HPE XP8 Storage Array Administration & Configuration

( Duration: 5 Days )

This HPE XP8 Storage Array Administration & Configuration training course introduces to the HPE XP8 array terminology, function, architecture, and configuration. You will get hands-on practice with LUN and volume management, data replication, cache partitioning, thin provisioning, Auto LUN, Performance Monitor, and Performance Advisor. In addition, we cover the concepts and setup of XP High Availability and Command View Advanced Edition.

By attending HPE XP8 Storage Array Administration & Configuration workshop, delegates will learn to:

  • Understand the hardware architecture of the HPE XP8 disk array
  • Use Remote Web Console user interface to manage and view XP configuration information
  • Use RAID Manager command line to manage the array configuration
  • Set the fibre port topology for the XP ports
  • Configure LUNs
  • Use the Volume Manager to create custom size volumes
  • Understand how to implement LUN security
  • Handle multiple paths to a LUN
  • Understand XP replication products: Business Copy, Fast Snap, and Continuous Access
  • Understand how to use external storage

  • Knowledge of networks and the storage administration tasks for the operating system being served by the array is useful.

The HPE XP8 Storage Array Administration & Configuration class is ideal for:

  • Storage administrators responsible for the configuration and management of HPE XP8 disk arrays



XP8 Array Concepts and Hardware

  • Architecture overview
  • XP8 building blocks
  • Component details
  • Terminology

Remote Web Console

  • Management options
  • Web console architecture
  • Web client requirements
  • Web console navigation

Command Line Interface

  • Setup RAID Manager
  • Send commands to SVP in-band and out of band
  • Authenticate with SVP
  • List array configuration

Introduction to Intelligent Storage Manager (ISM)

  • Intelligent Storage Manager features
  • Architecture
  • GUI highlights
  • Logical Group concept

Volume Management

  • Custom volumes
  • Custom volume overview
  • Volume usage
  • Capacity expansion enabled parity groups
  • Command line for volume management
  • Volume Shredder
  • Data retention

LUN Management

  • Fibre port management
  • Host groups
  • Host modes
  • Fibre port topology and settings
  • Create LUNs and command devices
  • Command line for LUN management
  • Use of the XPInfo tool
  • Multi-pathing solutions

XP Thin Provisioning and SMART Tiers

  • What is thin provisioning (THP)?
  • THP operation sequence
  • THP pools
  • Subscription limits
  • Rebalancing THP pools
  • Monitoring pool and THP volume space usage
  • THP Smart Tiers
  • Capacity expansion enabled FMD pools

Cache Partitioning

  • With and without cache partitions
  • Cache Logical Partitions (CLPRs)

External Storage

  • Overview and features
  • External storage path modes
  • Cache mode
  • Use with cache partitions
  • Configure external ports
  • Configure external volumes
  • Power on and off order

Performance Monitor and Performance Control (PFC)

  • Data collection
  • Viewing collected data
  • XP QOS Performance Control (PFC)
  • Performance Control RAID Manager commands

Performance Advisor

  • Product overview
  • Collecting array and host information
  • Management Station: components
  • Host agents and clients
  • Installing and logging on to Performance Advisor
  • Performance Advisor GUI
  • PA licensing
  • Configuration data collection
  • Creating charts
  • Generating and scheduling reports

Business Copy

  • Business Copy terminology
  • Full copy vs. Fast Snap comparison
  • Business Copy operations and states
  • Configuring Business Copy with RWC
  • Configuring Business Copy with RAID Manager

Auto LUN

  • Tiered storage approach
  • Auto LUN migration
  • Auto LUN tasks
  • Auto LUN migration configuration

Fast Snap (Snapshots)

  • Fast Snap overview
  • Fast Snap components
  • Floating snapshots
  • Snapshot states
  • Cascade snapshots
  • Fast Snap Clone

Performance Advisor

  • Continuous Access overview
  • Continuous Access Synchronous overview
  • Fence levels
  • Continuous Access Journal overview
  • CA Journal link requirements
  • 3 Data Center CA model

XP High Availability Concepts

  • HA vs CA Synchronous comparison
  • Virtual DKC (virtual storage machine) concepts
  • HA I/O operation walkthrough
  • HA components
  • HA failure scenarios
  • 3 Data Center HA model

High Availability Setup (Theory)

  • Array to array connections
  • Setup quorum device
  • Configuring Virtual DKC (VSM)
  • Pair creation
  • ALUA configuration
  • HA configuration with CVAE

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