Designing Multi-Site HPE Storage Solutions, Rev. 18.41 (01120594) (H9TJ1S)

The Designing Multi-Site HPE Storage Solutions 18.41 course includes lectures and activities in the ratio of approximately 35/65 (lecture/activities). Activities include hands-on lab exercises, sizing exercises using tools available from sources such as the HPE Partner Portal, and paperbased exercises using customer scenarios and learning checks. This course prepares the learner for the HPE Master ASE – Designing Multi-Site HPE Storage Solutions V3 certification and is recommended preparation for the HPE0-J58 exam.


The ideal candidate for this course is anyone who needs to learn how to describe, position, recommend, demonstrate, plan and design HPE multi-site storage and management technologies to meet a customer’s business and technology requirements.

Typical candidates are:

  • Consultants
  • Pre-sales Engineers
  • Sales Engineers
  • Systems Engineers
  • Solutions Architects


Recommended prerequisites for this course include Designing HPE Storage Solutions 18.11 and Building HPE Storage Solutions 18.11 or Building Data Center Solutions 17.41.

Learners should also have at least five years experience with designing HPE storage solutions and industry-standard technology knowledge from training or hands-on experience.

Course Objectives

After you successfully complete this course, expect to be able to:

  • Describe and evaluate use cases for SAN technologies related to multi-site solutions
  • Describe the HPE enterprise storage strategy related to multi-site solutions
  • Evaluate the storage market and identify the strengths of HPE Storage solutions in multi-site and/or multi-vendor environments
  • Recognize opportunities and identify customer requirements for multi-site and/or complex storage solutions
  • Implement data replication and transparent failover features specific to 3PAR and Nimble
  • Identify and compare the existing solution design to the best-practices documentation
  • Identify system issues and failures in multisite and/or complex HPE Storage solutions
  • Manage and administer primary storage, data protection, and FC and IP storage networks in a multi-site and/or complex HPE Storage solution
  • Develop and manage a policy for compliance
  • Test and Implement a site failover and recovery plan in response to an outage
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Course Outline

Module 0: Course Overview and Introduction

  • Describe the purpose and content of the Designing MultiSite HPE Storage Solutions 19.01 course
  • Understand the psychological principles used in this course
  • Discuss the exam preparation checklist

Module 1: 3PAR Remote Copy

  • Describe the key features, benefits, and advantages of Remote Copy
  • Explain different types of RC implementations
  • Explain the differences between synchronous, periodic asynchronous, asynchronous streaming mode
  • Describe synchronous long distance mode for replication between 3 arrays
  • Discuss different failure scenarios
  • Talk about RC VVOL support
  • Describe RC based high-availability and disaster tolerant solutions

Module 2: 3PAR Peer Persistence

  • Describe the key features, benefits, and advantages of Peer Persistence
  • Explain the benefits of using a Quorum Witness with Peer Persistence
  • Discuss the advantage of 3DC Peer Persistence

Module 3: 3PAR Federation and Peer Motion

  • Describe the purpose of Peer Motion for HPE 3PAR to HPE 3PAR migration
  • List the benefits of Peer Motion
  • Discuss the effectiveness of the Storage Federation concept and its advantages

Module 4: Nimble

  • Explain the scale-out concept
  • Discuss remote replication
  • List Nimble integrations
  • Discuss HPE Cloud Volumes

Module 5: Storage Networking

  • Discuss ISL bandwidth aggregation
  • Discuss FC-FC routing
  • Discuss SAN security
  • Discuss FCIP protocol and other SAN extension technologies

Module 6: Storage Planning and Sizing / Measuring Business Financial Value

  • Explain storage positioning and sizing methods
  • List assessment and sizing tools
  • Explain measuring business financial value

Module 7: Backup and Recovery Basics

  • Explain data protection and retention challenges
  • Discuss backup and restore strategy planning
  • Explain data tiering as well as RPO and RTO concepts
  • List the most popular backup topologies
  • Explain how to deal with ransomware

Module 8: StoreOnce

  • Explain VTL/NAS Replication and Catalyst Copy
  • Describe StoreOnce Security Pack features
  • Describe HPE Cloud integrations

Module 9: Data Protector and Veeam

  • Discuss the features of software used to support HPE BURA solutions:
  • Micro Focus Data Protector
  • Veeam

Module 10: Recovery Manager Central

  • Explain the HPE Recovery Manager Central concepts
  • Describe Express Protect Backup
  • Talk about Express Restore
  • Describe RMC-V backup and restore implementations
  • Explain RMC Catalyst Copy
  • Talk about HPE 3PAR StoreServ Remote Copy and RMC integration
  • List RMC-V typical reference architect and solution designs
  • Describe integration with Veeam Explorer
  • Describe RMC licenses required

Module 11: Recovery Manager Central

  • Explain backup sizing methods 
  • Use assessment and sizing tools

Module 12: Monitoring and APIs

  • Describe the benefits of InfoSight
  • Explain SMIS-S standard
  • Describe SNMP
  • Describe REST(ful) API

Module 13: SAN Designing and Monitoring

  • Design a SAN network Monitor a SAN network

Lab Outline

  • Lab 00: Accessing the HPE TME Labs
  • Lab 01: Working with 3PAR Remote Copy (and VMware Vvols)
  • Lab 02: Working with 3PAR Peer Persistence
  • Lab 03: Working with 3PAR Federation and Peer Motion
  • Lab 04: Working with Nimble Replication and VMware integrations
  • Lab 06: Using HPE Sizing and Configuration Tools for a Storage Solution
  • Lab 08: (Option 1) Working with StoreOnce and Veeam
  • Lab 09: (Option 2) Working with Data Protector and Veeam
  • Lab 10: Working with RMC(-V)
  • Lab 11: Using HPE Sizing and Configuration Tools for a Backup Solution Lab 12: Working with InfoSight / Monitoring with SNMP / Using REST