Introduction to HP ProLiant Servers

2 days


This 2-day course provides essential pre-Gen8 ProLiant training to System Administrators responsible for ProLiant servers. Students will be presented with an overview of HP products, tools, agents and utilities that will help them setup, deploy, monitor and maintain their ProLiant servers. Many practical hands-on lab exercises are presented on an HP ProLiant G7 server


Administrators, engineers and consultants, who will setup, manage and/or monitor HP ProLiant servers



  • Familiar with Industry Standard Server technologies and HP ProLiant products

Course Outline

Learn to

  • Provide a brief overview of HP ProLiant G6 and G7 Server family, key features and supported operating systems
  • Review the HP Management Console (iLO3)
  • Discuss HP ProLiant configuration via Option ROM. Provide high-level steps required to prepare an HP ProLiant server for an operating system installation via HP SmartStart
  • Review HP online configuration utilities: Array Configuration Utility (ACU), Lights-Out Online Configuration Utility and Network Configuration Utility
  • Discuss HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP): family of deliverables, contents, key features and deployment options
  • Describe how to use HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) to install, both locally and remotely, HP software components (drivers, agents, non-agents, utilities) and collections of firmware
  • Review how to use HP System Management Homepage (SMH) and the HP SNMP Agents and WBEM providers to proactively monitor a standalone HP ProLiant server
  • Describe the six-step HP troubleshooting methodology along with tools, utilities and HP programs to assist in diagnostics of an HP ProLiant server
  • List HP products that simplify the installation, deployment, configuration, and maintenance of an HP ProLiant multi-server environment
  • Review key features included in HP ProLiant Gen8

After completing this course, students will be able to

  • Navigate successfully through the HP Customer Self-Repair Services Media Library to obtain technical information on an HP ProLiant Server
  • Remotely administrate an HP ProLiant server using the HP Management Console (iLO3)
  • Identify key tools and utilities available from HP to assist in the configuration, installation, updating, monitoring and support of a single HP ProLiant server from bare-metal
  • Use the HP SmartStart CD to prepare an HP ProLiant server for an operating system installation
  • Use HP Smart Update Manager to update system software and firmware components using HP Service Pack for ProLiant
  • Monitor servers with HP System Management Homepage and HP SNMP Agents and WBEM Providers
  • Troubleshoot ProLiant servers with HP Insight Diagnostics and HP Array Configuration Utility Diagnostics

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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Course Location Days Cost Date
Onsite2 1000 £1000 2019-06-16