HP0-D21: IMPLEMENTING

THE HP MATRIX OPERATING
ENVIRONMENT
Converged Infrastructure
Exam preparation guide

You have the validated expertise to perform all aspects of installation and start-up tasks through the HP Matrix Operating Environment. offered on-demand. and high-availability for all. You can benefit from this guide whether you are attempting to expand your existing HP certification or you have another vendor presale background and want to get certified with HP. HP driver installation. operating system installation.HP0-D21: IMPLEMENTING THE HP MATRIX OPERATING ENVIRONMENT Converged Infrastructure Exam preparation guide Overview Requirements for successful completion This guide helps you to study for the Implementing the HP Matrix Operating Environment (HP0-D21) exam. 2 . and full management instrumentation. high-speed networking. including hardware configuration. you will need to demonstrate that you have the expertise to implement an HP Converged Infrastructure solution that integrates heterogeneous server. and ultimately managed as a service. storage. massive and redundant storage. and networking functions into one holistically managed pool of IT resources that can be dynamically provisioned. You are able to incorporate virtualized servers. To pass the exam. shared by many applications.

....... 4 Path 1 ... HP0-D21: Implementing the HP Matrix Operating Environment Exam Preparation Guide / Updated August 2013 ........................... 2 Table of Contents ..................................................................................................... 7 Obtain hands-on experience ......................................................................................................................................................................... 9 Register ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 7 How to take the Implementing the HP Matrix Operating Environment (HP0-D21) exam ........... The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.................................................................................................................................................... 3 Why take the exam? .............. 4 Who should take this exam? .......................................................................................................... 5 Attend recommended ILT ...................................................... 4 HP ATP – Converged Infrastructure Integrator V1 certification ................................. L...................... 6 Purchase self-study materials ......................................................................................................................................... 4 Path 2 ...............................................P.................. 8 Exam objectives ................................ 5 How to study for the exam ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services........................... 10 © Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company............................................................................................................................................... Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty........................................... 10 Conclusion ........................................................................................................Table of Contents Overview ...................... 8 Tips for taking HP exams ..... HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein........................................................................................................................................................................

you must pass the following exam: • Implementing the HP Matrix Operating Environment (HP0-D21) Table 1 summarizes the requirements for both paths. First.1 • HP ATP – Converged Infrastructure Administrator V1 Second. Path 1 This path is designed for networking professionals who have the following certification:  HP AIS – HP Converged Infrastructure [2009] If you meet this criterium. © Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company. including hardware configuration. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. availability. you will be granted the HP ATP – Converged Infrastructure Integrator V1 certification. passing this test gives you one component toward: • HP Accredited Technical Professional (ATP) – Converged Infrastructure Integrator V1certification HP ATP – Converged Infrastructure Integrator V1 certification This certification attests that you can: • perform all aspects of installation and startup tasks. The exams you must pass are dependent upon which achievements you currently hold. Path 2 If you do not meet the requirement for path 1. which is designed for new candidates. storage. and storage solution components • install and configure the software solution. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. L. which integrates all of the virtualized components to enable on-demand fulfillment of server. and full management instrumentation of HP BladeSystem servers. and automation There are two paths to achieve this certification. networking. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Matrix Operating Environment.P. HP0-D21: Implementing the HP Matrix Operating Environment Exam Preparation Guide / Updated August 2013 . simplicity. By completing this path. HP driver installation. and networking functions to meet the business computing needs • implement a data center of the future.Why take the exam? Based on your current achievements. operating system installation. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. you must achieve the following prerequisite certifications: • HP ATP – BladeSystem Solutions Integrator V8. as outlined below. IT delivered via a shared services environment with agility. then passing the Implementing the HP Matrix Operating Environment exam (HP0D21) alone gives you the certification. then you must complete this path.

1 and X HP ATP – Converged Infrastructure Administrator V1 Proctored Exam – Implementing the HP Matrix Operating Environment (HP0-D21) X X Who should take this exam? All candidates for HP ATP – Converged Infrastructure Integrator V1 certification must take the Implementing the HP Matrix Operating Environment (HP0-D21) exam.Converged Infrastructure Integrator V1 certification. first. NOTE Although anyone can take the exam. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.P. If you are a new candidate and want to earn the HP ATP . Even if you do not intend to complete the recommended ILTs and document-based course. It is also expected that you will have industry-standard server technology knowledge from training. While it is recommended that you complete this training. hands-on experience or participation in other technical events. © Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company. It is expected that you will study on your own and draw on your real-world experience. you need to complete the prerequisite HP ATP – Converged Infrastructure Administrator V1 and HP ATP – BladeSystem Solutions Integrator V8. Also remember that the exam tests you on design concepts. How to study for the exam The Implementing the HP Matrix Operating Environment (HP0-D21) exam tests you on topics that are covered in an HP instructor-led training (ILT) courses (5 days total). This guide describes some of these ways and provides references to materials for further preparation. passing it helps you to achieve certification only if you have one of the achievements listed in Table 1. Although anyone can take the exam. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. you should examine the topics that are listed for them in the sections below. the exam will test you on your mastery of these topics. most successful candidates have a minimum of one year experience with HP Converged Infrastructure solutions. HP0-D21: Implementing the HP Matrix Operating Environment Exam Preparation Guide / Updated August 2013 . The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. the training is neither required nor does it guarantee that you will pass the exam. which are covered in a documentbased course and not at the ILTs. Read the sections below to assess your options. This training is recommended for all candidates no matter what their current achievements. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty.Table 1: HP ATP – Converged Infrastructure Integrator V1 requirements based on current achievement Current achievements HP ATP – Converged Infrastructure Integrator V1 Requirements for AIS – HP Converged Infrastructure [2009] Any other candidate HP ATP – BladeSystem Solutions Integrator V8. L.1 certifications.

