Exam ID HP2-T21
Exam type Web-Based online exam used in certifications
Exam duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Exam length 55 questions
Passing score 70%
Delivery languages English, Japanese, Russian
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You will need an HP Learner ID and a Pearson VUE login and password.

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Exam description

This exam tests your ability to deploy and manage HP Server Solutions based on HP ProLiant ML/DL/SL Server and HP BladeSystem Solutions, including the new HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) Servers.

Who should take this exam?

Although anyone can take the exam, most successful candidates have a minimum of six months experience administering HP server solutions. It is also expected that you will have Industry-standard server technology knowledge from training, hands-on experience or participation in other technical events. This guide describes some of these ways and provides references to materials for further preparation.

Exam contents

This exam has 55 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Matching
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)
  • Pull down menu selection
  • Point and click

Tips for taking this exam

Rather than emphasize simple memorization, this exam attempts to assess whether you have the knowledge and skills that an IT professional requires on the job. Therefore, many test items present a scenario, which outlines a particular environment or problem. Some test items also include exhibits that need to be used to answer the test item correctly. Exhibits might show:
  • iLO interface screenshot
  • HP Insight Diagnostics choice selection screenshot
  • Screenshot showing the results of executing a command
  • SIM Web browser interface screenshot

Take the time to read the entire question and consider all of the options carefully before you answer. If the question indicates that it features an exhibit, study the exhibit and reread the question. Make sure to select the answer that correctly responds to the question that is asked — not simply an answer that includes some correct information. If the question asks for more than one answer, remember to select each correct answer. You will not receive partial credit for a partially correct answer.


This exam validates that you can successfully perform the following:

Fundamental server architectures & technologies

  • Define features/performance/usage of server mgmt technologies
  • Identify current server OS & virtualization solutions


HP Server products, solutions, & warranty/service offerings

  • Identify HP management tools & solutions


Solution implementation (install, configure, setup)

  • Install/configure HP management software
  • Validate/test/document the solution


Solution enhancement (performance-tune, optimization, upgrade)

  • Identify the performance management process
  • Check for known performance issues


Solution troubleshooting, repair, & replacement

  • Gather troubleshooting information & data


Solution management (administrative & operational tasks)

  • Configure HP Systems Insight Manager
  • Use HP Server Management
  • Manage/maintain components using appropriate tools
  • Manage/maintain firmware & drivers
  • Manage/maintain operating system
  • Implement service essentials (Insight Remote Support)

Sample questions

These questions help you access whether you are ready to take the exam. Answers to the sample questions are provided at the end of the document. To view sample questions, print or download this page.

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