HP Virtual Connect (HK758S)


HP Virtual Connect (HK758S)

Course Description

This three day course assists System Administrators to
identify, manage, configure, and update the HP Virtual
Connect Manager and associated components. An
architecture overview ensures understanding of 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.

Course Duration : 3 days


HP recommends that students have attained the following credentials
or levels of experience before taking this course:
• Completion of HP BladeSystem Administration (HE646S)

Course outline

Module 1: Virtual Connect overview

Access Virtual Connect documents and support
• Define common Virtual Connect terms
• Explain fundamental Virtual Connect technologies

Module 2: HP Virtual Connect Ethernet

• Follow Virtual Connect naming conventions
• Determine primary/secondary module placement
• Identify Virtual Connect Ethernet modules, ports, and connectors

Module 3: HP Virtual Connect Fibre Channel

• Identify Virtual Connect Fibre Channel modules and ports
• Select VC Fibre Channel connector options
• Understand Server Side NPIV
• Describe Virtual Connect Fibre Channel login distribution and
• List Virtual Connect FlexFabric Components

Module 4: The Virtual Connect Manager

List basic requirements for Virtual Connect
• Configure administrative roles
• Explain Virtual Connect Logical Flow for an Initial Setup
• Navigate the GUI and CLI
• Describe Virtual Connect Failover and Configuration Backup

Module 5: The Virtual Connect Domain

• Understand VLAN tagging and addressing
• Describe Modes, Tunneling and Mapping
• Explain Virtual Connect Networking definitions and terminology
• Describe Dynamic Link Aggregation
• List VC Ethernet Best Practices Practices

Module 6: HP Virtual Connect Flex-NIC Technology

Explain, in general terms, how HP VC Flex Technology works
• Describe the Flex Technology port assignment process
• Describe the function of VCM and the Onboard Administrator
• Identify the advantages offered by Device Control Channel,
SmartLink, and VMware
• Recognize preferred and maximum Bandwidth allocation
• Explain how oversubscriptions are resolved
• Describe best practices for Network Configurations and Teaming
• Describe Teaming (NIC bonding) options supported by Virtual Connect

Module 7: The Virtual Connect Profile

Configure VC profiles using the GUI and scripting
• Describe basic VC network designs
• Outline Manageability Enhancements
• Use Virtual Connect Command Line Interface Telemetry
• Explain Virtual Connect and FCoE

Module 8: Firmware Best Practices

• Describe the HP Service Pack for ProLiant and Smart Update Manager
• Deploy Virtual Connect Firmware
• Use the Virtual Connect support utility
• Update Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager
• Explain recent updates to Virtual Connect Firmware

Module 9: Advanced Features

• Describe major Virtual Connect Firmware Enhancements
• Explain the role of SmartLink
• Identify Virtual Connect core functions
• Explain Virtual Connect multi-enclosure domains
• Performance Monitoring and Reporting
• Describe Virtual Connect 4.01 SNMP MIB Enhancements

Appendix: The HP Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager

• Install options
• Database
• MAC and WWN naming
• Domain groups
• Profile migration

Lab 1: Access the Virtual Connect Manager and establish the
Virtual Connect Domain
Lab 2: Basic Virtual Connect Manager Setup
Lab 3: Advanced VC Setup
Lab 4: Using the Virtual Connect Manager CLI

Appendix A: Advanced Networking for the System Admin

• Bandwidth Optimization
• Priority Queue (QoS)
• Multicast Filtering
• SNMP MIB Enhancements
• Virtual Connect 4.01 SNMP Enhancements

Appendix B: The HP Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager

• Install options
• Database integration with HP SIM
• MAC and WWN management
• Domain groups
• Profile migration