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Introduction to HP ProLiant Servers (HE643)

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Module 1: HP ProLiant Servers Overview
• Objectives
• HP ProLiant family
• Most complete x86 server portfolio in the industry
• HP ProLiant naming
• Conversion of Gen8 Names to Gen9
• The next-generation ProLiant DL portfolio Gen9
• Conveying the value of the p-Series and e-Series
• ProLiant ML line Gen8
• HP ProLiant ML family Gen9
• ProLiant DL line
• ProLiant BL server portfolio
• HP BladeSystem c-Class
• ProLiant BL line
• ProLiant BL servers
• HP Server Blades Gen9
• ProLiant Apollo and SL line
• HP ProLiant Apollo and SL family
• HP Moonshot System
• Servers tailored and tuned for specific workloads
• HP Moonshot 1500 Chassis
• The essential foundation for the New Style of IT
• HP ProLiant server features
• HP ProLiant G7 key technologies
• HP ProLiant Gen8 key technologies
• HP ProLiant Gen8 features
• HP ProLiant Gen9
• HP Insight end-to-end infrastructure management
• HP iLO Management Engine
• HP Insight Remote Support
• HP Flexible Network Adapters
• HP ProLiant Smart Storage
• HP Insight Control
• HP OneView
• Operating systems for HP ProLiant servers
• Determining operating system support
• Server matrices
• Product information
• HP Services Media Library
• HP QuickSpecs
• Learning checks
• Lab

Module 2: HP Integrated Lights-Out
• Objectives
• HP integrated Lights-Out management
• Six generations of HP integrated Lights-Out
• iLO generational comparison
• HP iLO 4 Management Engine
• HP iLO Management Engine
• iLO Management Engine NAND partitioning
• Management Engine architecture
• HP iLO 4 functionality
• Additional iLO 4 functionality
• HP iLO licensing
• iLO licensing
• iLO Advanced licensing
• Accessing and using iLO through the Web Administration Interface
• iLO 4 web interface browser support
• iLO user interface
• Power Management
• iLO Federation
• iLO Virtual Media
• Scripting iLO Virtual Media (iLO 4 Web UI)
• iLO Directory Services Integration
• iLO Advanced: Directory Services Integration
• iLO Integrated Remote Console
• iLO Remote Administration
• Control servers from any location through a remote shared console
• IRC and Java (Linux) IRC
• Accessing the IRC
• IRC options (1 of 3)
• IRC options (2 of 3)
• IRC options (3 of 3)
• Accessing the Java (Linux) IRC
• iLO command line interface
• Accessing the iLO CLI
• Text-based Remote Console
• Examples of managing iLO with the SMASH CLP scripting language
• Product documentation
• Learning checks
• Lab

Module 3: Configuration using Option ROM and UEFI
• Objectives
• HP ProLiant Gen8 and Gen9 System ROM
• HP ProLiant Gen8 and Gen9 ROM features
• Standardized ProLiant Gen8 ROM
• HP Advanced Error Detection Technology
• Early Video Progress Indicators
• ProLiant Early Video Progress Indicators
• Fault detection messaging
• Example of an early failure message
• Mismatched processors installed
• Failed DIMM
• Active Health System log support
• Error fault logging without a health driver
• ROM support for HP SmartMemory
• Digital signature
• HP ProLiant System ROM summary
• HP ProLiant Gen8 and Gen9 boot process
• Early video boot screen
• Main boot screen
• Overview of UEFI
• UEFI overview
• Benefits of UEFI compared to legacy BIOS
• Enhancements to the server platform
• HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 Server UEFI boot process
• Selecting the UEFI Mode
• UEFI System Utilities
• Using the RBSU
• ROM-Based Setup Utility
• Using RBSU
• RBSU main menu
• RBSU configuration example
• Restoring default system settings
• RBSU configuration example
• Standard Boot Order (IPL)
• RBSU configuration example
• Setting the boot controller order
• Redundant System ROM configuration example
• HP ROM Configuration Utility
• Configuring iLO by means of the iLO RBSU
• iLO configuration overview
• Using ORCA
• ORCA overview
• Accessing ORCA
• Example: Creating a logical drive
• HP Scripting Tools and Examples
• UEFI Scripting
• HP PowerShell Scripting tools
• Learning checks
• Lab time

