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Course number H3064S
Length 5 days
Delivery method* Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)
Instructor-led training (ILT)
Onsite dedicated training (OST)
Price USD $3,500
CAD $3,850
*Courses are supported in the delivery formats above, but are not necessarily scheduled in every delivery format listed. Please click the schedule links at the top of the page to see which delivery formats are currently scheduled.

Course overview

This hands-on course is the first of two courses that prepare system administrators to successfully configure, manage, maintain, and administer HP-UX servers in a networked environment. This course focuses on configuring disks, file systems, peripherals, and user accounts, as well as managing and configuring core OS, patches, and application software. Successful completion of HP-UX System and Network Administration I and II will help prepare students for the HP-UX CSA technical certification exam. The 5-day course is 50 percent lecture and 50 percent hands-on labs using HP servers.


Prerequisites

  • UNIX Fundamentals (51434S) or equivalent experience

Audience

  • HP-UX 11i system administrators and others who install, configure, and maintain HP-UX servers

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Course objectives

At the conclusion of this course you will be able to:

  • Install and manage HP-UX software and patches
  • Configure and manage peripheral devices and device files
  • Configure and manage disks using HP Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
  • Configure and manage file systems using HP Journal File System (JFS)
  • Configure HP-UX kernel drivers, subsystems, and tunable parameters
  • Minimize planned and unplanned downtime with DRD
  • Shutdown, boot, reboot Integrity HP-UX servers

Next Steps

  • HP-UX System and Network Administration II (H3065S)

Benefits to you

  • Gain the skills required to effectively install, configure, and manage HP-UX systems so users experience smooth running IT operations

Course outline

Navigating the System Management Homepage (SMH)

  • SAM and SMH overview
  • Launching the SMH GUI and TUI
  • Verifying SMH certificates
  • Logging into the SMH
  • Navigating the SMH interface
  • Launching SMH tools
  • Launching SMH tasks
  • Viewing SMH logs
  • Managing SMH access control
  • Managing SMH authentication
  • SMH and SIM integration concepts

Managing Users and Groups

  • User and group concepts
  • /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow, and /etc/group concepts
  • Creating, modifying, deactivating, and removing user accounts
  • Configuring password aging and password security policies
  • Managing groups
  • Managing /etc/skel

Navigating the HP-UX File System

  • Static and dynamic files and directory concepts
  • OS and application directory concepts
  • Top level directory concepts and contents
  • Searching for files and executables using the find, whereis, which, and file commands

Configuring Hardware

  • Hardware component overview
  • CPU, cell, crossbar, and Blade overview
  • SBA, LBA, and I/O overview
  • iLO/MP, core I/O, and interface adapter card overview
  • Internal disks, tapes, and DVD overview
  • Disk array, LUN, SAN, and multipathing overview
  • Partitioning overview
  • nPar, vPar, VM, and secure resource partition overview
  • System type overview
  • Entry-class rackmount server overview
  • Mid-range rackmount server overview
  • High-end server overview
  • HP BladeSystem overview
  • HP BladeSystem c-class enclosure overview
  • HP Integrity blade server overview
  • HP Integrity Superdome 2 overview
  • Viewing system hardware configuration
  • Viewing nPar, vPar, and VM hardware
  • Hardware address concepts
  • Legacy HBA, SCSI, and FC hardware address concepts
  • Agile View HBA, SCSI, and FC hardware address concepts
  • Viewing legacy hardware addresses
  • Viewing LUNs via Agile View
  • Viewing a LUN's lunpaths via Agile View
  • Viewing an HBA's lunpaths via Agile View
  • Viewing LUN health via Agile View
  • Viewing LUN attributes via Agile View
  • Enabling and disabling lunpaths
  • Slot address concepts
  • Slot address components
  • Viewing slot addresses
  • Installing interface cards with and without OL*
  • Installing new devices

Configuring Device Special Files

  • DSF attribute concepts
  • DSF directories
  • Legacy DSF names
  • Persistent DSF names
  • LUN, disk, and DVD DSF names
  • Boot disk DSFs
  • Tape drive DSFs
  • Tape autochanger DSFs
  • Terminal, modem, and printer DSFs
  • Listing legacy DSFs
  • Listing persistent DSFs
  • Correlating persistent and legacy DSFs
  • Correlating persistent DSFs with lunpaths and WWIDs
  • Decoding legacy and persistent DSF attributes
  • Creating DSFs via insf, mksf, and mknod
  • Removing DSFs via rmsf
  • Disabling and enabling legacy mode DSFs

Managing Disk Devices

  • Disk partitioning concepts
  • Whole disk partitioning concepts
  • LVM disk partitioning concepts
  • LVM physical volume concepts
  • LVM volume group concepts
  • LVM logical volume concepts
  • LVM extent concepts
  • LVM extent size concepts
  • LVM versions and limits
  • LVM DSF directories
  • LVMv1 device files
  • LVMv2 device files
  • Creating physical volumes
  • Creating LVMv1 volume groups
  • Creating LVMv2 volume groups
  • Creating logical volumes
  • Verifying the LVM configuration
  • Comparing disk space management tools

