Course ID 00775288
HP product number HK902S
Course format ILT
Typical Course length 3 days
Delivery languages English,German
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Course description

This course reviews HP 3PAR hardware and architecture along with providing administrators insight into the constructs within the HP 3PAR array family. Topics include Management Console GUI and CLI, Common Provisioning Groups, hosts and volume sets, Thin Provisioning, Dynamic Optimization, Virtual Copies, and Virtual Domains.
The course is 50 percent lecture and 50 percent hands-on labs using HP 3PAR arrays. Note: hosts used are MS Windows.

Who should attend

Technical consultants and HP 3PAR administrators who desire training on specific concepts and best practices needed to administer the array.


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


  • HP 3PAR Solution Overview
    • Benefits and advantages of HP 3PAR technology vs. traditional arrays
    • HP 3PAR hardware offerings
    • Basic HP 3PAR high availability advantages
    • Advantages of cache persistence and persistent ports
    • Data flow and communication concepts in an HP 3PAR controller node
  • Management Console GUI and CLI Introduction
    • Installing Management Console GUI and Command Line (CLI)
    • Logging to the GUI and CLI
    • GUI basic features and CLI basic commands
    • Management Console GUI and CLI benefits
  • 7200/7400 Hardware Overview
    • HP 3PAR controller options basics
    • Drive cage expandability options
  • T Series/F Series/V Series Hardware Overview
    • HP 3PAR hardware components basics
    • HP 3PAR hardware components numbering schemes
    • Gen3 and Gen4 ASIC chip functionality
  • Storage Concepts and Terminology
    • HP 3PAR provisioning terminology
    • HP 3PAR concept of a disk chunklet and Logical Disk (LD)
    • HP 3PAR concept of a Common Provisioning Group (CPG)
    • HP 3PAR Virtual Volumes (VV) types
  • Storage Configuration
    • CPGs using Management Console GUI and CLI
    • Fully provisioned and thin provisioned VVs using Management Console GUI and CLI
  • Host Connectivity and Storage Allocation
    • Supported operating systems
    • How to prepare a host to access an HP 3PAR storage array
    • Creating hosts in an HP 3PAR storage array
    • Adding FC ports to a host
    • Export VVs to a host as VLUNs
    • Uexport VVs/VLUNs from a host
    • Using Management Console GUI and CLI to work with hosts and storage
  • Autonomic Groups: Host Sets and Volume Sets
    • Host and volume sets advantages
    • Creating and maintaining host and volume sets
    • Management Console GUI and CLI to work with host and volume sets
    • Host and volume sets guidelines and rules
  • Dynamic Optimization
    • Dynamic Optimization (DO) benefits
    • Changing VV RAID level
    • Changing VV setsize and availability level
    • Changing VV service level
    • Changing VV user data and copy space
  • Thin Technologies
    • Benefits of the Zero Detection/Thin Persistence feature
    • Administering Virtual Volumes using the CLI to manage space
    • Perform an online Thick to Thin online conversion
  • Virtual and Physical Copy
    • Virtual and Physical Copy benefits
    • Creating a Virtual Copy volume
    • Physical Copy Functionality
    • Using Management Console GUI and CLI to manage Virtual and Physical Copies
  • Virtual Domains
    • Virtual domains concepts
    • User’s privileges for domains
    • Creating and removing a domain
    • Creating and managing domain objects
    • Working with virtual domains using Management Console GUI and CLI


After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:
  • Know the numbering schemes for the HP 3PAR hardware components
  • Understand data flow and communication concepts in an HP 3PAR controller node
  • Use Management Console 4.3 GUI and CLI
  • Set-up a Common Provisioning Group (CPG) and manage alerts
  • Create a Thin Provisioned Virtual Volume (TPVV)
  • Use Autonomic Groups to simplify provisioning storage
  • Change volume RAID, availability, and service levels using Dynamic Optimization
  • Administer Virtual Volumes using the CLI and Management Console 4.3 GUI to manage space
  • Create a Virtual Copy Volume (Snapshot)
  • Create, manage, and remove a Virtual Domain

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