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HP Moonshot Administration (H4C03S)

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HP Moonshot Administration (H4C03S)

This 3-day course provides the information and experience necessary to install, configure, and manage the HP Moonshot. It will also provide the opportunity for the student to be able to install a Linux Operating System on the Moonshot via PXE and the CMU (Cluster Management Utility). The course consists of a series of labs that will be completed on Moonshot systems from the HP Virtual Labs.

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

  • Familiarity with general networking terminology and basic network security concepts
  • An general understanding of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 or higher
  • Introduction to HP ProLiant Servers (HE643S)
  • HP BladeSystem Administration (HE646S)

Administrators, engineers and consultants who will:

  • Plan and manage the deployment of the HP Moonshot
  • Install, configure, and manage the Moonshot
  • Install Operating Systems on the Moonshot

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

  • Discuss the primary features of HP Moonshot
  • Explain the functions of the primary components of Moonshot
  • Install and configure Moonshot
  • Manage Moonshot
  • Service and support Moonshot
  • Use CMU (Cluster Management Utility) to deploy Linux on the HP ProLiant Moonshot Server cartridges
  • Gain the knowledge to successfully plan, deploy, install, configure, and manage an HP Moonshot system
  • Use the labs to obtain hands-on experience with installing, configuring, and managing an HP Moonshot system and installing a Linux OS on a HP Moonshot Server Cartridge

Module 1: Course Overview

  • Define the course objectives
  • Define the course audience
  • Review the daily course schedules
  • Provide links to Moonshot -related reference resources
  • Reiterate learning best practices
  • Provide the students with an opportunity to introduce themselves – Name, location, job title, an interest outside computers, course expectations

Lab a: HP Virtual Room and Lab Fundamentals

Module 2: Tour of the Product

  • Discuss the key components of the Moonshot program
  • Explain the primary benefits of Moonshot
  • Describe the features of the primary Moonshot components
  • Locate, remove, and replace the primary Moonshot components
  • Rackmount a Moonshot

Module 3: HP 1500 Moonshot Chassis Management Module

  • Explain the primary functions of the Moonshot 1500 Chassis Management Module
  • Discuss the primary components of the Moonshot 1500 CM Module
  • Describe how the Moonshot 1500 CM module communicates to each of the primary Moonshot components through their associated satellite controller
  • Use the Moonshot 1500 CM Module CLI to manage the Moonshot components

Lab b: Moonshot Chassis Management Module Management

Module 4: Moonshot Cartridges

  • List the types of available Moonshot Cartridges
  • Highlight the major features of each type of Moonshot Cartridge
  • Describe the OS’ supported by each type of Moonshot Cartridge

Module 5: Moonshot Switches and Uplink Modules

  • Explain how the Moonshot Switch modules and Uplink modules are used to connect the cartridges to the external network
  • Describe the primary features of the Moonshot -45G and 180G Switch modules
  • Discuss the buttons and LEDs that exist on the front panel of the Moonshot Switch modules
  • Connect to the Moonshot Uplink ports and identify the corresponding LEDs
  • Locate and use the Moonshot Switch module CLI commands
  • Discuss how the Moonshot Switch modules can be stacked and their ports aggregated

Lab c: Moonshot Switch Module Management

Module 6: Use and Maintain

  • Locate Moonshot-related software and firmware
  • Update Moonshot firmware
  • Use PXE to load an OS to a Moonshot Server Cartridge node
  • Use WDS (Windows Deployment Server) to install a Windows OS to the a Moonshot Server Cartridge node
  • Explain Moonshot IPMI functionality

Lab d. Updating Moonshot Firmware

Lab e. Updating Switch Module Firmware

Lab f. Using PXE to load a Linux OS to a Moonshot Cartridge Node

Module 7: Service and Repair

  • Determine which Moonshot components are and are not CSRs
  • Use some of the more common Linux diagnostic commands
  • Locate Moonshot-related log files
  • Describe useful Moonshot troubleshooting features

Module 8: Support

  • Discuss the Services and Support Strategy for the Moonshot product

Module 9: HP Insight CMU

  • Locate HP Insight CMU (Cluster Management Utility) reference materials
  • Describe the function and features of CMU
  • Use the CMU GUI to accomplish some of the more common management tasks
  • Add nodes to the CMU database and group into logical groups
  • Generate a ‘Golden Image’ of an OS image that exists on a ProLiant Moonshot cartridge
  • Clone the Golden Image to other ProLiant Moonshot cartridges in the same logical group

Lab g. CMU Node Management

Lab h. Using CMU to backup and Clone a Moonshot Cartridge Node

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For whom it is intended:

  • System administrator
  • System engineer
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