HPE Nimble Storage Advanced Administration and Integration (H6LH9S)

This course will provide a practical understanding of advance administration techniques and a deeper practical understanding of Disaster Recovery using SmartCopy, Zero Copy Cloning and SmartReplica. The course will also provide hands-on exercises working with HPE Nimble Storage integration solution features and how they integrate into VMware®, Microsoft® Windows, Linux and Veeam®.
  • Review HPE Nimble Storage platforms and associated features
  • Discuss and understand disaster Recovery RPO and RTO
  • Describe, configure and perform replication between groups for both planned and unplanned disaster recovery scenarios
  • Discuss and perform advance administration features including volume performance settings, SNMP, deduplication, encryption, etc
  • Working with clones and Zero copy clones
  • Create a volume snapshot and perform a file recovery, as well as a volume recovery from a snapshot
  • Configure and manage multi-member groups, storage pools and discuss scale up and scale out guidelines and requirements
  • Configure and perform volume moves between pools and volume striping in a multi-member pool
  • Discuss network considerations and networking best practices and scenarios for HPE Nimble Storage
  • Discuss Nimble QOS features
  • Describe VSS and how it can be used in your storage environment, and how it integrates with Nimble Storage
  • Perform Application integration with VMware, Linux and Veeam
  • Evaluate design considerations and best practices
Storage administrators who desire additional training on the advanced features of HPE Nimble
  • H6LH8S: HPE Nimble Storage Introduction and Administration -OR-
  • H9TH5S: HPE Nimble Storage Introduction and Administration (with extended lab time) -OR-
  • H9TH1S: Designing HPE Nimble Solutions, Rev. 18.11 (01113228)
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Course Outline

Module 1: Nimble Storage Solution and Product Overview - Review
• Review platforms and features
  • Key characteristics of the Adaptive Flash platform
  • Adaptive Flash platform product family.
  • Overview of software components
  • Key features and benefits
  • Identify key configuration parameters
• Review basic configuration
  • Initial configuration
▫ Command line setup utility
▫ Nimble Setup Manager
  • Initial creation and connection from server
▫ Access Control and Multi-host access
▫ iSCSI initiator connection
  • Templates
  • Initiator groups
  • Create volumes
  • Connect and access a volume from a Windows Host
  • Using volume level encryption
• Working with Users, SYSLOG, SNMP and Event Logs
• Discuss Volume attributes: Volume Pinning , QOS, Deduplication, etc
Module 2: Understanding Disaster Recovery RPO and RTO
• Understanding disaster recovery
• Understanding disaster recovery RPO
• Understating disaster recovery RTO
Module 3: Advance snapshots usage
• Understanding how space is used with snapshots for sizing
• Creating a snapshot both unscheduled and using a schedule to identify space
• Connecting to a snapshot
• Using a snapshot to recover a file or a full volume
• Discuss VSS usage and Windows integration
• Describe Zero Copy cloning
• Describe and demonstrate Zero Copy clones
• Create a Zero Copy clone
• Observe and understand space usage as a volume changes and what happens to snapshots during that time
Module 4: Administration and Using Replication
• Nimble Storage Replication and replication features
• Understanding how space is used with replication for sizing
• Configure replication between groups
• Replication space
• Replication considerations
• Perform handover for a non-disaster event
• Perform disaster recovery replication
Module 5: Administration of a scale out - Multi-Array Group and Pools
• Storage scaling
• Creating pools and managing pools
  • Adding an array to a group
  • Creating a pool
• Volume movement within a group, within a pool and between pools
• Removing arrays from a pool
• AF to AF grouping
  • Volume moves
  • Related compression, dedupe and encryption guidelines
• AF to CS grouping
  • Volume moves
  • Related compression, dedupe and encryption guidelines
  • No scale-out
• CS to CS Grouping
• Volume moves
  • Related compression, dedupe and encryption guidelines
• Group-leader evacuations
• CS to AF migration fork-lift data migration using Grouping
Module 6: Network Considerations for Nimble Storage
• Discuss network requirements and common network scenarios
• Identify network best practice guidelines
  • Group level
  • Between groups
  • MGMT
  • NCM – iSCSI session management
  • VLANs for Data, when/why?
  • VLANS for Mgmt, when/why?
  • Initiator-Group Subnet Segregation, why?
  • Sub-netting for multiple Data Subnets
  • WAN link Routing for Replication + Mgmt for Replication
  • Fibre channel need and requirements
  • Network Failure Production, NCM/MPIO, Management Port, best practice for full Redundancy
Module 7: Application Integration – Veeam, VMWare and Linux
• VMware integration
• Veeam integration
• Linux integration