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HPE SimpliVity System Administration

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This course provides information and hands-on exercises for management of HPE SimpliVity. It also includes information and hands-on exercises for using HPE SimpliVity RapidDR software that simplifies and accelerates offsite DR through automation. The course covers a range of administration actions executed on HPE SimpliVity system with the SimpliVity VMware vSphere® and RapidDR user interface.



This course is intended for infrastructure administrators and system engineers who need to learn how to administer HPE SimpliVity.



HPE recommends that students attend training or attain experience in the following areas before taking this class:

  • Networking technologies
  • VMware vSphere 6+
  • HPE ProLiant servers



Upon completion of this training, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the various components that formthe HPE SimpliVity Federation
  • Distinguish between peer-managed andcentrally-managed SimpliVity Federations
  • Identify how VM data is stored across HPESimpliVity Clusters
  • Create datastores and perform differenttasks associated with SimpliVity datastores
  • Explain the various SimpliVity operationslike Clone or Move VM
  • Create manual and policy-based backupsand use them for restore
  • Configure external stores for secondarybackup
  • Perform basic support tasks on the HPESimpliVity Federation
  • Use RapidDR to reduce service disruptionsby automating remote site recovery


Course Outline


Module 1 – Introduction to HPE SimpliVity

  • HPE SimpliVity’s HyperGuarantee
  • Business reasons for using HPE SimpliVity
  • Core features built into the SimpliVity solution via the Data Virtualization Platform
  • HPE SimpliVity use cases and the shift to Intelligent HCI


Module 2—HPE SimpliVity Architecture

  • Deep understanding of the HPE SimpliVity Data Virtualization Platform
  • Elements within an HPE SimpliVity Federation
  • Basic concepts of a datacenter and cluster within the SimpliVity Federation
  • Levels of resiliency built into the SimpliVity solution
  • VM data locality in the HPE SimpliVity Federation


Module 3 – HPE SimpliVity Portfolio

  • Categorization of the various HPE SimpliVity hardware models and their supportedconfigurations
  • Tracing the read/write IO paths for different HPE SimpliVity models
  • Explanation of how the tiered storage implementation works
  • Different networks that are used in HPE SimpliVity Federation
  • Generic sizing guidelines for HPE SimpliVity


Module 4 – Working with HPE SimpliVity

  • HPE SimpliVity management interfaces (GUI, CLI and REST API)
  • HPE SimpliVity Datastores and the operations permitted
  • Configuration required for access nodes
  • Performing HPE SimpliVity backups
  • Creating HPE SimpliVity backup policies
  • Managing and monitoring virtual machines in a SimpliVity Federation
  • Performing restores using HPE SimpliVity backups
  • File level restores
  • Backups on external stores for restore operations
  • Using HPE SimpliVity RapidDR


Module 5—HPE SimpliVity Maintenance

  • Maintaining HPE SimpliVity hosts and Virtual Controllers
  • HPE SimpliVity alarms and events in VMware vCenter®
  • Procedure to create an HPE SimpliVity support capture
  • Reports that are available through HPE InfoSight for SimpliVity
  • How to contact HPE support and find relevant documentation


LAB Outline


Lab 1 – HPE SimpliVity Overview

  • Accessing the HPE Virtual Labs environment
  • Navigating through the HPE SimpliVity HTML5 GUI
  • Identifying key components of HPE SimpliVity’s hyper convergence solution
  • Accessing the external HPE StoreOnce backup system
  • Accessing the CLI and REST API programmable interfaces


Lab 2 – HPE SimpliVity Backup Policies

  • Accessing backup policies
  • Creating backup policies
  • Editing backup policies
  • Accessing backup policies using the CLI


Lab 3 – HPE SimpliVity Clusters and Datastores

  • Using clusters
  • Using datastores
  • Performing various administrative tasks on clusters and datastores
    • Resize datastore
    • Set default backup policy
    • Delete datastore
    • Manage standard ESXi hosts
    • Adding single replica datastores (from the CLI)
    • Using an external store—HPE StoreOnce


Lab 4 – HPE SimpliVity Management

  • Backing up virtual machines
  • Searching backups
  • Restoring virtual machines
  • Replacing an existing virtual machine
  • Restoring files
  • Cloning virtual machines
  • Moving virtual machines
  • Using virtual machine templates


Lab 5 – HPE SimpliVity RapidDR and Support Capture File

  • Creating a support capture file for troubleshooting
  • Using HPE SimpliVity RapidDR for recovery
  • Creating an HPE SimpliVity RapidDR recovery configuration
  • Testing the recovery process


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