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Introduction to HP ProLiant Servers (HE643)

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Detailed Course Outline

Module 0: Course Overview

Module 1: HP ProLiant servers overview and resources
  • Introduction to the HP ProLiant servers
  • Overview of the new features and key technologies in HP ProLiant Gen8 servers
  • HP Services Media Library, self-repair services, and online documentation

After completing this module, you should be able to:
  • Describe the HP ProLiant Server family
  • Identify the new features and technologies of HP ProLiant eighth-generation (Gen8) servers
  • List the operating systems supported on ProLiant servers

Module 2: HP integrated Lights-Out
  • Introduction to HP iLO 4 and its features
  • Review of the HP iLO Web Administration Interface
  • Introduction to the Integrated Remote Console
  • After completing this module, you should be able to:
  • Describe HP Lights-Out management
  • Explain HP integrated Lights-Out (iLO) 4 functionality
  • Identify key features included in the iLO Advanced license
  • Explain how to configure and use iLO and its Web Administration Interface
  • Describe the options in the HP Integrated Remote Console

Module 3: Configuration using Option ROM
  • Introduction to the HP ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU) and boot process
  • Features of the RBSU and configuration steps
  • Advanced iLO 4 configuration by means of the RBSU
  • Option ROM Configuration for Arrays (ORCA)
  • Accessing the RBSU and Intelligent Provisioning

After completing this module, you should be able to:
  • Identify features of the HP ProLiant Gen8 server ROM
  • Describe the HP ProLiant Gen8 server boot process
  • Explain how the HP RBSU can simplify server configuration
  • Identify the features of the iLO RBSU
  • Describe the ORCA configuration utility

Module 4: HP Intelligent Provisioning
  • Introduction to HP Intelligent Provisioning
  • Intelligent Provisioning maintenance utilities
  • HP Array Configuration Utility (ACU) and Array Diagnostics Utility (ADU)
  • HP iLO Configuration Utility in Intelligent Provisioning
  • HP Intelligent Provisioning configuration and operating system installation functionality

After completing this module, you should be able to:
  • Describe HP Intelligent Provisioning
  • Identify the HP Intelligent Provisioning maintenance utilities
  • Explain how to configure and install HP Intelligent Provisioning
  • Describe the multiple-server provisioning capabilities of HP Insight Control server provisioning

Module 5: HP system software maintenance
  • Introduction to system updating-Importance and procedures
  • Introduction to the HP Service Pack for ProLiant
  • Review of the HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) options and installation methods
  • Review of the HP Intelligent Provisioning updating and reinstallation procedures

After completing this module, you should be able to:
  • Describe the HP Smart Update solution
  • Describe the HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) and the key benefits it provides
  • Describe the HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) tool

Module 6: Continuous system monitoring
  • Introduction to the Agentless Management and the Agentless Management Service (AMS)
  • Introduction to the Active Health System (AHS) and its log
  • Introduction to the HP System Management Homepage (SMH)
  • Overview of HP Insight Diagnostics
  • Configuring iLO with the HPONCFG and CPQLOCFG utilities by using RIBCL XML scripts
  • Managing iLO with the SMASH CLP scripting language

After completing this module, you should be able to:
  • Describe the Agentless Management functionality and the AMS
  • Explain the purpose and collection methods of SNMP and the
  • WBEM providers
  • Describe the Active Health System and the AHS log
  • Describe the layout of the HP SMH
  • Identify the online and offline features of HP Insight Diagnostics
  • Explain how to use iLO scripting tools
  • Identify the components of HP SIM

Module 7: HP ProLiant ongoing system support
  • ntroduction to HP Support options
  • Proactive Insight experience
  • What is HP Insight Online and how it works?
  • HP Insight Online - My IT Environment
  • After completing this module, you should be able to:
  • Identify the support options for HP ProLiant servers
  • Describe what is provided by HP Insight Remote Support and how to apply it to your environment

 

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