U4180S – HPE NonStop SQL/MP Database Management


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U4180S – HPE NonStop SQL/MP Database Management
5 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Data Center Virtualization

Course Details

This course introduces the tasks and tools used by a database administrator or system manager who is responsible for the daily management and protection of NonStop SQL/MP database, programs that access the database, and other associated database elements. Hands-on labs give you practical experience in performing management tasks against a database with applications.


  • Review of the NonStop SQL/MP environment
  • SQL/MP installation and version management
  • Creating SQL/MP database base objects
  • Loading, copying, appending, and reorganizing data
  • DataLoader/MP
  • Updating SQL/MP statistics
  • Managing SQL/MP embedded programs
  • Altering SQL/MP database objects
  • Moving SQL/MP database objects
  • Removing SQL/MP database objects
  • Managing database protection and recovery using NonStop
  • Transaction Manager/MP (TM/MP)
  • Backing up and restoring SQL/MP database objects
  • Database security management
  • Tools for monitoring performance
  • Enhancing DP2 performance
  • Managing sorts
  • Controlling SQL/MP processes


Module 1: NonStop SQL/MP Environment

  • Processes, structure, and objects of the NonStop SQL/MP environment
  • Locating the SQL/MP system catalog
  • Determining the number and location of SQL/MP catalogs on a system
  • Identifying and locating the objects registered in an SQL/MP database
  • Related products and additional tables they can create in the SQL/MP system catalog

Lab Exercise (30 minutes)

NonStop SQL/MP Environment

  • Locate the system catalog
  • Locate all user catalogs on a system
  • Identify the objects in the PERSNL database and their dependent objects
  • Identify what SQL/MP processes you have running for your session
  • Create a user catalog


Module 2: installation and Version Management

  • Identifying the system requirements for NonStop SQL/MP
  • Installation and initialization process of SQL/MP software
  • Version management for SQL/MP objects
  • Managing the migration of SQL/MP from one NonStop Kernel operating system release to another
  • Compatibility of SQL/MP software versions within a network

Lab Exercise (30 minutes)

Installation and Version Management

  • Identify the versions of NonStop SQL/MP, the catalog, and several objects on your system


Module 3: Creating NonStop SQL/MP Database Objects

  • Planning and creating NonStop SQL/MP database objects
  • Performance considerations and guidelines for creating SQL/MP database objects
  • Query metadata for the SQL/MP objects that have been created

Lab Exercise (1.5 hours)

Creating SQL/MP Database Objects


Module 4: Copying, Loading, Appending, Reorganizing, and Converting Data

  • Converting an Enscribe database to a NonStop SQL/MP database
  • Use the COPY utility to load, extract, or display data
  • Using the LOAD or APPEND utilities to load data
  • Re-organizing data in key-sequenced tables and indexes
  • Archiving data from the database
  • Checking the referential integrity of the database

Lab Exercise (1 hour)

Using Copy, Load and Append Utilities

Lab Exercise (40 minutes)

Reorganizing Data

Lab Exercise (40 minutes)

Converting an Enscribe Database to an SQL/MP Database


Module 5: DataLoader/MP

  • How DataLoader/MP can be used to load and maintain database data
  • Components of DataLoader/MP (main logic, library routines, and user exits)
  • Building customized DataLoader/MP processes
  • Running DataLoader/MP processes


Module 6: Updating NonStop SQL/MP Statistics

  • Creating DataLoader/MP processes to load the data given a data loading scenario
  • NonStop SQL/MP statistics
  • Statistics for partitioned tables
  • How the optimizer uses statistics to calculate selectivity for predicates
  • How to update statistics
  • When to update statistics
  • Testing the impact of updating statistics in a test environment or the production environment
  • Querying the catalog for statistical information
  • Copying the production system statistics to the development system
  • Statistics performance degradation

Lab Exercise (30 minutes)

Updating SQL/MP Statistics


Module 7: Managing NonStop SQL/MP Embedded Programs

  • Explicit compilation and automatic recompilation of NonStop SQL/MP programs
  • SQL/MP program run-time environment
  • Compiling COBOL and C embedded SQL programs in the Guardian and Open System Services (OSS) environments using native and non-native compilers
  • SQL/MP compiler options
  • Creating, implementing, and testing a compilation strategy for an SQL/MP program
  • Determining what actions make an SQL/MP program invalid
  • Detecting invalid SQL/MP programs
  • Detecting auto-recompiling SQL/MP programs

