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Course number HH652S
Length 5 days
Delivery method Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)
Instructor-led training (ILT)
Onsite dedicated training (OST)
Price USD $4,500
CAD $4,950
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Special notes

HP ExpertOne Certification ID for this courseware is 00378825.

Course overview

This course focuses on the initial installation and startup tasks required to bring a customer’s ProLiant ML/DL/SL server online and be prepared for the deployment of applications. This class will focus on ProLiant ML/DL/SL solutions and how these solutions address real problems that customers are facing today. In addition to in depth technical training on the key technologies that enable these solutions, this class provides hands-on labs, sizing and configuration exercises, and solution demonstrations. Assists in preparation for the (AIS) ProLiant certification.


HP recommends that students have attained the following experience before taking this course:

  • CompTIA Server + certification or HP's Industry Standard Architecture and Technology certification or first or second line support experience.

For AIS ProLiant certification requirements:

  • Please review HP Partner training certification datasheet for further certification pre-requisites requirements


  • Product Specialist, Infrastructure Specialist, System Administrator, and Integration Specialist
  • Students who wish to apply for certification exam:
    • HP0-S25

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Course objectives

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Use HP Product Bulletin
  • Flash Firmware using Firmware Maintenance
  • Use ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU)on a ProLiant G6 Server
  • Configure Smart Array Controller
  • Use ProLiant Onboard Administrator
  • Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3
  • Install SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 5.3
  • Boot Server and Install Citrix Xen Server
  • Boot Server and Install VMware ESXi 4.0
  • Install VMware vSphere Client and Configure Networking Properties
  • Create Virtual Machines and Install Operating System on VMware ESXi 4.
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  • Import Virtual Machine Appliance into VMware ESXi Server
  • Boot Server to HP SmartStart CD and Install Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008
  • Install the PSP for Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Install the PSP for Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Install and Configure HP Data Protector Express
  • Install HP Systems Insight Manager
  • Use HP Systems Insight Manager
  • Use HP Insight Performance Manager (PMP)
  • Use HP Diagnostic Tools for Troubleshooting

Course outline

Module 1: ML/DL/SL Product Lines and Setup

  • HP ProLiant server family
  • Firmware upgrade process
  • Configuring HP ProLiant server
  • Configuring storage subsystem
  • Learning check

Module 1: ML/DL/SL Product Lines and Setup

  • HP Lights-Out technology and benefits
  • Functions of iLO3 management processor
  • Functions of iLO2 management processor
  • Learning check

Module 3: Smart Array Storage Technology

  • Storage technologies
  • HP disk drives-Extending MTBF
  • Smart Array Controllers
  • RAID levels supported by HP array controllers
  • Array configuration utilities
  • Learning check

Module 4: HP Insight Foundation Suite for ProLiant

  • SmartStart
  • ProLiant Support Pack
  • Management DVD and HP Smart Update Firmware DVD
  • Setup differences for 100-series ProLiant servers
  • Learning check

Module 5: Data Availability and Protection for a ProLiant Server

  • Increasing availability through power protection
  • Rack options
  • Memory protection technologies
  • Learning check

Module 6: Insight Software: Basic Management

  • HP Insight Control management suites
  • HP Systems Insight Manager
  • Learning check

Module 7: Insight Control Performance Management

  • Performance management functionality, benefits and requirements
  • Using performance management functionality
  • Performance management reports
  • Learning check

Module 8: Virtualization Basics

  • HP ProLiant Virtualization with VMware
  • HP ProLiant Virtualization with Citrix XenServer
  • HP Virtualization with Microsoft
  • Learning check

Module 9: HP StorageWorks P4000 G2 SAN

  • HP StorageWorks P4000 introduction
  • iSCSI
  • P4000 Centralized Management Console
  • P4000 features
  • Learning check

Module 10: General Troubleshooting

  • HP troubleshooting methodology
  • HP troubleshooting steps
  • Learning check

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