you can accelerate your IT — based on your unique requirements — to achieve better business results today while being ideally positioned for what's next. After completion of this training.31 (5 days) You are highly encouraged to attend this course. anytime to "accelerate time to application and business value". They will also have hands on experience and training for the implementation of Matrix OE and how to integrate it as part of a larger customer solution. more efficient and less expensive to operate. particularly because it offers content on the latest HP Converged Infrastructure solutions that have been designed to make the data center simpler. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. more flexible. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.Attend recommended ILT ILT to help to prepare you for this exam: • Implementing the HP Matrix Operating Environment. And do so across a hybrid IT delivery environment that includes a mix of traditional IT with private. Topics included are: [Presentation modules]  Describe the HP position in the converged infrastructure solution area  Identify opportunities for converged infrastructure solutions  Explain ways to achieve a converged infrastructure  Describe the business advantages of a CI  Explain the CI  Identify and differentiate CI offerings  Describe a basic HP CloudSystem Matrix environment  Identify installation requirements for HP Insight Management software solutions  List best practices for using Insight Management  Describe the features and benefits of HP SIM  Compare Agentless Management with using agents for management  Explain how HP SIM integrates with the iLO Management Engine  Explain how to use a federated search  Explain how you can use HP SIM to manage third-party servers  List advantages of Insight Control for Microsoft System Center  Explain the functions of Insight Control for Microsoft System Center  Describe how Insight Control for Microsoft System Center integrates with an HP Insight Control solution  Define the business and use cases for Insight Control for Microsoft System Center  List advantages of Insight Control for VMware vCenter Server  Explain the functions of Insight Control for VMware vCenter Server  Describe how Insight Control for VMware vCenter Server integrates with an HP Insight Control solution  Define the business and use cases for Insight Control for VMware vCenter Server  List and describe features of RSS  List and describe features of RSA  Explain the differences between RSS and RSA  Describe the business benefits of using RSS and RSA  Explain how to maintain Matrix OE infrastructure orchestration solutions o Configure Operations Orchestration o Configure users o Configure resources o Configure virtual and physical provisioning o Use Matrix OE capacity planning  Explain how to implement Matrix OE capacity planning  Differentiate the available capacity planning reports © Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. and public cloud deployments. anywhere. L. managed. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Rev 13. students will walk away with a strong knowledge of the Matrix Operating Environment (Matrix OE) and its position within a Converged Infrastructure and Cloud solutions. HP0-D21: Implementing the HP Matrix Operating Environment Exam Preparation Guide / Updated August 2013 . In other words. With the HP Converged Infrastructure solution you are positioned to deliver any workload.P.

Most successful candidates have experience troubleshooting HP products as well as deploying Cisco and HP products in a heterogeneous environment. © Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company. Note that these materials were designed for use in a participative ILT. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.P. the self-study materials might not give you enough information and hands-on experience. requires such experience. that because the training for this exam features an even higher than normal ratio of lab activities versus lecture. Purchase self-study materials Rather than attend the ILTs. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. you will see discussion questions and activities. Note. HP0-D21: Implementing the HP Matrix Operating Environment Exam Preparation Guide / Updated August 2013 .com/coursemanuals Obtain hands-on experience All HP server exams are designed for server solution professionals with on-the-job experience. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. Therefore. however. visit: http://learningpartnerconnection.       Explain how HP logical server technology is implemented by Matrix OE Explain how Matrix OE offers recovery management capability for certain enterprise environments List the steps to configure Matrix OE recovery management Describe the features and functions of the Insight CMU Explain the customer environments where Insight CMU can be used most effectively and its benefits in those environments Explain the features and benefits of Storage Provisioning Manager Describe how SPM interacts with the Matrix OE infrastructure orchestration [Hands-on labs]  Using the HP BladeSystem Matrix TCO Calculator  Licensing HP Matrix Operating Environment and Using the Managed Setup Wizard  Configuring and Implementing HP Power Management  HP Data Center Smart Grid  Using Advanced HP SIM Reporting  HP Insight Control Videos and Demos  Using HP Capacity Advisor  Using HP Infrastructure Orchestration Designer  Using the HP Infrastructure Orchestration Self-Service Portal  HP Insight Cluster Management Utility Video and Demo  Configuring HP Matrix Operating Environment Prerequisites  Installing the HP Matrix Operating Environment  Performing Post-Installation Discovery Format offered Five-day instructor-led class with lab and classroom activities. you might also be able to purchase a Lab Guide. which you can use to practice and assess your progress. in particular. L. Typically. you can purchase self-study materials. To purchase the self-study materials associated with the ILTs described above. For some courses. Answers are provided in an appendix at the end of the guide. which you can read and study at your own pace. materials consist of the Learner’s Guide provided to the ILT participants. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. but this exam.

