HP Access Layer Network Technologies Using ProVision Software

( Duration: 4 Days )

In HP Access Layer Network Technologies Using ProVision Software training course, Participants will be introduced to the HP switches, wireless access points, and controllers using ProVision software and the technologies needed to begin configuring and managing these products. This Course will also cover IPv6 and HP ProCurve Manager Plus (PCM+), the network management platform for these products.

By attending HP Access Layer Network Technologies Using ProVision Software workshop, Participants will learn:

  • E-Series networking products and technologies
  • Configure basic setup parameters
  • Configure and verify VLANs
  • Configure static routes
  • Configure security technologies
  • Configure and verify link aggregation
  • Configure Spanning Tree
  • Fundamental technologies used to address hosts in IPv6
  • HP E-Series wireless products
  • PCM+

IT professionals who deploy SMB solutions based on HP technologies, including HP reseller systems engineers, customer IT staff, HP system engineers, and HP services field and call center support engineers



Basic Switch Setup

  • HP E8212 zl switch
  • HP E5406 zl switch
  • Port names on E8200 zl and E5400 zl switches
  • HP E3500-24G-PoE yl switch
  • Interfaces for initial configuration
  • HP E-Series switch CLI: Facilitator demonstration
  • Verifying connectivity
  • Using LLDP to learn about neighboring switches
  • SMB scenario for lab activities

Managing Switch Software and Configuration Files

  • Software image architecture
  • Viewing software versions
  • Installing a new image from a USB drive
  • Configuration file architecture
  • Two ways to erase the startup configuration
  • Backing up and restoring configuration files using a USB drive
  • Managing multiple configuration files
    • Using a different configuration file
  • Displaying events in the system log
  • Port status and counters

Configuring VLANs and IP Services

  • VLANs on each switch
  • Steps to configure VLANs
  • Steps to configure IP interfaces on router
  • Commands to confirm VLAN and IP interface configuration
  • Configuring IP services
    • DHCP
    • Syslog
    • SNTP
    • DNS
    • Back up to TFTP server
  • Copying command output to a TFTP server
    • Using show tech
  • Exploring remote management
    • Tools
    • Commands
    • Process

Configuring Device Access Security

  • Management users
  • Local or remote authentication
  • Configuring passwords on the switch (local)
  • Remote authentication
    • Advantages and disadvantages
    • Access level
    • Method of authentication
    • Authentication server settings on the switch
  • Disable the Clear and Reset buttons
    • Password recovery
    • Disable USB Port
  • Save security settings in configuration files: The include credentials command
  • Limit managers by IP address
  • Secure management VLAN
  • Enabling SSH
  • Disabling Telnet
  • Configuring SSL
    • Disabling HTTP
  • Configuring STFP
  • SNMP overview
    • SNMP reference
  • Configure SNMPv2c
  • Enable SNMPv3 and create a username
  • Assign the username to an SNMPv3 group

Configuring Link Aggregation

  • Configuring port trunking
    • Choosing a trunking protocol
    • HP E-Series trunking support
  • How port trunking affects VLAN membership
  • Viewing trunk status
  • Examining load sharing

Configuring Spanning Tree

  • Steps in single-instance configuration
  • Setting Bridge Priority
  • Enabling Spanning Tree
  • Spanning Tree details for Root Bridge
  • Spanning Tree details for non-Root Bridge
  • Steps in MSTP configuration
  • MST configuration parameters
  • Bridge Priority for MST instances
    • Viewing MST configuration
  • MSTP enhancement in E-Series switches
  • Viewing MST instance forwarding paths
  • Troubleshooting MSTP

Configuring IP Routing

  • Configuring static routes
  • Using Wireshark
  • Dynamic routing
  • Types of dynamic routing protocols
    • HP E-Series support
  • RIP and OSPF comparison
  • RIP update example
    • Split horizon and poison reverse
  • Redistributing routes
  • Implementing RIP
    • RIP versions
  • Enabling RIP on Router_1 and Router_2
  • Options for show ip rip
  • show ip rip for Router_1
  • show ip route for Router_1

Providing Mobility to SMBs

  • Assess the mobility solution requirements
    • Scenario
  • Configuring PoE
    • Other uses for PoE
  • Accessing a new HP E-MSM AP
    • Direct connection at the default IP address
    • Indirect connection at the default IP address
    • Indirect connection at a DHCP-assigned IP address
    • Logging in to the web browser interface
  • Converting the HP E-MSM AP to standalone mode
  • Completing the HP E-MSM AP initial configuration
  • Configuring VLANs
  • Creating a VSC

Managing and Monitoring SMB Networks with HP PCM

  • Why use PCM+
  • What PCM+ is
  • PCM+ vs. PCM features
    • Discovery
    • Device management
    • Monitoring, analysis, and troubleshooting
  • PCM+ plug-ins
    • HP Mobility Manager 3.0
    • Identity Driven Management (IDM) 3.0
    • Network Immunity Manager (NIM) 2.0
  • PCM+ architecture
  • Maximum supported devices
  • Use model
  • Installation requirements
  • Installing the PCM+ server
    • Installation considerations
  • Installing remote PCM+ agents
    • Run the installation
  • Installing remote PCM+ clients
    • Open firewalls and install the PCM+ client
    • Allow the client to access the server
    • Allow a client without a fixed IP address to access the server
  • Logging in to PCM+
  • Monitor and manage devices
    • Navigate the interface
    • View device status
    • Manage devices
  • PCM+ device discovery
  • PCM+ discovery methods
    • Neighbor discovery
    • ARP discovery
    • Ping sweep
    • Device attribute discovery
    • Discovered devices
  • Configuring discovery settings
  • Managing PCM+ users

Introduction to Network Design

  • Name that device!
  • HP E-Series product matrix
  • Key differentiator: Scalability
  • Key design feature: 10-GbE connectivity
  • Network design examples

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