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NNMi 9.

00 Essentials
Instructor-Led Training



Network or system administrator Network engineer


This course is designed for those Network and/or System administrators tasked with the installation, configuration and maintenance of the Network Node Manager i-series product. It will teach the skills needed to successfully implement the product to manage small, medium or large networked enterprises. It includes the iSPI Performance for Metrics Toolset.

At the end of the course, you will be able to: Configure SNMP and ICMP communication Configure spiral discovery Configure status monitoring Customize NNMi user interface Configure traps and incidents Configure threshold monitoring Monitor incidents and perform network diagnostics View performance reports Administer the NNMi system


Working knowledge of: Windows system administration Network protocols Network device administration

Day 1

Introduction Describe how NNMi supports best business practices. Describe how NNMi fits in the HP family of management products. Differentiate NNMi and NNMi Advanced feature sets. List add-on and integrated products available from HP. Describe how NNMi supports
efficiency and effectiveness in managing your complex network.

Managing Incidents Describe incident lifecycle, assignments and ownership, states View network incidents and incident details Sort and filter incidents Assign and reassign incidents Delete an incident Annotate an incident View historical incidents (closed) Cross-launch to graphical visualization Interpret root cause incidents Troubleshooting Network Problems Launch and interpret network visualization (different types) List nodes, interfaces, cards, ports, and addresses in the network View object details Filter a view by Node Group or Interface Group Invoke troubleshooting tools Check the status and configuration of a device Display incidents for a device

Touring the NNMi Console Start the NNMi console Locate workspaces Navigate tables, maps, views, and forms Access object details Sort and filter tables

Day 2

Troubleshooting Using MIBs Understand MIBs and SNMP basics Use Line Graphs to analyze SNMP behavior Examine MIB contents Use the MIB Browser Architecture and Configuration of Communication Settings Configure authentication for SNMPv1, SNMPv2, SNMPv3 (individual, region, type, filter, default) Configure alternative authentication names Use an alternate SNMP port or timeout Use an SNMP proxy Use the SNMP Command Line Interface

Architecture and Configuration of Spiral Discovery Describe what NNMi will discover, how far, which objects Describe how NNMi groups discovered objects Describe how NNMi discovers connectivity Describe limits of duplicate IP address management Turn auto-discover (inventory) on/off Schedule discovery Initiate manual discovery (single, group, all nodes) Expand discovery (single node, from file, for region) Limit discovery (filter by region, type, node or interface level, before/after SNMP query) Discover VMware ESX hosts and Virtual Machines Recheck node configuration Recheck connectivity Remove discovered objects (individually, by
filter, by region)

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Day 3

Creating Node and Interface Groups Describe how node and interface groups are applied in NNMi Configure a group by object type, region, specific object, default Use advanced filtering on object capabilities Customizing Maps Create a map of a node group Place the map in the list of topology maps Control the default map displayed when the console opens Add a background to a map Control status propagation Add connections to Path View maps Add menu items to the Actions menu Launch NNMi maps, views, and forms from other applications

Architecture and Configuration of Status Monitoring Differentiate between fault monitoring and performance monitoring Identify data gathered for interface monitoring and component health Describe the roles of State Poller and Causal Engine Describe the operation of neighbor analysis Turn polling on/off (specific nodes, region, type) Set polling interval by node or interface group Set objects to out of service mode Select polling protocol and set of data to be gathered Verify polling being used for an object On-demand status poll Check polling backlog/performance Exclude objects from status polling (individual, region, type) Architecture and Configuration of Events Describe event sources and processing Add and delete event definitions Customize event category/severity/message Create new category or family Configure automatic actions for an event Add vendor trap definitions Exclude event from display Block reception of events Block traps Block trap storms Forward traps Connect duplicate/repeated events Close cancelling pairs of events Architecture and Configuration of Thresholding Configure NNMi iSPI Performance for Metrics software thresholding and incidents Configure custom poller thresholding and incidents

Day 4

Adding and Configuring User Accounts and Roles Configure a user account for each of your NNMi users with the appropriate capabilities Integrate with Directory Services for authentication Describe what each user role may access in the console Configure command line permissions

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Day 5

Architecture and Access for Performance Reports Describe how NNMi passes data to the NNM iSPI Performance for Metrics software Describe how the iSPI Performance for Metrics software stores data Perform basic troubleshooting steps List the reports available from the NNM iSPI Performance for Metrics software
Explain the difference between Reports and Live Reports Modify the report settings to change the way a report displays data Determine the appropriate report to view based on use cases

Administering the NNMi System Customize NNMi console settings Configure NNMi failover to a backup server Back up NNMi data and configuration Check NNMi Health from the GUI Locate NNMi log files

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