Exam ID HP0-S27
Exam type Proctored exam taken at dedicated testing center
Exam duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Exam length 65 questions
Passing score 73%
Delivery languages Traditional Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean
Related Certifications
  • HP AIS - Converged Infrastructure Integration [2011]
  • AIS - HP BladeSystem Solutions [2010] (inactive)
  • AIS - HP BladeSystem Solutions [2010] upgrade from AIS - HP ProLiant Servers [2005] (inactive)
  • AIS - HP BladeSystem Solutions [2010] upgrade from previous versions (Inactive)
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Exam description

This exam tests your skills on Implementing HP BladeSystem Solutions.

Who should take this exam?

This exam is for system engineers or technicians who require in-depth understanding of the
technologies deployed in HP BladeSystem Solutions. Examples of job roles include:
  • HP Authorized Service Partners
  • HP customer IT staff
  • Systems Engineers
  • HP Solution Architects
  • HP Technical Client Consultant
  • HP Services Support Engineers

Exam contents

This exam has 65 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)

Tips for taking this exam

You are not required to take the recommended, supported courses; and completion of training does not guarantee that you will pass the exam. HP strongly recommends a combination of training, thorough review of courseware and additional study references, and sufficient on the job experience prior to taking the exam.

Objectives

This exam validates that you can successfully perform the following:
6%

Industry standard server technologies used in HP BladeSystem solutions

  • Describe processor technologies
  • Describe system architecture
  • Explain networking concepts and technologies
  • Describe high availability concepts and technologies
  • Recognize and describe blade architecture
  • Identify current OS and virtualization solutions supported by HP

15%

HP BladeSystem products and solutions

  • Identify and describe HP BladeSystem products, technologies and processes
  • Describe health and fault management tools and technologies
  • Identify and describe HP BladeSystem rack infrastructure solutions
  • Identify and describe I/O connectivity options
  • Identify and describe HP storage options
  • Identify and describe HP clustering solutions
  • Identify and describe HP BladeSystem management solutions

5%

Planning and designing an HP BladeSystem solution

  • List the physical and environmental requirements needed to deploy the
    solution
  • Design, size and validate a solution

22%

Installing and configuring an HP BladeSystem solution

  • Install the rack and its accessories
  • Install and configure BladeSystem infrastructure
  • Install/attach HP external storage
  • Configure server blade and related options
  • Install HP supported operating system
  • Install and configure management software
  • Validate, test and document a BladeSystem Solution

8%

Performance-tune and optimize an HP BladeSystem solution

  • Identify the performance management process
  • Set performance thresholds
  • Check for known performance issues
  • Reestablish new baseline

9%

Troubleshooting and repair/replacement procedures

  • Gather troubleshooting information
  • Evaluate data to determine problem
  • Develop an action plan
  • Execute the plan
  • Test if fault has been resolved using appropriate tools
  • Implement preventive measures by taking necessary steps to insure the problem does not reoccur

21%

HP BladeSystem solution management

  • Configure HP Systems Insight Manager
  • Use HP BladeSystem Management
  • Implement service essentials (Insight Remote Support)

11%

HP BladeSystem administrative, operational, and upgrade tasks

  • Manage and maintain hardware components
  • Manage and maintain firmware and drivers
  • Manage and maintain operating system
  • Perform system upgrades
  • Implement the appropriate fault management solutions

3%

HP Service offerings

  • Identify and describe HP BladeSystem standard warranties
  • Identify and describe HP Care Packs
  • Identify and compare additional service offerings