenter and monitor virtual machines (VMs) and hosts
    • Create a backup of a VM
    • Create a VM template
    • Deploy a new VM from a template
    • Lab 3 — Using HP Infrastructure Orchestration Designer
    • Design a template using HP infrastructure orchestration (IO)
    • Configure template options using HP IO
    • Lab 4 — Using the HP Infrastructure Orchestration Self-Service Portal
    • Use the HP Matrix infrastructure orchestration (IO) Self-Service Portal
    • Create, monitor, and approve service requests
    • Lab 5 — Viewing HP Power Management Demonstrations
    • Log on to the HP Solution Demo Portal (SDP)
    • View HP power management demos on the portal
    • Lab 6 — Using Insight Control Power Management
    • Configure HP Insight Control 7.x power management
    • Gather power information
    • Monitor licensed servers with power management
    • Run a power management report
    • Lab 7 — Configuring and Using HP Insight Control Server Migration Functionality
    • Perform a physical-to-virtual (P2V) migration on a source Microsoft Windows server to a target virtual machine on a VMware ESX host
  • Module 5 — HP Converged Infrastructure Optimization
    • Create and maintain a configuration and performance baseline and appropriate documentation
    • Explain how to use Insight Control performance management
    • Manage performance of HP storage systems in a Converged Infrastructure
  • Module 6 — HP Converged Infrastructure Troubleshooting
    • Troubleshoot an HP Converged Infrastructure environment
    • Validate communication with managed nodes
    • Troubleshoot an Insight Control infrastructure orchestration solution
    • Lab 9 — HP Converged Infrastructure Optimization
    • Verify firmware versions of hardware components using HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM) and the HP Single Point of Connectivity Knowledge (SPOCK)
    • Create a server documentation using HP SIM
    • Manage virtual server documentation and performance using VMware vCenter
    • Monitor and manager virtual server performance using HP Insight Control
    • Lab 10 — Troubleshooting HP Converged Infrastructure Components
    • Troubleshoot HP Converged Infrastructure components
    • Optional lab — Configuring and Using HP Insight Control Server Deployment
    • Add deployment operating systems to an HP Insight Control Server deployment installation
    • Activate HP Insight Control server deployment
    • Deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) with scripting

Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:
  • Explain the traditional IT infrastructure challenges and how HP Converged Infrastructure solves these challenges
  • Present the HP Converged Infrastructure within the context of use cases and give examples of HP technologies, products, and solutions
  • List and describe the HP management software used to administer and manage the HP Converged Infrastructure
  • Present the tools, approaches, and tasks for maintaining the HP Converged Infrastructure
  • Demonstrate your ability to administer and operate the HP Converged Infrastructure
  • Optimize and troubleshoot key aspects of the environment

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