Managing HP 3PAR StoreServ I

Course overview

This course reviews HP 3PAR hardware and architecture along with providing administrators insight into the constructs within the HP 3PAR array family. Topics include Management Console GUI and CLI, Common Provisioning Groups, hosts and volume sets, Thin Provisioning, Dynamic Optimization, Virtual Copies, and Virtual Domains. The course is 50 percent lecture and 50 percent hands-on labs using HP 3PAR arrays.

 

Course objectives

  • Know the numbering schemes for the HP 3PAR hardware components
  • Understand data flow and communication concepts in an HP 3PAR controller node
  • Use Management Console 4.5 GUI and CLI
  • Set-up a Common Provisioning Group (CPG) and manage alerts
  • Create a Thin Provisioned Virtual Volume (TPVV)
  • Use Autonomic Groups to simplify provisioning storage
  • Change volume RAID, availability, and service levels using Dynamic Optimization
  • Administer Virtual Volumes using the CLI and Management Console 4.3 GUI to manage space
  • Create a Virtual Copy Volume (Snapshot)
  • Create, manage, and remove a Virtual Domain

 

Course outline

HP 3PAR Solution Overview

  • Benefits and advantages of HP 3PAR technology vs. traditional arrays
  • HP 3PAR hardware offerings
  • Basic HP 3PAR high availability advantages
  • HP 3PAR technology and architecture in VMware environments
  • Data flow and communication concepts in an HP 3PAR controller node
  • Array cooling best practices

T Series/F Series/V Series Hardware Overview

  • HP 3PAR hardware components basics
  • HP 3PAR hardware components numbering schemes
  • Gen3 and Gen4 ASIC chip functionality

7200/7400 Hardware Overview

  • HP 3PAR controller options basics
  • Drive cage expandability options

Management Console GUI and CLI Introduction

  • Installing Management Console GUI and Command Line (CLI)
  • Logging to the GUI and CLI
  • GUI basic features and CLI basic commands
  • Management Console GUI and CLI benefits

Storage Concepts and Terminology

  • HP 3PAR provisioning terminology
  • HP 3PAR concept of a disk chunklet and Logical Disk (LD)
  • HP 3PAR concept of a Common Provisioning Group (CPG)
  • HP 3PAR Virtual Volumes (VV) types

Storage Configuration

  • CPGs using Management Console GUI and CLI
  • Fully provisioned and thin provisioned VVs using Management Console GUI and CLI
  • Fat-to-thin online conversion

Host Connectivity and Storage Allocation

  • Supported operating systems
  • How to prepare a host to access an HP 3PAR storage array
  • Creating hosts in an HP 3PAR storage array
  • Adding FC ports to a host
  • Export VVs to a host as VLUNs
  • Uexport VVs/VLUNs from a host
  • Using Management Console GUI and CLI to work with hosts and storage

Autonomic Groups: Host Sets and Volume Sets

  • Host and volume sets advantages
  • Creating and maintaining host and volume sets
  • Management Console GUI and CLI to work with host and volume sets
  • Host and volume sets guidelines and rules

Dynamic Optimization and adaptive optimiation

  • Dynamic Optimization (DO) benefits
  • Changing VV RAID level
  • Changing VV setsize and availability level
  • Changing VV service level
  • Changing VV user data and copy space
  • Adaptive Optimization

Space Management - Thin Technologies

  • Space management features
  • Administering Virtual Volumes using the CLI to manage space

Virtual Copy

  • Virtual Copy (VC) benefits
  • Creating a Virtual Copy volume
  • “Rules” around VC relationships
  • Using Management Console GUI and CLI to manage Virtual Copies

Virtual Domains

  • Virtual domains concepts
  • User’s privileges for domains
  • Creating and removing a domain
  • Creating and managing domain objects
  • Working with virtual domains using Management Console GUI and CLI