Introduction to HPE ProLiant Servers (HE643S)

This course provides essential HPE ProLiant training to system administrators who are responsible for ProLiant ML, DL, and BL servers. Students will be presented with an overview of HPE products, tools, agents, and utilities that will help them to set up, deploy, monitor, and maintain their ProLiant servers. Practical hands-on lab exercises are presented on an HPE ProLiant Gen10/9 server.


Administrators, engineers, and consultants who will configure and maintain HPE ProLiant servers.     


Students should have a basic understanding of at least one of the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server® 2016 Standard SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 VMware® ESXi™ 6.x

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the HPE ProLiant Servers portfolio
  • List key features of HPE ProLiant Generation 10 (Gen10) and Generation 9 (Gen9) servers
  • Identify and use components that make up the HPE integrated Lights-Out (iLO) 5
  • Describe integrated Lights-Out (iLO), including the Web UI, iLO Integrated Remote Console (IRC), and iLO command line interface (CLI) and describe tools to assist in the configuration of iLO on a ProLiant server Describe the Gen10/9 ProLiant boot process and how to configure a server by using Option ROM (ROM-Based Setup Utility [RBSU]) and Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
  • Explain how to use Intelligent Provisioning to configure and deploy an operating system to a single HPE ProLiant Gen10/9 server
  • Explain how to use Smart Update Manager (SUM) and the Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) to update firmware and software on a ProLiant server
  • Identify HPE tools and utilities that assist in the monitoring and maintenance of a ProLiant server
  • Identify HPE websites that are helpful for the setup, deployment, monitoring, maintenance, and support of a ProLiant server.
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Detailed Course Outline

Module 1 HPE ProLiant Servers

  • HPE ProLiant Gen10 Servers
  • ProLiant Rack Servers Gen10
  • ProLiant Blade Servers Gen10
  • ProLiant Tower Servers Gen10
  • Other HPE ProLiant Server
  • HPE Gen10 CPU and Memory
  • Storage and Smart Array Controllers
  • NICs and HBAs
  • Operating System support
  • HPE ProLiant family Gen9

Module 2 Security

  • HPE Gen10 and iLO 5
  • Certifications and Compliance
  • Extended Capabilities with iLO Licenses
  • iLO 5 Security Modes and Potential Consequences
  • Physical platform security additions
  • Gen10 networking and storage options optimized for security
  • Additional resources

Module 3 Preparing to setup

  • Gathering Server Requirements
  • Setup Overview

Module 4 iLO 5 (integrated Lights-Out 5)

  • Key Features iLO 5
  • iLO Licensing
  • iLO security states
  • Additional iLO 5 Tools, Utilities and Interfaces
  • iLO 4 Gen9 content
  • Accessing and using the iLO Web Interface
  • Using the iLO web interface - Instructor Demonstration
  • Additional resources

Module 5 Configuring the Server

  • ProLiant Boot Process
  • UEFI System Utilities (F9)
  • Intelligent Provisioning (F10)
  • Boot Order (F11)
  • Network Boot (F12)
  • Resources

Module 6 HPE ProLiant Storage and Smart Array Controllers

  • HPE Gen10 Smart Array Portfolio
  • Mixed Mode
  • RAID Configuration Tools
  • uFF SSD SmartDrives and the Smart Drive Bay

Module 7 HPE ProLiant Firmware and Software Maintenance

  • Firmware updates and iLO Security States
  • Smart Update Technology Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) and Smart Update Manager (SUM)
  • Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP)
  • Smart Update Manager (SUM)
  • Smart Update Tools (SUT, iSUT)
  • iLO Amplifier
  • Resources

Module 8 HPE ProLiant Troubleshooting and Ongoing System Support

  • Troubleshooting
  • HPE warranty and support
  • Support Options

Module 9 Course Closing

  • Introduction to HPE ProLiant servers Course Review 
  • Next steps