Design, implement and configure complex data center solutions based on the HP FlexNetwork Architecture.
The Building HP FlexFabric Data Centers course provides students with the skills and knowledge to design, implement and configure complex data center solutions based on the HP FlexNetwork Architecture.
Data center networks are at a breaking point. HP FlexFabric offers a new architectural approach that provides simplified, scalable and automated connectivity for virtualized compute, storage and cloud. Data center networking requirements have evolved rapidly, with emerging technologies increasingly focused on supporting more automation and simplified operations in virtualized data centers.
HP data center solutions and technologies such as Data Center Bridging (DCB) and HP Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF) allow for the grouping of several switches that are managed as a single virtual switch with a single IP address through switch virtualization. Ethernet Virtual Interconnect (EVI) allows for the connection of geographically dispersed data centers for business resilience and high availability.
This course is approximately fifty percent lecture and learning activities and fifty percent lab activities.
This course prepares candidates for one of the specialty exams in the HP ASE - FlexNetwork Architect V2 certification and HP ASE - FlexNetwork Integrator V1 certification within the HP ExpertONE program and is part of the HP Master ASE - FlexNetwork Solutions V1 certification.
Data Center Networking Knowledge Credits: 32
HPE ASE - Data Center Network Architect V1
HPE ASE - Data Center Network Integrator V1
HP ASE - FlexNetwork Architect V2
HP ASE - FlexNetwork Integrator V1
HP Master ASE - FlexNetwork Solutions V1
HPE Master ASE - FlexNetwork Solutions V2
HP AIS - Network Infrastructure  or HP ATP - FlexNetwork Solutions V1/V2 /V3 certification.
It is strongly recommended that the candidate first completes one of the ASE core courses, Architecting HP FlexNetwork Solutions (887054) or Deploying HP FlexNetwork Core Technologies (832513) and passes the associated exam.
HP ASE - Network Infrastructure , HP ASE - Wireless Networks  or HP ASE - Network Architect V1 certification.
HP Master ASE - Network Infrastructure  or HP Master ASE - Wireless Networks Implementer V1 certification.
Third-party certification (H3C, Cisco, Juniper), please contact us for more information.
This course is ideal for HP partners, customer and employees who
have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in implementing and designing enterprise level networks. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an ability to understand, configure and implement modern data centers based on HP FlexFabric Data Center solutions, which provide a simplified, scalable, and automated Ethernet fabric that connects virtualized compute, storage, and cloud services.
Understand the components of the HP FlexFabric network architecture.
Describe common datacenter networking requirements.
Understand, describe and configure Multitenant Device Context (MDC) that is a technology that can partition a physical device or an IRF fabric into multiple logical switches called "MDCs."
Understand, describe and configure Multi-CE (MCE) which enables a switch to function as a Customer Edge (CE) device of multiple VPN instances in a BGP/MPLS VPN network, thus reducing network equipment investment.
Understand, describe and configure MPLS L2VPN technologies which provide point-to-point connections through Martini, Kompella, CCC, SVC.
Understand, describe and configure Virtual private LAN service (VPLS), also called transparent LAN service (TLS) or virtual private switched network service, can deliver a point-to-multipoint L2VPN service over public networks.
Understand, describe and configure the Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL) protocol. TRILL provides large- scale Layer 2 fabric services to maintain the simplicity of traditional Layer 2 systems while adding the scalability and convergence of a Layer 3 routed network.
Understand, describe and configure Shortest Path Bridging Mac-in-Mac Mod (SPBM) that provides Layer 2 connectivity between data center sites.
Understand, describe and configure Datacenter Bridging (DCB) that is a technology that enables the consolidation of IP-based LAN traffic and block-based storage traffic onto a single converged Ethernet network. This can help to eliminate the need to build separate infrastructures for LAN systems that carry typical end-user data traffic, and SAN systems that carry storage- specific communications.
Understand, describe and configure the Ethernet Virtual Interconnect (EVI) protocol that extends Layer-2 networks across data centers via already available L3 routes instead of dark fibre. Understand, describe and configure Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
- Understand and configure Storage Area Networking (SAN) Zoning
- Describe and configure NPV mode
- Configure a 5900CP for native FC connectivity
Describe requirements for a datacenter network design
Describe different datacenter deployment models
Understand various data center technologies and their impact on a design
Describe the options for data center layers
Understand, describe and configure Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) that provides connection-oriented label switching over connectionless IP backbone networks.
- Describe the behavior of a Label Switching Router (LSR)
- Describe a Label Switched Path (LSP)
- Describe a Forwarding Equivalence Class (FEC)
The price for this course excludes any costs for taking an exam. If an exam voucher is taken after the training, an additional invoice will be sent.
Please note, this course is designed as a 4 day course, but based on feedback from students we decided to make it a 5 day course.