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HK253 – HPE StorAll Storage System Administration


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Upcoming Dates

  Jul 13 - Jul 15, 2021
09:00 - 17:00

HK253 – HPE StorAll Storage System Administration
3 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Server Infrastructure

Course Details

In the HPE StorAll Storage System Administration (HK253) course, you will learn how to configure, manage, and monitor a StoreAll 9000 File Serving Software Solution (v6.3).

Topics include how to successfully configure the components of a StoreAll 9000 file system, monitor file system activities, and perform basic problem-solving and information gathering tasks. The course is 60% lecture and 40% hands-on labs using HP 9000 Network Storage Systems.


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

  • Describe the sequence of events used for data read/write operations
  • Define the 9000 network connections and interfaces
  • Monitor cluster operations
  • Perform administrative functions through the GUI or CLI
  • Build a 9000 file system on file serving nodes and export to clients
  • Initiate file creates meeting desired 9000 allocation policies
  • Perform file system expansion of a segment and/or file serving node
  • Implement and manage native and hardware-based snapshots
  • Perform routine maintenance and troubleshooting procedures


Module 1: Product Introduction and Solution Architecture

  • HP StorageWorks 9000 Network Storage Systems
  • Glossary of terms
  • 9000 segmented architecture
  • Nonhierarchical architecture
  • Ibrix Distribution Engine (IDE)
  • NFS network read and write
  • 9000 client network read and write
  • Solution blueprint

Module 2: Cluster Management

  • Monitoring cluster operational status
  • Managing file systems
  • Monitoring cluster health
  • High availability
  • Test failover and failback
  • Event notification
  • Host groups and quotas

Module 3: File System Allocation

  • Allocation policies overview
  • File allocation policies
  • How allocation settings are evaluated
  • Allocation policy on 9000 and NFS/CIFS clients
  • File allocation CLI commands
  • Setting, viewing, modifying an allocation policy

Module 4: File System Extension

  • Expanding the file system capacity
  • Using the Rebalancer
  • Increasing performance
  • Migrating segment ownership

Module 5: File System Creation and Deletion

  • Creating a file system using the GUI
  • Creating a file system manually and automatically using the CLI
  • File system deletion

Module 6: Data Services – Data Tiering

  • Data tiering definition, benefits, and policies
  • Determining your tiering schema and policies
  • Managing, creating, running, and monitoring data tiering

Module 7: Data Services – WORM

  • WORM/data retention
  • Configuration and administration
  • Solution examples
  • Auto commit to WORM at version 6.1
  • Archive reporting at version 6.1

Module 8: Data Services – Replication

  • Remote replication defined
  • Interoperability
  • Cluster registration
  • Target file system export
  • Replication operations

Module 9: Snapshots

  • Overview and concept explanation
  • Snapshot lifecycle
  • Implementing and managing snapshots in the GUI and CLI
  • Array-dependent (block/hardware) snapshots

Module 10: Client Services

  • NFS and FTP
  • HTTP, WebDAV, and CIFS

Module 11: CIFS File Services

  • What is 9000 CIFS
  • 9000 CIFS support and features
  • Joining an Active Directory Domain
  • SMB1 vs. SMB2.0
  • Case insensitivity

Module 12: Support Services and Problem Solving

  • Support ticket
  • File system upgrade utility
  • Statistics tool
  • Insight remote support
  • General problem solving
  • Virus scanning

Target Audience

  • StorAll Storage System Administrators


  • Familiarity with Linux operating system
  • Familiarity with NAS concepts is recommended