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HP Capacity Advisor and Global Workload Manager (HF869S)

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HP Capacity Advisor and Global Workload Manager (HF869S)


This course supports HP-UX 11i v3 Virtual Server Operating Environment (OE), also known as HP Matrix OE. HP’s advanced infrastructure management software lets you continuously analyze and optimize adaptive infrastructure. Use Systems Insight Manager, Virtualization Manager, Capacity Advisor, Global Workload Manager, Instant Capacity, Process Resource Manager, and more. See how the tools work together to manage systems and workloads. The course is 50 percent lecture and 50 percent hands-on labs using HP servers.

  • Experienced HP-UX system administrators
  • HP-UX System and Network Administration I (H3064S) and HP-UX System and Network Administration II (H3065S) or
  • HP-UX System and Network Administration for Experienced UNIX System Administrators (H5875S) or
  • Equivalent system administration experience and
  • HP Systems Insight Manager (HK712S or HB508S)

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

  • Describe the VSE components
  • Install and configure VSE
  • Use Virtualization Manager to view systems and workloads
  • Use gWLM to manage workloads
  • Use Capacity Advisor to perform systems capacity planning and VM consolidations
  • Perform basic VSE troubleshooting
  • Quickly evaluate different scenarios for consolidating older and underutilized physical servers onto virtual machines
  • See how you can more effectively manage the computing resources in your environment
  • Gain an appreciation of all HP-UX VSE tools
  • HP Integrity Cell-Based Server Administration (U5075S)

Touring the Product

  • HP Virtual Server Environment (VSE) for Integrity servers
  • Partitioning continuum: the resource management spectrum
  • HP VSE configuration and workload management
  • HP VSE capacity planning
  • Logical server management
  • Integrity server management
  • HP VSE infrastructure orchestration

Design a Solution

  • Choosing a Central Management Server (CMS)
  • Licensing
  • Windows CMS installation requirements
  • HP-UX CMS installation requirements

Installation, Setup, and Configuration

  • ProLiant Windows CMS installation procedure
  • HP-UX CMS installation procedure
  • Post-installation steps
  • Managed system setup

Using and Maintaining VSE

  • Using the Virtualization Manager
  • VSE views
  • Configuring preferences
  • Compartment components
  • Virtualization Manager toolbar
  • Visualization view icons
  • Information and meter callouts


  • Introduction to workloads
  • Workload types and sub-types
  • Creating workload definitions
  • Monitored and managed workloads

Global Workload Manager (gWLM) Product Tour

  • gWLM at a glance
  • gWLM interfaces and components
  • HP Instant Capacity (iCAP) product tour
  • gWLM integration with Global Instant Capacity (GiCAP)
  • gWLM CMS and agent architecture

Global Workload Manager Design a Solution

  • Planning a gWLM implementation
  • CPU utilization targets
  • gWLM controllers
  • gWLM provisioning

Global Workload Manager Use and Maintain

  • Basic gWLM usage
  • Shared Resourcce Domain (SRD)
  • Common gWLM administrative tasks

Global Workload Manager Advanced Topics

  • GiCAP integration
  • iCAP Manager
  • Advanced topics
  • gWLM best practices

Global Workload Manager Application Discovery

  • Application Discovery overview and components
  • Using and managing Application Discovery
  • Procmap scripts

gWLM Service and Repair

  • First pass gWLM troubleshooting
  • iCAP/TiCAP/GiCAP best practices
  • gWLM troubleshooting tips

Capacity Advisor Product Tour

  • Utilization and power planning
  • Utilization limits
  • HP Smart Solver technology
  • 5-Star ratings
  • Capacity planning use cases

Capacity Advisor Data Collection

  • Using Capacity Advisor
  • Data collected and components
  • Capacity Advisor extension pack licenses

Server Consolidation using Smart Solver

  • Creating a scenario
  • Scenario-wide forecast
  • Forecast model hierarchy
  • Utilization limits
  • Consolidation legacy workloads to VMs
  • Consolidation results

Server Consolidation with Power

  • Power data collection
  • Creating the scenario
  • Adding utilization limits
  • Creating target servers
  • Moving workloads
  • Power usage and summary reports

Capacity Advisor Reports

  • Available reports
  • Selecting report details
  • Creating, browsing, and interpreting reports

Capacity Advisor Service and Repair

  • Troubleshooting overview
  • Initialization logs
  • Capcollect managed system checking
  • Tuning HP SIM configuration parameters

Capacity Advisor Command Line Interface

  • capcollect and capprofile commands
  • Generating Capacity Advisor reports
  • Importing data into Capacity Advisor

VSE Troubleshooting Overview

  • VSE troubleshooting overview
  • VSE Assist
  • WBEM troubleshooting
  • Other HP SIM troubleshooting

 Partitioning Management Tools

  • Partition management
  • Workload Manager
  • Pay per use
  • PSETs
  • Process Resource Manager
  • Secure resource partitions

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For whom it is intended:

  • System administrator
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