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HG776 – HP NonStop NB-Series Server Administration I
5 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Server Infrastructure

Course Details

In this HP NonStop training course (HG776), you will receive an overview of the HP Integrity NonStopT NB-series server architecture and basic software functionality, including functions of OSM, TACL, and Subsystem Control Facility (SCF) for the system, disk drive, tape drive, and communications lines monitoring.

The course also covers functional command use to allow monitoring system files with the use of FUP and monitoring the system spooler with PERUSE and SPOOLCOM commands. The 5-day course is 80% lecture and 20% hands-on labs using HP servers.

 

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Objectives

At the end of this HP NonStop training you should be able to:

  • Be familiar with the Integrity NonStop BladeSystem server architecture, OSM, TACL, and SCF commands
  • Describe computing environments and operator tasks
  • Startup, monitor, and shut down your NB-series server and its subsystems
  • Change system configuration and recover from a previous setup
  • Demonstrate the use of TACL, FUP, and SCF commands
  • Describe how to manage security, disks, tapes, processes, and applications
  • Demonstrate how to view, modify, and correct system spooler and print job problems
  • Manage your Integrity NonStop NB-series server
  • Identify and resolve common problems

Outline

Module 1 – Course Overview

Module 2 – Computing Environments and Operator Tasks

  • Basic data processing
  • Integrity NonStop BladeSystem operations
  • Problem-solving and problem prevention

Module 3 – NonStop Multicore Architecture (NSMA)

  • NSMA overview
  • The ServerNet environment
  • Maintenance architecture
  • Mirrored disk volumes

Module 4 – Operator Tools: TACL, OSM, and SCF

  • Introduction to TACL
  • The TACL environment
  • Open System Management (OSM) overview
  • Monitoring enclosures, hardware, and software
  • Event Management Service (EMS)
  • Monitoring processors
  • The Subsystem Control Facility (SCF)
  • Monitoring disks, printers, tape drives, and terminals
  • Lab exercises: monitoring system hardware; SCF and hardware monitoring

Module 5 – Managing Files

  • File system introduction
  • The File Utility Program (FUP)

Module 6 – Managing Security

  • Types of security issues
  • Managing NonStop operating system security

Module 7 – Managing Disks and Tapes

  • Disk volumes
  • Introduction to the CLIM storage subsystem
  • Introduction to the legacy storage subsystem
  • SCF CLIM disk drive actions
  • Checking disk drive actions
  • Tapes and tape drives
  • BACKUP and RESTORE operations
  • Backup and restore operations for OSS and NonStop SQL/MX
  • Labelled-tape operations using MEDIACOM
  • Common tape problems
  • Lab exercise: DSAP

Module 8 – Managing Processes and Applications

  • Processes – background
  • Common process problems
  • Pathway/iTS applications
  • Client/server applications
  • NonStop Transaction Management Facility (TMF)
  • Lab exercise: monitoring and manipulating processes

Module 9 – Managing Printers and the Spooler

  • Spooler concepts
  • Common spooler and printer problems
  • Working with spooler jobs – PERUSE
  • Lab exercise: printers and the spooler

Module 10 – Managing LANs and WANs

  • Networking Cluster I/O Module (CLIM)
  • IOAME network legacy connections
  • Common problems – legacy connections

Appendix (optional) – HP Integrity NonStop Carrier-Grade BladeSystem Differences

  • System description, characteristics, and features
  • Carrier-grade requirements
  • Commercial and carrier-grade comparison

Target Audience

  • System operators
  • System administrators
  • System analysts
  • Technical support analysts

Prerequisites

  • Concepts and Facilities for NonStop Systems (U4147S)
  • At least 6 months operational experience on NonStop servers