Table 2: HP0-D21 exam details Parameter Description Number of items 60 Item types Multiple choice (single response) Multiple Response Matching Exam time 90 minutes Passing score 55% Additional guidelines No online or hard copy reference material will be allowed at the testing site. servers. Matrix OE)  Identify the components/requirements of the HP Matrix OE and describe how they work  Configure a central management server (CMS)  Explain the features and benefits of Storage Provisioning Manager  Explain how insight orchestration works 10% Explain how to install and use Insight Software including Matrix       8% 8% Explain how to license managed systems for Insight software Explain how to use the CloudSystem Matrix Versioning Tool Configure HP Matrix OE infrastructure orchestration resources: users. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. and validating HP CI solutions Identify and position the components of an HP infrastructure software solution (SIM.P. networking.How to take the Implementing the HP Matrix Operating Environment (HP0-D21) exam Table 2 provides details about the exam. L. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Note that this is a proctored exam. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. Exam objectives HP0-D21 Sections/Objectives 10% Define the HP Converged Infrastructure and explain its benefits 24% Identify the infrastructure management challenges that HP customers face Define and position the HP Converged Infrastructure solutions as they relate to the HP Cloud portfolio  Identify HP Converged Infrastructure components  Identify and use appropriate information resources for building. application. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. which you must complete at a scheduled time and authorized location. configuring. storage. HP0-D21: Implementing the HP Matrix Operating Environment Exam Preparation Guide / Updated August 2013 . software Set the DNS properties for the DHCP server Identify and use the most appropriate tools   Explain  Explain and use the Insight Advisor tool Use troubleshooting tools how infrastructure orchestration works Describe the infrastructure orchestration resource pools © Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company. Insight Control. You will not be allowed to take any reference materials with you.

Some test items also include exhibits. you cannot return to a previous block to review these questions or change your answers. Rather than emphasize simple memorization. test itemsmay present a scenario. HP exams attempt to assess whether you have the knowledge and skills that an IT professional requires on the job. which might show: • Network diagram for cable connections to interconnect module • Enclosure rack placement and configuration • Screenshot showing the results of executing a command • SIM Web browser interface screenshot You will need to use the exhibit to complete the test item successfully. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. HP0-D21: Implementing the HP Matrix Operating Environment Exam Preparation Guide / Updated August 2013 . take the time to read the entire question and all of the options carefully. You can move from question to question within the block. which outlines a particular network environment or problem. study the exhibit and reread the question. The test may include: • Multiple choice questions that have a single correct answer • Multiple response questions that have two or more correct answer • Pull-down or matching items • Point-and-click questions that require you to click on the correct answer Before you answer a question. Make sure to select the © Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company.HP0-D21 Sections/Objectives 7% Explain how to configure IO  Use IO tools (designer/user/administrator)  Explain how to design a valid template using IO Designer Describe the features and functions of Matrix OE capacity planning  Collect performance data using Matrix OE capacity planning and generate utilization reports  Use Matrix OE capacity planning to consolidate workloads  Create reports using Matrix OE capacity planning Describe the features and benefits of Insight Control for Microsoft System Center  Describe the features and functions of Insight Control for Microsoft System Center  Describe the benefits of Insight Control for Microsoft System Center  Compare the differences between Microsoft System Center and Insight Control Describe the features and benefits of Insight Control for VMware vCenter Server  Describe the features and functions of Insight Control for VMware vCenter Server  Describe the benefits of Insight Control for VMware vCenter Server  Explain the options for installing Insight Control for VMware vCenter Server Explain how HP Insight Remote Support works  Explain the features and benefits of Insight Remote Support  Compare the versions of Insight Remote Support  Explain the functions of Insight Remote Support Describe the features and benefits of the Insight Cluster Management Utility  Describe the features and functions of Insight CMU  Describe the benefits of Insight CMU Describe the Matrix OE features and implementation  Explain how HP logical server technology is implemented by HP Matrix OE  Explain how Matrix OE offers recovery management capability for enterprise environments 8% 5% 3% 7% 5% 5% Tips for taking HP exams ExpertOne exams will be presented in blocks. However. Therefore. L.P. If the question indicates that it features an exhibit. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. and/or skip questions and/or change your answers. once you submit your answers for each block. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty.

Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. Register To register for this exam.P. L. © Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company. remember to select each correct answer. If the question asks for more than one answer. please go to the exam tab in The Learning Center and click on “Access more information.hp. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. HP0-D21: Implementing the HP Matrix Operating Environment Exam Preparation Guide / Updated August 2013 . The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services.answer that correctly responds to the question that is asked — not simply an answer that includes some correct information.” Visit http://www. Conclusion HP wishes you success in passing the exam and joining the HP ExpertOne program. You do not receive partial credit for a partially correct answer. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.com/go/ExpertOne for access.