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Course number HH675S
Length 3 days
Delivery method Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)
Instructor-led training (ILT)
Onsite dedicated training (OST)
Price USD $2,100

Course overview

This course prepares you to work with operational tools within the HP Systems Insight Manager (HPSIM). You will be introduced to NonStop Cluster Essentials, I/O Essentials, Software Essentials and Performance Essentials. Topics include: cluster configuration/management, account creation/management, health summaries, managing tasks their categories, event viewer, running scripts, installing components, alert notifications, agent configuration, security management, remote workstations, and inventory reports. This 3-day course is 70 percent lecture and 30 percent hands-on labs using HP servers.


  • HP NonStop NS-series Server Administration I (U8528S) or HP NonStop NB-series Server Adminstration I
  • At least six months experience operating Integrity NonStop servers


  • System operators
  • System administrators
  • System analysts
  • Technical support analysts Personnel involved with day-to-day management of HP Integrity NonStop NS-series servers

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Course objectives

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

  • Install, configure and operate the HP Systems Insight Manager (HPSIM) suite and all its component products: NonStop Cluster Essentials, NonStop I/O Essentials, NonStop Performance Essentials, Software Essentials
  • Describe additional plugins for NonStop systems:
    • Storage Essentials
    • Remote Support Advanced

Benefits to you

  • Learn how to manage the HP Systems Insight Manager (HPSIM) application so users experience smooth functioning IT operations
  • Gain the knowledge needed to use the tools necessary to optimize your HP NonStop cluster environment and resolve performance issues
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience to quickly setup a HP NonStop cluster environment

Course outline

Module 1 - Introduction and First Steps with HPSIM

  • NonStop Manageability Strategy
  • Next Generation Data Center Vision
  • Unified Infrastructure Management
  • HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM) components essentials
  • HP Storage Essentials
  • HP Insight Remote Supported Advanced (RSA)
  • Recommended configuration
  • Architecture
  • Discovering NonStop Systems
  • First Time Wizard

Module 2 - NonStop Cluster Essentials

  • Installing client and server components
  • Configuration Management Application
  • Cluster and Server discovery and configuration
  • Account management

Module 3 - Common Operations

  • Cluster health
  • Cluster management tasks
  • Adding new tasks
  • Task execution, management, specifications and parameters
  • Event Viewer
  • Coldloading and booting parameters

Module 4 - I/O Essentials

  • Installing client and server components
  • Task list
  • Task status and information
  • Category management

Module 5 - Performance Essentials

  • Installing client and server components
  • Performance monitoring
  • Configuration management
  • Thresholds and alert notifications
  • Agent configuration
  • EMS Templates

Module 6 - NonStop Software Essentials

  • Installing client and server components
  • Software archive and packages
  • Software configuration revisions
  • Receiving and installing software
  • Building and applying
  • Predefined reports

Module 7 - Security

  • Managing User ID's and Groups
  • Toolboxes
  • Creating and assigning authorizations
  • Authorization results

Module 8 - Additional Operations

  • Homepage customization
  • Quick Launch feature and menu structure
  • Software Versions
  • Remote Workstation
  • Inventory taking and reports
  • Custom reports

Module 9 - Related Products

  • Time Synchronization
  • Client and Server Mode Features
  • Recommended Configuration
  • Configuring NonStop as TimeSync Client
  • Time Source
  • HP Insight Remote Support Advanced (RSA)
  • Availability Stats and Performance

Module 10 - Troubleshooting

  • Tracing and log files
  • Items to check
  • Known limitations
  • Workarounds

Onsite Delivery Equipment Requirements

  • One dedicated NonStop NS-Series server with a minimum of:
    • NonStop Kernel operating system, version H06.04 or later and J06.03 or later with corresponding NonStop Essentials host licenses
    • Six disk volumes in addition to the system disk
    • 96 MB memory per CPU
    • Ethernet connectivity
    • TCP/IP software package (SD20)
  • One PC per student and one PC for the instructor with projection capabilities

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