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Servicing HP BladeSystem Solutions


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Course number H4B99S
Length 3 days
Delivery method* Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)
Instructor-led training (ILT)
Onsite dedicated training (OST)
Price USD $2,700
CAD $2,970
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Course overview

This is a comprehensive course that delivers the technical information necessary to successfully troubleshoot HP server blades and other HP BladeSystem components like interconnect modules, storage blades, or enclosures. The participants can expect to gain a technical understanding of the HP BladeSystem infrastructure including building blocks like enclosures, server blades, storage blades and interconnect modules. This training also covers basic management components like Insight Display, Onboard Administrator and the iLO Management Engine.


  • Services, both internal HP and external

Certifications and Related Examinations

  • HP ATP – BladeSystem Solution Support v8
  • HP2-T26 - Servicing HP BladeSystem SolutionsServices, both internal HP and external

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Course objectives

  • This training is designed to help service specialists understand troubleshooting methods and tools used for HP BladeSytem.

Hands-on or remote lab activities include:

  • Configuring FTP Server on Windows 2003/2008
  • Using Onboard Administrator
  • Using Insight Display
  • Removing and Replacing Parts
  • Updating Firmware of Interconnect Modules
  • Downloading and Uploading Configuration Files
  • Using Port Mapping Functionality
  • Using iLO Management Processor
  • Updating Blade Firmware
  • Blade Server Diagnostic
  • Using RBSU and EFI

Next steps

  • Industry Standard Architecture and Technology (HK751AAE)
  • Implementing HP BladeSystem Solutions - Rev 11.41 (HH707S)

Course outline

Module 1: Portfolio Introduction

  • Identify the components of the BladeSystem portfolio
  • Describe the HP BladeSystem product features
  • Name HP BladeSystem management and deployment tools

Module 2: Enclosures

  • Identify and describe the HP BladeSystem enclosures
  • Explain how to configure BladeSystem enclosures
  • Describe the Onboard Administrator modules in BladeSystem enclosures
  • Explain how to flash the firmware for a BladeSystem
  • Describe the power architecture used in BladeSystem enclosures
  • Describe the Power Regulator technologies for BladeSystem enclosures
  • Describe the fans designed for the BladeSystem enclosures
  • Describe the different ways to attach a DVD-ROM drive to the enclosures

Module 3: Server Blades

  • List the key technologies featured in a ProLiant Gen8 server
  • Describe the ProLiant and Integrity server blades that constitute the BladeSystem portfolio

Module 4: Storage and Expansion Blades

  • Describe the features and components of:
  • Explain the placement rules and installation guidelines for the storage and expansion blades

Module 5: Ethernet Connectivity Options for HP BladeSystem

  • Describe and compare the BladeSystem Ethernet interconnect modules for ProLiant server blades
  • Explain how to access HP Networking Blade Switches
  • Describe the features of the Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Module
  • Describe the server adapters and mezzanine cards for ProLiant server blades

Module 6: Storage Connectivity Options for HP BladeSystem

  • Describe the Fibre Channel storage networking solutions available for the BladeSystem
  • Identify the Fibre Channel HBA options available for the BladeSystem

Module 7: BladeSystem Management and Configuration

  • Describe the features and functions of the Onboard Administrator
  • Describe the features and functions of the Insight Display
  • Describe the features and functions of the iLO Management Engine

Module 8: HP BladeSystem Firmware Update

  • Describe the HP options and tools available for firmware deployment
  • Explain the features and functions of SPP
  • Describe recommended firmware deployment strategies and automatic update of multiple enclosures

Module 9: Troubleshooting HP BladeSystems

  • Apply safety information and procedures when handling HP server equipment
  • Identify the steps in the troubleshooting process of a specific component
  • Describe the diagnostic tools for HP server blades

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