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Course number HH673S
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
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Course overview

Receive an overview of the HP Integrity NonStop™ NS2300/NS2400 server architecture and basic software functionality, including functions of OSM, TACL, and Subsystem Control Facility (SCF) for 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 course is 80 percent lecture and 20 percent hands-on labs using HP servers.


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


  • System operators and administrators
  • System analysts and technical support analysts

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Course objectives

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

  • Be familiar with the Integrity NonStop server architecture, OSM, TACL, and SCF commands
  • Describe computing environments and operator tasks
  • Start up, monitor, and shut down your NS2300/NS2400 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 NS2300/NS2400 server
  • Identify and resolve common problems

Next steps

  • HP Integrity NonStop NS2300/NS2400 System Server Administration II (HH674S)

Benefits to you

  • Gain skills and knowledge needed to optimize Integrity NonStop NS2300/NS2400 servers so users experience smooth functioning IT operations
  • Obtain valuable hands-on experience using OSM, TACL, and SCF commands

Course outline

Module 1 - Course Overview

Module 2 - Computing Environments and Operator Tasks

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

Module 3 - NonStop Multi-core Architecture (NSMA)

  • NSMA overview
  • Hardware basics for NS2300 and NS2400
  • Hardware basics for CLIMs
  • The ServerNet environment

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

  • Introduction to TACL
  • The TACL environment
  • Basics of Guardian security
  • 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)
  • Basic FUP commands

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
  • Labeled-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
  • Commom spooler and printer problems
  • Working witb spooler jobs - PERUSE
  • Lab exercise: printers and the spooler

Module 10 - Managing LANs and WANs

  • Networking Cluster I/O Module (CLIM)
  • Common problems - legacy connections
  • System description, characteristics, and features

Onsite Delivery Equipment Requirements

  • One 2-processor NonStop NS2300/NS2400 server with J06.09 or later version of the NonStop operating system
  • One PC per student in the class with connectivity to the NonStop NS2300/NS2400 server
  • One NS2300/NS2400 server with OSM console
  • Spooler and associated software installed on the server

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