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Course number HL048S
Length 5 days
Delivery method* Remotely assisted instructional learning ( RAIL)
Instructor-led training ( ILT)
Onsite dedicated training ( OST)
Price USD $3,250
CAD $3,575
*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

This training course covers the features of HP Intelligent Management Center Software Platform (IMC). This course will teach a learner how IMC can be used for: Fault Management; Configuration and Change Management; Accounting Management; Performance Management; Security Management in a manner consistent with the OSI Management Framework. In this course learners will get hands on experience using IMC to manage ComWare and ProVision products as well as products from 3rd party vendors like Cisco, Microsoft and VMWare.


Course Description

This ILT is aimed at Network Engineers and Managers who are planning to use or considering HP IMC to manage their multi-vendor network. Learn about why HP IMC is uniquely positioned to manage next generation data center networks.


Prerequisites

  • Learners should have experience in the networking field to get the most from this seminar

Audience

  • Network Engineers and Administrators
  • Network Architects and Consultants

Ways to save

Benefits to you

At the conclusion of this seminar you will be able use IMC to:

  • Discover and isolate faults in your environment
  • Make configuration changes to your computing environment
  • Manage the performance of your environment
  • Increase the security of your environment

Course outline

Designing Your Network Management Architecture for Success
Module 1
After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • List Steps for deploying NMA
  • Describe the main features of IMC
  • Differentiate between IMC Standard and Enterprise
  • Discuss what IMC modules can accomplish

IMC Technical Design
Module 2
After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate how SNMP uses MIBs to gather data
  • Describe the SOA based model for IMC
  • Differentiate between Centralized, Distributed, Hierarchical and Hybrid
  • Calculate Collection units give the number of performance metrics and polling times

IMC MODULES
Module 3
After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Describe Licensing of IMC base platform and its various modules
  • Illustrate how IMC modules can be implemented to create a holistic solution
  • Select modules based on requirements provided
  • Determine what method of install is recommended

Using IMC for Network Assessment
Module 4
After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Use IMC to gather data on devices in a network
  • Define the devices to be managed
  • Collect information about the devices
  • Display Reports about the Devices

Getting Started with IMC
Module 5
After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Configure IMC for daily use
  • Define group setting to enable user privileges
  • Identify features that are required by most deployments
  • Create Workflows to improve Alarm and Event handling in IMC

View Management
Module 6
After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Modify the layout of Network Devices
  • Contrast functions available in Topology views to Device View
  • Select which View is better to use
  • Describe how to access and control devices in either Topology or Device View

Intelligent Configuration Center- iCC
Module 7
After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Define Device backup handling in IMC with Baselines
  • Complete Software Library configuration
  • Complete auto-backup scheduling
  • Create Workflows to backup devices Software and Configurations
  • Explain why Configuration Comparisons are useful

Multi-Vendor VLAN Management
Module 8
After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Define VLANs for organization
  • Define VLANs per Trunk
  • Identify where VLANs can be manipulated in IMC
  • Create Workflows to enable VLAN management across vendor switches

Network Traffic Analysis
Module 9
After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Explain what Network Traffic Analysis does
  • Install and configure Network Traffic Analyzer
  • Discuss how Network Traffic Analyzer can be used
  • Illustrate how Network Traffic Analysis with other IMC tools can provide insight into Network Issues

Performance Management
Module 10
After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Identify Performance Metrics required for measurement
  • Create operator based view of the performance metrics
  • Explain why one should NOT measure everything
  • Demonstrate how Port Groups are used
ACL Management
Module 11
After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Explain the capabilities of IMC’s ACL Management interface
  • Identify the components of and types of ACLs
  • Discuss the use of the ACL Templates, ACL Resource pages and the ACL Assistant

EVENTS AND ALARMS
Module 12
After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Discriminate between Recovered and Acknowledged
  • Explain how syslog and traps can be forwarded via email
  • Demonstrate how add a note to an Alarm

REPORTING
Module 13
After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Compare Real Time Reports, My Quick Report, and My Scheduled Report
  • Explain how reports can be emailed to users
  • Demonstrate how custom views are used to focus reports
  • Select which Operator Groups will be able to access a report

Virtual Network Management
Module 14
After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Identify the parameters to configure a SOAP template
  • Demonstrate how to review the virtual switch and its physical switch connection
  • Configure an LACP connection
  • Explain how Port Groups are used to measure performance

IMC MY SHORTCUTS
Module 15
After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Identify My Shortcuts uses in IMC
  • Demonstrate how to conduct an assessment using IMC Wizard
  • Review how to access different sections of IMC

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