About this course

Course code TPHL942S
Duration 3 Days

This course describes how the HP virtual connect family of interconnect solutions, which are modules deployed in HP BladeSystem enclosures, can be used to enable server blades, also installed in the BladeSystem, to access IP and storage networks. A variety of supporting networking technologies will also be covered, including protocols and standards applicable to Layer1, 2, and 3, that are commonly encountered when selling data center solutions encompassing local area and storage area networks.

Prerequisites

Audience

  • HP Solution Architect
  • HP Authorized Reseller
  • Partners
  • HP Technical Client
  • Consultants
  • HP Field Presales & Competency Center Solution Architects

Certifications and Related Examinations:

  • AIS - HP BladeSystem Solutions [2010]
  • AIS - HP ProLiant ML/DL/SL Servers [2010]
  • HP AIS - Converged infrastructure Integration [2011]
  • HP0-S32 - HP BladeSystem Networking

Delegates will learn how to

At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe IP networking terminology and concepts including physical connectivity, switching, and routing.
  • Describe protocols supporting redundancy and availability in IP networks including those enabling link aggregation (LACP and PAgP), and path redundancy (Spanning Tree).
  • Describe the implementation of VLANs and how traffic from multiple VLANs can be 2 transported over network links.
  • Describe protocols commonly used in the management of IP networks including LLDP, CDP, SNMP, and Syslog.
  • Describe virtual switching concepts including those encountered in server virtualization solutions like VMware.
  • Describe FlexFabric module and adapters features and functionality.
  • Describe Converged Network Adapter (CNA) technology and FCoE functionality.
  • Describe the hardware and software features of the HP Virtual Connect Ethernet and FlexFabric modules.
  • Configure HP Virtual Connect Ethernet modules to support IP network connectivity scenarios.
  • Configure HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric modules to support IP network connectivity scenarios.
  • Describe storage networking terminology and concepts including physical connectivity and fabric topologies.
  • Describe the hardware and software features of the HP Virtual Connect Fibre Channel modules.
  • Configure HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric modules to support storage network connectivity scenarios.
  • Configure HP Virtual Connect Fibre Channel modules to support storage network connectivity scenarios.

Outline

Module 1: Networking Overview and Management

  • Deliver an overview of network types and networking techniques
  • Describe strategies for network management

Module 2: Layer 2 concepts

  • Explain OSI Model Layer 2 concepts

Module 3: Layer 3 Concepts

  • Describe Layer 3 concepts

Module 4: Networking Security and Performance

  • Identify strategies for providing network security
  • Explain how to attain network QoS
  • Describe virtual switching concepts

Module 5: HP Virtual Connect for Ethernet

  • Define terms that relate to Virtual Connect technology in an Ethernet environment
  • Compare the HP Virtual Connect Ethernet interconnects supported in BladeSystem enclosures
  • Describe the features and functions of VCM and VCEM
  • Explain how to manage server VLAN tagging support

Module 6: HP Virtual Connect FlexNIC Technology

  • Compare the four Dual Port Flex-10 10GbE Multifunction BL-c Adapters supported in HP BladeSystems
  • Describe the features and functions of a FlexFabric adapter
  • Explain how FlexNICs work

Module 7: Virtual Connect Fibre Channel Concepts

  • Define terms that relate to Fibre Channel technology
  • Compare the Virtual Connect Fibre Channel modules supported in BladeSystem enclosures
  • Discuss the technologies supported by Virtual Connect Fibre Channel modules
  • Explain how to enable converged network deployments in a data center

Module 8: HP Virtual Connect Stacking

  • Explain how to implement Virtual Connect stacking
  • List the VC FlexFabric module stacking rules

3 Days

Duration

This is a QA approved partner course

Delivery Method

Delivery method

Classroom

Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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