Module 4: HP Intelligent Provisioning
• Objectives
• Intelligent Provisioning overview
• What does Intelligent Provisioning do?
• Accessing Intelligent Provisioning
• Accessing Intelligent Provisioning for the first time
• System Software Update setting
• Intelligent Provisioning
• HP Intelligent Provisioning
• Perform Maintenance
• HP Smart Storage Administrator
• Firmware Update
• Deployment Settings
• Using deployment profiles
• Insight Diagnostics
• HP Intelligent Provisioning
• Configure and Install
• Step 1—Hardware Settings
• Step 2—OS Selection
• Step 3—OS Information
• Step 4—Review
• Intelligent Provisioning and partition size
• Installing drivers automatically
• Multi-server provisioning
• HP Insight Control server provisioning
• Current server provisioning offerings from HP
• HP Insight Control server provisioning features
• ICsp resources
• Updating Intelligent Provisioning and component firmware
• Firmware updates with Intelligent Provisioning
• Updating Intelligent Provisioning
• Boot to the recovery media and flash an Intelligent Provisioning image
• Resources for updating Intelligent Provisioning
• Learning checks
• Lab time

Module 5: HP system firmware and software maintenance
• Objectives
• HP Smart Update solution overview
• HP Smart Update Solution
• HP Smart Update technology
• HP Smart Update deployment mode definitions
• HP SPP overview
• HP Service Pack for ProLiant
• HP Service Pack for ProLiant access update
• HP SPP features
• Downloads
• SPP documentation
• HP Smart Update and Linux
• HP Software Delivery Repository—Linux
• HP Smart Update for VMware ESXi and vSphere 5.x
• HP Online Depot in the SDR—VMware
• HP SPP Supplement Release
• SPP Hot Fixes
• HP SPP support policy
• HP SUM
• HP SUM—The engine for “deviceware” deployment
• What’s new in HP Smart Update Manager 7.2.0/7.2.1
• HP SUM terms
• HP SUM 6/7 configurations (GUI)
• HP SUM 6/7 Remote (1:many)
• HP SUM 6/7 configurations (CLI)
• New HP SUM 6 workflow
• HP SUM 6/7 integration with HP OneView
• Home screen
• Baselines
• Nodes
• Deploy a node
• Reports
• Logging out of the HP SUM GUI
• HP SUM 6 operating system deployment support
• Recommended HP firmware solutions matrix
• Non-server update scenarios
• HP SUM scripted deployment
• Scriptable interface
• Additional information
• Learning checks
• Lab time

Module 6: Continuous system monitoring
• Objectives
• Agentless management with the AMS
• What is Agentless Management?
• Agentless Management data collection components
• Agentless Management is operating system independent
• Agentless Management Service
• HP Agentless Management
• Managing the AMS in Windows environments
• Managing the AMS in Linux environments
• Managing the AMS in VMware environments
• Enabling Agentless Management
• iLO System Information
• Where to find the AMS
• HP SNMP agents and WBEM providers
• HP SNMP agents and WBEM providers overview
• HP SNMP agent architecture
• Key HP SNMP agents
• HP WBEM providers architecture
• Key WBEM providers
• HP Agentless Management
• Agents and agentless comparison
• HP AHS
• HP Active Health System
• AHS architecture
• Types of data storage
• AHS log
• Active Health System log download
• HP data collection policy for AHS
• HP SIM support
• HP SMH
• SMH overview
• Home tab
• SMH layout
• HP Insight Diagnostics
• HP Insight Diagnostics overview
• HP Insight Diagnostics Online overview
• Survey tab
• HP Insight Diagnostics Offline overview
• Test, Log, and Status tabs
• Configuring iLO
• iLO configuration utilities
• iLO Online Configuration Utility GUI for Windows
• iLO Online Configuration Utility CLI
• RIBCL/XML scripting
• HPQLOCFG utility for Windows
• LOCFG.PL Utility
• HP Scripting Tools for Windows PowerShell
• iLO Federation
• HP iLO Federation overview
• Configuring iLO Federation Management
• iLO Federation Management GUI
• Multi-System View health status
• Group Virtual Media
• Virtual Group Power control
• Automatic Group Power Capping
• iLO firmware and System ROM group update
• Group Configuration
• Configuring multicast options
• HP SIM
• HP SIM overview
• HP SIM components • Using HP SIM
• Learning checks
• Lab time

