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Server Automation 10.x Essentials (SA120-10X)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline

Course Overview

This five-day course provides the necessary foundation to manage the data center servers and application environment using HP Server Automation (SA) 10. The course covers the key components of SA and their functionality.

Through lecture and hands-on practice, you develop the skills necessary to successfully provision servers, manage physical and virtual environments, as well as manage software, packages, patches, and application configurations using SA. You will also learn how to enforce compliance, and audit and report on server activities through SA.

The course consists of focused, task-oriented lectures, text, and a series of detailed hands-on labs to teach the course material to the student.

The hands-on labs use version 10.0 of the software.

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • System Administrators
  • Patch Administrators
  • SA Administrators
  • Policy Setters
  • IT Managers
  • IT or Application Architects
  • Data Center Managers
  • Application Experts
  • Operations Experts
  • Deployment Specialists
  • Application Deployment Manager Administrators
  • QA Team Members and Managers
  • Security Administrators
  • Other technical personnel who are responsible for data center automation


  • Knowledge of networking terms and concepts
  • Knowledge of different operating system environments

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the Server Automation (SA) core architecture and key components of SA
  • Integrate unmanaged servers into the SA managed environment and discover server information through SA
  • Use the Operation System (OS) Provisioning feature of SA to automate the installation of OS onto servers
  • Provision virtual servers and manage their server lifecycle through SA
  • Create static and dynamic device groups to manage multiple servers as groups
  • Manage packages as part of the software management feature in SA
  • Use a policy-based management methodology to provision software and manage software updates
  • Describe and use Application Deployment Manager (ADM) to manage an application lifecycle using SA
  • Use the Application Configuration feature of SA to manage the values in configuration files on managed servers
  • Manage patches on various OS platforms using a patch policy or software policy
  • Use the Audit and Remediation feature of SA to ensure servers and applications are compliant with defined best practices or corporate policies
  • Use the Compliance feature of SA to discover out-of-compliance servers in the managed environment and ensure that they are in compliance with corporate policies
  • Use the Global Shell and Global File System (OGFS) features to explore and manage servers in an SA environment
  • Create, manage, and execute scripts I SA to manage servers or server groups

Course Content

  • Course Overview and Introduction to HP Server Automation
  • Exploring the Architecture and Interfaces
  • Agent Functionality and Server Integration
  • Provisioning Operating Systems (OS) Using OS Build Plans (OSBPs)
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Less or Static IP Provisioning
  • Managing Virtualization
  • Exploring Device Groups
  • Exploring Device Groups with Search Results
  • Managing Packages
  • Software Management
  • Working with Application Deployment Manager (ADM)
  • Application Configuration Management
  • Managing Patches
  • Working with Audits, Snapshots, and Remediation
  • Enforcing Compliance
  • Exploring Servers Using the Global Shell and Global File Systeme
  • Scripting with SA
  • Exploring Reports in SA
Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: 2,775.- €
Dates and Booking
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06/02/2017 - 10/02/2017 Gelnhausen
15/05/2017 - 19/05/2017 Gelnhausen
28/08/2017 - 01/09/2017 Gelnhausen Course language: English