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H4C03 – HP Moonshot Administration

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3 Days Course
Server Infrastructure

Classroom + Online

Course Details

Overview

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.

Objectives

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

Outline

Module 1: Course Overview

  • Define the course audience
  • Layout the daily course schedules
  • Provide links to Moonshot -related reference resources
  • Reiterate learning best practices
  • Provide the students with an opportunity to introduce themselves

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
  • Use the provided status indicators to determine if Moonshot is operating properly

Module 3: Installation and Configuration

  • Properly remove and replace the various Moonshot components
  • Access the Moonshot CM Module CLI from the serial and network ports
  • Use the more common Moonshot CM CLI commands
  • Access the Moonshot-45G Switch Module from the CLI
  • Use PXE to install Linux on a Moonshot Server Cartridge
  • Stack Moonshot via their uplink module ports

Module 4: Use & Maintain

  • Locate Moonshot-related software and firmware
  • Update Moonshot firmware
  • Explain Moonshot IPMI functionality

Module 5: Support

  • Discuss the Services and Support Strategy Moonshot product

Module 6: Service & 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 7: 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 Server Cartridge
  • Clone the Golden Image to other ProLiant Moonshot Server Cartridges in the same logical group

Target Audience

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

Prerequisites

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 6.3 or higher