Course ID 00676764
Course format ILT
Typical Course length 3 days
Delivery languages English
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Course description

This course teaches you about HPE Superdome 2 Servers.
Topics include:
  • Components and technology
  • Virtualization Continuum
  • Instant Capacity and HPE Pay Per Use
  • Planning and Designing
  • Solution Lifecycle
  • This course provides links to product documentation and resources.

Ideal candidate for this course

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


For specific prerequisites and requirements to achieve any of the related certifications, see the certification description on the Certification and Learning website.


  • Module 1 — HPE Superdome 2 Component and Technology Overview
    Superdome 2 overview, Superdome 2 target markets, Online transaction processing, Business intelligence/decision support, Server consolidation, Virtualization, Superdome 2 product line, Key features of the Superdome 2, Superdome 2 system topologies and sx3000 chipset, Fault-tolerant crossbar fabric (switch), Superdome 2 enclosure, Comparison with the HP BladeSystem, Superdome 2 CB9000c i2 server blade, Server blade standard features, Superdome 2 I/O subsystem, On-blade I/O subsystem, External I/O Expander enclosure, CAMNet completer module, Superdome 2 GPSM boards, Superdome 2 Onboard Administrator, OA management system overview, Onboard Partition Manager, Onboard Firmware Manager, Superdome 2 racks, Superdome 2 RAS features, Reliability, Electrically isolated hard partitions, Crossbar fault resiliency, Fault-tolerant fabric, Clock redundancy, Isolated I/O paths, Advanced I/O error handling and recovery, PCIe hot-swap or online addition,replacement, and deletion, Availability, Serviceability, Health management, HP-UX on Superdome 2, OE component comparisons, Licensing,
  • Module 2 — HPE Superdome 2 Virtualization Continuum
    HP Virtualization Continuum for HP-UX , nPartitions, nPar features in Superdome 2, Configuring Superdome 2 nPars, HP-UX Virtual Partitions, HP Integrity Virtual Machines, vPars v6.1 (B.06.10), vPars v5 (A.05), HP-UX Containers, System containers, Workload containers, HP 9000 Containers, Learning check
  • Module 3 — HPE VirtualSystem for Superdome 2/HP-UX
    HP VirtualSystem for Superdome 2/HP-UX, VirtualSystem choices, VirtualSystem for Superdome 2/HP-UX solution components, Superdome 2 16-socket system, VirtualSystem hard partitions, HP 3PAR F400 storage, Options for extending beyond VirtualSystem for Superdome 2/HP-UX
    Learning check
  • Module 4 — HPE Superdome 2 Instant Capacity and HPE Pay Per Use
    HP Instant Capacity overview, HP iCAP terminology, HP Instant Capacity, Benefits of iCAP, HP Temporary Instant Capacity, HP Global Instant Capacity, HP iCAP pricing, iCAP supported platforms, Using iCAP, Setting up iCAP, Immediate activation of iCAP components, Testing and evaluating, Moving iCAP resources between servers, Using HP Global Workload Manager with iCAP, Using TiCAP and GiCAP for high availability and disaster recovery, Acquiring iCAP resources, Activating iCAP resources, Activating the Utility Pricing Solutions Portal, Creating codewords, Temporarily activating and deactivating iCAP cores with TiCAP or IAC, Adding IAC to an iCAP system, Adding TiCAP to an iCAP system, Deactivating cores, Sharing usage rights, Creating an HP GiCAP group, Transferring usage rights between members of a GiCAP group, Sharing TiCAP, Using Pay Per Use, Pay Per Use benefits, PPU with Percent Core utilization measurement, The Utility Meter, Metering process, HP WBEM services, HP usage repository, HP PPU web portal, Virtual partitions, Usage computation example
    Learning check
  • Module 5 — Planning and Designing a Superdome 2 Solution
    HP Superdome 2 general configuration rules, Superdome 2 hardware configuration, Superdome 2 enclosure, Superdome 2 IOX enclosure, Partitioning the I/O subsystem, Cabling the IOX enclosure, Superdome 2-8s configuration rules, Superdome 2-8s racking choices, Superdome 2-8s partitioning choices, Superdome 2-16s configuration rules, Superdome 2-16s racking choices, Superdome 2-16s partitioning choices, Superdome 2-32s configuration rules, Superdome 2-32s racking choices, Superdome 2-32s partitioning choices, Configuring a Superdome 2 solution, Power distribution options, Superdome 2 CPU module support, CPU mixing support, Superdome 2 memory support, Recommended configurations per Superdome 2 server blade, Locality-Optimized Resource Alignment for Superdome 2, Superdome 2 interconnect module support, Superdome 2 PCIe card support for IOX, Superdome 2 boot support, Fibre Channel, SAS, Local boot direct attach Fibre Channel, Boot from local SAN, Boot from an external SAN, Local boot from SAS storage — D2x00, Local boot from SAS storage — MDS600, Local boot from SAS storage — P2000, Operating system and default configuration settings, Configuration options for HP Instant Capacity, Configuring HP Superdome 2 blades (cores), Configuring HP Superdome 2 blades (memory), Superdome 2 upgrades, Superdome 2-8s to Superdome 2-16s upgrade, Superdome 2-16s to Superdome 2-32s upgrade, Superdome 2-32s Starter Package to Superdome 2-32s upgrade, Tools for sizing a Superdome 2 solution, Server Performance Index, How to use the tool, Competitive Server Performance Ratio
    Learning check
  • Module 6 — HP Superdome 2 Total Customer Experience
    Superdome 2 Solution Lifecycle and the Total Customer Experience, Benefits of the SLC , Superdome 2 SLC process, SLC Plan phase, SLC Design phase, SLC Integrate phase, SLC Install phase, SLC Manage phase, Superdome 2 SLC key roles, Solution Manager, Deployment Manager, Key activities, Superdome 2 Solution Design Choices, Services, Superdome 2 Solution Design responsibilities
    Learning check


