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Course number HK902S
Length 3 days
Delivery method Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)
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Price USD $2,700
CAD $2,970
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Course overview

The Managing HP 3PAR StoreServ I course reviews HP 3PAR hardware (7000-Series and V-Series) and architecture along with providing administrators insight into the constructs within the HP 3PAR array family. The course is approximately 50 percent lecture and 50 percent hands-on labs using HP 3PAR arrays. Note: hosts used are MS Windows.


The Managing HP 3PAR StoreServ I course includes the following topics:

  • Management Console (MC), StoreServ Management Console (SSMC) and Command Line Interface (CLI) for HP 3PAR array administration
  • Common Provisioning Groups
  • Thin Provisioning (including Deduplication)
  • Virtual Lock
  • Dynamic Optimization
  • Online Volume Conversion
  • Host Sets and Virtual Volume Sets
  • Local replication features of Virtual Copies (snapshots) and Physical Copies

Prerequisites

  • 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.)

Audience

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

Course objectives

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

  • Explain the HP 3PAR current hardware offerings: including the 7000 series, 7000c series, and the V-Series (10000)
  • Know the numbering schemes for the HP 3PAR hardware components (controllers, physical disks, ports)
  • Understand data flow and communication concepts in an HP 3PAR controller node
  • Use Management Console and CLI and SSMC to perform administrative tasks
  • Set-up a Common Provisioning Group (CPG)
  • Create a Thin Provisioned Virtual Volume (TPVV) and a Thin Dedup Virtual Volume (TDVV)
  • 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, SSMC, and Management Console to manage space
  • Create a Virtual Copy Volume (Snapshot)
  • Convert a Virtual Volume from fully-provisioned to thin-provisioned
  • Use HP 3PAR info to analyze luns presented to hosts

Non-Objectives

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
  • Adaptive Optimization

Next steps

  • Managing HP 3PAR StoreServ II (HK904S)
  • Managing HP 3PAR StoreServ III (H9P97S)

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 product line overviews
  • Software suites and licensing overview
  • Benefits and advantages of HP 3PAR virtualized storage architecture
  • 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

HP 3PAR Array Management: MC, SSMC and CLI

  • Installing
  • Logging In
  • Basic features and commands
  • Wizards
  • 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

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
  • Thin Provisioning

Storage Configuration

  • CPGs using Management Console, SSMC, and CLI
  • Fully provisioned and thin provisioned and thin deduplicated VVs using Management Console, SSMC, and CLI

Host Connectivity and Storage Allocation

  • Supported operating systems
  • How to prepare a host to access an HP 3PAR storage array
  • Adding 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, SSMC, 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, SSMC, 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
  • Online VV Conversion

Thin Technologies

  • Benefits of the Zero Detection/Thin Persistence feature
  • Administering Virtual Volumes using the MC, SSMC, and CLI to manage space

Local Replication: 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

Deduplication

  • Deduplication Process
  • Interpreting dedup output from CLI commands
  • Purpose of the Garbage Collector
  • How dedup works with virtual, physical, and remote Copies

Adaptive Flash Cache

  • Understanding what and what cannot be moved into AFC
  • Explaining the different LRU queues and queue demotion
  • Using CLI commands to setup, enable, disable, remove, and monitor AFC

File Persona

  • Installing and configuring File Persona
  • Working with File Persona authorization and authentication
  • Understanding the logical layers of File Persona
  • Explaining how snapshots work with File Persona
  • Configuring and using Antivirus capabilities
  • Working with File Services Quota Management

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