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Implementing HPE MSA Storage Solutions

( Duration: 2 Days )

The Implementing HPE MSA Storage Solutions training course introduces the HPE Modular Smart Array (MSA) solutions P2000, 1040/2040 and 1050/2050 and focuses on implementing and managing an MSA SAN solution. Delegates gain an understanding of the features, benefits, and components of each of the systems. In addition, they learn the main considerations for installing, configuring, and troubleshooting the systems and how to use the various tools and utilities available for configuration and management.

By attending Implementing HPE MSA Storage Solutions workshop, delegates will learn to:

  • Explain the benefits of a Storage Area Network (SAN)
  • Explain the product benefits and main features of MSA products
  • Identify, locate, and discuss functions of the hardware components including: controllers, drive enclosures and hard drives, fibre channel and iSCSI controller modules, expansion controller modules, power and cooling units, and related interconnect devices
  • Identify the software applications supported on MSA products
  • Navigate and utilize the Storage Management Utility (SMU)
  • Discuss the sample configurations for MSA products
  • Discuss and utilize command line interface commands
  • Discuss basic operating procedures and associated considerations
  • Discuss local and remote configuration
  • Discuss how to perform troubleshooting

  • Working knowledge of Windows operating systems

  • CSG, ESS, and ISS technical personnel
  • Presales server personnel
  • Storage and SWD technical personnel

COURSE AGENDA

1

MSA Family Product Overview

  • Explain the positioning of the MSA family of arrays
  • Describe the customer benefits of the systems
  • Identify the basic features and capabilities of the MSA products
2

MSA Hardware and Install

  • Identify the hardware components of the MSA systems
  • Locate and explain the functions of the various components
  • Describe the possible configurations for the MSA products
3

MSA Linear Storage Provisioning

  • Describe Vdisk technologies used in MSA linear storage provisioning
  • Use the System Management Utility (SMU) v2 to configure storage
4

MSA Virtual Storage Provisioning

  • Get familiar with the Storage Management Utility (SMU) v3
  • Describe MSA virtual storage
  • Identify differences between linear and virtual storage provisioning
5

MSA Virtual Storage Sub-LUN Tiering

  • Learn the sub-LUN or automated tiering capability of MSA
  • Describe Volume Tier Affinity and page allocation rules
  • List the best practices associated with automated tiering
6

MSA Virtual Storage Copy Services

  • Describe Virtual Copy feature in virtual storage
  • Describe snapshot space management
  • Describe the Volume Copy feature
7

MSA Virtual Storage Features

  • Describe virtualization features available on the MSA platform-Large virtual pools-Thin provisioning-SSD read cache-Thin rebuilds-Instantaneous capacity addition
8

MSA Remote Snap Replication

  • Provide an overview of Remote Snap replication, a form of asynchronous replication, for the MSA
    • Relate new features and functionality for the MSA 2050
    • Identify the components used in replication
    • Describe the steps involved in a replication
9

MSA Firmware Update

  • Explain firmware upgrade procedures
10

MSA Service and Support

  • Perform basic troubleshooting
  • Gather controller log files using the SMU and the CLI

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