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HPE Storage Solutions, Rev. 20.41

This course teaches students how to identify, recommend, and explain HPE Enterprise Storage Solutions architectures and technologies, and translate business requirements into storage solution designs...

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$2,750 USD
Course Code STOR-SOLU
Duration 5 days
Available Formats Classroom
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This course teaches students how to identify, recommend, and explain HPE Enterprise Storage Solutions architectures and technologies, and translate business requirements into storage solution designs that support applications and data across physical, virtual and cloud environments with a common architecture and converged management. The course also covers designing HPE Backup Solutions including the right Backup, Recovery, and Archive (BURA) strategies for various customer scenarios.

Skills Gained

After you successfully complete this course, expect to be able to:

  • Identify, recommend, and explain HPE Enterprise Storage Solutions architectures and technologies.
  • Translate business requirements into storage solution designs that support applications and data across physical, virtual and cloud environments with a common architecture and converged management.
  • Explain the HPE Storage Management tools.
  • Explain HPE 3PAR and Primera OS and configuration.
  • Explain Nimble storage features.
  • Explain the fundamentals of virtualization and virtualization management capabilities.
  • Describe SAN Fabric Topologies, SAN design principles and considerations.
  • Describe planning a RAID configuration.
  • Identify Drive I/O and Performance.
  • Provide an overview of HPE Reference Architectures.
  • Describe the goals of HPE presales consultants and storage architects.
  • Explain how to use HPE sizing, planning and ROI tools.
  • Explain the HPE Storage Management tools
  • Explain HPE 3PAR and Primera OS and configuration
  • Explain Nimble storage features
  • Explain the fundamentals of virtualization and virtualization management capabilities
  • Describe SAN Fabric Topologies, SAN design principles and considerations.
  • Describe planning a RAID configuration
  • Identify Drive I/O and Performance
  • Provide an overview of HPE Reference Architectures
  • Describe the goals of HPE presales consultants and storage architects
  • Explain how to use HPE sizing, planning and ROI tools

Who Can Benefit

Typical candidates for this course are channel partners, customers, and HPE employees who interpret customer requirements to design, install, configure, and manage HPE storage and backup solutions. The candidate will be able to demonstrate critical-thinking skills required to design, optimize, deploy, manage, and troubleshot storage solutions.

Prerequisites

Suggested:

  • The HPE ATP - Hybrid IT Solutions V1 or V2 certification.

Course Details

Storage architectures and technologies

Compare different storage technologies

  • File-based storage
  • Block-based storage
  • Object-based storage
  • Comparison

Describe and evaluate use cases for various disk related technologies

  • Interfaces
  • Disk (HDD) types and technologies
  • Flash-based technologies
  • Memory types

Describe storage related technologies

  • Storage virtualization options
  • Storage scalability options
  • Thin provisioning
  • Compression
  • Deduplication
  • Data migration
  • Comparison to traditional approach
  • Use-cases

HPE storage products review

Identify product and discuss features of

  • Modular Smart Array (MSA)
  • Nimble Storage
  • 3PAR StoreServ
  • Primera
  • XP (overview only)
  • SimpliVity (overview only)
  • Software-defined Storage

Storage networking architectures and technologies

Describe SAN transport technologies and components

  • Transport technologies
  • Interconnect devices and adapters
  • StoreFabric portfolio overview

Describe and characterize the different SAN technologies

  • Used transport protocols
  • Available features
  • Zoning

Describe and characterize the different SAN topologies

  • HPE supported topologies
  • Redundancy and high availability
  • Scalability
  • Advantages and disadvantages

Describe storage presentation to hosts in SAN context

  • Basic concepts
  • Storage based presentation
  • Multi-pathing options and technologies

Data protection

Describe the data protection terminology

  • Availability and downtime
  • RPO and RTO
  • 3-2-1 rule
  • Disaster Recovery

Describe backup, archiving, and data availability technologies

  • Malware protection
  • Archiving concepts
  • Backup vs archiving
  • Available technologies and features
  • Tiering
  • Security aspects
  • Data protection aspects

HPE backup solutions – disk

Review the HPE StoreOnce product

  • Overview
  • Portfolio and Positioning
  • Features and functions
  • Emulation types
  • Networking

