Exam ID HP0-M34
Exam type Proctored exam taken at dedicated testing center
Exam duration 1 hour 45 minutes
Exam length 61 questions
Passing score 72%
Delivery languages English, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean
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No online or hard copy reference material will be allowed at the testing site. This exam may contain beta test items for experimental purposes.

Exam description

This exam tests your skills on the following:
  • HP server automation fundamentals and architecture
  • Integrating servers into HP server automation,
  • Provisioning operating systems with HP server automation
  • Managing virtualization, creating device groups, and exploring servers with global shell and global file systems
  • Managing servers with distributed sripts
  • Managing software with policies, package, patch and application configuration management
  • Managing compliance through audit and remediation, ensuring compliance.

Who should take this exam?

The exam is for technical personnel who demo, perform Proof of Concept, and under supervision of a senior consultant, implement and configure HP Server Automation 9.x Software and will be responsible for daily administration, maintenance and update.
Examples of job roles include:
  • Server Administrators
  • System Administrators
  • Data Center Engineers

Exam contents

This exam has 61 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)
  • Drag-and-drop

Tips for taking this exam

You are not required to take the associated courses; however, HP strongly recommends that you complete the training and thoroughly review all course materials and documents before taking the exam. Sufficient on the job experience may also be required.


This exam validates that you can successfully perform the following:

HP Server Automation Fundamentals and Architecture

  • Describe Server Automation fundamentals.
  • Describe the Server Automation architecture.
  • Describe Server Automation interfaces
  • Identify and describe Server Automation reports.
  • Identify and describe the SA Visualizer.


Integrating Servers into HP Server Automation

  • Install the Server Automation Agent.
  • Describe agent tools.


Provisioning Operating Systems with HP Server Automation

  • Describe Operating System provisioning components.
  • Describe server build policies.
  • Upload Operating System media and create profiles.
  • Describe DHCP options.


Managing Virtualization

  • Identify the relationship between the Hypervisor and the virtual servers.
  • Create a VMware virtual machine.
  • Create a Solaris zone.
  • Integrate with the VMware virtual center.


Creating Device Groups

  • Create static and dynamic device groups.
  • Describe device group characteristics.


Exploring Servers with Global Shell and Global File Systems

  • Open a Global Shell session.
  • Describe the Global Shell audit trail.
  • Use the Remote Shell (ROSH).
  • Use the Global Shell.


Managing Servers with Distributed Scripts

  • Describe server scripts.
  • Describe OGFS scripts.
  • Create ad-hoc scripts.
  • Describe PowerShell and SA integration.


Managing Software with Policies

  • Describe Software Provisioning in Server Automation.
  • Install software using a Software policy.
  • Uninstall software.


Package, Patch and Application Configuration Management

  • Manage packages.
  • Manage patches.
  • Manage application configuration.4


Managing Compliance through Audit and Remediation

  • Identify and describe audits in Server Automation.
  • Create snapshots.
  • Describe DDMi-based software discovery.


Ensuring Compliance

  • Identify Compliance policy categories.
  • Describe how compliance scans are initiated.
  • Remediate compliance scan differences.


Installing Server Automations

  • Describe core installation.
  • Describe satellite installation.


Security, Permissions, and Role-based Access Control

  • Describe security communication between components.
  • Describe authentication options.
  • Describe how role-based access controls impact Server Automation objects.