HP P4000 SAN Configuration and Administration

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HP P4000 SAN Configuration and Administration

About this Course
The P4000 SAN course is a comprehensive technical-based training course that teaches the skills needed for planning, installing, configuring, and managing HP P4000 storage area networks (SANs). Learning concepts are reinforced through aseries of comprehensive lab assignments.

Course Outline

Course Introduction

Centralized Management Console

General Information

Install the Centralized Management Console

  • Understand Management Console user interface
  • Use the Content Pane to verify the status of modules
  • Recognize how to use the Management Console to: Upgrade software, reboot or shutdown a Storage System, manage RAID or individual drives, manage network configurations; add, edit, delete administrative users/groups, enable monitoring
  • Install and set IP/hostname
  • Verify RAID and disks
  • Manage the Networks settings
  • Understand how to configure and use SNMP
  • Set monitoring parameters and view reports Managers and Management Groups
  • How to create, edit, and delete Management Groups
  • How to create local administrative groups and users
  • Identify the purpose and requirements for a virtual Manager
  • Understand the purpose of Managers
  • Explain the purpose of Clusters
  • How to create, edit, delete, and view Clusters
  • Understand the virtual IP address and its use
  • Single site vs. Campus SAN or Multi-site Clusters
  • Understand other Cluster-related configuration functions Planning Volumes
  • Prerequisites for Volumes
  • Volume growth capacity
  • Create and view Volumes
  • Edit/delete Volumes
  • Server Profiles Understanding iSCSI
  • Installing the initiator
  • Creating “Server Profiles”
  • Adding the target portal
  • Connecting the Volume
  • Formatting the drive HP Storage DSM for MPIO improves SAN performance
  • HP Storage MPIO relies on Microsoft MPIO
  • Configure NICs for failover Snapshot Overview
  • Snapshot Architecture
  • Using a Snapshot
  • Creating a Snapshot Single
  • Rolling back a Snapshot
  • Scripting Snapshot operations HP Storage P4000 SAN/iQ SmartClone
  • SmartClone Introduction Snapshot technology
  • Basic overview
  • Create, edit, delete, view, or cancel a remote copy operation
  • Describe uses for the SAN/iQ Remote Copy feature HP Storage and VMware advantages HR/DR Solution Pack Understanding performance statistics
  • Adding, removing statistics
  • Exporting data
  • Statistics log
  • Important performance factors
  • Use HP Storage performance guidelines when planning and implementing an IP SAN solution
  • Recognize best practices when setting up MS Exchange and SQL on the SAN
  • Recognize advantages of using Snapshots and Remote IP Copy


Best Practices

  • Accessing P4000 SANs from Windows 2003
  • Service and Troubleshooting
  • Introduction to the P4800 BladeSystem-based P4000 SAN
  • P4800 Troubleshooting

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