HPE Nimble II: Remote Replication and Integrations (HJ7C6S)

This course provides additional knowledge of the advanced capabilities of HPE Nimble Storage arrays, including multiarray groups and pools, replication, disaster recovery, VMware® vVols, configuration of syslog and SNMP trap forwarding, and audit logs and event logs. Using extensive hands-on lab exercises that comprise over 70% of the course, you gain a practical understanding of HPE Nimble Storage integration with Microsoft Windows, Linux, VMware and Veeam. 


Storage administrators who desire additional training on the advanced features of HPE Nimble


Prior to attending this course, students should complete one of the following courses:

  • HJ7C5S: HPE Nimble I: Management and Local Replication
  • H6LH8S: HPE Nimble Storage Introduction and Administration
  • H9TH5S: HPE Nimble Storage Introduction and Administration (with extended lab time)
  • H9TH6AAE: Introduction to HPE Nimble Storage and InfoSight Analytics, Rev. 18.41
  • H9TH1S: Designing HPE Nimble Solutions, Rev. 18.21 (01113228)

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Review HPE Nimble Storage topics
  • Discuss and understand disaster terminology
  • Describe, configure and perform replication between groups for both planned and unplanned disaster recovery scenarios
  • Discuss peer persistence
  • Discuss and perform advanced administration features, including volume performance settings, SNMP, deduplication, encryption, and more
  • Configure and manage multi-member groups, storage pools and discuss scale-up and scale-out guidelines and requirements
  • Configure and perform volume moves between pools, and volume striping in a multi-member pool
  • Discuss network considerations, networking best practices and scenarios for HPE Nimble Storage
  • Describe integrations with Windows, Linux, VMware and Veeam
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Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Agenda
  • Topics review

Module 2: Architecture and Advanced Features

  • Read and write operations
  • Nimble FS
  • Triple+ Parity RAID
  • Sparing
  • Deduplication
  • Encryption

Module 3: HPE Nimble Storage Replication

  • Disaster recovery terminology (planning, RPO, RTO, etc.)
  • SmartReplicate overview
  • Async replication
  • Sync replication
  • Replication capabilities (architecture, topologies incl. fan-out, etc.)
  • SmartReplicate operations
  • Peer persistence architecture and operations

Module 4: Scale-out

  • Scale-to-fit review
  • Scale-out groups
  • Scale-out pools
  • Scale-out operations
  • Scale-out limitations and rules

Module 5: Windows Integration

  • VSS theory
  • VSS in use on Nimble
  • NWT components review
  • Space reclamation

Module 6: Linux Integration, Oracle and Docker Integration

  • HPE Nimble Storage Linux Toolkit (NLT)
  • NCM
  • HPE Nimble Storage Oracle Application Data Manager
  • HPE Nimble Host Tuning Utility/Nimbletune
  • Space reclamation

Module 7: VMware Integration

  • VMware integration features
  • NCM
  • VMware vCenter® integration
  • SRM integration
  • Synchronized snapshots
  • APIs and space reclamation
  • vVols
  • dHCI introduction

Module 8: Backup Solution Integration

  • HPE RMC overview and basic architecture
  • Veeam overview and basic architecture
  • Data Protector overview and basic architecture
  • Additional data protection training