Exam ID HPE2-K42
Exam type Web based
Exam duration 1 hour
Exam length 40 questions
Passing score 70%
Delivery languages Japanese, English
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Exam description

This exam is designed to test candidate knowledge of recommending, explaining, and using HPE Nimble storage solutions. It covers the HPE Nimble hardware and software, initial configuration, and HPE Nimble storage volumes, snapshots, and replication.

Ideal candidate for this exam

Typical candidates of this exam are IT, facilities, or data center professionals who work in and around the data center and who have the responsibility to achieve and improve the ability and manageability of the data center. Typical candidate job roles include but are not limited to Pre-sales Architects, Pre-sales Engineers, Enterprise Architects, Solutions Engineers, and Technology Engineers.

Exam contents

This exam has 40 questions. Here are types of questions to expect:
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses), scenario based
  • Multiple choice (multiple responses)

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This exam validates that you can:

Introduction to Nimble Solutions

  • Identify Nimble technologies
  • Describe Nimble OS features
  • Describe Nimble Cloud Volume Technology
  • Discuss licensing


AF-Series Introduction

  • Describe the AF-Series hardware.
  • Explain Scale-to-Fit with the AF-Series.


CS-Series Introduction

  • Describe the CSx000 hardware.
  • Explain Scale-to-Fit with the CSx000
  • Describe Nimble Hardware


NimbleOS Architecture

  • Describe the AF-Series write operations.
  • Describe the AF-Series read operations.
  • Describe the HFx000 write operations.
  • Describe the HFx000 read operations.


NimbleOS WebUI Introduction

  • Explain how to access and navigate the NimbleOS WebUI.
  • Explain user administration.


Introduction to Customer Support and InfoSight

  • Discuss the InfoSight Customer portal.
  • Describe Support coverage and logistics.


Array initialization and Setup

  • Explain an array initialization process.
  • Explain an array configuration process.
  • Describe port and firewall considerations.


Working with Nimble Storage Volumes

  • Describe basic volume concepts.


Introduction to Nimble Storage Snapshots

  • Describe how Nimble snapshots work.
  • Explain snapshot scheduling.
  • Describe need to add RPO, RTO, and change rate definitions.
  • Explain recovering from a snapshot by using zero copy clones


Introduction to Nimble Storage Replication

  • Describe basic replication concepts. 
  • Explain SmartReplicate Disaster Recovery.