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HP StorageWorks XP 1: Configuration and Management (H6773S)

  • Overview
  • Who Should Attend
  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
  • Objectives
  • Content
  • Schedule
Course Overview

HP StorageWorks XP 1: Configuration and Management This course introduces students to the XP disk array terminology, function, architecture, and configuration. Students will get configuration practice on our XP’s with LUN and Volume Management, Data Replication using Business Copy and Continuous Access, Performance Advisor, Disk and Cache partitioning and Command View XP Advanced Edition. In addition we will cover the concepts of External Storage, Thin Provisioning, and Snapshot XP. This training incorporates updated releases of Command View XP Advanced Edition and Performance Advisor.

Who Should Attend

  • Storage administrators responsible for the configuration and management of HP Storage XP disk arrays.

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:


  • Knowledge of networks and the storage administration tasks for the OS the XP will serve.
  • It is also beneficial to have an understanding of SANs.
  • Accelerated SAN Essentials (UC434S)
  • SAN Fundamentals WBT (U5527aae)


Course Objectives

  • Understand the architecture of HP
  • Storage XP Disk Arrays
  • Use Remote Web Console
  • Use XP Command View Advanced Edition
  • Set the Fibre Port Topology for the XP ports
  • Configure LUNs
  • Use the Volume Manager to create LUSE andCustom Size Volumes
  • Understand how to implement LUN Security
  • Use MPIO and HP-UX 11iv3 Native Mutli-pathing to handle multiple paths to a LUN
  • Understand XP replication products: Business Copy XP, Snapshot XP, and Continuous Access XP

Course Content

XP Array Concepts
  • Where does the XP Fit in the HP Family of Arrays?
  • XP Frames - Disk Unit and Disk Controller (DKC)
  • Channel Adapter (CHA)
  • Online Firmware Upgrades
  • XP Components - Disk Adapter (DKA)
  • Cache & Shared Memory
  • Service Processor (SVP
  • Hard Disk Units (HDUs) and (HDDs)
  • Disk Numbering
  • B4
  • Marketing Array and Parity Groups
  • Volumes – Logical Device (LDEV)
  • LDEV Interleaving (Striping)
  • XP Disk Array RAID
  • LDEV Numbering
  • Logical Unit Size Extension (LUSE)
  • Spare Disk Drives
  • XP Disk Array Software
  • High Availability and Data Replication
  • Performance Management
XP Array Hardware
  • XP2x000 and XP1x000 Hardware
  • Architecture
  • CHA and DKA supported configurations for
  • XP 2x000 and 1x000
Remote Web Console
  • Web Console Architecture and Client Requirements
  • Accessing Web Console through a Firewall
  • Start Remote Web Console
  • Web Console Page Layout
  • Adding User Accounts
  • Array Locking
  • License Key Management
  • Audit Logs
  • Viewing Storage System Information
Host connectivity
  • What Is a SAN?
  • XP Fibre Port Topology
  • Zoning rules for the XP
  • Securing LUNs using Host Groups
  • Finding WWN
  • Host Modes
LUN Manager
  • Management Tools for Configuring LUNs
  • Verify/Set Port Topology
  • When Is CHA Security Needed?
  • Hosts Groups
  • Creating LUNs and Command Devices
  • Configuration File Loader
Volume Management
  • LUN Expansion (LUSE)
  • LUSE Guidelines
  • Expanding Path Defined LDEVs
  • Open-V Volume Creation
  • Formatting and deleting volumes
  • Data Shredder and Retention Utility
Making LUNs Visible to Hosts
  • Making Host See New LUN
  • Host Bus Adapter Issues
  • Making LUNs Visible to HP-UX 11iv1, v2 & v3
  • HP-UX Legacy FC Hardware Addresses
  • Connecting a Windows Host to an XP
Multi-Pathing Solutions
  • Automatic Path Failover
  • Dynamic Load Balancing
  • Multi-Pathing Solutions
  • MPIO for Windows Overview
  • Installing MPIO DSM for XP
  • Installing DSM MGR (Optional)
  • HPDSM CLI (hpdsm.exe)
  • MPIO DSM Manager
  • MPIO – Setting a Preferred Path
  • HP-UX 11iv3 native mutli-pathing
Disk and Cache Partitioning
  • With and without Cache Partitions
  • Cache Logical Partitions (CLPRs)
  • Definition of Storage Partition (SLPR)
HP Storage Performance Advisor
  • Product Overview
  • Collecting Array and Host Information
  • Management Station — Components
  • Host Agents and Clients
  • Installing and logging on to Performance Advisor
  • Performance Advisor GUI
  • PA Licensing
  • XP Configuration Data Collection
  • Creating Charts and New Alarms
  • Generating and Scheduling Reports
  • XPWatch
  • XPSketch
XP Business Copy
  • XP Business Copy Overview
  • Full copy vs Snapshot Comparison
  • XP Business Copy Operations and States
HP Storage RAID Manager XP
  • What Is HP Storage RAID Manager XP?
  • RAID Manager Overview
  • Installation and Configuration
  • Command Device
  • Instance Configuration File
  • RAID Manager Commands for Business Copy
XP Continuous Access
  • XP Continuous Access Overview
  • CA Synchronous/Asynchronous Overview
  • XP Continuous Access Journal Overview
  • Configure Synchronous CA
  • Basic Configuration for CA Journal
Introduction to XP Command View Advanced Edition
  • XP Command View AE Features
  • Architecture
  • Device Manager Host Agent and Web Client
  • Connecting to the XP CV AE Device Manager
  • GUI Functions Available with Core License
  • Installing the Device Manager Host Agent
  • Setting Up the Device Manager Agent
XP Command View Advanced Edition - CLI
  • Command Line (CLI) Features
  • Installing and Running the CLI
  • Command Format
  • CLI Commands
LUN and User Management with XP Command View Advanced Edition GUI
  • Logical Group Concept
  • CVAE Host - Concept
  • Host Storage Domains
  • Add LUNs to an existing host group
  • Create LUNs for a new host group
  • User Management Concepts – Resource Groups
  • Security Settings for User Accounts
XP Command View Advanced Edition – Copy Pair Operations
  • Device Manager Copy Operations – Architecture
  • Setting Up Copy Pair Operations
  • XP Additional Software
Conceptual overview of the following products: External Storage, Thin Provisioning, AutoLUN, Performance Control, Tiered Storage Manager (note: these products are covered in more depth in the XP 2 course)
  • Additional Software
    • HP Storage Essentials
    • XP Thin Provisioning (THP)
    • XP External Storage
    • XP Performance Control
    • XP Replication Manager
    • System Copy Software for SAP

Course ID: H6773S

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