Designing HPE Nimble Solutions (1113228)(18.11)

The Designing HPE Nimble Solutions course is an instructor-led course. This course teaches students how to identify, recommend, and explain HPE Nimble storage solutions. It covers the HPE Nimble hardware and software, initial configuration, HPE Nimble Storage Volumes, snapshots, and replication. The course uses participant centered learning and hands-on labs.
 
Ideal candidate for this course
Typical candidates for this course are IT, facilities or data center professionals, who work in and around the data center and who have the responsibility to achieve and improve the availability and manageability of the data center. Typical candidate job roles include but are not limited to Pre-sales Architects, Pre-sales Engineers, Enterprise Architects, Solutions Engineers, and Technology Architects.
 
Objectives
After you successfully complete this course, expect to be able to:
  • Describe the AF & HF Series hardware
  • Explain Scale-to-Fit with the Nimble Solutions
  • Describe the AF-Series Write Operations
  • Explain how to access and navigate the NimbleOS WebUI
  • Navigate the InfoSight Customer portal
  • List port and firewall considerations
  • Analyze the NimbleOS event log
  • Create protection templates
  • Configure access control and initiator groups
  • Describe the need to add RPO, RTO and Change Rate definitions
  • Explain how replication works
  • Discuss the replication considerations
 
Suggested prerequisites
None
 
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Topics
Module 1: Nimble Overview
  • Describe the AF and HF Series Hardware
Module 2: AF-Series and HF Hardware
  • Explain Scale-to-Fit with the HF & AF-Series
Module 3: NimbleOS Introduction
  • Describe the AF-Series Write Operations
    • Deduplication
    • Compression
    • Sequential stripe writes
    • Triple+ Parity with Integrated Spare
    • Integrated spare rebuild
    • Quick RAID rebuild
    • SmartSecure Encryption
  • Describe the AF-Series Read Operations
    • Changed block operations
  • Describe the HF Write Operations
  • Describe the HF Read Operations
Module 4: NimbleOS WebUI Introduction
  • Explain how to access and navigate the NimbleOS WebUI
  • Explain user administration
  • Describe how to use Microsoft’s Active Directory with user administration
  • Explain how to monitor the array with the WebUI
  • Explain how to update NimbleOS
Module 5: HPE Nimble WebUI Introduction
  • Explain Nimble Support’s mission statement
  • Navigate the InfoSight Customer portal
  • Describe support coverage and logistics
Module 6: Introduction to Support and HPE InfoSight
  • Explain an array initialization process
  • Explain an array configuration process
  • List port and firewall considerations
  • Describe SNMP setup
  • Discuss SYSLOG use
  • Analyze the NimbleOS event log
Module 7: Array Initialization and Setup
  • Explain basic volume concepts
  • Create performance policies
  • Configure access control and initiator groups
  • Create protection templates
  • Create volume collections
  • Explain volume pinning
  • Create a volume using the WebUI
Module 8: Working with HPE Nimble Storage volumes
  • Describe how Nimble snapshots work
  • Explain snapshot scheduling
  • Describe the need to add RPO, RTO and Change Rate definitions
  • Explain how to recover from a snapshot using Zero Copy Clones
Module 9: Introduction to HPE Nimble Storage Snapshots
  • Describe basic replication concepts
  • List SmartReplicate components
  • Explain how replication works
  • Describe replication process
  • Discuss the replication considerations
  • Explain SmartReplicate Disaster Recover
Module: 10 Introduction to HPE Nimble Storage Replication
  • Describe basic replication concepts
  • List SmartReplicate components
  • Explain how replication works
  • Describe replication process
  • Discuss the replication considerations
  • Explain SmartReplicate Disaster Recovery
Appendix A: Pre-installation, Racking, and Cabling
  • Use the pre-installation workbook
  • Explain rack mounting principles
  • Tell how to cable an array
  • Describe networking and Fibre
  • Channel concepts