About this Course

Code TPH4C03S
Duration 3 Days

This 3-day course provides the information and experience necessary to install, configure, and manage the HP Moonshot. It will also provide the opportunity for the student to be able to install a Linux Operating System on the Moonshot via PXE and the CMU (Cluster Management Utility). The course consists of a series of labs that will be completed on Moonshot systems from the HP Virtual Labs.

Administrators, engineers and consultants who will:-

  • Plan and manage the deployment of the HP Moonshot.
  • Install, configure, and manage the Moonshot.
  • Install Operating Systems on the Moonshot.


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

  • Familiarity with general networking terminology and basic network security concepts.
  • An general understanding of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 or higher
  • Introduction to HP ProLiant Servers (HE643S)
  • HP BladeSystem Administration (HE646S)

Delegates will learn how to

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

  • Discuss the primary features of HP Moonshot
  • Explain the functions of the primary components of Moonshot
  • Install and configure Moonshot
  • Manage Moonshot
  • Service and support Moonshot
  • Use CMU (Cluster Management Utility) to deploy Linux on the HP ProLiant Moonshot Server cartridges


Module 1: Course Overview

  • Define the course objectives
  • Define the course audience
  • Review the daily course schedules
  • Provide links to Moonshot -related reference resources
  • Reiterate learning best practices
  • Provide the students with an opportunity to introduce themselves -Name, location, job title, an interest outside computers, course expectations

Lab a: HP Virtual Room and Lab Fundamentals

Module 2: Tour of the Product

  • Discuss the key components of the Moonshot program
  • Explain the primary benefits of Moonshot
  • Describe the features of the primary Moonshot components
  • Locate, remove, and replace the primary Moonshot components
  • Rackmount a Moonshot

Module 3: HP 1500 Moonshot Chassis Management Module

  • Explain the primary functions of the Moonshot 1500 Chassis Management Module
  • Discuss the primary components of the Moonshot 1500 CM Module
  • Describe how the Moonshot 1500 CM module communicates to each of the primary Moonshot components through their associated satellite controller
  • Use the Moonshot 1500 CM Module CLI to manage the Moonshot components

Lab b: Moonshot Chassis Management Module Management

Module 4: Moonshot Cartridges

  • List the types of available Moonshot Cartridges
  • Highlight the major features of each type of Moonshot Cartridge
  • Describe the OS' supported by each type of Moonshot Cartridge

Module 5: Moonshot Switches and Uplink Modules

  • Explain how the Moonshot Switch modules and Uplink modules are used to connect the cartridges to the external network
  • Describe the primary features of the Moonshot -45G and 180G Switch modules
  • Discuss the buttons and LEDs that exist on the front panel of the Moonshot Switch modules
  • Connect to the Moonshot Uplink ports and identify the corresponding LEDs
  • Locate and use the Moonshot Switch module CLI commands
  • Discuss how the Moonshot Switch modules can be stacked and their ports aggregated

Lab c: Moonshot Switch Module Management

Module 6: Use and Maintain

  • Locate Moonshot-related software and firmware
  • Update Moonshot firmware
  • Use PXE to load an OS to a Moonshot Server Cartridge node
  • Use WDS (Windows Deployment Server) to install a Windows OS to the a Moonshot Server Cartridge node
  • Explain Moonshot IPMI functionality

Lab d. Updating Moonshot Firmware
Lab e. Updating Switch Module Firmware
Lab f. Using PXE to load a Linux OS to a Moonshot Cartridge Node

Module 7: Service and Repair

  • Determine which Moonshot components are and are not CSRs
  • Use some of the more common Linux diagnostic commands
  • Locate Moonshot-related log files
  • Describe useful Moonshot troubleshooting features

Module 8: Support

  • Discuss the Services and Support Strategy for the Moonshot product

Module 9: HP Insight CMU

  • Locate HP Insight CMU (Cluster Management Utility) reference materials
  • Describe the function and features of CMU
  • Use the CMU GUI to accomplish some of the more common management tasks
  • Add nodes to the CMU database and group into logical groups
  • Generate a 'Golden Image' of an OS image that exists on a ProLiant Moonshot cartridge
  • Clone the Golden Image to other ProLiant Moonshot cartridges in the same logical group

Lab g. CMU Node Management
Lab h. Using CMU to backup and Clone a Moonshot Cartridge Node

3 Days


This is a QA approved partner course

Delivery Method

Delivery method


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

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