Course ID 00811739
HP product number U4226S
Course format ILT
Typical Course length 2 days
Delivery languages English
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Course description

This course introduces the Modular Smart Array (MSA) solutions 2312fc, 2324, and 2000 and focuses on implementing and managing an MSA SAN solution. Gain an understanding of the features, benefits, and components of each of the systems. Learn the main considerations for installing, configuring, and troubleshooting the systems and how to use the various tools and utilities available for configuring and managing the array systems. The course is 60 percent lecture and 40 percent hands-on labs using HP servers.

Who should attend

Technical Consultants and storage administrators who desire training on specific concepts and best practices needed to administer the MSA 2000 storage system.


Free web based training at
• HP Storage Full-Line Technical WBT (U4220AAE)
• HP Storage Software and Solutions Full-Line Technical WBT (U4221AAE)
• Working knowledge of Windows 2008, HP-UX, or Linux operating systems.
For complete prerequisites and requirements to achieve any of the related certifications or upgrade paths, see the certification description on the HP ExpertOne website.


  • Benefits of a SAN
    • Overview of SANs
    • Features and benefits
    • Industry storage trends
    • SAN topologies
    • Supported switches
    • Zoning
    • Storage consolidation
    • iSCSI storage environments
  • Product Overview
    • Product positioning and benefits
    • Product descriptions
    • Key features and capabilities
    • Management tools
    • Hardware components
    • Supported hardware and software
  • Installation and Configuration
    • FC and iSCSI controllers and components
    • Expansion controllers
    • Power supplies and cooling fans
    • Chassis and LED indicators
    • Cabling configurations
  • MSA2300 G2 and P2000 G3 Management
    • How to access management utilities
    • Procedures for common tasks
    • Storage Management Utility (SMU)
    • Command Line Interface (CLI)
    • Firmware upgrades
    • Disk Spin Down (DSD)
  • Caching and ULP
    • Caching techniques
    • Protection of data within cache
    • Active / active controller configuration
    • Unified LUN overview
    • Multipathing
  • Local Replication
    • Licensing and license installation
    • Snapshots
    • Volume copy
  • HP StorageWorks Enhanced Data Services for the P2000 G3 FC Array
    • Local or remote replication
    • Disaster recovery
  • MSA2300 - P2000 Service and Support
    • Basic troubleshooting techniques
    • Replacing array component procedures
    • How to obtain controller log files
    • Best practice considerations


After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:
  • Explain the benefits of a Storage Area Network (SAN)
  • Explain the product benefits and main features of the MSA products
  • Identify, locate, and discuss the functions of the hardware components including: controllers, drive enclosures and hard drives, Fibre Channel and iSCSI controller modules, expansion controller modules, power and cooling units, and related interconnect devices
  • Identify the software applications supported on the MSA products
  • Navigate and utilize the Storage Management Utility (SMU)
  • Discuss the sample configurations for the MSA products
  • Discuss and utilize the command line interface commands
  • Discuss basic operating procedures and associated considerations
  • Discuss local and remote configuration

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