Architecting HP Server Solutions

Architecting HP Server Solutions Course Description

Duration: 4.00 days (36 hours)

In this course, you will gain the technical knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you to consult with customers regarding HP commercial and enterprise-class products and solutions. This course is designed for account-aligned presales technical specialists who design and justify HP cross-portfolio solutions to customers. You will learn business requirements, products, concepts, technologies, and solutions within a customer sales engagement.

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Intended Audience for this Architecting HP Server Solutions Course

  • » Presales, both internal HP and external

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Architecting HP Server Solutions Course Objectives

  • » HP Converged Infrastructure and its benefits as an IT strategy
  • » Characteristics to consider when choosing an HP server
  • » Industry-standard architecture used in the ProLiant and HP Integrity product family
  • » Range of partitioning technologies offered by HP
  • » Categorize ProLiant and Integrity servers
  • » Products in the HP BladeSystem portfolio
  • » HP approach to virtualization
  • » ProLiant Blade Workstation Solutions
  • » BladeSystem storage and expansion product portfolio
  • » Integrity NonStop BladeSystem solutions
  • » HP CloudSystem Matrix
  • » Select an HP BladeSystem enclosure
  • » BladeSystem enclosures
  • » BladeSystem enclosure management hardware and software
  • » Power architecture used in BladeSystem enclosures
  • » Balance power and cooling in BladeSystem enclosures
  • » HP Network switches
  • » Compare direct-attached storage (DAS), network-attached storage (NAS), and storage area network (SAN) products
  • » Tools available from HP for selecting solution components

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Architecting HP Server Solutions Course Outline

      1. Solution Planning and Design
      2. Gathering and Analyzing Business Requirements and Existing Infrastructure Data
      3. Performing a Site Inventory and Audit the Existing IT Infrastructure
      4. Business Information Management Requirements
      5. Designing, Sizing, and Validating the Solution
      6. Selecting the Appropriate Hardware
      7. Physical and Environmental Requirements Needed
      8. Using Appropriate Tools to Size a Given Situation
      9. Validating that the Solution is Technically Viable
      10. Selecting the Appropriate HP Services
      11. Determining the Management Solution
      12. Designing Business Information Management Solution
      13. Creating an Implementation Plan
      14. Creating the Scope of Work Document
      15. Documenting the Solution and Implementation Tasks and Responsibilities
      16. 2. HP Servers
      17. Comparing the Features and Models of the ProLiant ML/DL/SL Offerings
      18. HP BladeSystem Portfolio
      19. HP CloudSystem Matrix
      20. 3. ProLiant Storage Options
      21. Differentiating DAS, SAN, and NAS Technologies
      22. Drive Enclosures (D2000, MDS600, DS2120)
      23. Storage Blades
      24. Tape Drives and Tape Blades
      25. HP Storage IO Accelerator
      26. Installing or Attaching External Fibre Channel-SAN Shared Storage and Virtual Connect Options
      27. 4. I/O Connectivity Options
      28. Ethernet Connectivity
      29. Fibre Channel Connectivity
      30. InfiniBand Connectivity
      31. SAS Connectivity
      32. iSCSI Connectivity
      33. Converged Connectivity (Converged Network Adapters)
      34. Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) expansion (HP BladeSystem PCI Expansion Blade, PCI riser)
      35. USB, SD, and MicroSD Options (Optical Drives)
      36. 5. Insight Management Software
      37. HP Insight Control
      38. HP Matrix Operating Environment
      39. Installing Appropriate HP Service Pack for ProLiant
      40. Configuring System Management Homepage (SMH)
      41. 6. Insight Control Server Deployment
      42. Configuring and Using Insight Control Server Deployment Functionality
      43. Pre-Configuring and Installing/ Updating ProLiant/Integrity Support Pack (Service Pack for ProLiant)
      44. HP Original Equipment Manufacturer License and Entitlement Activation (Microsoft, VMware, etc.)
      45. 7. High Availability Clusters and Disaster Recovery Solution
      46. Installing and Configuring Clustering Software Solutions (Microsoft, Serviceguard, VMware)
      47. 8. Performance Planning and Bottleneck Detection
      48. Using the Appropriate Tools to Determine Whether Performance is Optimal
      49. Library Tape Tools (LTT)
      50. Network Bottlenecks
      51. Tune Network Subsystem Performance
      52. Identify and Resolve:
      53. Processor Bottlenecks
      54. System Bus Bottlenecks
      55. Storage Bottlenecks
      56. Memory Bottlenecks
      57. Operating System Configuration Issues
      58. Application Bottlenecks
      59. Virtualization Bottlenecks
      60. Ensuring Current Performance State Meets Requirements
      61. Documenting Steps Taken to Resolve Bottlenecks
      62. Setting Performance Thresholds
      63. Checking for Performance Issues
      64. Establishing New Baseline

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  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
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