HP Helion CloudSystem Enterprise (H4C08S)

Course overview

This 2-day course equips students with the skills and knowledge to manage HP CloudSystem Enterprise. This course is aimed primarily at administrators, designers and users of HP CloudSystem. 
This course covers administrator tasks, designer tasks with CSA (Cloud System Automation) and OO (Operations Orchestration) tools, user tasks and API usage. The intent is to provide hands-on experience using the product. This course is 50% lecture and 50% hands-on lab.

Prerequisites

HP strongly recommends that students attend the following courses first:

  • Mandatory: Introduction to OpenStack® Foundations or equivalent working experience with OpenStack® administration (H6C68S)
  • Mandatory: HP CloudSystem Foundation Administration (H4C05S)
  • HP OneView Administration (H4C04SRequired for HP CloudSystem built on ConvergedSystem 700x
  • HP partners, HP employees and Cloud Architects should also attend the following course: Navigating the Journey to Cloud (H1L34S)

In addition, HP recommends that students are familiar with general networking terminology and basic network security concepts and have an understanding of one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS or Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES
  • vSphere 5.5
Course outline

Module 1: Administrator Tasks

  • Validating the CloudSystem installation
  • Compute resources
    • Installing and configuring a compute node
    • Managing images and flavors
  • Network resources
    • Adding a tenant network
    • Testing tenant network connectivity
  • Storage resources
  • Creating and managing tenants
  • Creating and managing users and roles
  • Managing the catalog
  • Creating a service offering
  • Configuring storage
  • Troubleshooting
    • Designs
    • Compute nodes
    • Instances
    • Networks
    • Storage

Module 2: Designer Tasks

  • Creating a simple CSA design
  • Creating a complex CSA design
  • Testing CSA designs
  • Publishing CSA designs
  • Installing and configuring OO Studio [aspirational]
  • Using OO Studio with CS [aspirational]
  • Troubleshooting designs

Module 3: User Tasks

  • User Portal (Horizon)
  • Launching compute instances
  • Creating a keypair
  • Creating a security group
  • Launching an instance on the ESX compute node
  • Launching an instance on the KVM compute node
  • Connecting to the instance
  • Terminating the instance
  • Resizing an instance
  • Taking a snapshot of an instance
  • Creating networks
    • Creating a tenant private network
    • Creating a router
    • Launching instances connected to the private and provider networks
    • Deleting networks and routers
  • Creating block storage
    • Creating and attaching a volume to an instance
    • Creating a snapshot of a volume
    • Detaching and deleting a volume
  • Market Place Portal
    • Requesting a subscription
    • Logging into and verifying a service
    • Troubleshooting a failed request

Module 4: API Usage

  • Overview of the CS 8 APIs
  • API Examples

Labs

Lab 0 - Accessing HPVL environment

Lab 1 - Upgrading CS Foundation to Enterprise

  • Upgrade CS Foundation to Enterprise
  • Connecting CSA 4.0 to CS

Lab 2 - Managing CS Enterprise

  • Exploring CS8 Enterprise portals
  • Launching compute instances
  • Creating a keypair
  • Creating a security group
  • Launching an instance on the ESX compute node
  • Launching an instance on the KVM compute node
  • Connecting to the instance
  • Terminating the instance
  • Resizing an instance
  • Taking a snapshot of an instance
  • Creating a tenant private network
  • Creating a router
  • Launching instances connected to the private and provider networks
  • Deleting networks and routers
  • Creating and attaching a volume to an instance
  • Creating a snapshot of a volume
  • Detaching and deleting a volume

Lab 3 - Creating and Managing Tenants

  • Creating tenants and users
  • Configuring networking for tenants
  • Managing images and flavors
  • Managing catalog
  • Creating service offering

Lab 4 - Creating CSA designs

  • Creating a simple CSA design
  • Creating a complex CSA design
  • Creating profiles for CSA design
  • Testing CSA design
  • Publishing CSA design

Lab 5 - Using CSA Market Place Portal

  • Requesting a subscription
  • Logging into CSA Market Place Portal and verifying a service
  • Troubleshooting a failed request

Lab 6 - Using REST API with CS8 Enterprise

  • REST API overview
  • REST API examples

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