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Course number HK905S
Length 5 days
Delivery method Remotely assisted instructional learning ( RAIL)
Instructor-led training ( ILT)
Onsite dedicated training ( OST)
Price USD $4,500
CAD $4,950

Course overview

This 5-day course introduces students to the XP 9500 disk array terminology, function, architecture, and configuration. Students will get hands-on practice on our P9500ís with LUN and Volume Management, Data Replication, Cache Partitioning, External Storage, Thin Provisioning, AutoLUN, Performance Advisor, Resource Partitions and Command View XP Advanced Edition. In addition we will cover the concepts of Continuous Access and Snapshot XP. This course is 60% lecture and 40% hands on labs using HP Arrays.


  • HP Accelerated SAN Essentials (UC434S) and
  • Knowledge of networks and the storage administration tasks for the 9500 OS will be useful


  • Storage administrators responsible for the configuration and management of HP XP 9500 disk arrays

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Course objectives

  • Understand the hardware architecture of the HP XP 9500 disk array
  • Use the new Remote Web Console user interface to manage and view P9500 configuration information
  • Use the new RAID Manager Command line to manage the array configuration
  • Set the Fibre Port Topology for the P9500 ports
  • Configure LUNs
  • Use the Volume Manager to create LUSE and Custom Size Volumes
  • Understand how to implement LUN Security
  • Handle multiple paths to a LUN
  • Understand P9000 replication products: P9000 Business Copy, P9000 Snapshot, and P9000 Continuous Access
  • Understand how to use External Storage
  • Understand how to use Thin Provisioning
  • Understand how to use AutoLUN
  • Configure Resource Partitions
  • Use Command View Advanced Edition to manage the P9500 array

Benefits to you

  • This course provides hands-on experience managing and monitoring the HP XP 9500 disk array

Course outline

P9500 Hardware

  • Architecture Overview
  • Physical Layout
  • Component details
  • Terminology

Software Solutions An overview of the following software

  • Storage Essentials
  • P9000 Software Suite
  • HP P9500 supported Multipathing solutions
  • Command View Advanced Edition
  • Performance Advisor
  • P9000 Replication Manager
  • High Availability solutions
  • Metered licensing of P9000 Software

Remote Web Console

  • Management Options
  • Web Console Architecture
  • Web Client Requirements
  • License Key Management
  • Audit Logs
  • User management
  • Customer Access to SVP
  • Task Wizards
  • Reporting tool

Command Line Interface

  • Setup RAID Manager
  • Send commands to SVP in-band and out of band
  • Authenticate with SVP
  • List array configuration

Volume Management

  • Logical Unit Size Expansion
  • Custom Volumes
  • Open-V volumes
  • System Disk
  • Quick Format
  • Command Line for Volume Management
  • DKA Encryption
  • Volume Shredder
  • Data Retention

LUN Management

  • Fibre Port Management
  • Host Groups
  • Host Modes
  • Management tools for LUNs
  • Making storage available to hosts
  • Create LUNs and Command Devices
  • Using Configuration File Loader
  • Command Line for LUN management

Making LUNS visible to a host

  • Understand Host preparation before presenting LUNs
  • Making LUN visible to hosts
  • Understand the HP-UX Hardware path address for LUNs
  • Use of the P9000Info tool

Multi Pathing Solutions

  • Automatic Path Failover
  • Dynamic Load Balancing
  • Multi-Pathing Solutions
  • MPIO for Windows Overview
  • Installing MPIO DSM for P9500
  • Installing DSM MGR (Optional)
  • HPDSM CLI (hpdsm.exe)
  • MPIO DSM Manager
  • MPIO - Setting a Preferred Path
  • HP-UX 11iv3 native mutli-pathing
  • Making Host See New LUN
  • Host Bus Adapter Issues
  • Making LUNs Visible to HP-UX 11iv1, v2 & v3
  • HP-UX Legacy FC Hardware Addresses
  • Connecting a Windows Host to a P9500
  • Linux native multi pathing

P9000 Thin Provisioning and SMART Tiers

  • What is P9000 Thin Provisioning (THP)?
  • THP operation sequence
  • THP pools
  • THP usage with other Program Products
  • THP BC usage details
  • THP usage with partitioning
  • THP DMT reads and writes
  • THP performance
  • THP Smart Tiers

P9000 Cache Partitioning

  • With and without Cache Partitions
  • Cache Logical Partitions (CLPRs)

P9000 External Storage

  • Overview and Features
  • External Storage Path Modes
  • Cache Mode
  • Use with Cache Partitions
  • Configure External Ports
  • Configure External Volumes
  • Best Practices for P9000 External Storage
  • Power on and off order
  • Disaster Recovery Solutions using P9000 External Storage

P9000 AutoLUN

  • Tiered Storage Approach
  • AutoLUN Migration
  • Reserving destination volumes
  • AutoLUN Tasks
  • AutoLUN Migration configuration

Performance Monitor

  • Data collection
  • Viewing collected data
  • Performance Monitor Export Tool
  • Data export

P9000 Performance Advisor

  • Product Overview
  • Collecting Array and Host Information
  • Management Station - Components
  • Host Agents and Clients
  • Installing and logging on to Performance Advisor
  • Performance Advisor GUI
  • PA Licensing
  • P9500 Configuration Data Collection
  • Creating Charts and New Alarms
  • Generating and Scheduling Reports
  • P9000Watch and P9000Sketch

Replication Overview

  • P9000 Business Copy Overview
  • Full copy vs. Snapshot Comparison
  • P9000 Business Copy Operations and States
  • P9000 Continuous Access Overview
  • Continuous Access Synchronous Overview
  • Continuous Access Journal Overview

Resource Partitions

  • What are Resource Partitions
  • Physical Partitioning VS Logical Partitioning
  • Resource Groups
  • User Groups
  • Access Roles

Introduction to P9000 Command View Advanced Edition

  • Command View AE Features
  • Architecture
  • Device Manager Host Agent and Web Client
  • Connecting to the P9000 CV AE Device Manager
  • GUI Functions Available with Core License
  • Installing the Device Manager Host Agent
  • Setting Up the Device Manager Agent
  • Agent-less Host Data Collection

Managing Volumes and LUNs with Command View Advanced Edition

  • Logical Group Concept
  • CVAE Host - Concept
  • Add LUNs to an existing host group
  • Create LUNs for a new host group
  • User Management Concepts
  • Security Settings for User Accounts

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