HK756 – HP Insight Control: Management Fundamentals


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HK756 – HP Insight Control: Management Fundamentals
3 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Server Infrastructure

Course Details

The HP Insight Control: Management Fundamentals (HK756) is a three-day course that equips students with the skills and knowledge to install and configure HP Insight Control integrated management solution for physical and virtual servers.

Students will spend the time learning, installing and configuring HP Insight Control capabilities to proactively manage system health through remote management tools. The course will also cover the integration of various options within HP Systems Insight Manager: ProLiant Support Pack version control.


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

  • Understand the HP Insight Control architecture and agents
  • Configure HP Insight Control and monitor managed nodes
  • Set up HP Systems Insight Manager security and custom tools
  • Describe management of the HP Insight Control management server
  • Describe the integration of other management applications
  • List the steps involved in creating reports
  • Conduct HP Insight Control troubleshooting
  • Describe and configure management and monitoring capabilities for: HP BladeSystem enclosures and ProLiant Support Pack version control


Module 1: Tour the Product

  • Describe HP Insight Control and HP Systems Insight Manager
  • Identify how to find the new features included with HP Insight Control and HP Systems Insight Manager
  • Describe the features of the products and how each feature can be used to manage remote systems
  • List the components and applications that are required to manage a system.
  • Identify the availability of software
  • Identify product resources
  • Describe warranty support for Windows, Linux and HP-UX

Module 2: Systems Management Review

  • Define system management
  • Identify key systems management essential elements
  • List Integrated Lights-Out management capabilities and related components
  • State SmartStart components implemented for ProLiant management
  • Describe Smart Update Manager functionality for firmware and driver updates
  • Compare and contrast ProLiant Support Pack components and management tools
  • List Insight Management Agents
  • Troubleshoot agent issues
  • Operate System Management Homepage is a server-based management information aggregator
  • Identify WBEM capabilities and components
  • Describe the role of WMI and interaction with WBEM
  • Define Version Control components and capabilities
  • Operate Version Control Agent and Repository

Module 3: Version Control and Software Deployment

  • Describe the version control architecture
  • List the requirements for installing the software repository
  • Configure the software repository
  • Describe the tasks used to update a managed system
  • List the steps in migrating version control to the System Management Homepage (SMH)

Module 4: Typical Installation

  • List the installation activities
  • Locate the steps for installing HP Insight Control on a Central
  • Management Server (CMS)
  • Describe when the WMI mapper is needed and how to configure it
  • Describe how to upgrade a previous installation of HP Systems Insight Manager
  • List the steps to remove an HP Systems Insight Manager installation

Module 5: Setup and Configuration

  • Describe and configure the home page
  • Describe how to create and assign user rights
  • Describe how to setup up discovery
  • Navigate the system pages for managed systems
  • Describe how to customize status polling
  • Describe how to configure event notification

Module 6: HP BladeSystem Integrated Manager

  • Describe the features and benefits of HP BladeSystem Integrated Manager
  • Describe changes and what is new in HP BladeSystem Integrated Manager
  • Explain how to use BladeSystem Integrated Manager

Module 7: Using Tasks, Collections, Tools and Events

  • Explain how tasks can be used to manage a remote system
  • Understand how collections can be used to filter and organize systems
  • Describe how tools are created and launched
  • Identify how events are generated and managed

Module 8: Reports

  • Describe the process for accessing reports
  • Describe processes for managing reports
  • Identify Enhanced reporting capabilities

Module 9: Audit Log

  • Describe the audit logging feature
  • Access the audit log
  • Manage the audit log
  • List support resources

Module 10: Use and Maintain Storage Components

  • Identify the storage management components of HP Systems Insight
  • Manager
  • Describe the information that is available using System Pages
  • Identify the collections that are available for organizing storage
  • Understand the reporting functionality of storage components
  • Identify the steps necessary for device discovery

Module 11: Database and MIBs

  • List the HP Systems Insight Manager database management tasks
  • Define the capabilities of the System Type Manager
  • Describe the components and of using the Management Information Bases (MIB) importing and compiling tools in HP Systems Insight Manager

Module 12: HP Analysis Tools

  • Describe the purpose of the WBEM health polling plug-in
  • Describe the function of each of the HP analysis tools
  • Describe the integration of the HP analysis tools with HP Insight Control

Module 13: Troubleshooting

  • Describe the basics of troubleshooting
  • Identify solutions for many common HP Systems Insight Manager problems
Appendix A (Lecture): Introducing ProLiant Generation 8

Target Audience

Administrators, engineers and consultants who will:

  • Plan and manage the deployment of the HP Systems
  • Insight Manager and HP Insight Control suite components
  • Monitor and manage network systems with HP Systems Insight Manager


HP recommends that students have attained the following credentials or levels of experience before taking this course:

  • Introduction to HP Insight Control WBT (HK317AAE)
  • Recommended completion of Introduction to HP ProLiant Servers (HE643)
  • Familiarity with general networking terminology and basic network security concepts

An understanding of one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux AS or RedHat Enterprise Linux ES
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server