HP Insight Control: Management Fundamentals

HP Insight Control: Management Fundamentals Course Description

Duration: 3.00 days (24 hours)

In this course, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to install and configure HP Insight Control integrated management solution for physical and virtual servers. You will install and configure HP Insight Control capabilities to proactively manage system health through remote management tools. You will also cover the integration of various options within HP Systems Insight Manager: ProLiant Support Pack version control.

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Intended Audience for this HP Insight Control: Management Fundamentals Course

  • » Administrators, engineers, and consultants who will:
  • » Plan and manage the deployment of the HP Systems Insight Manager and HP Insight Control suite components
  • » Monitor and manage network systems with HP Systems Insight Manager

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HP Insight Control: Management Fundamentals Course Objectives

  • » HP Insight Control architecture and agents
  • » Configure HP Insight Control and monitor managed nodes
  • » Set up HP Systems Insight Manager security and custom tools
  • » Management of the HP Insight Control management server
  • » Integration of other management applications
  • » Steps to create reports
  • » Conduct HP Insight Control troubleshooting
  • » Configure management and monitoring capabilities for HP BladeSystem enclosures and ProLiant Support Pack version control

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HP Insight Control: Management Fundamentals Course Outline

      1. 1. HP Insight Control and HP Systems Insight Manager
      2. New features
      3. Using features to manage remote systems
      4. Components and applications required to manage a system
      5. Identifying availability of software
      6. Identifying product resources
      7. Warranty support for Windows, Linux, and HP-UX
      8. 2. Systems Management
      9. Systems management essential elements
      10. Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) management capabilities and related components
      11. SmartStart components implemented for ProLiant management
      12. Smart Update Manager functionality for firmware and driver updates
      13. ProLiant Support Pack components vs. management tools
      14. Insight Management agents
      15. Troubleshooting agent issues
      16. Operating System Management Homepage (SMH) as a server based management information aggregator
      17. Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) capabilities and components
      18. Role of Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and interaction with WBEM
      19. Version control components and capabilities
      20. Operating version control agent and repository
      21. 3. Version Control and Software Deployment
      22. Version control architecture
      23. Requirements for installing the software repository
      24. Configuring the software repository
      25. Tasks used to update a managed system
      26. Steps in migrating version control to the SMH
      27. 4. Typical Installation
      28. Installation activities
      29. Locating the steps for installing HP Insight Control on a Central Management Server (CMS)
      30. Configuring the WMI mapper
      31. Upgrading a previous installation of HP Systems Insight Manager
      32. Removing an HP Systems Insight Manager installation
      33. 5. Setup and Configuration
      34. Configuring the home page
      35. Creating and assigning user rights
      36. Setting up discovery
      37. Navigating the system pages for managed systems
      38. Customizing status polling
      39. Configuring event notification
      40. 6. HP BladeSystem Integrated Manager
      41. Features and benefits of HP BladeSystem Integrated Manager
      42. Changes and new features in HP BladeSystem Integrated Manager
      43. Using BladeSystem Integrated Manager
      44. 7. Using Tasks, Collections, Tools, and Events
      45. Using tasks to manage a remote system
      46. Using collections to filter and organize systems
      47. Creating and launching tools
      48. Generating and managing events
      49. 8. Reports
      50. Accessing reports
      51. Managing reports
      52. Enhanced reporting capabilities
      53. 9. Audit Log
      54. Audit logging feature
      55. Accessing the audit log
      56. Managing the audit log
      57. Support resources
      58. 10. Using and Maintaining Storage Components
      59. Storage management components of HP Systems Insight Manager
      60. System Pages
      61. Collections available for organizing storage
      62. Reporting functionality of storage components
      63. Device discovery
      64. 11. Database and Management Information Bases (MIBs)
      65. HP Systems Insight Manager database management tasks
      66. Capabilities of the System Type Manager
      67. Components and use of the MIBs importing and compiling tools in HP Systems Insight Manager
      68. 12. HP Analysis Tools
      69. Purpose of the WBEM health polling plug-in
      70. Function of each of the HP analysis tools
      71. Integrating HP analysis tools with HP Insight Control
      72. 13. Troubleshooting
      73. Basics
      74. Solutions for many common HP Systems Insight Manager problems
      75. Appendix A: Troubleshooting (Optional)
      76. Troubleshoot HP Systems Insight Manager Central Management Server (CMS), Security pop-ups, Unknown devices, and Trap reception
      77. Use MX commands to troubleshoot HP Systems Insight Manager and managed systems
      78. Use the verbose mode to troubleshoot secure shell (SSH) connections HP Education services are governed by the HP Education Services Terms and Conditions
      79. Appendix B: Installing HP Insight Control (Optional)
      80. Labs
      81. Lab 1: System Management
      82. Update Version Control Repository Manager (VCRM) with ProLiant Support Packs
      83. Configure the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
      84. Manage the VCRM repository
      85. Lab 2: Configure HP Insight Control
      86. Access HP Systems Insight Manager
      87. Navigate the HP Systems Insight Manager homepage
      88. Configure the HP Systems Insight Manager system links
      89. Run the First Time Wizard
      90. Create HP Systems Insight Manager users
      91. Run an automatic discovery
      92. Perform a manual discovery
      93. Perform hardware status polling
      94. View HP Systems Insight Manager events
      95. Create custom toolboxes
      96. Create authorizations
      97. Access a Windows VCRM
      98. Configure SSH on your client server
      99. Modify automatic device discovery
      100. Run data collection
      101. View information on the device page and the System Management home page
      102. Lab 3: Blade Integrated Manager
      103. Use HP BladeSystem Integrated Manager
      104. Navigate the HP Systems Insight Manager 7.0 logical hierarchy and use folders
      105. Lab 4: Tasks, Collections, Tools, and Events
      106. Create and run tasks
      107. Create personal folders and collections
      108. View events
      109. Configure automatic event handling
      110. Lab 5: Reports and Audit Logs
      111. Run available reports
      112. Create new reports
      113. Compare the snapshots of managed systems
      114. Run audit log reports
      115. Create new audit log configurations
      116. Identify HP Systems Insight Manager changes written to audit log
      117. Lab 6: Database and MIB management
      118. Manage system types
      119. Configure HP Systems Insight Manager to identify third-party devices using the graphical user interface (GUI)
      120. Upload and register a MIB using the command line interface (CLI)
      121. Configure SNMP trap settings

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