HL006 – Introduction to HP Enterprise Networking Essentials


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HL006 – Introduction to HP Enterprise Networking Essentials
1 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Network Management/Design

Course Details

The HP Enterprise Networking Essentials (HL006) course covers the features of HP enterprise networking products that are part of the HP A-Series family based on HP’s Comware operating environment.

In this course, you will learn about why HP networking products are at the heart of the next-generation data centre network and the key differentiators.

This class provides an overview of some of the key aspects of product architecture and configurability. Although each user’s goals and environments are different, there are several concepts that will help the student to understand how to take advantage of HP network products and deploy them effectively in any environment.


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

  • Discuss features and benefits to HP A-Series network products based on Comware
  • Understand some of the key differentiators for HP networking products
  • Understand the significance of IRF
  • Understand how the IMC product works


Introduction to HP Enterprise Networking Essentials

  • Agenda
  • HP Enterprise Networking Overview
  • IT of the Future Will be Built on a Converged Infrastructure
  • HP Networking
  • HP is Changing the Rules of Networking
  • HP Networking Portfolio
  • The HP Networking End-to-End Portfolio
  • HPN Portfolio
  • Networking is at an Inflection Point
  • Driving Innovation in the Enterprise Data Center
  • Innovation At The Network Edge
  • Securing The Network Fabric Core To Edge
  • Business-Centric Network Management

Introduction to Basic Switching

  • VLANs
  • VLAN – Layer 2
  • VLAN – 802.1Q Tagging
  • VLAN – 802.1Q Tagging (Packet Format)
  • VLAN Configuration – example
  • HP A-series vs Cisco Configuration
  • VLAN – Verification
  • Display VLAN / show VLAN of Cisco
  • VLAN Interface
  • Link Aggregation
  • Link Aggregation – Architecture
  • LACP
  • Link Aggregation – Comware V5
  • Display link-aggregation
  • What is STP?
  • Without 802.1D Spanning Tree
  • With 802.1D Spanning Tree
  • 802.1D STP Port States
  • Fast Convergence at the Edge
  • What is IEEE 802.1w (RSTP)?
  • STP (802.1D) vs. RSTP (802.1w) Port Roles
  • Example: 802.1w Port Roles and States
  • Example RSTP Failover
  • STP Feature Comparison Slide for HP and Cisco
  • RSTP configuration HP vs. Cisco
  • MSTP Features
  • Basic MSTP Terminologies
  • Port Roles in MSTP
  • Port States in MSTP
  • MSTP Configuration
  • MSTP configuration HP vs. Cisco
  • MSTP Questions

Introduction to Basic Routing

  • Agenda
  • Routing Basics
  • Router Basics Local Routing
  • Static Routing
  • Dynamic Routing
  • Static Routes
  • HP vs. Cisco
  • Route Priorities
  • OSPF Overview Dynamic Routing Link State Principle OSPF
  • Module 6: OSPF Overview Dynamic Routing Link State Principle OSPF and IS-IS
  • OSPF Overview Dynamic Routing Link State Principle OSPF and IS-IS
  • OSPF Overview Dynamic Routing Broadcast Networks
  • OSPF Overview Dynamic Routing IP OSPF V2 Topology Overview
  • OSPF Configuration
  • OSPF HP Config vs. Cisco Config
  • Explicitly Specifying the Router ID
  • Specifying the Authentication at Area Level
  • Specifying the Authentication at Interface Level
  • Redistributing Static into OSPF
  • Verify OSPF
  • Display OSPF interface command
  • Display OSPF database command

IRF –Intelligent Resilient Framework

  • Agenda
  • IRFv2 – Overview
  • Operational Planes in Standalone Switches
  • Operational Planes in IRFv2
  • IRFv2: Members, Roles and Topology
  • Building and Maintaining IRF
  • Steps to Build an IRF
  • IRF Merge: Master Election
  • IRF Split: MAD
  • MAD Detection Protocols
  • MAD: Collision Handling and Failure Recovery
  • IRFv2 – Feature Comparison Summary

IMC – HP Intelligent Management Center

  • Agenda
  • Intelligent Management Center (IMC)
  • HP IMC
  • IMC Editions
  • IMC fills the Gap between 3ND & EMS
  • IMC – Resource, Service and User integration
  • IMC Platform and Components
  • IMC is an Enterprise-Class Solution
  • Powerful Administration Control
  • Rich Resource Management
  • Powerful Performance Management
  • Efficient Fault Management
  • Flexible Reporting
  • Simple VLAN Management
  • Comprehensive Configuration Management
  • ACL Management
  • Network Traffic Analysis
  • Intelligent Management Center is the future
  • Summary
  • Installation and Deployment Requirements
  • IMC Installation and Deployment Concepts
  • IMC Deployment Characteristics
  • IMC Setup
  • Starting IMC
  • Activating a License
  • IMC Homepage
  • My Favorites Shortcut
  • Add a URL to your Favorites
  • A Network Managers Checklist
  • Initial Setup and Configuration
  • Password Control
  • Configuring SNMP Parameters
  • Configuring Telnet Parameters
  • Create Device Groups
  • Create Operators
  • Creating / Assigning an Operator
  • Device Discovery
  • Add Device
  • Auto Discovery
  • Populating a Device Group
  • Device Group Confirmation

Target Audience

  • Network Engineers and Managers who are planning or considering HP enterprise network products for their next-generation network architecture.


The students should have experience in the networking field to get the most from this course.