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Course number HG768S
Length 10 days
Delivery method Instructor-led training (ILT)
Price USD $7,000
CAD $7,700
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Course overview

This 10-day course provides the knowledge needed to perform preventive and corrective maintenance on an HP Integrity NonStop BladeSystem. Learn how to perform system configuration and installation, diagnose failures to a field replaceable unit (FRU) level, perform system updates, and monitor, modify, and control an NB-series or NS2000 systems server utilizing the Open System Management (OSM) and Subsystem Control Facility (SCF) products. The course is 55 percent lecture and 45 percent hands-on labs using HP NB-series servers.


  • Introduction to HP NonStop Field Support Training (HK286S) or
  • Previously offered comprehensive hardware support course or
  • NonStop NB-series Server Administration I (HG776S) and
  • At least six months experience maintaining NonStop systems


Account or support engineers and customer service personnel who are responsible for installing and maintaining the NonStop NB-series servers and/or NS2000 systems and the NonStop kernel operating system

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Course objectives

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

  • Describe the NonStop Multicore Architecture (NSMA) and new NSMA hardware components
  • Use the Open System Management (OSM) tool to start, operate, manage, and maintain the HP Integrity NonStop BladeSystem
  • Understand the changes made to the system configuration to support the NonStop BladeSystem
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot a NonStop BladeSystem
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot the NonStop BladeSystem Cluster I/O Module (CLIM) based storage and communications subsystems
  • Understand NonStop BladeSystem migration issues
  • Perform expansion and/or reduction of a NonStop BladeSystem
  • Describe the NS2000 series systems
  • List the NS2000 series hardware components
  • Describe the NS2000 series systems rack layouts and I/O subsystem

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Benefits to you

Learn how to install, configure, and perform preventive and corrective maintenance on an HP Integrity NonStop BladeSystem in order to fully support the system.

Course outline

Module 1 - Introduction

Module 2 - Introduction to HP Integrity NonStop BladeSystem

  • Terms and definitions
  • What stays the same and what changes
  • Availability, performance, and scalability
  • NonStop software
  • Migration and co-existence
  • New I/O infrastructure
  • Footprint, power, and cooling
  • Manageability

Module 3 – NSMA – Software Architectural Overview

  • NonStop Multi-core Architecture
  • Phased implementation
  • Multiprocessing NonStop OS: J-series

Module 4 – NonStop BladeSystem Hardware Overview

  • NonStop BladeSystem architecture
  • c7000 enclosure overview
  • HP Integrity BL860c server blade
  • HP ServerNet mezzanine HBA
  • ServerNet switch module
  • Power and UPS
  • Lab: NonStop BladeSystem hardware discovery

Module 5 – Storage CLIM and IP CLIM Hardware Overview

  • Storage Cluster I/O Module (CLIM)
  • HP StorageWorks MSA70 disk enclosure
  • Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) storage subsystem
  • SAS disk drives
  • Storage subsystem configurations
  • SAS tape
  • IP Cluster I/O Module (CLIM)

Module 6 – NonStop BladeSystem and CLIM Manageability

  • NonStop BladeSystem manageability strategy and architecture
  • Management Processor (MP)/Integrated Lights Out (iLO)
  • Open System Management (OSM)
  • HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
  • Storage CLIM, IP CLIM manageability strategy and architecture
  • CLIM manageability components
  • OSM for Cluster I/O Modules (CLIM)
  • HP SIM/NonStop Essentials

Module 7 – ServerNet Switch FRU Blade Architecture

  • c7000 enclosure
  • ServerNet switch FRU
  • Interface to other FRUs and modules
  • Server blade ME subsystem
  • Lab: cabling an NB-series server

Module 8 – NonStop Maintenance LAN Configuration Using IP CLIMs

  • Maintenance LAN configuration using a single or dual maintenance switches
  • Maintenance LAN configuration using IP CLIMs
  • Scripts used to configure the maintenance LAN
  • Maintenance LAN scripts differences
  • Lab: network information

Module 9 – OSM Low-Level Link Support for NonStop BladeSystems

  • Log on to the system or a ServerNet switch
  • Displaying attributes and performing actions
  • System load
  • CLIM software update and configuration
  • HSS update
  • Lab: using the OSM Low-Level Link

Module 10 – OSM Service Connection Support for NonStop BladeSystems

  • HP Integrity NonStop BladeSystem OSM architecture
  • OSM service application
  • Monitor OSM alarms and dial-outs
  • Inventory tracking of all FRUs
  • New views
  • ServerNet switch firmware
  • Single Sign-On (SSO) with the OA
  • SOAP interface
  • IPMI interface with the iLO
  • Physical configuration tool
  • New and changed guided procedures
  • OSM certificate tool
  • NonStop data sanitization product and features
  • Lab: using the OSM service connection

