Introduction to HP ProLiant Servers

Introduction to HP ProLiant Servers Course Description

Duration: 2.00 days (16 hours)

In this course, you will learn the HP products, tools, agents, and utilities that will help you set up, deploy, monitor, and maintain your ProLiant servers. Through practical hands-on lab exercises, you will gain essential pre-Gen8 ProLiant training using an HP ProLiant G7 server.

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Intended Audience for this Introduction to HP ProLiant Servers Course

  • » Administrators, engineers, and consultants who will set up, manage, and/or monitor HP ProLiant servers

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Introduction to HP ProLiant Servers Course Objectives

  • » Navigate successfully through the HP Customer Self-Repair Services Media Library to obtain technical information on an HP ProLiant Server
  • » Remotely administer an HP ProLiant server using HP Integrated Lights-Out management console (iLO 3)
  • » Tools and utilities available to assist in configuring, installing, updating, monitoring, and supporting a single HP ProLiant server from bare metal
  • » Use the HP SmartStart CD to prepare an HP ProLiant server for an operating system installation
  • » Use HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) to update system software and firmware components using HP Service Pack for ProLiant
  • » Monitor servers with HP System Management Homepage (SMH) and HP SNMP Agents and WBEM Providers
  • » Troubleshoot ProLiant servers with HP Insight Diagnostics and HP Array Configuration Utility (ACU) Diagnostics

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Introduction to HP ProLiant Servers Course Outline

      1. 1. HP ProLiant Essentials
      2. HP Insight Foundation and HP Service Pack for ProLiant suite of products
      3. Key products that make up the HP Insight Foundation and HP Service Pack for ProLiant suite
      4. Software components of the HP Insight Foundation and HP Service Pack for ProLiant suite and how/where to obtain them
      5. Future of HP Insight Foundation
      6. Steps required to configure, update, monitor, and support an HP ProLiant server beginning from bare metal
      7. 2. HP Management Console (iLO 3)
      8. HP Lights-Out Management
      9. Key features included in the Advanced iLO license
      10. HP iLO web administration interface
      11. Remote consoles available on a ProLiant server
      12. Options in the Integrated Remote Console (IRC)
      13. 3. Configuration via Option ROM
      14. Key Option ROM setup utilities
      15. Steps required to modify a System ROM setting using ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU)
      16. Purpose of Redundant System ROM
      17. System ROM system maintenance utilities
      18. Perform initial iLO configuration
      19. Steps required to configure a logical drive using Option ROM Configuration for Arrays (ORCA)
      20. 4. System Setup/Provisioning
      21. Purpose of HP SmartStart
      22. Key utilities on the HP SmartStart CD that assist with operating system installation preparation
      23. High-level steps required to install MS Windows, Linux, and VMware operating systems
      24. HP online configuration utilities: HP ACU, HP iLO Configuration, and HP NCU
      25. Using the HP SmartStart Scripting Toolkit
      26. 5. System Updating
      27. HP ProLiant server components that require periodic updating
      28. Benefits provided with HP Service Pack for ProLiant (HP SPP)
      29. HP SPP
      30. Installation
      31. Obtaining the latest media
      32. Methods of deploying HP software and firmware on a ProLiant server
      33. Features and benefits of HP SUM
      34. HP SUM deployment options
      35. 6. Continuous System Monitoring
      36. HP SNMP Agents and WBEM Providers
      37. HP SNMP Agents and WBEM Providers in MS Windows
      38. HP System Health Application and Command Line Utilities for Linux
      39. HP VMware ESXi management and NMI bundles
      40. Features of HP System Management Homepage
      41. How and when to use HP Insight Diagnostics (offline/online) and HP ACU Diagnostics (online/offline)
      42. View and manage the HP Integrated Management Log (IML)
      43. 7. Ongoing System Support
      44. Six-step HP troubleshooting methodology
      45. Troubleshooting resources
      46. Support options for HP ProLiant
      47. HP Insight Remote Support
      48. HP products that simplify the installation, deployment, configuration, and maintenance of an HP ProLiant multi-server environment
      49. Appendix A: Introducing ProLiant Gen8
      50. Features introduced in Gen8 ProLiant servers
      51. Gen8 boot process
      52. iLO Management Engine
      53. Deploy and configure a ProLiant server using Intelligent Provisioning
      54. Agentless management working in Gen8 ProLiant servers
      55. Methods to download the Active Health System log
      56. Labs
      57. Lab 1: HP ProLiant Essentials
      58. Access the HP Virtual Labs (HPVL) and the lab environment
      59. Locate documentation for your HP ProLiant server
      60. Lab 2: HP Management Console (iLO 3)
      61. Features of the HP iLO 3 web administration browser
      62. Access an IRC
      63. Features of the IRC
      64. Lab 3: Configuration via Option ROM
      65. Access the System ROM of a ProLiant server to make configuration changes
      66. RBSU and key configuration options
      67. Configure iLO at system boot
      68. Access the ORCA and review logical drives
      69. System Maintenance Menu and utilities
      70. Lab 4: System Setup/Provisioning
      71. Components of HP SmartStart
      72. Perform a Microsoft Windows Assisted Installation using HP SmartStart
      73. Configure disks on an HP Smart Array Controller using the offline and online HP ACU
      74. HP Lights-Out Configuration Utility
      75. HP Network Configuration Utility
      76. Lab 5: System Update
      77. HP SPP available web sites
      78. Perform an online local installation of the HP SPP using the HP SUM GUI
      79. Perform an online remote installation of the HP SPP using the HP SUM GUI
      80. Perform on offline firmware installation of the HP SPP using the Automatic Deployment Mode
      81. Perform on offline firmware installation of the HP SPP using Manual Deployment
      82. Lab 6: Continuous System Monitoring
      83. Perform offline and online diagnostics using HP Insight Diagnostics
      84. Perform offline and online diagnostics on the HP Smart Array Controller using HP ACU Diagnostics
      85. Different ways to view the IML
      86. SNMP Agents and the WBEM providers
      87. Features of HP SMH

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