HPE Primera I: Management and Connectivity

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HM9Q5AAE HPE Primera I: Management and Connectivity

  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Price: $

The HPE Primera I: Management and Connectivity Self-Paced Training, Rev 21.21 course provides an overview of the HPE  Primera portfolio. Using hands-on labs (HOL), students learn to perform common day-to-day management tasks, including how to create the right data efficient volumes on an all-flash HPE Primera array, and how to leverage the power of HPE
The course prepares learners for more in-depth follow-on training from HPE, including the HM9Q6AAE: HPE Primera II: Monitoring and Replication Self-Paced Training course.

NOTE: HPE Primera I: Management and Connectivity SelfPaced Training has two components:
1. Web-based training available online
2. Hands-on practice, available through HPE Virtual Labs
(HPE vLabs)
With this self-paced eLearning course, you have options normally unavailable with an instructor-led course. You have a year of access to the web-based portion of the training so that you may repeat sections for reinforcement. Take this training at your own pace and on your own schedule. You have one day of access to the HPE Virtual Labs to run the labs associated with this course.

Customers, administrators and channel partner sales or technical sales

• An understanding of general storage concepts including fibre channel technology and RAID
• Operator level functionality in a Windows environment

After completing this course, the student should be able to:
• Discuss Primera hardware offerings
• Describe HPE Primera family features
• List management options
• Describe the HPE Primera Storage software portfolio
• Explain provisioning terminology
• Understand the concepts of chunklets and logical disks
• Explain the HPE Primera concepts of a common provisioning group (CPG)
• Explain thin provisioned virtual volumes (VV)
• Overview Primera data reduction technologies
• Prepare a host to access an HPE Primera storage array
• Create hosts in an HPE Primera storage array
• Explain how to add fibre channel (FC) ports to a host
• Explain the advantages of HPE Smart SAN for Primera
• Export virtual volumes (VV) to a host as VLUNs
• Unexport virtual volumes (VV) from a host
• Describe the advantages of host sets and volume sets
• Create and maintain host sets and volume sets
• Use SSMC and the CLI to create and manage host sets and volume sets
• Discuss the guidelines and rules regarding host sets and volume sets
• Describe app volume sets
• Describe the use of InfoSight to monitor Primera and its surroundings

Module 1: Solution Overview

•Part 1—Hardware
– Primera technical specifications
– HPE Primera hardware building blocks
– Data-in-place upgrade
– Primera persistency and high availability features

• Part 2—Software and features
– Management options overview
– Primera and 3PAR SSMC
– HPE Primera storage management—HPE Primera UI
– HPE Primera command line interface (CLI)
– HPE Primera integration portfolio overview
– Selected data protection and security features overview
– HPE Primera leadership—replication
– Peer Persistence
– HPE Cluster Extension CLX
– VMware vSphere® disaster recovery with Site Recovery Manager
– Sources of information

Module 2: Storage Concepts and Terminology

•Part 1—Hardware
• HPE Primera OS virtualization—logical view
• HPE Primera OS virtualization concepts
• HPE Primera OS virtualization advantages
• Chunklet concepts
• System wide sparing
• Logical disk concepts

• Part 2—Software and features
• HPE Primera high availability
• CPG concepts
• Virtual volume overview
• Thin provisioning overview
• HPE Primera data reduction overview

Module 3: Host Connectivity and Storage Allocation

Part 1—Hardware
• Host to HPE Primera front-end configuration—FC
• HPE Primera block I/O connectivity
• HPE Primera persistent ports
• HPE Primera WWN format
• HPE Primera OS 4.x host OS support
• HPE Primera implementation guide
• Host HBAs and WWNs—commands/utilities

• Part 2—Software and features
• HPE Smart SAN for Primera
• HPE Primera zoning overview
• Adding hosts in SSMC—SMART SAN enabled
• Making VLUNs visible to hosts
• HPE Host Explorer
• HPE LunInfo

Module 4: Host, Volume, and App Volume Sets

Part 1—Hardware
• Host sets and virtual volume sets overview and advantage
• Virtual volume set—other use cases
• Host sets and virtual volume sets— SSMC and CLI examples

