HP Integrity Cell-Based Server Administration

( Duration: 4 Days )

In HP Integrity Cell-Based Server Administration training course, participants will prepare to successfully manage HP Integrity rx7620, rx7640, rx8620, rx8640, and cell-based Superdome servers. They will learn about HP's cell-based server architecture and gain in-depth hands-on experience with nPar, vPars, and Integrity Virtual Machine (VM) technologies as implemented on Integrity cell-based servers.

By attending HP Integrity Cell-Based Server Administration workshop, Participants will learn:

  • Hardware and software components of HP's Virtual Server Environment (VSE)
  • Configure and manage cell-based node partitions (nPars)
  • Configure and manage virtual partitions (vPars v5)
  • Configure and manage HP Integrity Virtual Machines
  • Use Ignite-UX to install HP-UX in partitions
  • Determine and utilize the appropriate combination of HP partitioning continuum technologies that best meet your data center needs
  • Increase server flexibility and utilization by knowing how to easily reconfigure and resize partitions
  • Use Integrity VM to set up isolated virtual machines as test environments to reduce the time required to deploy new applications or application revisions

  • Experience with HP-UX System and Network Administration

  • Experienced HP-UX system administrators responsible for managing HP Integrity rx7620, rx7640, rx8620, rx8640, and cell-based Superdome servers



HP Virtual Server Environment

  • Why Virtualize or Partition Systems?
  • HP Partitioning Continuum
  • Instant Capacity Solutions
  • Cell-Based System with Node Partitions
  • Virtual Partitions (vPars v5)
  • Integrity Virtual Machines (VMs)
  • Resource Partition with Process Resource Manager
  • VSE Management Tools
  • Workload Managers
  • Capacity Advisor
  • Virtualization Manager

Addressing Hardware

  • HP Servers Supporting Partitioning
  • HP-UX Address Types
  • Legacy vs. Agile View Hardware Addresses
  • Viewing nPar, vPar, and VM hardware Addresses
  • Device Special Files: Legacy vs. Persistent
  • Slot Addresses
  • EFI Hardware Addresses
  • Viewing Interface Cards with pdweb
  • Addressing Tools Summary
  • Cell-Based Servers Integrity Boot Disk Format

Administering Node Partitions (nPars)

  • nPars
  • Partition Planning
  • Interleaved vs. Cell Local Memory
  • First and Genesis Partitions
  • Complex Profile
  • HP-UX nPar Management Tools
  • parmgr
  • Booting nPars
  • Displaying Complex Information
  • Dynamic nPars
  • Cell State Transitions
  • Hyper-Threading


  • Ignite-UX Use Models
  • Interacting with Ignite-UX
  • Ignite Recovery Choices

Virtual Partitions Preparation and Planning

  • vPars v5 Concepts
  • Partition Configuration Key Points
  • nPar/vPar Boot Sequence
  • vPars v5 Planning and Current Releases
  • Mixed Release Environments
  • Installing vPars v5
  • Minimum vPars v5 Requirements
  • Planning vPar Resources
  • Dynamic Memory Migration
  • Locality of Reference

Creating Virtual Partitions

  • vPars v5 commands
  • Interacting with the vPars v5 Monitor
  • Setting Integrity Environment Variables
  • Managing and Accessing the vPars v5 Console

Virtual Partitions Management

  • Displaying vPars v5 Status
  • Finding Unused Resources in a vPars v5 Environment
  • Migrating CPUs and Memory Between Running vPars v5
  • Flexible Administrative Capability
  • vPars v5: Ignite-UX Considerations

Integrity VMs

  • Virtualization Concepts and Terminology
  • Shared Resources
  • VM Host, Virtual Machines, and VM Guests
  • Virtual Networks and Storage Devices
  • Reserved Devices
  • Integrity Virtual Machine Manager

Preparing the Physical Server

  • Integrity VM Requirements
  • Creating Virtual Networks and Storage Backing Devices
  • Reserving Access to VM Host Devices
  • VM host HP-UX Upgrade

Creating and Running Integrity VMs

  • Integrity VM Administration, Configuration, and VM Management
  • VM CPU, Memory, and I/O Allocation
  • Starting and Stopping a VM
  • Accessing a VM Console
  • Suspend and Resume a VM

Managing and Monitoring Integrity VMs

  • Managing I/O Devices
  • Adding Devices to a Running VM
  • Storage: High Availability Guidelines
  • Accelerated Virtual I/O (AVIO)
  • Managing Virtual DVD Devices and VLANs
  • VM Guest Dynamic Memory
  • Dynamic CPU Management
  • Cloning and Removing a Virtual Machine
  • Monitoring VMs and VMs from the Host
  • Configuration and Log Files
  • Glance (and Performance Agent) in a Virtual OS Environment
  • VM Host CPU Monitoring - hpvmsar

Migrating Integrity VMs

  • VM Host Configuration to Support VM Migration
  • VM Host Requirements and Recommendations
  • VM Configuration to Support Online Migration
  • VM Migration Procedures
  • Offline and Online VM Migration

Using HP Serviceguard with Integrity VMs

  • Integrity VM Commands
  • Serviceguard Commands
  • Serviceguard and Integrity VM Use Models
  • Integrity VMs as Serviceguard Nodes
  • Cluster in a Box
  • Integrity VMs as Serviceguard Packages
  • Serviceguard and Online VM Guest Migration
  • Application Monitoring in a VM Guest Package
  • HPVM Toolkit
  • Serviceguard on VM Host: LAN Failover

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