Lab Exercise (45 minutes)

Managing SQL/MP Embedded Programs

  • Plan and implement different compiler options using two scenarios


Module 8: Altering NonStop SQL/MP Database Objects

  • Altering NonStop SQL/MP objects and the impact to the database environment
  • Methods for partitioning tables and indexes
  • SQL/MP Format 2 Enabled objects and Format 1 and Format 2 partitions

Lab Exercise (45 minutes)
Altering SQL/MP Database Objects


Module 9: Moving NonStop SQL/MP Database Objects

  • Process for moving NonStop SQL/MP objects
  • Methods to move SQL/MP objects (Re-create and Load, ALTER MOVE, DUP, Backup and Restore)

Lab Exercise 9.1 (30 minutes)
Moving SQL/MP Database Objects

Lab Exercise 9.2 (30 minutes)
Moving SQL/MP Embedded Programs


Module 10: Removing NonStop SQL/MP Database Objects

  • Removing NonStop SQL/MP objects
  • Removing objects using the DROP command and PURGE and CLEANUP utilities
  • Removing data from a table or a partition of a table using PURGEDATA utility
  • Dropping a partition of a table using ALTER TABLE … DROP PARTITION
  • Dropping a partition of an index using ALTER INDEX … DROP PARTITION
  • TACL GOAWAY command

Lab Exercise (1 hour, 15 minutes)
Removing SQL/MP Database Objects


Module 11: Managing Database Protection and Recovery

  • NonStop Transaction Manager/MP (TM/MP) methods of protection and recovery
  • TM/MP considerations for NonStop SQL/MP objects
  • Protecting SQL/MP database with TM/MP
  • Online dump strategy
  • Recovery strategy
  • TM/MP recovery of SQL/MP objects and their catalog
  • TM/MP recovery of SQL/MP objects without recovering their catalog
  • Using licensed copy of SQLCI2 to insert, update, or delete metadata


Module 12: Backing up and Restoring NonStop SQL/MP Database Objects

  • File-mode BACKUP and RESTORE options that can be used with NonStop SQL/MP objects
  • Developing protection strategies with the BACKUP and RESTORE utilities for SQL/MP objects
  • Volume-mode options of the BACKUP and RESTORE utilities
  • Using the tape simulator program to implement BACKUP and RESTORE options
  • Possible causes for objects becoming unusable
  • Locating unusable objects
  • Removing unusable objects
  • Identifying the appropriate tools to make objects usable
  • Using the simulator program to implement Backup and Restore options

Lab Exercise (Optional, 45 minutes)
Backing Up and Restoring SQL/MP Database Objects


Module 13: Managing NonStop SQL/MP Database Security

  • Process for securing the Nonstop SQL/MP environment
  • Authorization requirements for SQL/MP operations
  • SQL/MP security commands and utilities
  • SQL/MP protection views
  • NonStop Kernel security and the Safeguard product security characteristics
  • Security for the production and development environment

Lab Exercise (1 hour)
Managing SQL/MP Database Security


Module 14: Tools for Monitoring Performance

  • Performance tools: SQLCI, Measure product, Tandem Performance Data Collector (TPDC), and basic guidelines for monitoring performance


Module 15: Disk process (DP2) Performance Enhancements

  • Methods to enhance the performance of the disk process


Module 16: Managing Sorts

  • Sorts available to NonStop SQL/MP
  • Managing sort processes to control system resources
  • Configuring serial and parallel sort operations


Module 17: Controlling NonStop SQL/MP Processes

  • Controlling the impact of NonStop SQL/MP processes on performance

Target Audience

  • Database administrators
  • System managers
  • People responsible for the availability of NonStop SQL/MP databases and applications


  • Concepts and Facilities course
  • NonStop SQL/MP Essentials course
  • Solid understanding of systems, application areas, and daily operations for both systems and applications
  • Understanding of the database environment at your business