Managing File Systems

  • File system concepts
  • File system types
  • Superblock, inode, directory, block, extent, and intent log concepts
  • Hard and symbolic link concepts
  • HFS and VxFS comparison
  • Creating file systems
  • Mounting file systems
  • Unmounting file systems
  • Automatically mounting file systems
  • Mounting CDFS file systems
  • Mounting LOFS file systems
  • Mounting ISO file systems
  • Mounting MemFS file systems

Managing Swap Space

  • HP-UX memory concepts
  • HP-UX swap concepts
  • HP-UX swap types
  • HP-UX pseudoswap
  • Enabling swap via the CLI
  • Enabling swap via /etc/fstab
  • Monitoring swap space
  • Disabling swap
  • Guidelines for configuring swap space

Maintaining Logical Volumes and File Systems

  • Defragmenting file systems
  • Repairing corrupted file systems
  • Monitoring free space
  • Reclaiming wasted file system space
  • Extending, reducing, and removing volume groups
  • Extending, reducing, and removing logical volumes
  • Extending and reducing file systems

Preparing for Disasters

  • Disaster recovery, mirroring, and DRD concepts
  • Using DRD to minimize planned downtime
  • Using DRD to minimize unplanned downtime
  • Installing DRD
  • Using the drd command
  • Creating a DRD clone
  • Synchronizing a DRD clone
  • Verifying a DRD clone’s status
  • Accessing inactive images via DRD-safe commands
  • Managing software via DRD-safe commands
  • Managing kernel tunables via DRD-safe commands
  • Accessing inactive images via other commands
  • Activating and deactivating an inactive image
  • Customizing the make_*_recovery archive contents
  • Backing up the boot disk via make_tape_recovery
  • Backing up the boot disk via make_net_recovery
  • Using a make_*_recovery archive
  • Interacting with the recovery process

Accessing the System Console and the iLO/MP

  • Management processor concepts
  • Viewing MP/console ports
  • Connecting MP serial and LAN ports
  • Accessing the MP
  • Navigating the MP menu and web interfaces
  • Accessing nPar, vPar, and VM consoles
  • Accessing the VFP, console log, and system event log
  • Accessing the MP help menus
  • Accessing the MP command menu
  • Configuring the MP LAN interface
  • Enabling MP remote access
  • Managing MP user accounts and access levels
  • Managing MP login sessions
  • Rebooting via the MP

Booting PA-RISC Systems

  • HP-UX shutdown and reboot concepts
  • PA-RISC boot process major players
  • PA-RISC boot disk structures
  • PA-RISC boot process overview
  • Autoboot and manual boot concepts
  • Interacting with the BCH and ISL/IPL

Booting Integrity Systems

  • HP-UX shutdown and reboot concepts
  • Integrity boot process major players
  • Integrity boot disk structures
  • Integrity boot disk system, OS, and HPSP structures
  • Integrity and PA-RISC boot process comparison
  • UEFI/EFI addressing concepts
  • Autoboot and manual boot concepts
  • Booting from primary, alternate, and arbitrary boot devices
  • Booting from Ignite-UX servers and recovery archives
  • Managing boot menu settings
  • Managing console settings
  • Interacting with the UEFI/EFI shell
  • Interacting with the hpux.efi OS loader

Configuring the HP-UX Kernel

  • Kernel configuration concepts
  • Special kernel configurations
  • Kernel configuration commands
  • Modifying the current kernel configuration
  • Creating a named configuration
  • Copying a configuration
  • Loading a configuration
  • Kernel module concepts, states, and state changes
  • Viewing and managing module states
  • Kernel tunable concepts and types
  • Viewing, managing, and monitoring kernel tunables
  • Viewing, managing, and monitoring kernel resource alarms
  • Kernel troubleshooting
  • Viewing the kernel change log
  • Booting from an alternate kernel
  • Booting via override parameters
  • Booting to tunable maintenance mode

Managing Software with SD-UX

  • SD-UX software structure concepts
  • SD-UX software depot concepts
  • SD-UX IPD concepts
  • SD-UX daemon and agent concepts
  • Listing software
  • Installing and updating software
  • Removing software

Managing Patches with SD-UX

  • Patch concepts
  • Patch naming convention concepts
  • Patch supersession concepts
  • Patch rating concepts
  • Patch source concepts
  • Patch tool concepts
  • Downloading and installing patches from the HPSC
  • Installing patches from DVD, tape, and directory depots
  • Listing patches
  • Removing patches

Installing the OS with Ignite-UX

  • Install source concepts
  • Planning an install
  • Choosing an operating environment
  • Choosing an install-time security bundle
  • Locating the source media
  • Initiating a PA-RISC install
  • Initiating an Integrity install
  • Navigating the Ignite-UX menus
  • Verifying an installation
  • Completing post-install configuration tasks

Self-Study Appendices

  • Managing printers
  • Connecting to a network
  • Navigating the System Administration Manager (SAM)
  • Configuring the HP-UX 11i v1 kernel

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