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HE643 – Introduction to HP ProLiant Servers

HE643 – Introduction to HP ProLiant Servers

2 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Server Infrastructure

Course Details

The Introduction to HP ProLiant Servers (HE643) is a two-day course provides essential HP ProLiant training to system administrators who are responsible for ProLiant ML, DL, and BL servers.

In this course, you will be presented with an overview of HP products, tools, agents, and utilities that will help them to set up, deploy, monitor, and maintain their ProLiant servers. Practical hands-on lab exercises are presented on an HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 server.

Objectives

After completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Describe the HP ProLiant server portfolio and list some of the new features of the HP ProLiant Gen8 series
  • Describe the HP ProLiant server portfolio and list some of the new features of the HP ProLiant Gen8 series
  • Explain the boot process and configure a server by using the Option ROM (RBSU)
  • Explain how to use the HP Intelligent Provisioning in HP ProLiant Gen8 servers to configure and deploy an operating system to a single server
  • Explain how to use the HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) to update system firmware and software
  • Describe how to proactively manage an HP ProLiant server by means of continuous monitoring and maintenance
  • Explain how to use HP ProLiant Gen8 diagnostics tools and identify troubleshooting resources and procedures

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 the boot process
  • Features of the RBSU and configuration steps
  • Advanced iLO 4 configurations 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

  • Introduction 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

Target Audience

  • Administrators
  • Engineers
  • Consultants
  • IT Professionals who will configure and maintain HP ProLiant servers

Prerequisites

Students taking this course should have a basic understanding of the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008R2 SP1 Standard and Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard
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Designing HPE Storage Solutions, Rev. 18.11 – 01113246

Designing HPE Storage Solutions, Rev. 18.11 – 01113246

   
9/28 – 10/2/2020
     $3750 USD

This course teaches students how to identify, recommend, and explain Enterprise Storage Solutions architectures and technologies, and translate business requirements into storage solution designs that support applications and data across physical, virtual and cloud environments with a common architecture and converged management. The course also covers designing HPE backup solutions including the right Backup, Recovery, and Archive (BURA) strategies for various customer scenarios. The course uses participant-centered learning and hands-on emulators. Emulators use software to replicate HPE Storage technologies and allow learners to engage in lab activities using web-based resources.

5 Days

Typical candidates for this course are: • HPE Channel partners who are interested in learning how to identify opportunities and defining technical requirements for SMB Storage Solutions • Presales architects or integrators who want to increase their knowledge and confidence to design the right commercial storage solutions for SMB customers

After you successfully complete this course, you are expect to be able to: • Describe the HPE Storage strategy in the idea economy • Identify HPE Converged and composable infrastructure • Explore the HPE Storage management tools • Discuss HPE 3PAR operating system features • Discuss the fundamentals of virtualization • Explain the benefits of HPE Virtual Connect for BladeSystems • Describe SAN fabric topologies • Identify the virtualization management capabilities provided by HPE OneView • Describe HPE Hyper-Converged systems and the benefits they provide • Identify HPE Composable Infrastructure • Describe planning a RAID configuration • Identify Drive I/O and performance • Describe SAN design principles and considerations • Explain planning an HPE Flex-10 and FlexFabric design • Discuss considerations when configuring a HPE 3PAR StoreServ 9000 • Provide an overview of HPE reference Architectures • Describe the goals of HPE presales consultants and storage architects • Explain how to use HPE sizing and planning tools during a consulting engagement • List the available return on investment and total cost of ownership tools • Describe backup strategy planning • Discuss the features of software used to support HPE BURA solutions Certifications and related examinations • HPE ASE – Storage Solutions Architect V3 • HPE0-J57: Designing HPE Storage Solutions

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ProLiant Servers

HPE ProLiant servers are designed to simplify Hybrid IT by providing the agility of a modern infrastructure, the security to protect digital assets and the economic control to only pay for what you need and use.

Agility: HPE ProLiant’s software-defined infrastructure delivers intelligent automation and high availability – reducing operational complexity for traditional applications, while accelerating the performance of today’s data-driven workloads.

Security: The ProLiant infrastructure has security designed in from the start, making it much easier to protect your business data.

Economic control: HPE ProLiant ensures that your investment is optimised and protected –  only paying for what you use and scaling on demand.

Solutions within the HPE ProLiant portfolio include:

  • HPE ProLiant ML Tower Servers: Standalone single or dual processor servers with room for expansion.  Ideally suited to organisations without dedicated data centre space.
  • HPE ProLiant DL Rack Servers: Designed for SMBs with dedicated data centre space, install multiple DL servers in a rack.
  • HPE ProLiant MicroServers: General purpose, compact servers designed for small business and home office environments.
  • HPE ProLiant EasyConnect: Cloud-managed, hybrid IT solution for an affordable monthly fee.
  • HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack: A fully integrated system that delivers Azure-compatible, software-defined infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) on HPE hardware.

What’s the next step? Gen10. 

HPE is leading the way for businesses searching for solutions that enable infrastructure modernisation with the Gen 10 Servers. As the world’s most secure industry standard servers, Gen 10’s make it easier to adapt to rapidly evolving IT requirements, provide security for digital assets and offer customers unparalleled control of their bottom line.

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HPE ProLiant and Synergy Gen9 Installation Kits for SUSE Linux Enterprise

HPE ProLiant and Synergy Gen9 Installation Kits for SUSE Linux Enterprise

 

Developed and tested in partnership between SUSE and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, these installation kits are designed to deliver optimal compatibility, functionality and performance running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on HPE ProLiant and Synergy Gen9 servers.

The Installation Kits (aka Driver Kits) provide updates to the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as well as addition, third-party device driver updates qualified for use with HPE ProLiant and Synergy Gen9 Servers.

 

NOTE: The installation kits are only compatible for the service pack listed

Latest installation kit for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12

HPE systems supported by these installation kits:

1 Supported with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 and later

Installation Kit for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2
All support and optimizations for HPE Gen9 Servers systems have been integrated into Service Pack 2 of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12. An installation kit is not required; simply use the standard Service Pack 2 installation media.
Installation Kit for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 – (AMD64/Intel64)
File: hpe_servers_gen9-sle12sp1-x86_64-1.0.iso · [download]
Size 73.3 MB
MD5 Checksum ac5a602f2fb570f5e53fc25ff7d460fd
SHA256 Checksum 61fe835313314c3b118c75b7418926c615099d2a0bf15d1cc3b9617d8cb259aa
Documentation: Installation Notes
Installation Kit for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 – (AMD64/Intel64)
File: hpe_proliant_gen9-sle12-x86_64-2.0.iso · [download]
Size 431 MB
MD5 Checksum cdc47f0a31171a238fd275617eb7dbbd
SHA256 Checksum 5efb87b56dfb36935109641384e59ce69ad7dfef6428979e6b566e0927be4933
Documentation: Installation Notes

Latest installation kit for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11

HPE systems supported by these installation kits:

1 Supported starting with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4

Installation Kit for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4
File: hpe_servers_gen9-sle11sp4-x86_64-1.0.iso · [download]
Size 64.4 MB
MD5 Checksum 7d46309c23ba2c2c9529877f36f77ed1
SHA256 Checksum 98f7273c5e620a52628f647fa1d69cee9b124f19c3c80982546e905c1dd49af1
Documentation: Installation Notes
Bootable Driver Kit for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 – (AMD64/Intel64)†
File: hp_proliant_gen9-sle11sp3-x86_64-2.0-9.iso · [download]
Size 497 MB
MD5 Checksum fda6598cda347ac5f72134846ba82335
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Documentation: Installation Notes

† x86 (32bit) release is not available for this installation kit