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Fast Track for Deploying HP FlexNetwork Comware Technologies (H8D09)

Fast Track for Deploying HP FlexNetwork Comware Technologies (H8D09)


This five-day course gives network engineers an opportunity to plan for and implement networks utilizing HP Comware devices. Participants will work HP IRF, ACL’s, QoS, OSPF, BGP and Multicast technologies.

This Course is composed of HP Education Courses H4C88s and H4C87s.

This course covers basic and advanced topics within the HP FlexCampus Architecture. The learner will experience both theory and hands on experience utilizing real hardware through lab exercises over five days. The learner will configure, monitor, HP Comware devices using open standard technologies. You will work with layer 2 technologies, such as Multiple Instance Spanning Tree (MSTP) and Link-Aggregation (Trunks). You will also learn about Backplane Stacking. Layer 3 technologies, such as static routes, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) with Multi-Area implementations, and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), along with multicast solutions leveraging Protocol independent Multicast (PIM) both dense and spare modes.


Network or systems administrators,network engineers, and consultants who plan to Deploy HP Comware 7 switches into a new or existing network.

  • This course is recommended for students who need to deploy HP FlexNetwork technologies based on Comware. It does not require completion of any previous HP Networking courses
  • Network Experience is required

At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Protect devices with local and remote authentication using telnet, SSH, web, and SNMP access
  • Navigate the HP Comware CLI and manage the flash file system
  • Upgrade the Comware switch operating system
  • Configure VLANs on HP Comware switches
  • Configure a Comware switch for DHCP server and DHCP relay
  • Configure multiple spanning tree and apply STP security features
  • Differentiate between static and dynamic link aggregation
  • Configure and troubleshoot link aggregation on HP switches
  • Implement and deploy HP IRF with MAD technologies to protect your network
  • Configure, design and deploy Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Configure, design and deploy Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), in multi-area, and work with External routes
  • Configure, design and deploy Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
  • Configure, design and deploy Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Configure, design and deploy Multicast (Protocol Independent Multicast Dense Mode and Spare mode) along with IGMP technologies
  • Gain hands-on network Comware experience in a zero risk lab environment

Learn how to plan, design and implement HP Comware technologies

Enhance your knowledge and comfort level with HP Comware in any deployment location within your network.


Module 1 – Introduction

  • Course overview and objectives

Module 2 – Basic Setup

  • Initiate a console connection to an HP Comware switch
  • Describe characteristics and purpose of each Privilege Level
  • Navigate the Comware CLI
  • Perform basic configuration
  • Configure interfaces
  • Troubleshoot common problems with basic connectivity

Module 3 – Protecting Management Access

  • Apply password protection to local and remote authentication
  • Associate user roles with password and scheme authentication
  • Implement remote management with telnet, SSH, web, and SNMP access

Module 4 – Managing Software and Configurations

  • Understand the boot up process of Comware switches
  • Use the Comware device flash file system
  • Upgrade the Comware switch operating system
  • Manage configuration files on Comware switches

Module 5 – VLANs

  • Understand the use of VLANs and the various types of VLAN
  • Choose the correct VLAN port type for various situations
  • Configure VLANs and assign IP addresses to VLAN interfaces
  • Implement basic routing on directly connected VLANs
  • Verify connectivity within and between VLANs

Module 6 – IP Services 

  • DHCP server and DHCP relay
  • NTP
  • Logging
  • DNS

Module 7 – Spanning Tree Protocol 

  • Understand the operation of the original IEEE 802.1D standard (pre-2004)
  • Recognize the enhancements included in RSTP
  • Understand the implementation of PVST+
  • List the components and load sharing benefits of MSTP
  • Configure MSTP
  • Configure STP security features

Module 8 – Link Aggregation

  • Understand the problems and limitations of STP and load sharing
  • Differentiate between static and dynamic link aggregation
  • Understand how the Link Aggregation Control Protocol works (LACP)
  • Configure link aggregation on Comware switches
  • Troubleshoot link aggregation on Comware switches

Module 9 – IRF

  • Understand the technologies and concepts involving IRF
  • Understand the advantages that IRF provides
  • Describe a split stack and how the
  • Multi-Active Detection (MAD) protocol deals with this problem
  • Configure a simple IRF topology
  • Verify and troubleshoot an IRF topology

Module 10 – Basic IP Routing

  • Describe how Comware switches forward traffic between directly connected VLANs
  • Configure static routes on a Comware switch
  • Describe the basic operation of RIP
  • Describe the basic operation of OSPF and configure single-area OSPF
  • Deploy HP products in single-area and multiple-area OSPF systems
  • Use area definitions and summaries to create efficient and scalable, multiple-area designs
  • Advertise routes to external networks in a variety of OSPF environments
  • Promote fast, effective convergence during a variety of failover situations
  • Use virtual links as required to establish nondirect connections to the backbone
  • Implement OSFP authentication

Module 11 – Access Control Lists

  • Define ACL and identify the criteria by which ACLs select traffic
  • Configure ACLs on HP Comware based switches to select given traffic
  • Apply static ACLs to interfaces to meet the needs of a particular scenario
  • Examine an ACL configuration and determine the action taken on specific packets

