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H4B97 – Administering HP CloudSystem Matrix Solutions, Rev. 13.21


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3 Days Course

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Course Details


The Administering HP CloudSystem Matrix Solutions course prepares the participant to administer and operate a private cloud environment based on the HP CloudSystem Matrix solution. This course also prepares new candidates for the HP ATP – Cloud Administrator V1 certification within the HP ExpertONE program.


Upon its completion, you should be able to:

  • Explain the cloud computing fundamentals, such as cloud types, service and delivery models, converged infrastructure and cloud processes and technologies, HP Cloud Functional Reference Architecture, and HP CloudSystem offerings and their capabilities
  • Describe the HP Converged Infrastructure and CloudSystem components
  • List and describe the HP CloudSystem Matrix pre-installation, installation, configuration, and post-installation tasks
  • Describe and perform daily administrative and operation tasks associated with a private cloud implementation based on HP CloudSystem Matrix
  • Describe how to upgrade, expand, and customize the HP CloudSystem Matrix solution
  • Troubleshoot the HP CloudSystem Matrix environment


Module 1 — Cloud Fundamentals

  • Describe cloud computing and its benefits to customers
  • Describe the different types of cloud implementations
  • Explain key Converged Infrastructure and cloud processes and terminology
  • Identify the lifecycle of cloud services
  • Describe the HP Cloud Functional Reference Architecture
  • List and position the HP CloudSystem offerings and explain their capabilities

Module 2 — HP Converged Infrastructure and CloudSystem Offerings

  • List, describe, and position:
  • HP Converged Infrastructure components
  • HP CloudSystem software
  • HP Enterprise Security solutions for Converged Infrastructure and cloud HP business continuity solutions for Converged Infrastructure and cloud HP service offerings for Converged Infrastructure and cloud
  • Use additional resources available from HP for the Converged Infrastructure and CloudSystem
  • Identify current market trends and the strengths and leadership of HP within the industry

Module 3 — HP CloudSystem Matrix Installation and Maintenance

  • List and describe pre-installation checks
  • List and describe main installation, configuration, and upgrade tasks
  • List and describe post-installation activities
  • Explain how to discover and inventory the HP CloudSystem Matrix environment
  • Describe how to collect baseline information

Module 4 — HP CloudSystem Matrix Administration and Operation

  • List and describe the CloudSystem user roles
  • Describe how to monitor and manage: Cloud supply layer
    • Cloud delivery layer
    • Cloud demand layer
  • Describe how to create, maintain, and perform the backup and recovery process in the Converged Infrastructure and cloud environments

Module 5 — Solution Enhancements

  • Describe how to upgrade and expand the HP CloudSystem Matrix solution
    • Federated CMS
    • Hardware expansion kits
    • Software expansion with Cloud Service Automation for Matrix
  • Describe how to customize the HP CloudSystem Matrix environment
  • Describe how to add high availability features to the HP CloudSystem Matrix solution
    • HP Recovery Management for CloudSystem
    • High availability for the CMS

Module 6 — HP CloudSystem Matrix Troubleshooting

  • Outline the general troubleshooting steps and list the pertinent troubleshooting resources
  • Describe how to collect necessary data to effectively troubleshoot the HP CloudSystem Matrix environment
  • Describe how to evaluate the collected data
  • Describe how to develop and execute an action plan
  • Explain what to gather and how to make a support call to HP

Target Audience

The audience for the HP ATP – Cloud Administrator is HP partner, employee, and customer technical specialists who are responsible for administrative and operational tasks of the HP cloud environment. The candidate should have a foundational understanding of the individual HP cloud building blocks — HP servers, storage, networking, facilities, virtualization technology, and security.

This course will prepare you for the HP ATP – Cloud Administrator V1 exam HP0-D15 (Administering HP CloudSystem Matrix Solutions)


There are no required prerequisite certifications. However, it is strongly recommended that the candidate pursuing the HP ATP – Cloud Administrator certification has the following knowledge and experience:

  • Managing HP BladeSystem environments, including Onboard Administrator and Virtual Connect
  • Using HP Insight Management software to manage the Converged Infrastructure environments
  • Using VMware vCenter Server to manage a basic virtualization environment