Module 11 – CLIM Software Installation and Update

  • CLIM software on the NSC
  • CLIM OS installation and software upgrade
  • Fallback procedures

Module 12 – NonStop BladeSystem, NonStop System Console (NSC) , and CLIM Startup and Preparation

  • NSC preparation and configuration
  • NSC DHCP/BOOTP server configuration
  • NSC DNS server configuration
  • NSC application and FTP server configuration
  • NonStop BladeSystem configuration
  • OA configuration
  • Blade configuration
  • Maintenance and ServerNet switch configuration
  • IP CLIM and Storage CLIM startup and preparation

Module 13 – Storage CLIM Overview

  • System configuration and ServerNet connections
  • DL385, MSA70, and SAS hardware overview
  • Write cache enable
  • SAS disk performance
  • NonStop OS and CLIM software
  • Serviceability and manageability
  • Data migration and software installation

Module 14 – Storage CLIM Configuration

  • CLIM connections, lights, and prep
  • LUN manager, system load, and SCF
  • HP NonStop EMS and LINUX events
  • New halt codes and troubleshooting
  • Migration and replacement scenarios
  • Labs: configuring storage CLIM devices; MSA 70 enclosure FRU removal and replacement; CLIM FRU removal and replacement

Module 15 – IP CLIM Architecture

  • IP CLIM background, objective, architecture, and details
  • IP CLIM software components
  • IP CLIM configuration and management

Module 16 – IP CLIM Concepts, Configuration, and Management

  • IP CLIM concepts and operation
  • IP CLIM configuration and management
  • CIP features, J06.06/H06.17
  • CLIM recovery and failover
  • BladeSystem best practices (J06.06)
  • IP CLIM configuration

Module 17 – IP CLIM Troubleshooting

  • Failure identification and categorization
  • Data collection
  • Basic analysis and recovery
  • Lab: IP CLIM configuration; CLIM reimage

Module 18 – OSM Service Connection Support for Storage CLIM

  • Architecture
  • Monitored FRUs
  • Providers, discovery, and views
  • Inventory tracking
  • Firmware update
  • Attributes and actions
  • Incident analysis
  • Physical configuration tool
  • Guided procedures
  • SWAN support
  • Lab: BladeSystem FRU removal and replacement; OSM support for CLIMs

Module 19 – Measure – NSMA, IP CLIM, and Storage CLIM

  • Product overview
  • Hardware and software requirements
  • Counter record changes
  • Listing examples
  • Measure for IP and Storage CLIM

Module 20 – HP Integrity NonStop Carrier-Grade BladeSystem Differences

  • Description and characteristics
  • Carrier-grade requirements
  • Commercial and carrier-grade hardware comparison
  • OSM and NonStop I/O essentials
  • Publications

Module 21 - Measure - NSMA, IP CLIM, and Storage CLIM

  • Product overview
  • Hardware and software requirements
  • Counter record changes
  • Listing examples
  • Measure for IP and storage CLIM

Module 22 - BladeCluster Solution

  • BladeCluster solution overview
  • BladeCluster solution publications
  • Architectural overview
  • Release 1.1 configurations
  • OSM for BladeCluster solutions
  • Clustering software
  • Software installation and migration

Module 23 - HP SIM and NonStop Essentials Support for NonStop Servers

  • HP SIM overview
  • HP NonStop cluster essentials overview
  • HP NonStop cluster essentials support for NonStop BladeSystem/CIP
  • HP NonStop I/O essentials
  • HP NonStop cluster essentials and HP NonStop I/O essentials integration

Onsite Delivery Equipment Requirements

Each group of two students requires a minimum of:

  • One NonStop BladeSystem or NS2000 system with at least two processor blades and J06.06 or later software
  • Two storage CLIMs and two MSA70s with at least five drives in each module
  • Two IP CLIMs in the default configuration
  • Minimum of one CLIM software DVD (Q9800) appropriate for the installed operating system version running on the NonStop system
  • One IOAME with at least 2 FCSAs, two FCDMs with at least 4 drives in each, and 1 G4SA and appropriate fibre channel and ethernet cables (the IOAME is optional)
  • One PC workstation per student
  • One (S7X-NSC4) or (S7X-RACKMON) NonStop system console and NSC software suite (S7X-SWV2)
  • One SAS or fiber channel tape subsystem with appropriate cables (Storage CLIM must have additional SAS or fiber channel HBA to support this)
  • Two extra Cat6 ethernet cables (5 meter minimum)
  • Basic tools including TORX screwdrivers size T10 thru T30

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