Course ID 00776840
HP product number HK364S
Course format ILT
Typical Course length 2 days
Delivery languages English,Italian,German
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Course description

This is a comprehensive technical course that teaches the skills needed for planning, installing, configuring, and managing HP P4000 storage area networks (SANs). Learning concepts are reinforced through a series of comprehensive lab assignments.

Who should attend

Technical Consultants and HP StoreVirtual administrators who desire training on specific concepts and best practices needed to administer the StoreVirtual system.


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


  • Centralized Management Console
    • Install the Centralized Management Console
    • Understand Management Console user interface
    • Use the Content Pane to verify the status of modules
    • Recognize how to use the Management Console to: Upgrade software, reboot or shutdown a Storage System, manage RAID or individual drives, manage network configurations; add, edit, delete administrative users/groups, enable monitoring
  • Basic Configuration
    • Install and set IP/hostname
    • Verify RAID and disks
    • Manage the Networks settings
    • Understand how to configure and use SNMP
    • Set monitoring parameters and view reports
  • Management Group and Clusters
    • Managers and Management Groups
    • How to create, edit, and delete Management Groups
    • How to create local administrative groups and users
    • Identify the purpose and requirements for a virtual Manager
    • Understand the purpose of Managers
    • Explain the purpose of Clusters
    • How to create, edit, delete, and view Clusters
    • Understand the virtual IP address and its use
    • Single site vs. Campus SAN or Multi-site Clusters
    • Understand other Cluster-related configuration functions
  • Working with Volumes
    • Planning Volumes
    • Prerequisites for Volumes
    • Volume growth capacity
    • Create and view Volumes
    • Edit/delete Volumes
    • Server Profiles
  • Connecting the Volume via iSCSI
    • Understanding iSCSI
    • Installing the initiator
    • Creating “Server Profiles”
    • Adding the target portal
    • Connecting the Volume
    • Formatting the drive
  • HP Storage P4000 SAN & Microsoft MPIO support
    • Storage DSM for MPIO improves SAN performance
    • HP Storage MPIO relies on Microsoft MPIO
    • Configure NICs for failover
    • SAN/iQ Snapshots
    • Snapshot Overview
    • Snapshot Architecture
    • Using a Snapshot
    • Creating a SnapshotSingle
    • Rolling back a Snapshot
    • Scripting Snapshot operations
  • SmartClone Volumes
    • Storage P4000 SAN/iQ SmartClone
    • SmartClone Introduction
  • Remote Copy
    • Snapshot technology
    • Basic overview
    • Create, edit, delete, view, or cancel a remote copy operation
    • Describe uses for the SAN/iQ Remote Copy feature
  • Using HP SAN/iQ with VMware vSphere
    • Storage and VMware advantages
  • Onboard Performance Monitoring
    • Understanding performance statistics
    • Adding, removing statistics
    • Exporting data
    • Statistics log
  • Performance Tuning
    • Important performance factors
    • Use HP Storage performance guidelines when planning and implementing an IP SAN solution
    • ISCSI SAN for applications – Exchange, SQL and SAN concepts
  • ISCSI SAN for applications – Exchange, SQL and SAN concepts
    • Recognize best practices when setting up MS Exchange and SQL on the SAN
    • Recognize advantages of using Snapshots and Remote IP Copy


After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:
  • Explain the architecture of the P4000 SAN solution
  • Plan and install networks of Storage Systems, including multi-site installations providing High Availability / Disaster Recovery
  • Configure Storage Systems for initial connection
  • Install and use the P4000 Consolidated Management Console (CMC)
  • Configure and manage the P4000 SAN
  • Mount the SAN Volumes from Windows 2003, Windows 2008 R2, or VMware vSphere 4.1i

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