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Course number H1L25S
Length 1 day
Delivery method* Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)
Instructor-led training (ILT)
Onsite dedicated training (OST)
Price USD $800
CAD $880
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Special notes

This course covers the following tailored topics to help HP CloudSystem administrators/end-users get a jump-start on using and managing their HP CloudSystem Matrix environment .This course is mainly offered as a dedicated training class. Contact your HP Education Representative or your authorized HP reseller for a dedicated onsite class quote.

  1. HP CloudSystem Matrix Overview
  2. Infrastructure Orchestration
  3. Matrix OE Administration
  4. Capacity Advisor
  5. Operations Orchestration


Course overview

This one day hands-on course covers how to effectively utilize and manage the HP CloudSystem Matrix Solution. The HP CloudSystem Matrix solution topics include:

  • Review of building blocks that are part of HP CloudSystem solution including hardware, services and software
  • Dynamic infrastructure provisioning - accelerating delivery of shared infrastructure services, while reducing complexity, cutting costs, and improving reliability
  • Continuous consolidation and planning - using real-time capacity planning and logical server management to complement long-term consolidation projects with ongoing optimization, and quickly rebalance and repurpose physical and virtual servers to respond to changing business priorities
  • Energy aware planning - using real-time capacity planning capabilities to quickly and easily consolidate workloads in an energy-efficient manner
  • Improving service delivery - use recovery management features to configure disaster recovery options for an environment
  • Extending capabilities for Infrastructure and Cloud Administration and monitoring with HP Cloud Service Automation tools
  • Using configuration and management tools to provide advanced server management and troubleshooting tasks

Students will have remote access to HP CloudSystem Matrix solution for performing their hands-on labs.

Software components and/or Version:

  • HP CloudSystem Matrix Operating Environment
  • VMware ESX
  • VMware vSphere
  • Hyper-V


The students MUST have at least one out of four requirements from below:

  1. VIP HE646X c-class Blade Administration Training or
  2. Standard deliveries of all 3 HE646S, HE643S and HK758S Blades, Insight Control and Virtual Connect courses:
  3. Or attended tailored or Custom Training event through HP Education that covered administration topics from the above courses
  4. Or equivalent HP BladeSystem ProLiant administration experience >2 years


  • Experienced c-class Blade Administrators, engineers and consultants who will manage and administer the HP CloudSystem Matrix solution in their environments.
  • HP Customers, Partners or HP Internal Employees
  • Expectation is students have deep understanding of HP BladeSystem technologies and Insight Management software

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Course objectives

At the completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand technical details and business value of HP CloudSystem Matrix solution and Converged Infrastructure
  • Be able to manage and optimize a HP CloudSystem Matrix environment

Benefits to you

  • This course provides HP CloudSystem administrators/end-users an opportunity to jump-start on using and managing their HP CloudSystem Matrix environment

Course outline

Module 0: Course Overview

Module 1 - Introduction to HP CloudSystem Matrix

  • HP CloudSystem and Cloud solutions
  • CloudSystem Components
    • HP BladeSystem
    • Virtual Connect and Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager
    • Insight Software portfolio
      • Insight Control
      • Capacity Advisor
      • HP Matrix OE
    • Storage
      • HP StorageWorks
      • Storage Provisioning Manager
      • Remote replication
    • Network
    • HP Insight Orchestrations
    • HP Operations Orchestration
    • HP Server Automation
    • HP Network Automation
    • HP uCMDB
    • HP CloudService Automation (CSA)
    • HP Cloud Services
      • HP CloudSystem Matrix management functionality
      • Review environment dashboard

A: Infrastructure Orchestration

Module 2 –IO Self Service Portal

  • Rethinking Infrastructure Administration
  • Self Service portal features
  • Service Catalog
  • Provisioning from Orchestrated Workflows
  • Infrastructure lifecycle: Lease – bill – release

Lab 1

  • Using Self-Service Portal
  • Cost of Services conveyed via the portal
  • Lease Periods
  • How IT published a catalog of Services to set standard configurations

Module 3 – IO Designer

  • IO Designer
  • Creating Orchestrated Workflows
  • Import CloudMaps
  • Chargeback
  • Workflows