Module 7: HP ProLiant ongoing system support
• Objectives
• HP warranty and support
• HP ProLiant servers
• HP ProLiant hardware support
• HP Service Pack for ProLiant
• Support options
• HP Care Pack Services
• Always-on support from HP
• Foundation Care
• Proactive Care
• HP Datacenter Care
• HP Lifecycle Event Services
• HP Collaborative Support for ProLiant Gen8 servers
• HP Proactive Care for ProLiant Gen8 servers
• HP Insight Remote Support
• HP Insight Remote Support overview
• HP Insight Remote Support options
• HP Insight Remote Support 7.0.8
• HP Insight Remote Support Advanced
• Insight Remote Support registration
• Remote support built into iLO
• Remote support with a direct connection
• HP Insight Online with Insight RS 7.x
• HP Support Center
• HP Support Center overview
• Downloading an SPP from the HP Support Center
• Finding advisories, bulletins, and notices
• Submitting and managing support cases
• HP Insight Online
• HP Insight Online overview
• HP Insight Online Dashboard
• Useful links
• Learning checks

Module 8: Course Close
• Course review
• HE643S: Introduction to HP ProLiant Servers
• Course objectives review
• Next steps
• Training from HP Education Services

Lab 0: Navigating the HPVL training environment
• Overview
• Navigating the HPVL environment
• Introduction
• Exercise 1—Accessing the HP Virtual Lab environment
• Exercise 2—Identifying your components in the HPVL environment
• Exercise 3—Sharing in the HPVL environment
• Exercise 4—Exiting the HPVL environment
• Resources

Lab 1: Using HP ProLiant website resources
• Objectives
• Requirements
• Introduction
• Using the HP Services Media Library and online documents

Lab 2: Using HP integrated Lights-Out 4
• Objectives
• Requirements
• Introduction
• Exercise 1—Identifying key features of the HP iLO 4 Web Administration Interface
• Exercise 2—Using the Integrated Remote Console
• Exercise 3—Using iLO virtual media
• Exercise 4—Using the iLO command line interface
• Resources

Lab 3a: Configuring ProLiant Gen8 servers using Option ROM
• Objective
• Requirements
• Introduction
• Exercise 1—Using the ROM-Based Setup Utility
• Resources

Lab 3b: Configuring ProLiant Gen9 UEFI
• Objectives
• Requirements
• Introduction
• Exercises:
– UEFI Shell
– SD and USB boot
– PXE boot
– HTTP/FTP URL boot
– Embedded UEFI Shell boot
– Boot from SAN (FC and FCoE)
– Boot from local HDD
– SW RAID Smart Array
– Linux Secure Boot
• Resources

Lab 4: Setting up systems with HP Intelligent Provisioning
• Objectives
• Requirements
• Introduction
• Exercise 1—Accessing and configuring HP Intelligent Provisioning
• Exercise 2—Using the HP Smart Storage Administrator utility
• Exercise 3—Reviewing the Intelligent Provisioning maintenance
• Menu options
• Resources

Lab 5a: Provisioning systems — Windows Server 2012 R2
• Objectives
• Requirements
• Introduction
• Exercise 1—Installing the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system using HP Intelligent Provisioning
• Exercise 2—Managing the HP Intelligent Provisioning deployment settings
• Resources

Lab 5b: Provisioning systems — SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
• Objective
• Requirements
• Introduction
• Exercise 1—Installing the SLES operating system using HP Intelligent Provisioning
• Resources

Lab 5c: Provisioning systems — VMware ESXi 5.5
• Objective
• Requirements
• Introduction
• Exercise 1—Installing the VMware ESXi 5.5 hypervisor using HP Intelligent Provisioning
• Resources

Lab 6: Updating systems
• Objectives
• Requirements
• Introduction
• Exercise 1—Exploring the HP SPP website
• Exercise 2—Launching HP SUM
• Exercise 3— Using HP SUM 6 for an Online Localhost Guided Update
• Exercise 4—Exploring HP SUM 6 on your localhost
• Resources

Lab 7: Configuring continuous system monitoring
• Objectives
• Requirements
• Introduction
• Exercise 1—Using the Agentless Management Service
• Exercise 2—Exploring the SMH and Online HP Insight Diagnostics
• Resources

Lab 8: Configuring iLO
• Objectives
• Requirements
• Introduction
• Exercise 1—Using the HPONCFG utility for Windows (GUI)
• Exercise 2—Using the HPONCFG utility for Windows (CLI)
• Exercise 3—Using the HPONCFG utility for Linux
• Exercise 4—Using the HPQLOCFG utility from a remote computer
• Exercise 5—Using the HP Scripting Tools for Windows Power Shell
• Exercise 6—Using iLO Federation
• Resources