• Part 2—Software and features
• App volume sets overview
• App volume sets—SSMC examples
• SSMC dashboard—top app vol sets

Module 5: HPE InfoSight Introduction

•Part 1—Hardware

• HPE InfoSight sees and predicts behind the scene
• Get the full picture with HPE Primera and InfoSight
• The AI process for HPE self-healing storage
• HPE Primera—dashboard
• HPE Primera—systems view

• Part 2—Software and features

• HPE Primera—detailed systems view
• HPE Primera—system performance view
• HPE Primera—performance insights view
• HPE Primera—PDF report
• HPE InfoSight Cross-Stack Analytics for VMware environments

Appendix 1: HPE Primera On-Node Management

• Discovering the HPE Primera arrayx
•HPE Primera initial setup
• Checking hardware
• Creating users on the array and configuring the network
• Initializing the array
• Configuring date/time, Infosight and system support contact
• InfoSight
• Enabling remote support data scrubbing
• First time login
• Primera UI dashboard—overview, alerts, and tasks
• On-node management performance dashboard
• Customer self-update option
• Customer self-repair option

Appendix 2: What’s New in HPE Primera

• NVMe drives
• Provisioning in the HPE Primera UI
• Customer self-install
• HPE Primera customer self-update
• Customer self-repair
• SSMC 3.7 enhancements
• Infosight update
• HPE Primera Welcome Center
• HPE Primera cabling too

Lab 0: vLabs Access

• Task 1: Accessing the vLab

Lab 1: Working with SSMC and CLI

• Exercise 1: Reviewing the SSMC GUI and online help
• Exercise 2: Reviewing the dashboard and changing output views
• Exercise 3: Accessing the SSMC settings screen
• Exercise 4: Adding a user
• Exercise 5: Working with the SSMC activity screen
• Exercise 6: SSMC hardware introduction
• Exercise 7: Launching the CLI

Lab 2: Storage Configuration

• Exercise 1: Log in to SSMC
• Exercise 2: Working with CPGs in SSMC
• Exercise 3: Working with virtual volumes (VV) in SSMC
– Exercise 3-1: Creating thin provisioned virtual volumes
– Exercise 3-2: Creating thin volumes (TPVV) with data reduction enabled
– Exercise 3-3: Creating multiple virtual volumes using a count
– Exercise 3-4: Displaying/editing/removing virtual volumes
• Exercise 4: Working with VVs using the CLI

Lab 3: Host Configuration and Storage Allocation

• Exercise 1: Identify the HBA type (Windows)
• Exercise 2: Determining host port WWNs
• Exercise 3: Adding a host using HBA WWNs in SSMC
– Exercise 3-A: Adding a host using Host Explorer in SSMC
– Exercise 3-B: Adding a host manually using HBA WWNs in SSMC
• Exercise 4: Export/unexport VLUNs in SSMC
• Exercise 5: Windows host configuration formatting
and mounting VLUNs
• Exercise 6: Online virtual volume increase
• Exercise 7: Working with default reports
• Exercise 8: Working with HPE LUNInfo for HPE Primera and HPE 3PAR
• Exercise 9: Working with hosts and storage using the CLI

Lab 4: Host, Volume and App Volume Sets

• Exercise 1: Working with host sets and virtual volume sets
– Exercise 1-1: Working with host sets in SSMC
– Exercise 1-2: Working with virtual volume sets in SSMC
– Exercise 1-3: Export virtual volume sets to hosts sets in SSMC
– Exercise 1-4: Unexport virtual volume sets from hosts sets in SSMC
– Exercise 1-5: Delete virtual volume sets and hosts sets in SSMC
• Exercise 2: Working with app volume sets using SSMC
• Exercise 3: Working with host sets and volume sets using CLI

Lab 5: Using InfoSight

Exercise 1: Logging in and dashboard
• Exercise 2: Access InfoSight support
• Exercise 3: Array overview
• Exercise 4: Physical disk details
• Exercise 5: Reports
• Exercise 6: InfoSight scenarios (optional)
– Exercise 6-1: Health check
– Exercise 6-2: Planning for growth
– Exercise 6-3: Using InfoSight to troubleshoot

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