Lab 2 - Using IO Designer

  • Using IO Designer
  • Create templates for physical and virtual machine deployment

B: Matrix OE Administration

Module 4 – Managing HP CloudSystem Matrix Operating Environment with dynamic Infrastructure Provisioning
  • Infrastructure Orchestration
  • Resource Pools
    • Software, Network, Storage, Server, Users
  • Deployment Strategies, physical and virtual
  • vSphere, vCenter, Server Automation, Insight Control Virtual machine management (Hyper-V), Insight Control Server Deployment (RDP) and Ignite

Lab 3

  • Create a software pool entry
  • Impact of network pools on service deployment
  • Storage Provisioning Manager
  • Server pool wizard – assign users to the pools
  • Deployment of virtual machine
  • Deployment of physical machine

Module 5 - Energy aware planning with the HP CloudSystem Matrix Operating Environment

  • Review HP Thermal Logic capabilities
    • Intelligent Power Discover
    • Data Center Environmental Edge
    • HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure
    • ProLiant Power Regulator
    • Dynamic Power Capping
    • Platinum Power Supply
    • Sea of Sensors
  • Perform consolidation review using planning tools
  • Data Center Smart Grid
  • HP Energy Efficiency Services
  • HP Performance Optimized Data Center

    Lab 4:

    • Power management configurations
    • Reviewing Data Center Power Control

    C: Capacity Advisor

    Module 6 – Utilization and Capacity Advisor

    • Describe capacity planning functionality to optimize infrastructure confidently
    • Using Capacity Advisor
      • Infrastructure capacity and utilization
      • Forecasting Infrastructure utilization
      • Utilization limits
      • Comparison Reports

    Lab 4

    • Using Capacity Advisor for Infrastructure capacity and utilization
    • Infrastructure utilization and reporting
    • Running resource usage reports

    Module 7 - Continuous Consolidation and planning with the HP CloudSystem Matrix Operating Environment

    • HP CloudSystem capacity planning functionality to optimize infrastructure confidently

    Lab 5

    • System Consolidation with Power Calculations
    • Create forecast scenarios
    • Workload scenario planning with Smart Solver tools
    • Power comparison reports

    D: Operations Orchestration

    Module 8 – Operations Orchestration Capabilities and Workflows

    • Operations Orchestration (OO) overview
    • OO working with IO and OO Central
    • OO Workflow execution
    • OO Studio Interface
    • Workflow Authoring
    • OO workflow integration with CloudSystem IO Components

    Lab 6: Operations Orchestration Workflow creation

    • OO Studio overview and use
    • Create OO workflow
    • Debug workflow
    • Run and check workflow
    • Integrate OO workflow into IO Orchestrated Workflow
    • Publish to Service Catalog

    Module 9: Cloud Service Automation tools for Administration and Management

    • HP Cloud Service Automation and CSA for Matrix
    • HP Server Automation
    • HP Network Automation
    • HP uCMDB
    • HP Site Scope

    Lab 7: HP CSA demos

    Module 10 - Improving service delivery with Infrastructure Protection and Recovery Functionality

    • BladeSystem Matrix Operating Environment and support to enable optional data protection
    • Recovery options from ISVs and HP
    • HP BladeSystem Matrix Operating Environment also offers recovery management capability for certain enterprise environments
    • Differentiate data protection and disaster recovery products
    • Describe HP Insight Management availability and recovery solutions
    • Describe the process for configuring an environment to implement HP CloudSystem Matrix Operating Environment recovery management
    • Demonstration: Setup and failover of logical server failure

    Module 11 – Building out HP Converged Infrastructure to HP CloudSystem

    • Practical use case study review
    • Learning check of customer objectives
    • Course wrap-up and practical Approach of bringing your company to CI and how to introduce HP CloudSystem Matrix into your Data Center
      • Next steps
      • Best practices - Matrix planning, conversion, installation, sizing, high availability, setup services, SDR high-level process overview
      • HP CloudSystem and Converged Infrastructure Roadmap
      • Customer Example
      • CIMM (Converged Infrastructure Maturity Model) tool
      • Wrap-up


    • Case Studies
    • Concept of bursting – additional course offering.

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