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Integrating and Managing HP BladeSystem in the Enterprise

Rev. 9.31 - Course #: 00115752

DETAILED course outline 1. HP BladeSystem c-Class Enclosures

HP BladeSystem c-Class enclosure family BladeSystem c-Class enclosure positioning HP BladeSystem c-Class enclosure comparison c7000 enclosure Half-height server blade shelf Signal midplane Power backplane Power connectivity c7000 enclosure signal midplane c3000 enclosure c3000 rack enclosure Half-height server blade enclosure divider New c7000 Onboard Administrator module with KVM Dual Onboard Administrator tray c3000 Onboard Administrator link module Redundant Onboard Administrator Modules Flashing the firmware Fabric convergence and c-Class architecture Fabric convergence c-Class interconnect architecture Single-wide switch modules Double-wide switch modules c3000 enclosure interconnect bays c7000 enclosure interconnect bays BladeSystem c-Class interconnect modules -- Ethernet switches and Pass-Thrus BladeSystem c-Class interconnect modules -- Fibre Channel and InfiniBand switches and Pass-Thrus BladeSystem c-Class mezzanine slots and cards Mezzanine slots Mezzanine cards Bandwidth Type I mezzanine card Type II mezzanine card Current HP BladeSystem c-Class mezzanine cards Available Ethernet interconnect modules Ethernet interconnect module comparison Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 features Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 front bezel Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3120 features Model comparison Catalyst Blade Switch 3120 front bezel HP GbE2c Ethernet Blade Switch GbE2c Switch front bezel GbE2c Layer 2/3 Ethernet Blade Switch 1:10Gb Ethernet BL-c Switch HP 10Gb Ethernet BL-c Switch 1/10Gb and 1/10Gb-F Virtual Connect Ethernet Module 1/10Gb VC-Enet Module 1/10Gb-F VC-Enet Module 1/10Gb and 1/10Gb-F VC-Enet Module system maintenance switch

2. HP BladeSystem c-Class Connectivity Options

3. Ethernet Connectivity Options for ProLiant Server Blades

Alert messages Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Module Virtual Connect Flex-10 10Gb Ethernet Module 1Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru Module HP NC325m PCI Express Quad Port 1Gb Server Adapter Mezzanine slot compatibility HP NC326m PCIe Dual-Port 1Gb Server Adapter HP NC360m Dual-Port 1GbE BL-c Adapter HP NC364m Quad-Port 1GbE BL-c Adapter HP NC373m PCI Express Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter HP NC382m PCIe Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter HP NC512m Dual-Port 10GbE Multifunction BL-c Adapter HP NC532m Dual Port Flex-10 10GbE Multifunction BL-c Adapter QLogic QMH4062 iSCSI Adapter PCI Express Mezzanine Pass-Thru Card Smart Array P700m Controller HP StorageWorks IO Accelerator Server adapter specifications -- Embedded Server adapter specifications -- Mezzanines Available Fibre Channel interconnect options Fibre Channel interconnect module recommendations Cisco MDS 9124e Fabric Switch features and components Brocade SAN switch models and licensing Brocade 4Gb SAN Switch Brocade 8Gb SAN Switch Brocade SAN switch software 4Gb Fibre Channel Pass-Thru Module Virtual Connect 8Gb 24-Port Fibre Channel Module components Virtual Connect 4Gb Fibre Channel Module components 4Gb Virtual Connect Fibre Channel Module components Mezzanines and adapters QLogic QMH2562 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA QLogic QMH2462 4Gb Fibre Channel HBA Emulex LPe1205-HP 8Gb/s Fibre Channel HBA Emulex LPe1105-HP 4Gb Fibre Channel HBA Cisco MDS 9124e Fabric Switch benefits Fabric zoning and Virtual Storage Area Networks (VSANs) VSANs for storage consolidation InfiniBand technology InfiniBand fabric communication HP 4x InfiniBand 4x InfiniBand on Integrity BL860c/870c HP-MPI 4X InfiniBand Switch Modules InfiniBand Fabric Management Subnet managers HP-UX configurations Voltaire GridStack Voltaire GridVision Management capability access HP 4X InfiniBand Mezzanine HCAs 4x InfiniBand mezzanine card options c-Class midplane block diagram c-Class -- Small configuration c-Class -- Single rack example c-Class -- 288-port switch example Installing in a full-height server blade

