EncartaLabs

HP Virtual Connect

( Duration: 3 Days )

The HP Virtual Connect training course assists system administrators learn to identify, manage, configure, and update the HP Virtual Connect Manager and associated components. An architecture overview ensures Participants understand the Virtual Connect Ethernet, FlexFabric, and Fibre Channel components and their function. Hands-on labs provide Domain and Profile configuration and a variety of network scenarios.

By attending HP Virtual Connect workshop, Participants will learn:

  • HP BladeSystem Virtual Connect Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and Flex-Fabric modules
  • Understand and configure Virtual Connect components
  • Access the VC Manager
  • Configure a VC Domain (including profiles, networks, and storage connectivity)
  • Plan and complete firmware updates

Administrators, engineers, and consultants who will plan and manage the configuration of HP ProLiant BladeSystem c-Class network connectivity and blade servers

COURSE AGENDA

1

Virtual Connect

  • Access Virtual Connect Documents and Support
  • Common Virtual Connect Terms
  • Fundamental Virtual Connect Technologies
2

HP Virtual Connect Ethernet

  • Virtual Connect Naming Conventions
  • Primary/secondary Module Placement
  • Virtual Connect Ethernet Modules, Ports, and Connectors
3

HP Virtual Connect Fibre Channel

  • Virtual Connect Fibre Channel Modules and Ports
  • VC Fibre Channel Connector Options
  • Server Side NPIV
  • Virtual Connect Fibre Channel Login Distribution and Re-Distribution
  • Virtual Connect FlexFabric Components
4

The Virtual Connect Manager

  • Basic Requirements for Virtual Connect
  • Configure Administrative Roles
  • Virtual Connect Logical Flow for an Initial Setup
  • Navigate the GUI and CLI
  • Virtual Connect Failover and Configuration Backup
5

The Virtual Connect Domain

  • VLAN Tagging and Addressing
  • Modes, Tunneling, and Mapping
  • Virtual Connect Networking Definitions and Terminology
  • Dynamic Link Aggregation
  • VC Ethernet Best Practices
6

HP Virtual Connect Flex-NIC Technology

  • How HP VC Flex Technology Works (General Terms)
  • Flex Technology Port Assignment Process
  • Function of VCM and the Onboard Administrator
  • Advantages of Device Control Channel, SmartLink, and VMware
  • Preferred and Maximum Bandwidth Allocation
  • How Oversubscriptions are Resolved
  • Best Practices for Network Configurations and Teaming
  • Teaming (NIC Bonding) Options Supported by Virtual Connect
7

The Virtual Connect Profile

  • Configure VC Profiles Using the GUI and Scripting
  • Basic VC Network Designs
  • Manageability Enhancements
  • Use Virtual Connect Command Line Interface Telemetry
  • Virtual Connect and FCoE
8

Firmware Best Practices

  • HP Service Pack for ProLiant and Smart Update Manager
  • Deploy Virtual Connect Firmware
  • Use the Virtual Connect Support Utility
  • Update Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager
  • Recent updates to Virtual Connect Firmware
9

Advanced Features

  • Major Virtual Connect Firmware Enhancements
  • Role of SmartLink
  • Virtual Connect Core Functions
  • Virtual Connect Multi-Enclosure Domains
  • Performance Monitoring and Reporting
  • Virtual Connect 4.01 SNMP MIB Enhancements

Encarta Labs Advantage

  • One Stop Corporate Training Solution Providers for over 4,000 Modules on a variety of subjects
  • All courses are delivered by Industry Veterans
  • Get jumpstarted from newbie to production ready in a matter of few days
  • Trained more than 50,000 Corporate executives across the Globe
  • All our trainings are conducted in workshop mode with more focus on hands-on sessions

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