Managing HP 3PAR StoreServ III

Course overview

This 3-day training covers advanced topics that a storage administrator will encounter after performing the tasks covered in the 3PAR basic courses. Topics included are: Space Explained, Performance, Adaptive Optimization, Alerts, Troubleshooting, Upgrading, and Configuration Rebalancing. The course is 60% lecture with 40% hands-on labs.

Audience

A storage administrator who has been managing 3PAR StoreServ arrays on a daily basis for at least a year. This training is not for an individual who has no experience managing a 3PAR array

Course objectives

At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:

  • Explain how space is allocated and mappedUnderstand performance bottlenecks and best practices to overcome them
  • Size an array for adaptive optimization
  • Explain 3PAR events and alerts
  • Use best practices to troubleshoot your storage system
  • Upgrade your hardware and software of your storage system
  • Employ tools that can be used to troubleshoot and respond to 3PAR performance issues

Benefits to you

Gain the knowledge necessary to understand advanced features of managing a 3PAR StoreServ array

Course outline

Module 1: Overview

Module 2: Space Explained

  • Physical disks
  • Chunklets
  • Raid
  • Logical disks
  • Virtual Volumes
  • CPG
  • Space Reclaimation
  • Initialization
  • Mapping
  • Space Deduplication

Module 3: Performance

  • Understanding Performance
  • Best practices
  • Chunklet speed
  • Step Size
  • RAID
  • Initiators
  • Front end vs back end
  • Back end writes
  • CPU
  • Cache
  • Adaptive Flash Cache
  • General PD Performance
  • General VLUN Performance
  • Flash Cache
  • Component Benchmarks
  • Hardware
  • FC Links
  • Benchmarks
  • Performance Alerts
  • CLI Counters
  • Benefits
  • Troubleshooting
  • Considerations
  • 3PAR Performance check

Module 4: Adaptive Optimization

  • Purpose of Adaptive Optimization
  • Adaptive Optimization tiers
  • Reading I/O density Reports
  • ClI Output
  • Sizing a Storeserv
  • Supported A.O configurations

Module 5: Alerts

  • Working with alert information
  • Collect logs
  • Using the SNMP Infrastructure
  • Using on-node CIM provider to monitor array

Module 6: Troubleshooting

  • Steps customers can take for different situations
  • Identifying problems
  • What do I do when I add new disks?
  • What should I do if 1 disk fails?
  • What should I do before I call support?
  • Interpreting log files

Module 7: Upgrading How to expand (connect 4 or more nodes)

  • Steps to perform when upgrading
  • Best practices
  • 3PAR OS Upgrade Instructions
  • Servicing the Storage System
  • Upgrading the Storage System

Module 8: Configuration Rebalancing

  • Performance tuning
  • System Tuning
  • Use of Tunesys after upgrading
  • CPGs and RAID levels
  • Host I/O (and impact of tuning)
  • Node balancing