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Managing HP 3PAR StoreServ I


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Course number HK902S
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

Course overview

This course reviews HP 3PAR hardware and architecture along with providing administrators insight into the constructs within the HP 3PAR array family. Topics include Management Console (MC) and Command Line Interface (CLI), Common Provisioning Groups, Thin Provisioning, data encryption used by self-encrypting drives and Virtual Lock. Dynamic Optimization and Adaptive Optimization are also discussed. Virtual Copies and Physical Copies are addressed as well. The course is approximately 50 percent lecture and 50 percent hands-on labs using HP 3PAR arrays. Note: hosts used are MS Windows.


  • An understanding of general storage concepts including fibre channel technologies, and RAID
  • Operator level functionality in a Windows environment. (Labs are performed on a Windows host.)


  • HP 3PAR administrators who desire training on basic concepts and best practices needed to administer the array

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Course objectives

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

  • Know the numbering schemes for the HP 3PAR hardware components
  • Understand data flow and communication concepts in an HP 3PAR controller node
  • Use Management Console and CLI
  • Set-up a Common Provisioning Group (CPG) and manage alerts
  • Create a Thin Provisioned Virtual Volume (TPVV)
  • Use Autonomic Groups (Host Sets and Volume Sets) to simplify provisioning storage
  • Change volume RAID, availability, and service levels using Dynamic Optimization
  • Work with Virtual Lock for Virtual Volumes and Snapshots
  • Administer Virtual Volumes using the CLI and Management Console to manage space
  • Create a Virtual Copy Volume (Snapshot)
  • Create, manage, and remove an Adaptive Optimization configuration
  • Convert a Virtual Volume from fully-provisioned to thin-provisioned
  • Understand how to use SmartStart to initialize a 7000 Series array
  • Use HP 3PAR info to analyze luns presented to hosts


The following topics are not included in this course:

  • Hands-on hardware installation
  • Hands on with hardware
  • Array installation
  • Service processor
  • Hands-on Peer Motion
  • On-line Import
  • VMware labs
  • Upgrades

Next steps

  • Managing HP 3PAR StoreServ II (HK904S)

Benefits to you

  • Gain the knowledge necessary to perform day-to-day administration functions on an HP 3PAR array

Course outline

HP 3PAR Solution Overview

  • Current and legacy product line overviews
  • Software suites and licensing overview
  • Benefits and advantages of HP 3PAR technology vs. traditional arrays
  • HP 3PAR hardware offerings(10000 Series and 7000 Series)
  • Basic HP 3PAR high availability advantages
  • Gen4 ASIC chip functionality
  • Advantages of cache persistence and persistent ports
  • Data flow and communication concepts in an HP 3PAR controller node
  • Self-encrypting drives
  • HP 3PAR component connectivity
  • HP 3PAR remote support

Management Console (MC) and Command Line Interface (CLI) Introduction

  • Installing MC and CLI
  • Logging to the MC and CLI
  • MC basic features and CLI basic commands
  • MC and CLI benefits

7000 Series Hardware Overview

  • HP 3PAR controller options basics
  • Drive cage expandability options
  • HP 3PAR hardware components basics
  • HP 3PAR hardware components numbering schemes

7000 system installation using StartStart

  • Installation and setup using SmartStart
  • Locate the array serial number

10000 Series Hardware Overview

  • HP 3PAR controller options basics
  • Drive cage expandability options
  • HP 3PAR hardware components basics
  • HP 3PAR hardware components numbering schemes

Storage Concepts and Terminology

  • HP 3PAR provisioning terminology
  • HP 3PAR concept of a disk chunklet and Logical Disk (LD)
  • HP 3PAR concept of a Common Provisioning Group (CPG)
  • HP 3PAR Virtual Volumes (VV) types

Storage Configuration

  • CPGs using Management Console and CLI
  • Fully provisioned and thin provisioned VVs using Management Console and CLI

Host Connectivity and Storage Allocation

  • Supported operating systems
  • How to prepare a host to access an HP 3PAR storage array
  • Creating hosts in an HP 3PAR storage array
  • Adding FC ports to a host
  • Export VVs to a host as VLUNs
  • Unexport VVs/VLUNs from a host
  • Using Management Console and CLI to work with hosts and storage
  • Use Host Explorer to add hosts
  • Use HP3PARInfo to gather information

Autonomic Groups and Virtual Lock

  • Host and volume sets advantages
  • Creating and maintaining host and volume sets
  • Management Console and CLI to work with host and volume sets
  • Host and volume sets guidelines and rules
  • Understand the Virtual Lock feature

Dynamic Optimization

  • Dynamic Optimization (DO) benefits
  • Changing VV RAID level
  • Changing VV setsize and availability level
  • Changing VV service level
  • Changing VV user data and copy space

Adaptive Optimization

  • Benefits of Adaptive Optimization
  • Difference between Adaptive Optimization and Dynamic Optimization
  • Describe how drive types fit into Adaptive Optimization tiered storage solution
  • Work with Adaptive Optimization using the MC and CLI
  • Generate and interpret Adaptive Optimization reports

Thin Technologies

  • Benefits of the Zero Detection/Thin Persistence feature
  • Administering Virtual Volumes using the MC and CLI to manage space
  • Perform an online Thick to Thin online conversion

Virtual and Physical Copy

  • Virtual and Physical Copy benefits
  • Creating, exporting, unexporting, and deleting a Virtual Copy volume
  • Rules of Virtual Copy relationships
  • Restore from a Virtual copy
  • Resynchronize a PC to a base volume
  • Promote a PC to a base volume
  • Use the MC and CLI to manage physical and virtual copies

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