Module 12 – Quality of Service

  • Configure HP switches to honor the appropriate QoS marks applied by other devices
  • Create a QoS policy that assigns a specified class of traffic to a priority queue
  • Select and implement an appropriate strategy for queue scheduling
  • Implement traffic policing policies that enforce the negotiated committed information rate (CIR), committed burst size (CBS), peak information rate (PIR), and excessive burst size (EBS) for a specified class of traffic
  • Respond to congestion in advance by applying the appropriate traffic shaping and Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED) policies
  • Determine the QoS mark that an HP switch will assign to specific outbound traffic and, if necessary, adjust the mark

Module 13 – BGP

  • Establish and monitor eBGP sessions between your routers and Internet Service Provider (ISP) routers
  • Advertise an IP block to multiple ISP routers
  • Filter BGP routes as required for a dual-homed ISP connection
  • Configure a BGP router to advertise a default route in OSPF or to redistribute and aggregate BGP routes, as appropriate

Module 14 – Multicast

  • Route multicast traffic using Protocol Independent Multicast-Dense Mode (PIM-DM) or Protocol Independent Multicast-Sparse Mode (PIM-SM)
  • Select and configure rendezvous points (RPs) based on particular environmental needs such as redundancy and efficient operation
  • Minimize unnecessary multicast flooding
  • Apply advanced controls such as source-specific multicasting (SSM) and administrative scopes to a PIM-SM deployment

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Main › HP FlexNetwork Fundamentals (H4C81S)

HP FlexNetwork Fundamentals (H4C81S)

HP FlexNetwork Fundamentals (H4C81S)


The HP FlexNetwork Fundamentals course provides you with a comprehensive set of networking skills which will increase your knowledge of modern, open standard based networking technologies and solutions.

Your knowledge and skills to successfully implement and validate small to medium enterprise network solutions will significantly increase after completing the HP FlexNetwork Fundamentals course. In the course, you will be working on Comware and ProVision based switches in the lab exercises.


HP FlexNetwork Fundamentals introduces network technicians to the basic features of modern networks such as VLAN’s, redundancy technologies such as MSTP, link aggregation technologies like LACP, static and dynamic IP routing with OSPF, standalone Access Points (AP’s), and network management with HP’s Intelligent Management Center (IMC).

The course will cover a high level introduction to HP’s Converged Infrastructure strategy and also network virtualization with HP’s Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF).

This course is approximately 50 percent lecture and learning activities and 50 percent lab activities.

The HP FlexNetwork Fundamentals course prepares candidates for the HP Accredited Technical Professional (ATP) – FlexNetwork Solutions V2 certification within the HP ExpertOne program.


Prior to attending the HP FlexNetwork Fundamentals training you should take the following web-based trainings:

  • Getting Started with HP Switching and Routing, Rev 13.31 (course ID 00731204)
  • Getting Started with HP Wireless, Rev 13.31 (course ID 00731293)

The courses can be found in The Learning Center.
For those who need a refresh on certain networking topics, it is recommended that you watch one or more of the videos listed below.

  • HP Networking Fundamentals Video Series – OSI Model, Rev. 13.31 (course ID 00764936)
  • HP Networking Fundamentals Video Series – Binary, Rev. 13.31 (course ID 00764942)
  • HP Networking Fundamentals Video Series – Data Flows, Rev. 13.31 (course ID 00765397)
  • HP Networking Fundamentals Video Series – IP Addressing, Rev. 13.31 (course ID 00766100)
  • HP Networking Fundamentals Video Series – IP Subnetting, Rev. 13.31 (course ID 00764933)
  • HP Networking Fundamentals Video Series – TCP/UDP, Rev. 13.31 (course ID 00765415)
  • HP Networking Fundamentals Video Series – VLANs, Rev. 13.31 (course ID 00764953)
  • HP Networking Fundamentals Video Series – Routing, Rev. 13.31 (course ID 00764946)
  • HP Networking Fundamentals Video Series – Spanning Tree, Rev. 13.31 (course ID 00764948)

The videos can be found in The Learning Center, but also in the My ExpertOne Portal from the ExpertOne


The HP FlexNetwork Fundamentals course is a new course that combines the best of the HP FlexNetwork Fundamentals using Comware Software and HP FlexNetwork Fundamentals using ProVision Software courses. The new course brings both switch families together in a single fully integrated training.

Additionally the HP FlexNetwork Fundamentals course introduces you to HP’s FlexNetwork Architecture and a broader concept of networking not limited to switches, routers and AP’s, as well as networking elements within HP servers such as Virtual Connect (VC).


After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain HPs FlexNetwork Architecture
  • Perform basic configuration, access security and switch setup on HP switches
  • Configure Layer 2 technologies such as STP, Link Aggregation and VLANs
  • Configure basic IP Routing with static and dynamic routing technologies (OSPF)
  • Configure HP Networkings network virtualization technology IRF
  • Provide mobility solutions with the MSM wireless Access Points
  • Manage and monitor Networks with HP IMC network management software
  • Explain HPs Converged Infrastructure strategy, including Virtual Connect (VC)
  • HP0-Y49 – Applying HP FlexNetwork Fundamentals
  • HP2-Z30 Fast Track – Applying HP FlexNetwork Fundamentals
  • HP ATP – FlexNetwork Solutions V2

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