About this Course

Code TPHK905S
Duration 5 Days

This 5-day course introduces students to the XP7 and XP P9500 disk array terminology, function, architecture, and configuration. Students will get hands-on practice with LUN and Volume Management, Data Replication, Cache Partitioning, External Storage, Thin Provisioning, Auto LUN, Performance Advisor, and Resource Partitions. Learn to manage an XP Array using both the Remote Web Console GUI and the RAID Manager CLI. In addition we will cover the concepts of Continuous Access, Fast Snap, XP7 High Availability, and Command View Advance Edition. This course is 60% lecture and 40% hands on labs.


Storage administrators responsible for the configuration and
management of HP XP7 or XP P9500 disk arrays


  • Knowledge of networks and the storage administration tasks for the OS the P9500 will be useful.
  • It is also benefitial to have and understanding of SANs.


  • Accelerated SAN Essentials UC434S
  • SAN Fundamentals WBT U5527aae

Delegates will learn how to

  • Understand the hardware architecture of the HP XP7 and P9500 disk array
  • Use Remote Web Console user interface to manage and view XP configuration information
  • Use RAID Manager Command line to manage the array configuration
  • Set the Fibre Port Topology for the XP ports
  • Configure LUNs
  • Use the Volume Manager to create Custom Size Volumes
  • Understand how to implement LUN Security
  • Handle multiple paths to a LUN
  • Understand XP replication products: Business Copy, Fast Snap, and Continuous Access
  • Understand how to use External Storage
  • Understand how to use Thin Provisioning
  • Understand how to use Auto LUN
  • Configure Resource Partitions
  • Understand the capabilities of Command View Advanced Edition


XP7 and P9500 Hardware

  • Architecture Overview
  • Physical Layout
  • Component details
  • Terminology

Remote Web Console

  • Management Options
  • Web Console Architecture
  • Web Client Requirements
  • License Key Management
  • Audit Logs
  • User management
  • Task Wizards
  • Reporting tool

Command Line Interface

  • Setup RAID Manager
  • Send commands to SVP in-band and out of band
  • Authenticate with SVP
  • List array configuration
  • Custom Volumes
  • System Disk
  • Quick Format
  • Command Line for Volume Management
  • DKA Encryption
  • Volume Shredder
  • Data Retention
  • Logical Unit Size Expansion

LUN management

  • Fibre Port Management
  • Host Groups
  • Host Modes
  • Management tools for LUNs
  • Making storage available to hosts
  • Create LUNs and Command Devices
  • Using Configuration File Loader
  • Command Line for LUN management

Making LUNS Visible to a host

  • Understand Host preparation before presenting LUNs
  • Making LUN visible to hosts
  • Understand the HP-UX Hardware path address for LUNs
  • Use of the XPInfo tool
  • Automatic Path Failover
  • Dynamic Load Balancing
  • Multi-Pathing Solutions

XP Thin Provisioning and SMART Tiers

  • What is Thin Provisioning (THP)?
  • THP operation sequence
  • THP pools
  • THP usage with other Program Products
  • THP BC usage details
  • THP usage with partitioning
  • THP DMT reads and writes

Cache Partitioning

  • With and without Cache Partitions
  • Cache Logical Partitions (CLPRs)

External Storage

  • Overview and Features
  • External Storage Path Modes
  • THP performance
  • THP Smart Tiers

5 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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