4. Fibre Channel Connectivity

5. InfiniBand Connectivity

Installation/removal tips Installing in a half-height server blade InfiniBand switch power-on sequence InfiniBand mezzanine debug checklist Using lspci to check PCI devices Using ibv_devinfo ­v for mezzanine information ibv_devinfo ­v: No InfiniBand devices found Overview of Virtual Connect technology Virtual Connect environment with BladeSystem c-Class enclosure How Virtual Connect works Virtual Connect firmware Overview of Virtual Connect Flex-10 technology How Virtual Connect Flex-10 works Virtual Connect predeployment planning Building a Virtual Connect environment Virtual Connect out-of-the-box steps Virtual Connect Ethernet MAC addresses Stacking Virtual Connect Ethernet modules Recommended stacking links Default module configuration Reducing module hops Virtual Connect Ethernet with stacked enclosures Virtual Connect Ethernet uplinks from the data center network perspective Administrator-defined local networks Connecting using a shared uplink set Dedicated and shared uplinks are available Virtual Connect Fibre Channel WWNs Virtual Connect Fibre Channel port types and logins Key Fibre Channel port types Fibre Channel logins Fibre Channel zoning and SSP N_Port_ID virtualization VC-FC uplink mapping VC Manager Accessing the VC Manager through the Onboard Administrator VC Manager Login page VC Manager Home page Setting up Virtual Connect Virtual Connect role-based privileges Security and permissions Shared Uplink Sets page Ethernet Networks page Edit Ethernet Network page Define a Server Profile page Setting the server profile Manually administering a server failover Administering a server failover with Virtual Connect Failover and configuration backup Virtual Connect guidelines General Virtual Connect guidelines VC-Enet and VC-FC modules Interconnects Service and support Resolved issues Server profile troubleshooting Changes that require a reboot Changes that do not require a reboot

6. Virtual Connect -- Ethernet and Fibre Channel

Interconnect module reported "Missing" or "Incompatible" after being removed or replaced Erroneous "Failed to Create Processor Object" pop-up message Unable to log in to VC Manager when a VC-Enet module is not installed in Interconnect Bay 1 Fibre Channel switches with NPIV support The switchShow command The portCfgShow command The portShow command iLO 2 Features of iLO 2 Standard Blade Edition iLO 2 Select iLO 2 MP Logical functions of the MP Insight Control Environment overview HP Insight Control Environment features Insight Control Environment components Standard components Optional components Licensing Model comparison Hardware requirements Software requirements Tools and resources Insight Control Environment for Linux overview ICE-Linux tools and resources Why boot from a SAN? BladeSystem SAN connectivity Booting a BladeSystem c-Class server from a SAN Prerequisite tasks Deploying an operating system to a server that boots from a SAN RDP boot from SAN Booting from a SAN Operating system restrictions Special considerations for boot disk partitions Required hardware Required software Thermal Logic management -- Single enclosure Thermal Logic Management -- Multi-enclosure Enclosure management using Onboard Administrator Accessing the Onboard Administrator Signing in to the Onboard Administrator Onboard Administrator redundant failover option HP SIM and Onboard Administrator integration Redundant Onboard Administrator configuration BladeSystem Integrated Manager Rack view Port Mapping/Mezzanine Cards tab ProLiant Essentials software ProLiant Essentials Foundation Pack HP SIM and ProLiant Essentials Value Packs ProLiant Essentials Virtual Machine Management Pack New server performance opens opportunities for virtualization Virtual machine technology overview Optimized utilization with virtualization Key features and benefits of virtual machine technology Key virtual machine features

