HPE SimpliVity System Administration

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H0LP9S HPE SimpliVity System Administration

This course provides information and hands-on exercises for management of HPE SimpliVity. It also includes information and hands-on exercises for using HPE SimpliVity RapidDR software that simplifies and accelerates offsite DR through automation. The course covers a range of administration actions executed on HPE SimpliVity system with the SimpliVity VMware vSphere® and RapidDR user interface.

This course is intended for infrastructure administrators and system engineers who need to learn how to administer HPE SimpliVity.

HPE recommends that students attend training or attain experience in the following areas before taking this class:
• Networking technologies
• VMware vSphere 6+
• HPE ProLiant servers

Upon completion of this training, the participant will be able to:
• Describe the various components that form the HPE SimpliVity Federation
• Distinguish between peer-managed and centrally-managed SimpliVity Federations
• Identify how VM data is stored across HPE SimpliVity Clusters
• Create datastores and perform different tasks associated with SimpliVity datastores
• Explain the various SimpliVity operations like Clone or Move VM
• Create manual and policy-based backups and use them for restore
• Configure external stores for secondary backup
• Perform basic support tasks on the HPE SimpliVity Federation
• Use RapidDR to reduce service disruptions by automating remote site recovery

Module 1 – Introduction to HPE SimpliVity

• HPE SimpliVity’s HyperGuarantee
• Business reasons for using HPE SimpliVity
• Core features built into the SimpliVity solution via the Data
Virtualization Platform
• HPE SimpliVity use cases and the shift to Intelligent HCI

Module 2—HPE SimpliVity Architecture

• Deep understanding of the HPE SimpliVity Data Virtualization Platform
• Elements within an HPE SimpliVity Federation
• Basic concepts of a datacenter and cluster within the SimpliVity Federation
• Levels of resiliency built into the SimpliVity solution
• VM data locality in the HPE SimpliVity Federation

Module 3 – HPE SimpliVity Portfolio

• Categorization of the various HPE SimpliVity hardware models and their supported configurations
• Tracing the read/write IO paths for different HPE SimpliVity models
• Explanation of how the tiered storage implementation works
• Different networks that are used in HPE SimpliVity Federation
• Generic sizing guidelines for HPE SimpliVity

Module 4 – Working with HPE SimpliVity

• HPE SimpliVity management interfaces (GUI, CLI and REST API)
• HPE SimpliVity Datastores and the operations permitted
• Configuration required for access nodes
• Performing HPE SimpliVity backups
• Creating HPE SimpliVity backup policies
• Managing and monitoring virtual machines in a SimpliVity Federation
• Performing restores using HPE SimpliVity backups
• File level restores
• Backups on external stores for restore operations
• Using HPE SimpliVity RapidDR

Module 5—HPE SimpliVity Maintenance

• Maintaining HPE SimpliVity hosts and Virtual Controllers
• HPE SimpliVity alarms and events in VMware vCenter®
• Procedure to create an HPE SimpliVity support capture
• Reports that are available through HPE InfoSight for SimpliVity
• How to contact HPE support and find relevant documentation

Lab 1 – HPE SimpliVity Overview

• Accessing the HPE Virtual Labs environment
• Navigating through the HPE SimpliVity HTML5 GUI
• Identifying key components of HPE SimpliVity’s hyper convergence solution
• Accessing the external HPE StoreOnce backup system
• Accessing the CLI and REST API programmable interfaces

Lab 2 – HPE SimpliVity Backup Policies

• Accessing backup policies
• Creating backup policies
• Editing backup policies
• Accessing backup policies using the CLI

Lab 3 – HPE SimpliVity Clusters and Datastores

• Using clusters
• Using datastores
• Performing various administrative tasks on clusters and datastores
– Resize datastore
– Set default backup policy
– Delete datastore
– Manage standard ESXi hosts
– Adding single replica datastores (from the CLI)
– Using an external store—HPE StoreOnce

Lab 4 – HPE SimpliVity Management

• Backing up virtual machines
• Searching backups
• Restoring virtual machines
• Replacing an existing virtual machine
• Restoring files
• Cloning virtual machines
• Moving virtual machines
• Using virtual machine templates

Lab 5 – HPE SimpliVity RapidDR and Support Capture File

• Creating a support capture file for troubleshooting
• Using HPE SimpliVity RapidDR for recovery
• Creating an HPE SimpliVity RapidDR recovery configuration
• Testing the recovery process

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