Overview

This course equips participants with HP OneView skills for environment planning, installation, configuration and management of HP Converged Infrastructure (CI) components. Skills include: HP Converged Infrastructure provisioning, firmware management, configuration management, environment visualization, alerting and notification.

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Prerequisites

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

  • Introduction to HP ProLiant Servers (HE643s)
  • HP BladeSystem Administration (HE646s)
  • Recommended completion of HP Virtual Connect (HK758s)
  • Recommended VMware ESXi or Microsoft Hyper-V general knowledge
  • Familiarity with general networking terminology and basic network security concepts

Audience

Administrators, engineers, and consultants who will provision, administer and maintain data centers with HP ProLiant environment.

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Delegates will learn how to

After completing this course, students should be able to describe or
perform:

  • Describe HP OneView positioning, resource model and licensing
  • Install and configure HP OneView on supported hardware
  • Explain HP OneView connectivity model, networking resources and templates
  • Explain HP OneView 3PAR storage system management, resources, pools, volumes and templates
  • Describe the process of adding enclosures with server blades or ProLiant DL servers to HP OneView
  • Describe, configure and apply HP OneView Server Profiles
  • Describe HP OneView maintenance tasks
  • Describe basic HP OneView troubleshooting
  • Describe HP OneView REST API calls and scripts
  • Use Windows PowerShell library for HP OneView scripting
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Outline

Module 1: HP OneView Overview

  • Describe HP OneView and its positioning
  • List what is new in HP OneView 1.10
  • Describe the HP Insight Management to HP OneView transition
  • Describe the HP OneView Resource model
  • Describe HP OneView licensing
  • List HP OneView URLs for reference documentation and more information

Module 2: HP OneView Installation

  • Describe HP OneView Localization
  • Describe the HP OneView Support Matrix
  • List the HP OneView supported hardware
  • List the HP OneView configuration limits
  • Describe the HP OneView deployment on a VMware ESXi host
  • Describe the HP OneView deployment on a Microsoft Hyper-V host
  • List and describe the HP OneView deployment support issues
  • Describe the HP OneView firmware repository for HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP)
  • List HP OneView documentation deliverables

Module 3: Network Creation and Management

  • Describe Connectivity Resource Manager
  • Describe Networks
  • Explain HP Virtual Connect Manager vs. HP OneView networks
  • Describe Network Sets
  • Configure the Active/Standby networking implementation and convert to Active/Active

Module 4: Storage Management

  • Describe supported storage hardware
  • Describe the Storage Resource Manager, Storage administrator role and use cases
  • Add a SAN Manager and associated SAN fabrics
  • Add and configure the Storage system and storage pools
  • Create or add virtual Volumes and Volume templates
  • Attach Volumes to the Server Profiles
  • Understand basic storage diagnostics and alerts

Module 5: Connectivity Management

  • Describe:
    • HP OneView Domains, Enclosure Groups, and Logical Interconnect
    • Groups
    • Logical Interconnects and Interconnects
    • The HP OneView Address and Identifier Service
  • Explain importing an enclosure
  • Explain the interconnect firmware update process in HP OneView

Module 6: HP OneView Server and Enclosure Management

  • Describe these HP OneView resources:
    • Enclosure groups and Enclosures
    • Server Hardware Type and Server hardware
  • Describe the process of adding enclosures and server blades to HP OneView
  • Describe the process of adding HP ProLiant BL and DL servers to HP OneView
  • Describe the refresh procedures
  • Describe server licensing in HP OneView

Module 7: HP OneView Profile Management

  • Describe HP OneView Server Profiles
  • Describe HP OneView Server Profile Connections
  • Describe HP OneView Server Profile Boot Order configuration
  • Describe HP OneView Server Profile BIOS settings
  • Describe HP OneView Server Profiles attaching to 3PAR Storage
  • Describe how HP OneView server profiles can be created, copied, edited, and deleted

Module 8: Health and Environmental Monitoring

  • Describe the server health monitoring in HP OneView
  • Explain iLO4 status traps and polling
  • Describe enclosure and server connectivity alerts
  • Describe G7 server health monitoring with HP OneView
  • Describe server and enclosure removal from management
  • Describe the basic environment components