Explain the features of Deduplication technology in backup context

  • Deduplication: What is it?
  • Deduplication technology types
  • Key Benefits of Data Deduplication
  • How hash based chunking works
  • Target/server/source-side deduplication
  • How deduplication integrates into backup software

Explain the features of Catalyst technology

  • Overview
  • StoreOnce Catalyst features and benefits
  • StoreOnce Integrations

HPE backup solutions – tape

Describe HPE StoreEver Tape solutions

  • HPE StoreEver Tape portfolio
  • LTO Ultrium
  • Management
  • Features
  • Linear Tape File System
  • HPE Library and Tape Tools
  • Enterprise Secure Key Manager

Backup and archiving software solutions – part 1

HPE Recovery Manager Central Software

  • Overview
  • Building blocks
  • Features overview
  • Basic integration with HPE products

Veeam Backup & Replication

  • Overview
  • Building blocks
  • Features overview
  • Basic integration with HPE products

Backup and archiving software solutions – part 2

Backup and archiving software solutions – part 2

  • Overview
  • Building blocks
  • Features overview
  • Basic integration with HPE products

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

  • Overview
  • Building blocks
  • Features overview
  • Basic integration with HPE products

SimpliVity protection and integration

iTernity Compliant Archive Software (iCAS)

Cloud offerings and integrations

Advanced administering and monitoring

Infrastructure monitoring protocols and standards review

  • SNMP, SMI-S and REST API

Storage and backup products monitoring options

  • Modular Smart Array (MSA)
  • Nimble Storage
  • 3PAR StoreServ / Primera
  • StoreOnce

SAN Monitoring

  • B, C and M -Series

Insight Remote Support review

InfoSight

Staging an effective storage consulting engagement

  • Describe the goals of HPE presales consultants and storage architects
  • Identify Consultative selling
  • Explain how to use HPE sizing and planning tools during a consulting engagement
  • Calculate Payback period and ROI
  • Use Storage Assessment Foundry
  • List the available return on investment and total cost of ownership tools
  • Direct others to HPE resources online
  • List steps for a Proof of Concept test
  • List HPE storage services
  • HPE Partner Ready Delivery Services program

Planning and designing HPE storage solutions

  • Position the different HPE Storage arrays
  • Storage planning and sizing tools
  • Array planning and sizing
  • Describe SAN design principles and considerations
  • Talk about licensing

Planning and designing HPE BURA solutions – theory

Identify data tiering and retention

List challenges in Data Protection

  • Discovering data protection opportunities
  • Not all data are equal: Classifying information
  • Solution and categorization
  • Recovery operations
  • The effectiveness of recovery
  • Steps in disaster recovery
  • Backup strategy planning
  • Protection and recovery methods
  • Data protection and retention challenges
  • Delivering agility and efficiency

Present HPE backup and restore strategy

  • Backup and recovery strategy planning
  • Understanding the factors that influence the backup solution
  • Preparing the backup design
  • Backup topologies
  • Zoning for backup

Planning and designing HPE BURA solutions – practice

Perform StoreOnce planning and sizing

  • PE StoreOnce backup device emulation options
  • HPE StoreOnce performance and sizing guidelines
  • Networking
  • Resource prerequisites for HPE StoreOnce VSA
  • Sizing considerations
  • Reference documents and sizing tools
  • Emulation options
  • Performance and sizing guidelines
  • NinjaProtected Tool and Get Protected Guarantee
  • What is the NinjaProtected Tool?
  • What does it do? What does it deliver?
  • Why use the NinjaProtected Tool?

Perform RMC sizing

  • Sizing considerations
  • Deployment and integrations
  • Best Practices

Discuss licensing

Upgrading, optimizing, and tuning HPE storage and BURA solutions

  • Upgrade HPE 3PAR StoreServ and Primera system
  • Nimble Timeless Storage program
  • Upgrade HPE Nimble array
  • Describe Nimble Scale-to-Fit options
  • Upgrade HPE StoreOnce system
  • Tune HPE 3PAR StoreServ and Primera
  • Optimize HPE Storage systems
  • Optimize StoreOnceDeduplication ratio
  • Update HPE 3PAR and Primera OS
  • Update HPE 3PAR Service processor
  • Optimize HPE Backup systems and backup jobs
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