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Course number U5075S
Length 4 days
Delivery method* Remotely assisted instructional learning ( RAIL)
Instructor-led training ( ILT)
Onsite dedicated training ( OST)
Price USD $2,800
CAD $3,080
*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 course prepares experienced HP-UX system administrators to successfully manage HP Integrity rx7620, rx7640, rx8620, rx8640, and cell-based Superdome servers. Learn about HPs cell-based server architecture and gain in-depth intensive hands-on experience with HPs nPar, vPars, and Integrity Virtual Machine technologies as implemented on Integrity cell-based servers.


  • Students who attend U5075S need not attend HP's Integrity Virtual Machine (HB506S) class, as U5075S and HB506S include identical Integrity Virtual Machine content
  • Students responsible for managing HP Integrity Superdome 2 servers should attend HP's Superdome 2 (HK713S) class rather than U5075S


  • HP-UX System and Network Administration I (H3064S) and HP-UX System and Network Administration II (H3065S) or
  • HP-UX System and Network Administration for Experienced UNIX System Administrators (H5875S) or
  • Equivalent experience


  • Experienced HP-UX system administrators responsible for managing HP Integrity rx7620, rx7640, rx8620, rx8640, and cell-based Superdome servers

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Course Objectives

  • Identify the hardware and software components of HP’s Virtual Server Environment (VSE)
  • Configure and manage cell-based node partitions (nPars)
  • Configure and manage virtual partitions (vPars v5)
  • Configure and manage HP Integrity Virtual Machines
  • Use Ignite-UX to install HP-UX in partitions

Benefits to you

  • Determine and utilize the appropriate combination of HP partitioning continuum technologies that best meet your data center needs
  • Increase server flexibility and utilization by knowing how to easily reconfigure and resize partitions
  • Learn how to use Integrity VM to set up isolated virtual machines as test environments to reduce the time required to deploy new applications or application revisions
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience with installing HP Virtual Machines on a properly configured Integrity server

Next Steps

  • Learn more about HP virtualization technologies by attending HP-UX Systems Insight Manager (HK712S) and HP Capacity Advisor and Global Workload Manager (HF869S) or
  • Expand your HP-UX administration skills by attending any other course in the HP-UX advanced administration curriculum

Course outline

Introduction to the HP Virtual Server Environment

  • Why virtualize or partition systems?
  • HP partitioning continuum
  • Instant capacity solutions
  • A cell-based system with node partitions
  • Virtual partitions (vPars v5)
  • Integrity Virtual Machines (VM)
  • Resource partition with Process Resource Manager
  • VSE management tools
  • Workload managers
  • Capacity Advisor
  • Virtualization Manager

Addressing Hardware

  • HP servers supporting partitioning
  • HP-UX address types
  • Legacy vs. agile view hardware addresses
  • Viewing nPar, vPar and VM hardware addresses
  • Device special files: legacy vs. Persistent
  • Slot addresses
  • EFI hardware addresses
  • Viewing interface cards with pdweb
  • Addressing tools summary
  • Cell-based servers Integrity boot disk format

Administering Node Partitions (nPars)

  • What are node partitions?
  • Partition planning
  • Interleaved vs. cell local memory
  • The first and genesis partitions
  • The complex profile
  • HP-UX nPar management tolos
  • parmgr
  • Booting nPars
  • Displaying complex information
  • Dynamic nPartitions
  • Cell state transitions
  • Hyper-threading

Brief Introduction to Ignite-UX

  • What is Ignite?
  • Ignite-UX use models
  • Interacting with Ignite-UX
  • Ignite recovery choices

Virtual Partitions Preparation and Planning

  • vPars v5 concepts
  • Partition configuration key points
  • nPar/vPar boot sequence
  • vPars v5 planning and current releases
  • Mixed release environments
  • Installing vPars v5
  • Minimum vPars v5 requirements
  • Planning vPar resources
  • Dynamic memory migration
  • Locality of reference

Creating Virtual Partitions

  • vPars v5 commands
  • Interacting with the vPars v5 monitor
  • Setting Integrity environment variables
  • Managing and accessing the vPars v5 console

Virtual Partitions Management

  • Display vPars v5 status
  • Find unused resources in a vPars v5 environment
  • Migrate CPUs and memory between running vPars v5
  • Flexible administrative capability
  • vPars v5 - Ignite-UX considerations

Integrity Virtual Machines Introduction

  • Virtualization concepts and terminology
  • Shared resources
  • VM host, virtual machines, and VM guests
  • Virtual networks and storage devices
  • Reserved devices
  • Integrity Virtual Machine Manager

Preparing the Physical Server

  • Integrity VM requirements
  • Creating virtual networks and storage backing devices
  • Reserving access to VM host devices
  • VM host HP-UX upgrade

Creating and Running Integrity Virtual Machines

  • Integrity VM administration, configuration, and VM management
  • VM CPU, memory, and I/O allocation
  • Starting and stopping a VM
  • Accessing a VM console
  • Suspend and resume a VM

Managing and Monitoring Integrity VMs

  • Managing I/O devices
  • Adding devices to a running VM
  • Storage — high availability guidelines
  • Accelerated Virtual I/O (AVIO)
  • Managing virtual DVD devices and VLANs
  • VM guest dynamic memory
  • Dynamic CPU management
  • Cloning and removing a virtual machine
  • Monitoring VMs and VMs from the host
  • Configuration and log files
  • Glance (and Performance Agent) in a virtual OS environment
  • VM host CPU monitoring - hpvmsar

Migrating Integrity Virtual Machines

  • Why migrate a VM?
  • VM host configuration to support VM migration
  • VM host requirements and recommendations
  • VM configuration to support online migration
  • VM migration procedures
  • Offline and online VM migration

Using HP Serviceguard with Integrity VMs

  • Integrity VM commands
  • Serviceguard commands
  • Serviceguard and Integrity VM use models
  • Integrity VMs as Serviceguard nodes
  • Cluster in a box
  • Integrity VMs as Serviceguard packages
  • Serviceguard and online VM guest migration
  • Application monitoring in a VM guest package
  • HPVM toolkit
  • Serviceguard on VM host - LAN failover

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