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HP Helion CloudSystem Foundation (H4C05S)

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HP Helion CloudSystem Foundation (H4C05S)


This 3-day course equips students with the skills and knowledge to install, configure, and manage HP Helion CloudSystem Foundation. Students will be given an overview of OpenStack, explanation of terms, and architecture. The course covers all of the fundamentals needed to install, configure, and manage HP Helion CloudSystem Foundation. This course is 40% lecture and 60% hands-on lab.


HP recommends that students have attained the following credentials or levels of experience before taking this course:

  • Strongly Recommended: Fundamentals of OpenStack® Technology (H6C68S)
  • HP OneView Administration (H4C04S)
  • HP Virtual Connect (HK758S)

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

Administrators, engineers and consultants who will:

  • Configure management server(s) for HP Helion CloudSystem Foundation
  • Install HP Helion CloudSystem Foundation
  • Configure networking and storage in HP Helion CloudSystem Foundation
  • Deploy images and manage instances
  • Configure security and private keys for authentication

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the capabilities of HP CloudSystem v8.0
  • Describe the basic HP CloudSystem architecture
  • Use HP CloudSystem to create cloud services
  • Administer HP Helion CloudSystem
  • Add compute, networking, and storage resources to the cloud
  • Describe the product structure and licensing
  • Describe HP CloudSystem support and services
  • Gain the knowledge to successfully plan and deploy HP Helion CloudSystem Foundation
  • Use the hands-on activities to become familiar with configuring management servers for HP Helion CloudSystem, installing and configuring HP Helion CloudSystem

Module 1: Course Overview

  • HP Helion CloudSystem Foundation course overview
  • Course schedule
  • Next steps

Module 2: HP CloudSystem v8.0 Overview

  • HP CloudSystem v8.0 Overview
  • HP CloudSystem v8.0 Features
  • HP CloudSystem v8.0 Architecture
  • HP CloudSystem v8.0 Solution Overview
  • HP CloudSystem v8.0 Enterprise

Module 3: OpenStack Overview

  • History of OpenStack
  • OpenStack high-level architecture
  • OpenStack conceptual architecture
  • Basic OpenStack physical components
  • OpenStack UI and API interfaces

Module 4: HP CloudSystem Foundation

  • CloudSystem v8.0 network architecture
  • CloudSystem v8.0 management hypervisor hardware and storage requirements
  • CloudSystem v8.0 software offerings
  • CloudSystem v8.0 solution offerings
  • CloudSyetm v8.0 licensing
  • CloudSystem v8.0 software services

Module 5: Installation and configuration overview

  • Prepare for CloudSystem v8.0 installation
  • Configure management hypervisors network
  • Install CloudSystem v8.0 using csstart utility

Lab 0: HPVL training environment

  • Accessing HP Virtual Lab training environment

Lab 1: Installing CloudSystem8

  • Configure networking on ESXi management node for CloudSystem8
  • Create cluster for ESXi management host
  • Import CloudSystem8 appliance OVA
  • Install CloudSysetm8 using csstart.exe on windows

Lab 2: CloudSystem Configuring Networking

  • Configure management network
  • Configure provider networks and subnets
  • Configure VLANs for private networks
  • Add subnet to external network

Module 6: Adding a Compute Node

  • Configure KVM compute node
  • Import KVM compute node
  • Configure ESX compute node
  • Import ESX compute node

Lab 3: Integrating ESX compute node

  • Create cluster for ESXi compute host
  • Configure networking on ESXi compute node for CloudSystem8
  • Register vCenter in CloudSystem
  • Import Compute cluster into CloudSystem
  • Adjust firewall on ESX compute node for VNC connection

Lab 4: Integrating KVM compute node

  • Configure networking on KVM compute node for CloudSystem 8
  • Check dependencies on KVM compute node
  • Import KVM Compute node into CloudSystem 8

Module 7: Images and Instances

  • Describe Cloud-ready images
  • Upload images
  • Launch instances

Lab 5: Provisioning and managing instances

  • Import VMDK and qcow2 images into CloudSystem 8
  • Launch instances on ESX and KVM compute node
  • Access console and settings for instances
  • Launch multiple instances with CloudSystem 8
  • Stop, start, and terminate instance in CloudSystem 8

Module 8: CloudSystem v8.0 Block Storage

  • Describe cinder service
  • Describe block storage terms
  • Be able to configure block storage in CloudSystem v8.0

Lab 6: Provisioning block storage for instances

  • Add 3Par FC block storage driver to CloudSystem 8 Adding Volume Types to CloudSystem
  • Create and add volumes on 3Par using CloudSystem 8
  • Launching new instance with block storage volume

Module 9: CloudSystem Networking

  • Describe Neutron network service
  • Explain types of network available in CloudSystem v8.0
  • Create router and subnets
  • Assign floating IP’s

Lab 7: Managing Software Defined Networking

  • Create and configure security groups
  • Create keypairs
  • Create routers
  • Assign floating IP’s
  • Create private networks

Module 10: CloudSystem v8.0 CLI

  • Install CLI tools
  • Enable console access using CLI
  • Set password for console access
  • Log into appliance console
  • Use environmental variables with CLI

Lab 8: Using CloudSystem 8 CLI

  • Install CloudSystem 8 Client CLI
  • Using CloudSystem 8 Client CLI

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For whom it is intended:

  • Network administrator
  • Presale/consultant
  • System administrator
  • System engineer
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