2 Day(s)


Managing HP Storage D2D Solutions introduces the D2D Disk Backup products, discusses the range of products in the product line, and explains D2D concepts, installation, and use. Learning concepts are reinforced with a series of hands-on lab exercises


This course is intended for D2D customers, HP Services field engineers, call center personnel, Presales and Channel Partners, and other field personnel who provide installation and/or operational support assistance for HP D2D Disk Backup devices

Skills Gained

  • Describe important D2D product concepts
  • Explain the importance of Deduplication
  • Configure D2D devices for initial use
  • Create Virtual Tape Libraries and NAS shares for use with disk backup programs
  • Configure Replication between two D2D devices
  • Perform basic troubleshooting and maintenance procedures


  • Basic Windows administration experience
  • Basic understanding of SCSI, iSCSI, RAID, Fibre Channel, and SAN technologies

Course Specifics

Course Outline

Managing HP Storage D2D Solutions

  • Objectives
  • D2D StoreOnce Backup Systems
  • HP Disk-Based Data Protection
  • HP D2D Backup Systems - Family Comparison
  • Three Reasons to choose HP D2D

NAS Shares and Virtual Tape Libraries

  • HP D2D StoreOnce Backup Systems
  • Choosing NAS vs. VTL
  • NAS Shares
  • Virtual Tape Libraries
  • iSCSI Connections to VTL
  • Fibre Channel Connections to VTL
  • Flexible Emulations

HP StoreOnce Deduplication

  • Deduplication: What is it?
  • Key Benefits of Data Deduplication
  • Deduplication: Data Locality
  • Deduplication Ratios
  • Housekeeping
  • Housekeeping Scheduling
  • Housekeeping Monitoring and Configuration
  • Detecting Housekeeping Problems
  • Limiting Housekeeping Windows

Web Management Interface

  • Web Management Interface (WMI)
  • Managing NAS Shares - CIFS
  • Managing NAS Shares - CIFS
  • Managing NAS Shares - CIFS
  • Managing NAS Shares - CIFS
  • Managing NAS Shares - Active Directory
  • Managing NAS Shares - Active Directory
  • Managing NAS Shares - NFS
  • Managing NAS Shares - NFS
  • Managing Virtual Tape Libraries
  • Create a VTL


  • What is Replication?
  • Replication Granularity
  • Replication Fan-Out and Fan-In
  • Replication Fan-Out and Fan-In
  • Bi-Directional Replication
  • Seeding the Replication Target
  • Replication Recovery
  • Making Replication Targets Visible to Host
  • Configuring Replication - WMI
  • Configuring Replication - NAS
  • Configuring Replication - VTL
  • Configuring Replication - VTL
  • Configuring Replication - VTL
  • Configuring Replication - VTL
  • Replication - Bandwidth Limits
  • Replication - Source Appliance Permissions
  • Replication Alerts
  • Monitoring with Replication Manager
  • Replication Manager Functions
  • Replication Manager - Add Devices
  • Replication Manager - Add Users
  • Replication Manager - Change User Details
  • Replication Manager - Create Groups
  • User Functions - View Group Status
  • User Functions - View Device Status
  • User Functions - View Device Status
  • User Functions - View Library / Share Status
  • User Functions - View Device Statistics
  • User Functions - View Group Topology


  • Installing the D2D Devices
  • Available Connections
  • IP Connections
  • iSCSI Modes of Operation
  • Single Port Mode
  • Dual Port Mode
  • High Availability (Port Failover) Mode
  • High Availability (Port Failover) Mode
  • High Availabilty (Link Aggregate) Mode
  • 10GB Data Network
  • Fibre Channel
  • Fibre Channel - Fabric Attached
  • Fibre Channel - Private Loop Direct Attach
  • Discovering the D2D Device
  • Discovery - Troubleshooting
  • Setting the Mangement IP
  • Updating Firmware and Drivers
  • Configuring D2D Device
  • Applying Licenses
  • Backing Up the Configuration

Best Practices

  • General Best Practices
  • NAS Share Best Practices
  • Backup Jobs
  • Deduplication
  • Replication
  • Flexible Emulations
  • Emulation Types
  • Physical Tape Offload Methods
  • Physical Tape Offload


  • Power / Boot Problems
  • Connection Problems
  • Troubleshooting with the Web Management
  • Interface
  • Disk Errors and Warnings
  • Backup or Disk Space Problems
  • Miscellaneous Issues

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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Upcoming Dates

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Virtual 1260213 Nov 17
Virtual 1260217 Aug 17
Virtual 1260230 May 17