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 disaster recovery through automation. The course covers a range of administration actions executed on HPE SimpliVity system with the HPE SimpliVity Plug-in for VMware vSphere® and the RapidDR user interface.

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

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HPE recommends that students attend the following courses or attain the following levels of experience before taking this class:

  • Networking technologies
  • VMware vSphere 6
  • HPE ProLiant Servers

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Delegates will learn how to

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 HPE SimpliVity federations
• Identify how VM data is stored across HPE SimpliVity clusters
• Create datastores and perform different tasks associated with HPE SimpliVity datastores
• Explain the various HPE 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
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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

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