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Course number H1L51S
Length 3 days
Delivery method* Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)
Instructor-led training (ILT)
Onsite dedicated training (OST)
Price USD $2,400
CAD $2,640
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Course overview

HP Integrity vPars/HPVM v6.2 allows creating, managing, and administering both virtual partitions (vPars) and virtual machines (VMs) with the same software. This course provides experienced HP-UX 11i v3 administrators with the knowledge to develop the skills needed to manage this virtual server environment. The course is 50 percent lecture and 50 percent hands-on labs using HP Integrity c-Class i2 blade servers.


  • HP-UX System and Network Administration I (H3064S) and
  • HP-UX System and Network Administration II (H3065S) or
  • HP-UX System and Network Administration for Experienced UNIX® System Administrators (H5875S) or
  • Equivalent HP-UX administration experience on Integrity servers


  • Experienced HP-UX system administrators responsible for managing and monitoring Integrity i2 servers virtualized with vPars/HPVM v6.1+

Important note

Students administering partitions on cell-based servers should attend course U5075S. Students partitioning Superdome 2 from the Onboard Administrator should attend course HK713S.

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Course objectives

At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:

  • Identify potential Virtualization Services Provider (VSP) systems, based on available hardware and software resources
  • Configure vPars and VMs using vPars/HPVM v6.2 software installed on the VSP
  • Control, monitor, and manage vPars and VMs, including modification of resources statically and dynamically
  • Migrate VMs offline and online between VSPs
  • Migrate vPars offline between VSPs
  • Configure the Globally Unique ID manager (GUIDmgr) software to support virtualized fibre channel HBAs using NPIV
  • Position virtual servers in a highly-available Serviceguard environment

Benefits to you

  • Gain the skills to configure, monitor, and manage a virtual server environment using vPars/HPVM v6.2
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience using the server virtualization management tools

Course outline

HP Integrity VM v6 and HP-UX vPars Introduction

  • Distinguishing features of HP's Server Virtualization technologies
  • vPars/HPVM v6 terminology
  • How CPU, memory, network devices, and storage devices are virtualized
  • Supported hardware and software revisions

Preparing the VSP

  • Components of a c-Class enclosure, Integrity i2/i4 blades and Superdome 2
  • vPars/HPVM v6.2 and related software and reboot as VSP
  • vPars/HPVM v6.2 manpages on the VSP
  • Physical disk backing stores
  • Virtual switches
  • VSP CPU resource pool

Administration Basics with vPars/HPVM v6

  • Create a virtual partition and virtual machine
  • Assign virtual network devices
  • Assign virtual storage devices
  • Modify virtual partition and virtual machine configurations
  • Display the virtual partition and virtual machine configuration
  • Manually boot a virtual partition and a virtual machine from its console
  • Power down and remove a virtual partition and a virtual machine

Administering vPars/HPVM v6 Beyond the Basics

  • VSP resources
  • Configure vPar/VM console and viLO options
  • Backing store options
  • Add a virtual DVD device to a vPar/VM
  • Install HP-UX on a vPar/VM boot disk
  • Configure the vEFI boot manager menu
  • Manage virtual switch VLAN settings
  • Suspend/resume a virtual machine
  • Configure dynamic memory and cores
  • Clone a virtual server
  • Monitor vPar/VM resource utilization

Migrating Integrity Virtual Servers with vPars/HPVM v6

  • Define a virtual server with resources compatible with offline vPar or VM migration
  • Define a VM to be migrated online
  • Configure two VSPs as current and target hosts
  • Migrate a virtual server offline
  • Migrate a VM online to another VSP

vPars/HPVM v6 with GUIDmgr v1.0 and NPIV

  • SAN LUN zoning with NPIV
  • Initializing the Global Unique IDentifier manager (GUIDmgr) on a server and client
  • Using the GUID to assign a vHBA to a virtual server

Using HP Serviceguard with vPars/HPVM v6

  • Different scenarios for involving virtual servers in Serviceguard clusters
  • Benefits of different scenarios for involving virtual servers in Serviceguard clusters

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