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Managing HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array (U4879S)

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  • Prerequisites
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Course Overview

Course Duration 5 days.
Managing HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array This course combines theory and practical labs to teach users how to manage the HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array. The hardware, concepts and terminology are covered in-depth followed by configuration tasks which include Command View EVA, Local Replication using Business Copy EVA with Snapshots, Snapclones and Mirrorclones, Replication Solutions Manager for Business Copy, Multi-path management with HP MPIO DSM on Windows, native multi-pathing on HP-UX 11iv3, command line/scripting with SSSU, Upgrading controller and disk drive firmware. A high level overview of Continuous Access (remote replication) and the EVAPerf performance monitoring tool is covered as well.

Who Should Attend

  • System and Storage administrators responsible for the configuration and day-to-day management of the Enterprise Virtual Array EVA environment.

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:

Prerequisites

  • SAN and Storage Technologies training/experience.
  • Operating System Administration training/experience
  • SAN Fundamentals (U5527aae)
  • HP Accelerated SAN Essentials (UC434S)

 

Course Objectives

  • This 5-day theory and lab-based course explores the technology of the Enterprise Virtual Array focusing on configuration and management.
  • The product concepts and terminology are initially presented to ensure a grasp of the key elements of the array. 
  • The configuration is then performed through the Command View GUI. More detailed topics are then presented such as snapshots/snapclones/mirrorclones and the SSSU command line as well as EVAPerf.

 

Course Content

Course Overview
EVA hardware and software components and their functions, including the storage management server
How the EVA storage system implements virtualization technology, including its use of eXtensible Controller Software (XCS)
  • How to configure and manage the EVA solution
  • Best practices and troubleshooting sources
Solution Overview
  • This module is an overview of EVA hardware and software. Many components are covered in more detail in later modules which have a detailed overview of each array
EVA Hardware
  • This module discusses EVA hardware configurations and compares the features and capabilities of the different hardware generations. The module refers to controllers and disk shelves, but those components are discussed in more detail in later modules.
EVA4400 Controller and Management Module 
  • HSV300 controllers
  • The EVA4400 Management Module
  • Controllers for Gen 4 Arrays
  • This module covers the fourth generation controllers:
  • HSV400 controllers used with the EVA6400
  • HSV450 controllers used with the EVA8400
Generation 2 Arrays
  • This module covers the second generations arrays:
    • HSV2x0 controllers, used with the EVA4000/6000/8000 and EVA4100/6100/8100 series arrays
    • M5x14x disk enclosures
Drive Enclosure for Gen 3 and Gen 4 Arrays
  • Drive enclosures used with EVA4400/6400/8400 arrays.
Basic Concepts and Terminology
  • This module describes concepts and terminology essential to understanding how the Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) virtualization software operates. It defines the terms you need to know and then explores the concepts behind the terms.
Command View EVA Introduction
  • This module is an introduction to HP StorageWorks Command View EVA software, and describes the following:
  • General topics such as features, history, delivery, and software interoperability
  • Server-based management of the EVA
  • Array-based management of the EVA
  • Command View EVA user interface
This module focuses on Command View EVA 9.x, the current version.
Storage System Configuration
  • This module applies to Command View EVA 9.x and is compatible with several versions of Controller Software code.
Host System Configuration
  • This module describes HP StorageWorks Command View EVA host system preparation and configuration.
HP StorageWorks Multipath Solutions
  • This module covers the installation and configuration of MPIO DSM for Windows hosts and other multipathing solutions.
Advanced Concepts and Terminology
  • This module describes concepts and terminology essential to understanding how the Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) virtualization software operates. It defines the terms you need to know and then explores the concepts behind the terms.
Storage System Scripting Utility
  • This chapter defines many of the commands and switches available in the utility, including:
    • ADD
    • CAPTURE
    • DELETE
    • EXIT
    • FILE
    • HELP
    • LOCATE
    • LS
    • RESTART
    • SELECT
    • SET
    • SHUTDOWN
Local Replication- Business Copy
  • This module describes concepts and terminology essential to understanding how the Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) virtualization software performs and manages local replication, Business Copy. It defines the terms you need to know and then explores the concepts behind the terms.
Replication Solution Manager
  • This module provides an introduction to local replication capabilities of the HP Replication Solution Manager.
Continuous Access EVA Solution Overview
  • The course material in this module will give you a high level overview of the EVA Continuous Access (CA) solution.
Command View Scenarios
  • In this module you will be presented with screen shots from Command View. Each slide will present a different scenario/issue. Examine the
  • Command View screen shots to help address each scenario/issue.
Troubleshooting - Event Management
  • In this module we will address numerous events, log files, and concepts which will be helpful in EVA troubleshooting.
Performance Monitor
  • This module describes the use of EVAPerf and other tools to measure the performance of products in the EVA family.
Upgrading EVA Software
  • This module will address upgrading EVA software. Although many pieces of software are involved in the EVA environment, the focus of
  • this module will be the upgrade process of the XCS firmware on the EVA controllers. Upgrading the disk drive firmware will also be discussed.
Configuration Best Practices
  • This module summarizes the configuration best practices for the EVA4x00/6x00/8x00 (current family) solutions.
This module addresses the configuration from the perspective of:
  • High availability
  • Performance
  • Minimum total cost of ownership (referred to as cost best practices)

Course ID: U4879S


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