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Course number HK925S
Length 2 days
Delivery method* Remotely assisted instructional learning ( RAIL)
Instructor-led training ( ILT)
Onsite dedicated training ( OST)
Price USD $1,600
CAD $1,760
*Courses are supported in the delivery formats above, but are not necessarily scheduled in every delivery format listed.
Please click the schedule links at the top of the page to see which delivery formats are currently scheduled.

Course overview

The core objective of this course is to provide participants with an overview of HP ProLiant Gen8 capabilities, enabling technologies and changes in administration. Key tasks and tools are identified for deployment of ProLiant Gen8 servers from bare-metal. Core administrative tools and differences from previous HP ProLiant generations along with firmware management and intelligent provisioning are among the new capabilities discussed. Finally, this course will show how key new features of the Integrated Management Console will streamline server and infrastructure administration.


Hands on labs

Courseware will include lab guide as well as video overview to complement technical configuration topics where equipment may not be available.


Prerequisites

HP recommends that students have attained the following credentials or levels of experience before taking this course:

  • Recommend that participants are familiar with G7 ProLiant Server software and tools
  • Course also provides learning opportunity for participants new to HP ProLiant Gen8

Audience

Administrators, engineers and consultants who install, configure, and support HP ProLiant servers

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Course objectives

  • Provide participants with an overview of ProLiant Gen8 administration
  • Cover key tasks and tools used to deploy ProLiant server from bare metal
  • Identify Gen8 or core administration tools and differences
  • Review HP BladeSystem and Enclosure Firmware Management capabilities
  • Review new features and functions of iLO
  • Use the Services Media Library to identify new server engineering designs, components and capabilities

Benefits to you

  • Course provides participants opportunity for quick integration, implementation and use of HP ProLiant Gen8 in their environment.

Course outline

Module 0: Course Overview
Module 1: Capabilities and Technologies overview

  • Identify server product capabilities and tools to deploy and administer
  • Review changes in ProLiant server product line:
    • HP ProLiant Hyperscale
    • HP ProLiant DL e & p series
    • HP ProLiant SL Extreme Scale-Out
    • HP ProLiant BL BladeSystem-Moonshot and Project Odyssey
  • Identify supported operating systems and resources
  • Engage Services Media Library for online parts and video resources
  • Customer use cases to see how HP ProLiant Gen8 servers are implemented

Module 2: Intelligent infrastructure and Gen8

  • Identify infrastructure management and provisioning capabilities supporting HP ProLiant Gen8:
    • Intelligent rack and management
    • Intelligent PDU and management
    • Intelligent environmental controls
    • Power planning considerations
    • Data Center Environmental Edge
    • Power capping and server capacity planning with intelligent infrastructure
    • HP Performance Optimized Datacenter POD and Factory Integration

Module 3: iLO Management Engine

  • Identify capabilities of the HP Integrated Management Console
  • Plan and implement server configurations:
    • System BIOS changes
    • Service Pack for ProLiant supporting roles
    • Script and scripting changes for automated provisioning
    • HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator advancements for provisioning automation

Module 4: Gen8 ROM and Boot Process

  • Describe the changes to Gen8 ROM
  • Describe the technology changes supported by the Gen8 ROM
  • Describe the Gen8 boot process

Module 5: Intelligent Provisioning

  • Describe the functions of Intelligent Provisioning
  • Describe how to access Intelligent Provisioning
  • Describe how to deploy an OS using Intelligent Provisioning
  • Describe how to configure a ProLiant server using Intelligent Provisioning
  • Describe the diagnostic utilities available from Intelligent Provisioning

Module 6: Agentless Management

  • Describe the components of Agentless Management
  • Describe how Agentless Management works in Gen8 ProLiant servers
  • Describe how Agentless Management interacts with other HP Software

Module 7: Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP)

  • Describe the Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP)
  • Describe the support strategy for the SPP
  • Describe how to use the SPP

Module 8: Closing

  • HP ProLiant Gen8 Next Steps to CORE Success: This section reviews the course and closes to establish learner next steps and summarize key learning points and questions from participants:
    1. Concepts
    2. Objectives
    3. Revisit participant learning objectives, job aids, learning plans
    4. Energizers – next steps:
      1. HP and Partner conversations
      2. Other Courses from HP Education
      3. Conferences
      4. Certification for Competency
      5. Customer Gen8 successes

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