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Implementing HP BladeSystem Solutions (HH707)

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: Portfolio Introduction
  • Identify the components of the BladeSystem portfolio
  • Identify available server and technologies in the BladeSystem portfolio

Module 2: BladeSystem Enclosures
  • Identify and describe the HP BladeSystem enclosures
  • Describe the power architecture used in HP BladeSystem systems, including:
  • Power modes
  • Power supplies
  • Power modules
  • Power distribution units (PDUs)
  • Describe Thermal Logic technology
  • Describe the cooling technologies designed for the BladeSystem systems
  • Describe the use of a DVD-ROM drive in the enclosures

Module 3 — Managing HP BladeSystem
  • Explain how to use and configure:
  • Onboard Administrator
  • Insight Display
  • iLO Management Engine

Module 4 — HP BladeSystem Storage and Expansion Blades
  • Describe the features and functions of HP:
  • Storage blades
  • Tape blades
  • Expansion blades
  • Describe partner blade positioning rules
  • Describe the features and functions of other storage technologies used in HP BladeSystem

Module 5 — Ethernet Connectivity Options for HP BladeSystem
  • Describe the following HP BladeSystem Ethernet interconnect modules for HP ProLiant server blades:
  • HP 6120XG Ethernet Blade Switch
  • HP 6125G Ethernet Blade Switch
  • HP 612xG/XG Blade Switch
  • Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3020
  • Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3120
  • HP GbE2c Layer 2/3 Ethernet Blade Switch
  • HP 1:10Gb Ethernet BL-c Switch
  • HP 10GbE Pass-Thru Module
  • Cisco Fabric Extender for HP BladeSystem

Module 6 — Storage Connectivity Options for HP BladeSystem
  • Describe the HP BladeSystem Fibre Channel interconnect modules available for HP BladeSystem
  • Cisco MDS 8Gb Fabric Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class
  • Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class
  • Describe the Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) switches available for BladeSystem
  • Identify 4X InfiniBand Switch Modules available for BladeSystem

Module 7 — Virtual Connect Installation and Configuration
  • Describe HP Virtual Connect portfolio and technology concept
  • Plan and implement a Virtual Connect environment
  • Configure a Virtual Connect module Describe Flex-10 and FlexFabric technology Describe multi-enclosure configuration
  • Identify basic features of Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager

Module 8 — Introduction to HP SAN Solutions
  • Describe the basic features of the HP P2000 Modular Smart Array family
  • Describe the basic features of the HP StoreVirtual 4000 Storage solution

Module 9 — HP Virtualization Basics
  • Describe virtualization with VMware
  • Describe virtualization with Microsoft products

Module 10 — HP Management Software
  • Describe basic features of HP System Management Homepage
  • Describe the basic features of HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM)
  • Describe HP Insight Control components and its hardware and software requirements

Module 11 — HP Blade Server Deployment
  • Describe features and components of Insight Control server deployment
  • Describe scripted and imaged installation
  • Describe Insight Control Server Provisioning

Module 12 — Data Availability and Protection for an HP Server Blade
  • Explain how to increase availability through power protection

Module 13 — HP BladeSystem Support
  • Identify the diagnostic tools available for HP BladeSystem solutions Maintain the drivers and firmware for a BladeSystem solution Identify the HP Services available for BladeSystem

Appendix 01 — Configuring Ethernet Connectivity Options
  • Explain how to configure:
  • An HP GbE2c Layer 2/3 Ethernet Blade Switch
  • A Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 or 3120
  • An HP 1:10Gb Ethernet BL-c Switch
  • An HP 6120XG or 6120G/XG switch

Appendix 02 — Configuring Storage Connectivity Options
  • Explain how to configure the following switches:
  • Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem
  • Cisco MDS 9124e Fabric Switch for HP BladeSystem
  • HP 3Gb SAS BL Switch for HP BladeSystem

Appendix 03 — HP VirtualSystem VS2 for Red Hat Reference Architecture