Exam ID HP0-P23
Exam type Proctored exam taken at dedicated testing center
Exam duration 1 hour 55 minutes
Exam length 60 questions
Passing score 70%
Delivery languages English
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You will need an HPE Learner ID and a Pearson VUE login and password.

During the exam, you can make specific comments about the exam and items. HPE welcomes these comments as part of our continuous improvement process.
No online or hard copy reference material will be allowed at the testing site. This exam may contain beta test items for experimental purposes.

Exam description

This exam tests your skills on Architecting HPE Superdome 2 Server Solutions.

Ideal candidate for this exam

Although anyone can take the exam, most successful candidates have a minimum of one year experience with HP Rack and Tower Server solutions. It is also expected that you will have industry standard server technology knowledge from training, hands on experience or participation in other technical events.

Exam contents

This exam has 60 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)
  • Drag-and-drop
  • Point and click

Advice to help you take this exam

Rather than emphasize simple memorization, HPE exams attempt to assess whether you have the knowledge
and skills that an IT professional requires on the job. Therefore, many test items present a scenario, which
outlines a particular network environment or problem. Some test items also include exhibits, which might show the following:
  • Network diagram for cable connections to interconnect module
  • Enclosure rack placement and configuration
  • Screenshot showing the results of executing a command
  • SIM Web browser interface screenshot
    You will need to use the exhibit to complete the test item successfully.
    You will have less than two minutes per question. Some questions will take much less time, and some will require a bit more. If allowed by the system you are using to take the exam, you might want to answer the questions about which you are sure first and then move back to the others.
The exam is presented in blocks or sections. Within a block or section, you can move from question to question. You can change your answers, skip questions and come back to them as long as you are in the same section. Note that once you submit your answers for each block or section, you cannot return to that section or any previous block or section.
Read the entire question and consider all options before you answer. If the question includes an exhibit, study the exhibit and read the question again. Select the answer that fully responds to the question. If the question asks for more than one answer, select all correct answers. There is no partial credit.


This exam validates that you can successfully perform the following:

Fundamental Architecture and Technology

  • Evaluate the Superdome 2 enclosure, and identify and explain the functionality of its components.
  • Identify and describe the components, features and benefits of Superdome 2 CB900s i2 server blade.
  • Identify, explain, and assess capabilities of the Superdome 2 I/O subsystem components.
  • Assess Superdome 2 system capabilities, topologies, and sx3000 chipset.
  • Explain how Superdome 2 supports HP-UX OE.


HPE Superdome 2 Products and Solutions

  • Identify, differentiate, and assess the Superdome 2 product line components.
  • Explain the design and implementation of the HPE Superdome 2 Virtualization Continuum.
  • Recognize capabilities of Superdome 2 with HPE CloudSystem Matrix.
  • Compare and contrast HPE Superdome 2 Instant Capacity portfolio solutions.
  • Explain HPE Superdome 2 reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features.


Competitive Positioning (Recognizing Opportunity)

  • Recognize HPE Superdome 2 opportunities.
  • Identify competitor products and illustrate how HPE Superdome 2 solutions provide a competitive advantage and business value.


Solution Planning and Design

  • Articulate the value of the HPE Superdome 2 Total Customer Experience.
  • Gather and analyze customer business requirements and existing infrastructure data.


Solution Management

  • Explain the management of HPE Integrity Superdome 2 Instant Capacity portfolio solutions (iCAP, IAC, TiCAP, GiCAP).

Sample questions

These sample questions provide a preview of questions to expect on the exam. Although these questions will not appear on the exam, they are representative of exam questions and should help you become familiar with the format and complexity.

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