7. HP BladeSystem c-Class Server Blade Deployment

8. HP BladeSystem c-Class ProLiant Server Blade Management

9. ProLiant Essentials Value Packs

Portability Managing the server environment ProLiant Essentials Virtual Machine Management Pack (VMM) Integration with HP SIM Status icons Detailed VM information and functions Installing the ProLiant Essentials Virtualization Management Software VMM installation requirements Setting up the virtual machine host Post-installation tasks Version control Licensing Starting or stopping a virtual machine guest Using templates Backup options Move, copy, and migrate VMware ESX Server move operations Failed host recovery ProLiant Essentials Server Migration Pack Universal Edition Server Migration Pack overview HP Server Migration Pack Universal Edition features and benefits SMP Universal benefits SMP Universal components Supported platforms Related products SMP Universal installation interface Installing management application Installing migration agent Types of agents Installing agent methods Choosing the appropriate agent Booting destination server for P2P and V2P migration Booting the destination server for P2P, V2P, and X2V (COS-less) migrations SAN, concurrent and queued migrations SAN migrations Concurrent and queued migrations

10. BladeSystem High-Availability Clusters and Disaster Recovery Solution

Definition of availability terms Comparing high-availability and fault-tolerant systems Availability levels Percentages of availability Reliability and availability Types of cluster models Advantages of clustering Types of x86 clusters High-availability cluster ProLiant Cluster F200 ProLiant Cluster F500 ProLiant Cluster with Storage Mirroring HP Serviceguard for Linux HP Parallel Database Cluster for Oracle RAC High-performance compute cluster Building block for HP Cluster Platform Microsoft Windows 2003 Clustering Services Quorum model Majority node set model HP Serviceguard for Linux Basic high-availability cluster requirements

Cluster planning Cluster design goals Data protection Site protection Server protection Business functions Hardware and software components Cluster node capacity planning Active/active Active/standby Rotating standby Building effective data protection for a cluster environment Data protection strategy How much data protection is enough? Clustering with remote data replication Requirements for remote locations HP Storage Mirroring Providing disaster recovery for Microsoft Cluster Server Designing a Storage Mirroring solution Components that contribute to performance Bottlenecks Baselines Performance baseline HP Six-Step Troubleshooting Methodology Memory optimization in Microsoft Windows Server Using more than 4GB on 32-bit systems PAE switch and AWE HP Smart Array controllers for blade servers Smart Array E200i Smart Array P400i Performance measurement tools Windows performance tools System Monitor Performance Monitor Linux performance tools Linux System Monitor HP Performance Management Pack SIM integration Performance Management Pack features Reports Assessing the enterprise infrastructure Designing and implementing an enterprise deployment infrastructure Planning the RDP installation Implementation environments Disk imaging with RDP 3.80 Using RapiDeploy Using Sysprep Advanced settings for distributing a disk image in Windows Vista Best practices for imaging Multicast technology Deployment Solution multicast configuration Configuring role-based security for RDP Best practices for deployment server security Identifying permissions Modes used to manage computers Automation boot methods

11. Performance Planning and Bottleneck Detection

12. Planning for RDP in the Enterprise

13. Advanced Deployment Techniques

PXE Importing and exporting computers Importing user accounts from Active Directory Creating virtual computers Integrating RDP into a backup and disaster recovery process Jobs and tasks Building jobs Scheduling jobs RDP job structure Job categories Server Deployment Toolbox Server Imaging Hardware configuration file Array configuration file Array and disk defaults Scripted deployment Unattend text file Linux kick start file Infrastructure prework for scripting Configuration flow for scripting Scripted configuration process Default scripting process for server deployment jobs ProLiant Support Packs REM statements Imaging Advantages and disadvantages Image processing Imaging preparation Configuration flow for imaging Advanced imaging options Media spanning Image compression Partition resizing Comparing imaging and scripting Imaging and scripting working together Installing Linux using a scripted installation Creating an IIS FTP virtual directory Default scripting process for server deployment jobs

14. Scripted Installation and Imaging Jobs


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