2 Day(s)


This course begins with the information required to understand, manage, and configure your HP StorageWorks P4000 SAN. This training covers topics such as HP SAN/iQ(R) 9.0 Software features and functionality, configuration, iSCSI protocol, as well as HP SAN/iQ 9Software in several popular application environments such as Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Exchange, and Oracle. It also covers best practices for HP P4000 SAN - based on field experiences and applied industry knowledge, such as installation and configuration of HP SAN/iQ(R) Software, use and verification of iSCSI Initiators, and MPIO


  • Storage Administrators

Skills Gained

  • Install, configure, and verify the Storage System, the Centralized Management Console and the Microsoft iSCSI Initiator
  • Create an iSCSI SAN
  • Understand and use sophisticated HP SAN/iQ storage management tools
  • Install, configure, use and verify MPIO connections and HP StorageWorks DSM for MPIO and Windows disk partition offset for optimal performance
  • Configure and use iSCSISAN system
  • In the class you will set up the three key components of a SAN solution: The Storage Systems (sometimes referred to as Nodes) that hold the data; the CMC, which allows you to control the Storage Systems; and the Microsoft iSCSI Initiator, which enables you to connect to a remote iSCSI device from Windows
  • You will also see how to manage the SAN array for maximum reliability and data integrity. You will get hands-on experience using some of the important configuration and performance tools for your HP LeftHand SAN

Benefits to you

  • Students will get comfortable with HP StorageWorks P4000 SAN so that you can go back into your environments and engineer a solution using all the features of P4000 SAN systems and SAN/iQ software
  • Participants will be able to understand and implement Best Practices of HP StorageWorks for HP SAN/iQ implementation/administration process in Windows


  • Basic Networking.
  • Advanced knowledge of Windows Servers.

Course Specifics

Course Outline

  • Course introduction
  • Product Introduction
  • Centralized Management Console
  • Basic Configuration
  • Management Group and Clusters
  • Working with Volumes
  • Connecting the Volume via iSCSI
  • HP StorageWorks P4000 SAN and Microsoft MPIO support
  • SAN/iQ Snapshots
  • SmartClone Volumes
  • Remote Copy
  • Using HP SAN/iQ with VMware vSphere
  • HR/DR Solution Pack
  • Onboard Performance Monitoring
  • Performance Tuning
  • ISCSI SAN for applications - Exchange, SQL and SAN concepts
  • Best Practices
  • Appendix A: Accessing P4000 SANs from Windows 2003

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

Course Location Days Cost Date
2 1045 £1045 2018-07-17
2 1000 £1000 2017-10-27
2 1000 £1000 2017-10-02
2 1000 £1000 2017-09-11
2 1000 £1000 2017-09-04
2 1000 £1000 2017-08-28
2 1000 £1000 2017-08-10