Exam ID HP0-S27
Exam type Proctored exam taken at dedicated testing center
Exam duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Exam length 65 questions
Passing score 73%
Delivery languages Traditional Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean
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Exam description

This exam tests your skills on Implementing HPE BladeSystem Solutions.

Who should take this exam?

This exam is for system engineers or technicians who require indepth understanding of the
technologies deployed in HPE BladeSystem Solutions. Examples of job roles include:
  • HPE Authorized Service Partners
  • HP customer IT staff
  • Systems Engineers
  • HPE Solution Architects
  • HPE Technical Client Consultant
  • HPE Services Support Engineers

Exam contents

This exam has 65 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)
  • Multiple choice (single response)

Tips for taking this exam

You are not required to take the recommended, supported courses; and completion of training does not guarantee that you will pass the exam. HPE strongly recommends a combination of training, thorough review of courseware and additional study references, and sufficient on the job experience prior to taking the exam.


This exam validates that you can successfully perform the following:

Industry standard server technologies used in HPE BladeSystem solutions

  • Describe processor technologies
  • Describe system architecture
  • Explain networking concepts and technologies
  • Describe high availability concepts and technologies
  • Recognize and describe blade architecture
  • Identify current OS and virtualization solutions supported by HP


HPE BladeSystem products and solutions

  • Identify and describe HPE BladeSystem products, technologies and processes
  • Describe health and fault management tools and technologies
  • Identify and describe HPE BladeSystem rack infrastructure solutions
  • Identify and describe I/O connectivity options
  • Identify and describe HPE storage options
  • Identify and describe HPE clustering solutions
  • Identify and describe HPE BladeSystem management solutions


Planning and designing an HPE BladeSystem solution

  • List the physical and environmental requirements needed to deploy the
  • Design, size and validate a solution


Installing and configuring an HPE BladeSystem solution

  • Install the rack and its accessories
  • Install and configure BladeSystem infrastructure
  • Install/attach HPE external storage
  • Configure server blade and related options
  • Install HPE supported operating system
  • Install and configure management software
  • Validate, test and document a BladeSystem Solution


Performance-tune and optimize an HPE BladeSystem solution

  • Identify the performance management process
  • Set performance thresholds
  • Check for known performance issues
  • Reestablish new baseline


Troubleshooting and repair/replacement procedures

  • Gather troubleshooting information
  • Evaluate data to determine problem
  • Develop an action plan
  • Execute the plan
  • Test if fault has been resolved using appropriate tools
  • Implement preventive measures by taking necessary steps to insure the problem does not reoccur


HPE BladeSystem solution management

  • Configure HP Systems Insight Manager
  • Use HPE BladeSystem Management
  • Implement service essentials (Insight Remote Support)


HPE BladeSystem administrative, operational, and upgrade tasks

  • Manage and maintain hardware components
  • Manage and maintain firmware and drivers
  • Manage and maintain operating system
  • Perform system upgrades
  • Implement the appropriate fault management solutions


HPE Service offerings

  • Identify and describe HPE BladeSystem standard warranties
  • Identify and describe HPE Care Packs
  • Identify and compare additional service offerings

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