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HP Insight Control Server Provisioning (HL974)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline Lab Topology
 

Lab Topology

Lab 00: Using the HP Virtual Lab
  • Access the HP Virtual Lab (HPVL)
  • Identify the components on the HPVL for course exercises
  • Exit the HPVL environment
  • Enter your assigned breakout room

Lab 01: Installing and configuring the HP Insight Control server provisioning appliance
  • Prepare Microsoft Internet Explorer for easier use
  • Download the HP Insight Control server provisioning (ICsp) appliance
  • Deploy the appliance on a VMware ESXi virtual machine (VM) host
  • Log in to and configure the appliance network
  • Access the appliance using a web browser and log in
  • Perform the initial appliance configuration
  • Add Microsoft product keys
  • Complete a “walk through” of the Quick Start process

Lab 02: Configuring a Windows-based Media Server
  • Configure a Media Server on a Microsoft Windows based platform, using the HP Insight Control server provisioning (ICsp) Media Server setup utility
  • Generate and upload the Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE), which is a lightweight core version of Microsoft Windows for deployment on servers, using the Microsoft Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK)

Lab 03: Adding Target Servers
  • Discover and add an HP ProLiant eighth-generation (Gen8) target server to HP Insight Control server provisioning (ICsp) by using HP integrated Lights-Out (iLO)
  • Discover and add a ProLiant Gen8 target server to ICsp by using a Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) network
  • Discover and add an HP ProLiant seventh-generation (G7) target server to ICsp by using iLO

Lab 04: Infrastructure provisioning
  • Deploy a firmware update on a discovered target server
  • Erase an HP Smart Array RAID controller configuration on a server
  • Capture a Smart Array RAID configuration and save it
  • Configure Smart Array RAID controllers by using a multi-target feature

Lab 05: Deploying SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with scripting and HP SPP on a G7 target
  • Deploy SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) on an HP ProLiant seventh-generation (G7) target server using an OS Build Plan with scripting
  • Update a target server with an HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP)

Lab 06: Deploying Windows Server 2012 with scripting and HP SPP on a Gen8 target
  • Deploy Microsoft Windows Server 2012 on an HP ProLiant eighth-generation (Gen8) target server by using an OS Build Plan with scripting
  • Update the target server with an HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP)

Lab 07: Deploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux with scripting and HP SPP on a Gen8 target
  • Deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) on an HP ProLiant eighth-generation (Gen8) target server using an OS Build Plan with scripting
  • Modify an existing OS Build Plan to suit your specific needs
  • Update the target server using a modified HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP)

Lab 08: Deploying Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Enterprise and HP SPP on a G7 target
  • Decommission an already provisioned target server and reboot it to the maintenance mode with the service OS needed for the next job
  • Deploy Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Enterprise using a modified OS Build Plan for the Standard edition with scripting on an HP ProLiant seventh-generation (G7) target server
  • Update the target server with an HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP)

Lab 09: Capturing and deploying a Windows Server 2012 image on HP ProLiant Gen8
  • Capture a Microsoft Windows image from an HP ProLiant eighth-generation (Gen8) server running the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 operating system
  • Reinstall a captured image back to the source server
  • Deploy a captured image to a new target server

Lab 10: Deploying Windows Server 2012 with a custom password and no product keys
  • Prepare a custom encrypted administrator password for a Microsoft Windows deployment
  • Modify a default OS Build Plan for deploying Windows without providing the product keys at the moment of installation
  • Deploy Microsoft Windows Server 2012 on an HP ProLiant eighth-generation (Gen8) target server by using a modified OS Build Plan and a custom administrator password

Lab 11: Migrating from Insight Control server deployment to Insight Control server provisioning
  • Install the HP Insight Control server deployment (RDP) Migration Utility and then migrate RDP managed server targets to HP Insight Control server provisioning (ICsp) by using the RDP Migration Utility automated procedure
  • Migrate a hardware configuration, operating system answer files, “Run Script” tasks, and Shell script files by using the RDP Migration Utility automated procedure
  • Use data migrated from an RDP server on an ICsp appliance
  • Deploy Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 using an OSBP with a migrated configuration file

Lab 12: Maintenance and troubleshooting of HP Insight Control server provisioning
  • Create and administer users of the HP Insight Control server provisioning (ICsp) appliance
  • Create a backup of the configured HP ICsp appliance
  • Create and download a support dump file in case issues occur that require HP support
  • Enable or disable HP Support access to the ICsp appliance through the user interface (UI)
  • Reset the ICsp Administrator password
  • Restore the ICsp appliance using a backup file

 

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