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Course number HL984S
Length 3 days
Delivery method Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)
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Price USD $2700
CAD $2970
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Course overview

The Architecting HP Cloud Solutions course prepares the participant to navigate through the HP CloudSystem solution offerings and identify, describe, position, and specify the correct solution based on identified customer needs. Students will also learn the technical consulting skills needed to deliver planning and design services.


An HP employee, a channel partner, or a customer who needs to learn how to describe, position, recommend, select, and architect the HP CloudSystem solutions. The candidate should have a thorough understanding of HP Converged Infrastructure and its components, including HP servers, storage, networking, power and cooling, software, security, and services.

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Course objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the Cloud computing fundamentals
  • Describe the HP Cloud Functional Reference Architecture
  • Explain how to get to the cloud, using existing resources, new HP solutions, and HP and partner services
  • Adress typical concerns
  • List and describe cloud-specific networking challenges and technologies addressing those challenges
  • Identify guiding principles required to propose a solution based on customer needs, and plan, design, and size the solution
  • Describe the HP CloudSystem offerings, positioning, and components
  • List and describe cloud resources available from HP

Next steps

  • Implementing HP CloudSystem Matrix Solutions, Rev. 12.31

Course outline

Module 1: Cloud Fundamentals

  • Explain key cloud concepts
  • Articulate current IT challenges and explain how cloud computing addresses customer needs
  • Explain the HP Converged Cloud strategy
  • Relate HP CloudSystem to the HP Converged Infrastructure
  • List, describe, and position the HP CloudSystem offerings and explain their capabilities.
  • Explain the purpose of HP Cloud Maps

Module 2: HP Cloud Reference Architecture

  • Describe the benefits of applying ITIL principles to an IT organization
  • Relate ITIL to the HP Cloud Functional Reference Architecture
  • Describe the features and benefits of the HP Converged Cloud architecture

Module 3: The HP Journey to Cloud

  • Explain how HP can help customers get to the cloud (services and roadmap)
  • Explain customers’ security concerns with cloud implementations and position HP security products for cloud
  • Explain how to move to HP CloudSystem while leveraging existing Converged Infrastructure components
  • Explain HP cloud services
  • Describe HP partner programs
  • Identify and demonstrate value of the solution (HP Solution Demo Portal)

Module 4: Cloud Networking

  • Explain cloud-specific networking challenges and considerations and best practices in designing networks for cloud
  • Define the components of HP FlexFabric networks
  • Describe the features and benefits of the HP Intelligent Resilient Framework
  • Describe the features and benefits of the HP Intelligent Management Center
  • Describe the features and benefits of the HP Secure Virtualization Framework

Module 5: Planning and Designing HP CloudSystem Solutions

  • Identify guiding principles required to propose a solution based on a customer needs
  • Plan, design, and size the customer solution

Module 6: A Closer Look at the HP CloudSystem Matrix

  • Explain the architecture and identify the major components of the HP CloudSystem Matrix
  • Define CloudSystem Matrix reference configurations
  • Describe the features and benefits of Matrix OE
  • Describe Matrix recovery management
  • Describe the features and benefits of CSA for Matrix
  • Describe the major components and functionality of Server Automation
  • Describe the main components and functionality of SiteScope
  • Explain how HP CloudSystem integrates with third-party infrastructure

Module 7: A Closer Look at the HP CloudSystem Enterprise

  • Explain the architecture and identify the major components of HP CloudSystem Enterprise
  • Identify and describe the main HP Cloud Service Automation concepts and components
  • Describe the features of HP Server Automation Enterprise Edition
  • Describe the features and benefits of HP Network Automation
  • Outline the HP CSA installation and configuration process

Module 8: A Closer Look at the HP CloudSystem Service Provider

  • Explain the architecture and identify the major components of HP CloudSystem Service Provider
  • Identify and describe HP Aggregation Platform for SaaS (AP4SaaS)

Module 9: HP Cloud Resources

  • Describe the HP Solution Demo Portal
  • List and describe additional resources available from HP for the cloud

Module 10: Strengths of HP Cloud solutions

  • Define the cloud market landscape
  • Explain the strengths of HP cloud solutions

Lab 1: Creating a CloudSystem Proposal (used throughout the course)

  • Analyze customer requirements
  • Determine and present a high-level architectural diagram of a cloud solution that meets specific customer requirements and explain your choice
  • Create a detailed proposal of the architecture you have designed, explaining the cost versus benefits related to your choice

Lab 2: Understanding the Lab Environment

  • Understand the CMOD lab environment
  • Verify communication between Server Automation (SA) and HP Infrastructure Orchestration (HP IO)
  • Validate SA operating system sequences in the Matrix OE environment
  • Ensure that SiteScope monitors appear in HP IO

Lab 3: Provisioning Red Hat Server

  • Use the IO Designer to create a template
  • Configure Server, Network, and Storage definitions in the IO Designer
  • Use the IO Self Service portal to request a service
  • Approve a service request and monitor the progress of the service creation task
  • Check the E-Mail approval process
  • Monitor the provisioning task in vCenter and in Server Automation
  • Flex up Virtual Machine vCPU characteristics

Lab 4: Provision and Customize a Red Hat Web Server

  • Edit server properties
  • Add application software to the software deployment
  • Add workflows to a template for SiteScope monitors and Server Automation compliance and remediation
  • Validate the SA operating system sequence availability in the Matrix OE

Lab 5: Flexing Services with HP SiteScope and HP IO APIs

  • Flex up and down a service based on SiteScope alerts

Lab 6: CloudSystem Matrix Bursting and Template Customization

  • Set up the initial steps for CloudSystem Matrix to enable bursting to HP Cloud Services
  • Modify the default currency settings for local billing

Lab 7: HP Solution Demo Portal and CloudSystem Resources

  • Use the HP Solution Demo Portal (SDP) as a learning or demonstration tool
  • Access the resource portals for HP CloudSystem Matrix

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