Module 9: HP OneView Maintenance and Troubleshooting

  • Describe how to administer user accounts and roles in HP OneView
  • Describe how to perform backup and restore of the HP OneView configuration
  • Describe how to update/upgrade the HP OneView appliance
  • Describe HP licensing and how to apply licenses to HP OneView
  • Describe the basic monitoring and troubleshooting tools available in HP OneView
  • Describe the process of creating and uploading the support dump files for HP OneView and Logical Interconnects
  • Describe the process of resetting the Administrator password
  • List the HP services available to support the HP OneView installation and integration

Module 10: HP OneView REST API Overview

  • Describe the basic concepts of the REST API in HP OneView
  • Understand the HP OneView API design goals, resources, and operations
  • Describe how to use the cURL command line utility to access the HP OneView REST API functionalities
  • Describe the web browsers REST API extensions for web programming development and debugging
  • Describe the HP OneView REST API by means of a PowerShell wrapper (library with REST API functions)

Lab 0: Navigating the HPVL training environment

  • Access the HP Virtual Lab (HPVL) environment, log in and identify the components in HPVL for course exercises
  • Prepare your working CMS VM computer for the exercises
  • Locate information and download support files from the HP website for your environment
  • Exit the HPVL environment

Lab 1: Installing and configuring HP OneView

  • Prepare the HP OneView image files for deployment
  • Deploy the appliance on a VMware ESXi host
  • Access the appliance using a web browser
  • Perform first time setup of the HP OneView appliance

Lab 2: Configuring Networks

  • Create Ethernet networks
  • Create Fiber Channel networks
  • Create Network Sets

Lab 3: Configuring Storage

  • Access Brocade Network Advisor (BNA) and discover fabrics
  • Add BNA as a supported SAN Manager to HP OneView
  • Connect HP OneView with a 3PAR Storage System
  • Create Fibre Channel networks associated with the managed SAN ports
  • Create new Volumes and add existing Volumes from a 3PAR Storage System

Lab 4: Configuring Logical Interconnect Groups

  • Create Logical Interconnect Groups in an Active/Standby networking configuration
  • Create Logical Interconnect Groups in an Active/Active networking configuration

Lab 5: Managing Enclosures

  • Create Enclosure Group
  • Add Enclosure to the HP OneView management
  • Examine imported Enclosure resources
  • Upgrade infrastructure firmware

Lab 6: Managing Server Profiles

  • Create the server profile templates
  • Assign the server profiles to supported servers
  • Move and copy server profiles between servers
  • Add volume attachments from a 3PAR storage systems
  • Create and add new networks to the existing HP OneView managed environment

Lab 7: Reconfiguring Logical Interconnect Group to Active/Active

  • Reconfigure an existing Active/Standby network configuration to Active/Active
  • Apply a new Active/Active configuration on imported Logical Interconnect
  • Edit Server Profiles to use the Active/Active configuration and increased bandwidth

Lab 8: Health and Environmental Monitoring

  • Understand the SNMP trap path to HP OneView Activity notifications
  • Import the Intelligent Power Delivery Device information
  • Specify Rack configuration and enclosure position when Location
  • Discovery Services are not available
  • Configure your Data Center layout, and monitor power and cooling data

Lab 9: Maintaining HP OneView

  • Update the HP OneView appliance
  • Create and administer local users of the HP OneView appliance
  • Create a backup of the configured HP OneView appliance
  • Enable or disable HP Services access
  • Add Service Pack for ProLiant to the appliance firmware repository
  • Work with the certificates

Lab 10: Troubleshooting HP OneView

  • Search and download the MAC addresses table
  • Download and review an audit log file
  • Create, download, and unpack an HP OneView appliance Support Dump file
  • Download a logical interconnect support dump file
  • Reset the Administrator password
  • Restore the appliance configuration by using a backup file

Lab 11: Accessing HP OneView by using REST API calls

  • Understand REST API basic concepts and programming style
  • Use a browser with development extension to handle REST API requests and responses
  • Use cURL command line utility for REST API calls to access HP OneView server
  • Use a browser with development extension to record the communication between HP OneView Graphical User Interface with the server

Lab 12: Managing HP OneView with PowerShell library for REST
API scripting

  • Understand basics about the PowerShell library, made for REST API in HP OneView
  • Access the HP OneView server by using PowerShell scripting environment
  • Use PowerShell scripts to create Ethernet networks, Network Sets, and FC networks
  • Use PowerShell scripts to create Logical Interconnect Groups, Uplink
  • Sets and Enclosure Groups
  • Remove the existing servers and Enclosures from the HP OneView management
  • Add Enclosures by using PowerShell scripts
  • Create and assign Server Profiles by using PowerShell scripts
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