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HP XP 9500 Storage Differences for Experienced XP Administrators


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Course number HK767S
Length 2 days
Delivery method Remotely assisted instructional learning ( RAIL)
Instructor-led training ( ILT)
Onsite dedicated training ( OST)
Price USD $1,800
CAD $1,980

Course overview

This 2-day course covers the differences between the new HP XP 9500 Disk Array and previous generation HP XP arrays. Students learn the hardware architecture and new user interface for the P9500. The course is 70 percent lecture and 30 percent hands-on labs using HP arrays.


Participants will be expected to have the following experience:
  • An understanding of the architecture of the StorageWorks XP disk array
  • Configuration experience on an XP disk array


Storage administrators with prior HP XP Storage experience who will be implementing P9500 solutions.

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Course objectives

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

  • Understand the HP XP 9500 disk array hardware architecture
  • Use the new Remote Web Console 2 user interface to manage and view P9500 configuration information
  • Understand the use of the new P9000 Smart Tiers software
  • Use the new integrated P9000 Command Line Interface for storage provisioning tasks
  • Know the changes to RAID Manager software used for data replication
  • Become familiar with the changes to Performance Advisor required to manage a P9500 array

Benefits to you

  • Gain the knowledge and valuable hands-on experience needed to transition to the next generation P9500 array

Course outline

XP 9500 Hardware

  • Architecture Overview
  • Disk controller compoments
  • Disk controller details

Remote Web Console

  • Overview of changes
  • New look and feel
  • Viewing array configuration reports
  • Task management

XP 9500 Volume and LUN Management

  • Changes to the GUI
  • Creating volumes
  • Creating host groups
  • Creating LUNs

XP 9500 RAID Manager - Differences

  • Out-of-band virtual command device
  • RAID Manager commands to provision storage
  • Understand and create device groups
  • Understand and create copy groups

Resource Partitions

  • Concepts
  • Physical vs. logical partitioning
  • Implementation
  • Creating resource groups
  • User groups access to one or more resource groups

XP 9000 Performance Advisor 5.x

  • New/modified screens for XP 95000

Smart Tiers

  • Benefits of thin provisioning smart tiers
  • Configuring smart pools for use with smart tiers


  • Command View Advanced Edition v7.x

HK767 C.00
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