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Course number HH707S
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

  • C&L SABA ID = 00433855
  • C&L course version = 13.21
  • Recommended for ExpertOne EXAM = HP0-S35

Course overview

Implementing HP BladeSystem Solutions is a comprehensive course that focuses on the initial installation and startup tasks required to bring a customer’s BladeSystem Solution online and prepared for the deployment of applications. The course delivers the technical information necessary to successfully install and configure HP BladeSystem components including enclosure, server blades, interconnect modules, storage blades, and management devices. Students will install multiple operating systems using deployment tools and also use HP management software.


HP recommends that students have attained the following experience before taking this course:
  • ATP – Server Administrator V8 or Equivalent


  • Students who wish to apply for certification exam: HP0-S35
  • HP Solution Architect
  • HP Authorized Reseller Partners
  • HP Technical Client Consultants
  • HP Field Presales & Competency Center Solution Architects

Certifications and Related Examinations

  • HP ATP – BladeSystem Solution Integrator V8
  • HP0-S35 - Implementing HP BladeSystem Solutions

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Course objectives

After completion of this training, students should be able to:

  • Identify the components of the BladeSystem portfolio
  • Identify available server and technologies in the BladeSystem portfolio
  • Describe the power architecture used in HP BladeSystem systems
  • Describe Thermal Logic technology
  • Describe the cooling technologies designed for the BladeSystem systems
  • Describe the use of a DVD-ROM drive in the enclosures
  • Explain how to use and configure: Onboard Administrator, Insight Display and iLO Management Engine
  • Describe the features and functions of HP: Storage blades, Tape blades and Expansion blades
  • Describe the features and functions of other storage technologies used in HP BladeSystem
  • Describe HP BladeSystem Ethernet interconnect modules for HP ProLiant server blades
  • Describe the HP BladeSystem Fibre Channel interconnect modules available for HP BladeSystem
  • Describe the Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) switches available for BladeSystem
  • Identify 4X InfiniBand Switch Modules available for BladeSystem
  • Describe HP Virtual Connect portfolio and technology concept
  • Plan and implement a Virtual Connect environment
  • Identify basic features of Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager
  • Describe the basic features of the HP P2000 Modular Smart Array family and the basic features of the HP StoreVirtual 4000 Storage solution
  • Describe virtualization with VMware and virtualization with Microsoft products
  • Describe basic features of HP System Management Homepage and the basic features of HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM)
  • Describe HP Insight Control components and its hardware and software requirements
  • Describe features and components of Insight Control server deployment, scripted and imaged installation and Insight Control Server Provisioning
  • Explain how to increase availability through power protection
  • Identify the diagnostic tools available for HP BladeSystem solutions, maintain the drivers and firmware for a BladeSystem solution and identify the HP Services available for BladeSystem
  • Explain how to configure Ethernet Connectivity Options
  • Explain how to configure Storage Connectivity Options

Next Steps

  • Advanced Integration and Management of HP Server Solutions, Rev. 12.41 - (00604564_HH708S)

Course outline

Module 1: Portfolio Introduction

  • HP BladeSystem portfolio
  • Server blade portfolio
  • Learning check

Module 2: HP BladeSystem Enclosures

  • BladeSystem enclosure family
  • BladeSystem power and cooling
  • Attaching a DVD-ROM drive to a BladeSystem enclosure
  • Learning check

Module 3: Managing HP BladeSystem

  • Objectives
  • Using the Onboard Administrator
  • iLO Management Engine
  • Learning check
Module 4: Storage and Expansion Blades

  • Objectives
  • HP BladeSystem storage and expansion blades
  • Placement rules and installation guidelines
  • Other storage solutions for HP BladeSystem
  • Learning check

Module 5: Ethernet Connectivity Options for HP BladeSystem

  • Objectives
  • Available Ethernet interconnect modules
  • Learning check
Module 6: Storage Connectivity Options for HP BladeSystems

  • Objectives
  • Fibre Channel interconnect options
  • SAS storage solutions for BladeSystem servers
  • 4X InfiniBand switch modules
  • Learning check

Module 7: Virtual Connect Installation and Configuration

  • Objectives
  • HP Virtual Connect portfolio and technology concept
  • Planning and implementing Virtual Connect
  • Configuring Virtual Connect
  • Flex-10 and FlexFabric technology
  • Multi-enclosure configuration
  • Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager
  • Learning check

Module 8: Introduction to HP SAN Solutions

  • Objectives
  • HP P2000 portfolio
  • HP StoreVirtual 4000 Storage portfolio
  • Learning check

Module 9: Virtualization Basics

  • Objectives
  • Virtualization with Microsoft
  • Learning check

Module 10: HP Management Software

  • Objectives
  • HP System Management Homepage
  • HP Systems Insight Manager
  • Insight Control
  • Learning check

Module 11: HP Blade Server Deployment

  • Objectives
  • Introducing Insight Control server deployment
  • Scripted and imaged installation
  • Insight Control Server Provisioning
  • Learning check

Module 12: Data Availability and Protection for Server Blades

  • Objectives
  • Increasing availability through power protection
  • Learning check

Module 13: HP BladeSystem Support

  • Objectives
  • BladeSystem diagnostics
  • Firmware update tools and options
  • HP Services for BladeSystem
  • Learning check

Module 14: Insight Control Server Deployment

  • Describe features and components of Insight Control server deployment
  • Describe scripted and imaged installation
  • Describe special functionality of Insight Control server deployment for HP BladeSystem

Module 15: Data Availability and Protection for a Server Blade

  • Explain how to increase availability through power protection
  • Identify data protection software products available from HP and describe their key features

Module 16: HP BladeSystem Support

  • Identify the diagnostic tools available for HP BladeSystem solutions
  • Maintain the drivers and firmware for a BladeSystem solution
  • Identify the HP Services available for BladeSystem

Appendix 01: Configuring Ethernet Connectivity Options

Appendix 02: Configuring Storage Connectivity Options

Appendix 03: HP VirtualSystem VS2 for Red Hat Reference Architecture

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