Managing HPE StoreOnce Backup Solutions (HK766S)

Managing HPE StoreOnce Backup Solutions covers the HPE StoreOnce backup products, including the single node appliances, the clustered appliances, and the Virtual SAN Appliance (VSA). In this course, we discuss the range of products in the product line, and explain concepts, installation, and use. The course includes hands-on labs using HPE StoreOnce appliances. This course is updated to include the new, advanced features of the products.


StoreOnce customers, HPE Services field engineers, call center personnel, presales and channel partners, and other field personnel who provide installation and/or operational support assistance.


Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Basic Windows administration experience
  • Basic understanding of SCSI, iSCSI, RAID,fibre channel, Backup, and SAN technologies

Course Objectives

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

  • Describe the major hardware and software components of the StoreOnce product line
  • Describe important StoreOnce product concepts
  • Explain the importance and advantages of deduplication
  • Configure StoreOnce devices for initial use
  • Create Virtual Tape Libraries (VTL) and NAS shares
  • Configure replication between two StoreOnce devices
  • Configure Catalyst StoresPerform basic troubleshooting and maintenance procedures
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Course Outline

Module 0: Managing HPE StoreOnce Backup Solutions

  • Course introduction
  • Managing HPE StoreOnce Solutions Class agenda

Module 1: Product Introduction

  • StoreOnce backup systems
  • New StoreOnce product features and benefits
  • HPE StoreOnce family comparison - features in HPE StoreOnce models

Module 2: Virtual Tape Libraries

  • HPE StoreOnce (D2D) backup systems
  • Choosing VTL vs. NAS
  • Virtual Tape Libraries (VTL)
  • iSCSI and fibre channel connections to VTL
  • Flexible emulations

Module 3: Basic Catalyst 

  • HPE StoreOnce Catalyst overview and API
  • ISV control of replication
  • HPE StoreOnce Catalyst in Data Protector
  • Deduplication options for low and high bandwidth transfers
  • What is new in Catalyst?

Module 4: NAS Shares 

  • NAS shares and server configuration
  • NAS share authentication 
  • StoreOnce NAS limitations

Module 5: HPE StoreOnce Deduplication

  • Deduplication: what is it and key benefits?
  • Deduplication: data locality and ratios
  • Housekeeping

Module 6: Installation 

  • Installing the StoreOnce devices
  • Available connections
  • Network/ISCSI modes of operation
  • Single port and dual Port modes
  • Fibre channel
  • Initial configuration process
  • StoreOnce Gen4 firmware

Module 7: Web Management Interface

  • Grommet GUI
  • Grommet GUI—left-hand menu 
  • Grommet GUI—Federated Dashboard
  • Grommet GUI—System Dashboard

Module 8: Replication of VTL and NAS Shares and Catalyst Copy

  • Definition and replication granularity
  • Replication fan-out and fan-in
  • Bi-directional replication
  • Seeding the replication target
  • Catalyst copy
  • Replication recovery
  • Making replication targets visible to host
  • NAS replication and ‘seeding’
  • VTL and NAS replication and configuration

Module 9: StoreOnce Reporting and Appliance Federation

  • Reporting
  • Device selection example
  • Viewing reports
  • Infosight
  • Next Generation StoreOnce—Management Federation
  • Overlapping federation scenario
  • Creating a federation
  • Different federation topologies
  • Recommended networking topology
  • System Dashboard

Module 10: Cloud Bank and Catalyst Advanced Features

  • HPE StoreOnce Catalyst Cloud Bank and advanced features
  • CloudBank use cases
  • CloudBank configuration
  • CloudBank disaster recovery
  • StoreOnce Catalyst Copy over fibre channel
  • Catalyst Copy over Fibre channel – use cases

Module 11: Best Practices

  • General best practices
  • Flexible emulations best practices
  • StoreOnce replication best practices
  • NAS share best practices
  • Physical tape offload methods
  • Security
  • Active Directory

Module 12: Troubleshooting and Remote Support

  • Backup or disk space problems
  • Capacity thresholds
  • Remote support via STATS (RSvS)
  • Tools and updates
  • Configuration and software updates—improved processes
  • StoreOnce Gen4 software upgrade
  • REST API developer kit
  • Reference documentation

Appendix A: StoreOnce Generation 3

  • HPE StoreOnce portfolio—comparing Gen4 and Gen3
  • StoreOnce emulation specifications
  • HPE StoreOnce—web management GUI
  • StoreOnce integrated graphical reporting
  • Discuss StoreOnce B6000 operations
  • StoreOnce B6000 terminology

Appendix B: Recovery Manager Central (RMC)

  • What is Recovery Manager Central (RMC)?
  • HPE StoreOnce Recovery Manager Central: key benefits
  • Recovery Manager Central concepts and components
  • RMC architecture
  • Element Recovery (ERT) with StoreOnce data path
  • RMC data protection deployment
  • HPE Storage 3PAR/StoreOnce integration
  • What is new in RMC?

Lab Outline

  • Objective 1: Connect to StoreOnce Appliance, Assign an IP Address and License it
  • Objective 2: Configure the StoreOnce Backup System
  • Objective 3: Backup to a VTL on the StoreOnce using HP Data Protector and NAS using Windows Backup
  • Objective 4: Data Deduplication
  • Objective 5: Use the StoreOnce GUI to create a Catalyst Store
  • Objective 6: Data Replication
  • Objective 7: Catalyst Copy
  • Objective 8: Reports and Federation