Managing HPE 3PAR StoreServ III: Performance and Health Management (H9P97S)

This 3-day training covers advanced topics that a storage administrator will encounter after performing the tasks covered in the HPE 3PAR basic courses (HK902S and HK904S). Topics included are: Space Explained, Performance, Alerts, Troubleshooting, Upgrading, Adaptive Flash Cache (AFC) and Configuration Rebalancing. The course is 50% lecture with 50% hands-on labs. Additional Scenario Labs compliment the Module Labs. These Lifecycle Labs include Adaptive optimization, Quality of Service and Adaptive Flash.


A storage administrator who has been managing HPE 3PAR StoreServ arrays on a daily basis for at least a year. This training is not for an individual who has no experience managing a HPE 3PAR array.


Students must have attended HK902S and HK904S

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain how space is allocated and mapped
  • Identify data reduction
  • Understand performance
  • Discuss best practices
  • Explain HPE 3PAR events and alerts and how to get notifications about them
  • Use CLI and GUI to troubleshoot your storage system
  • Perform rebalancing
  • Use Adaptive Flash Cache to increase performance
  • Upgrade your hardware and software of your storage system
  • Employ tools that can be used to troubleshoot and respond to HPE 3PAR performance issues.
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Course Outline

Module 1: Overview

  • Course Introduction
  • Course Agenda
  • Lab roadmap

Module 2: Space Explained

  • Understand space utilization
  • Volume space
  • Large volumes
  • Logical disk space
  • CPG space
  • Overprovisioning
  • Distributed sparing
  • Adaptive sparing
  • Adaptive data reduction
  • Thin deduplication
  • Space reclamation
  • Mapping space
  • SR Space forecasting

Module 3: Performance

  • Understanding performance bottleneck
  • Servicing I/O
  • Express layout
  • RAID
  • Initiators
  • Front end vs back end
  • CPU
  • Cache
  • Adaptive Flash Cache
  • WriteBack single node
  • SSD Performance
  • Unbalanced systems
  • Express writes
  • Benchmarks
  • Hardware FC Links
  • I/O Queueing
  • Interactive response law
  • CLI Counters
  • Troubleshooting discussion

Module 4: Lifecycle Discussion

  • Lifecycle of a System
  • Introduction Lab
  • Introduction to the Ninja Stars output
  • Roadmap

Module 5: Alerts

  • View, interpret, and manage system events and alerts
  • Alert tiering, Internationalization,
  • Spare Part Notification
  • Single Click Locate
  • Use the checkhealth command for troubleshooting
  • Alert notifications for System Reporter
  • Alerts threshold criteria editing
  • SR Alert space metrics
  • SSMC email notifications
  • Event log monitoring and management
  • SNMP settings and capabilities
  • Syslog support
  • SMI-S standard, WBEM Initiative, and 3PAR CIM Support

Module 6: Rebalancing

  • Balanced HPE 3PAR array definition
  • Large volumes rebalancing
  • Phases and options of the tunesys command
  • Express Layout: Active-Active PDs
  • New options
  • Limitations
  • System tuning and related tasks from the HPE 3PAR SSMC and the CLI
  • Tunesys and tunevv options and limitations
  • New options
  • Tuning operations troubleshooting
  • Tuning scenarios

Module 7: Adaptive Flash Cache

  • AFC benefits
  • What can/cannot be moved into AFC
  • Different LRU (Least Recently Used) queues description and the concept of LRU queue demotion
  • CLI commands to setup, enable, disable, remove, and monitor AFC
  • Guidelines and rules regarding AFC
  • Improvements
  • Working with AFC using SSMC
  • Monitoring AFC using the statcache and srstatcache commands

Module 8: Upgrading HPE 3PAR

  • Servicing options for your HPE 3PAR 7000/8000 components
  • Repair/replace procedures of CSR components
  • Customer Self Repair
  • Combo cards
  • Hardware Schematics
  • Safe to Remove
  • Storage system disks upgrade
  • Express Layout: Active-Active PDs
  • Best practices when upgrading
  • Contact Management
  • HPE 3PAR OS update operation
  • Customer Self-Upgrade
  • Remote Support
  • SP Upgrade
  • HPE 3PAR Service Console