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Course number HB506S
Length 2 days
Delivery method* Remotely assisted instructional learning ( RAIL)
Instructor-led training ( ILT)
Onsite dedicated training ( OST)
Price USD $1,400
CAD $1,540
*Courses are supported in the delivery formats above, but are not necessarily scheduled in every delivery format listed. Please click the schedule links at the top of the page to see which delivery formats are currently scheduled.

Course overview

This course covers Integrity server virtualization using the HP Integrity Virtual Machines (VM) software. Learn to fully use the flexibility of the HP Integrity VM software to maximize the resource utilization of your Integrity servers and develop the skills needed to install, configure, and manage HP Integrity Virtual Machines. The two-day course is 50 percent lecture and 50 percent hands-on labs using HP Integrity servers.

Prerequisites

  • HP-UX System and Network Administration I (H3064) and HP-UX System and Network Administration II (H3065) or
  • HP-UX System and Network Administration for Experienced UNIX® System Administrators (H5875S) or
  • Equivalent experience

Audience

  • Experienced HP-UX system administrators

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Course objectives

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

  • Define the relationship between a VM host and VM guest
  • Install HP Virtual Machines software on a properly configured HP Integrity server
  • Configure, boot, monitor, modify, and manage VM guests
  • Boot the VM host
  • Use the Virtual Machines Manager to monitor a VM environment

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Benefits to you

  • Maximize your Integrity server utilization and improve system availability by learning how to install and administer HP Integrity Virtual Machines
  • Increase scalability and improve the ratio of applications to physical resources by knowing how to automatically allocate those resources to the right application at the right time
  • Learn how to use Integrity VM to set up isolated virtual machines as test environments to reduce the time required to deploy new applications or application revisions

Course outline

Integrity Virtual Machines Introduction

  • Virtualization concepts and terminology
  • Shared resources
  • VM host, virtual machines, and VM guests
  • Virtual networks and storage devices
  • Reserved devices
  • Integrity Virtual Machine Manager

Preparing the Physical Server

  • Integrity VM requirements
  • Creating virtual networks and storage backing devices
  • Reserving access to VM host devices
  • VM host HP-UX upgrade

Creating and Running Integrity Virtual Machines

  • Integrity VM administration, configuration, and VM management
  • VM CPU, memory, and I/O allocation
  • Accessing a VM console
  • Starting and stopping a VM
  • Suspend and resume a VM

Managing and Monitoring Integrity VMs

  • Managing I/O devices
  • Adding devices to a running VM
  • Storage — high availability guidelines
  • Accelerated Virtual I/O (AVIO)
  • Managing virtual DVD devices and VLANs
  • VM guest dynamic memory
  • Dynamic CPU management
  • Cloning and removing a virtual machine
  • Monitoring VMs and VMs from the host
  • Configuration and log files
  • Glance (and Performance Agent) in a virtual OS environment
  • VM host CPU monitoring - hpvmsar

Migrating Integrity Virtual Machines

  • Why migrate a VM?
  • VM host configuration to support VM migration
  • VM host requirements and recommendations
  • VM configuration to support online migration
  • VM migration procedures
  • Offline and online VM migration

Using HP Serviceguard with Integrity VMs

  • Integrity VM commands
  • Serviceguard commands
  • Serviceguard and Integrity VM use models
  • Integrity VMs as Serviceguard nodes
  • Cluster in a box
  • Integrity VMs as Serviceguard packages
  • Serviceguard and online VM guest migration
  • Application monitoring in a VM guest package
  • HPVM toolkit
  • Serviceguard on VM host - LAN failover

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