This course prepares you to:
  • Describe Superdome 2 system topologies
    • HPE sx3000 chipset
    • Fault-tolerant crossbar fabric (switch)
    • Enclosure and its components
    • CB9000c i2 server blade
    • CAMNet completer module
    • I/O subsystem
    • Global Partition Supervisor Management (GPSM) boards
    • Onboard Administrator (OA)
    • Supported racks
  • Identify and describe Superdome 2 reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features
  • Describe support for HP-UX on Superdome 2 servers
  • Describe HPE nPars, vPar, and virtual machine (VM) virtualization solutions
  • List and describe features of the HPE VM and vPars 6.1 environments
  • Describe the types of HP-UX Containers and when to use each type
  • Describe the HPE VirtualSystem for Superdome 2/HP-UX and its positioning
  • Describe the solution design of the VirtualSystem for Superdome 2/HP-UX and list its components
  • Name the configuration and sizing options for the VirtualSystem for Superdome 2/HP-UX
  • Differentiate among the following technologies on an HPE Integrity Superdome 2 platform:
    • HPE Instant Capacity (iCAP)
    • Global Instant Capacity (GiCAP)
    • Temporary Instant Capacity (TiCAP)
  • Explain how to use iCAP
  • Explain how to use HPE Pay Per Use (PPU)
  • Explain the HPE Superdome 2 general configuration rules
  • Explain the Superdome 2 product-specific configuration rules
  • Explain how to configure a Superdome 2 solution
  • Name the tools used to size a Superdome 2 solution
  • Describe the benefits of the HPE Superdome 2 Solution Lifecycle (SLC) and the Total Customer Experience (TCE)
  • Identify and describe key Superdome 2 SLC roles and responsibilities
  • Explain the three choices for Superdome 2 solution design and their related customer benefits

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