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Course number U5449S
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

This 5-day course provides system managers with the skills and knowledge to manage an HP NonStop S-series server. After completing this course, you will understand the hardware and software architecture of the NonStop S-series server. You will be able to start, monitor and shut down your system and its subsystems. You will be able to make alterations to the server configuration and to fallback from the changes to a previous configuration. You will learn to identify and resolve common problems. Where resolution is unsuccessful, you will be able to escalate to the appropriate service provider with the suitable supporting information.Note: this course incorporates subjects from our NonStop S-Series Problem Management course and our NonStop S-Series Production Management course.


NonStop S-series Server Administration I (U5448S)


  • NonStop S-series server managers
  • Personnel involved with the day-to-day management of a NonStop S-series server

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Benefits to you

  • Software and hardware architecture
  • NonStop Kernel operating system architecture
  • Memory management and swap files
  • Process concepts, terminology, states and run options
  • Distributed Systems Management/Software Configuration Manager (DSM/SCM) overview
  • Updating server software and firmware
  • Independent product overview and installation
  • Event message management
  • Transaction processing environments
  • Subsystem Control Facility (SCF) configuration
  • Disk terminology, configuration and problem resolution
  • ServerNet LAN system access (SLSA) components, object hierarchy and configuration
  • Communication subsystem configuration and monitoring
  • NonStop Transaction Monitoring Facility (NonStop TMF) update

Course outline

  • Course introduction
    • General information
    • Discussion of course prerequisites
    • Course outline
    • Class schedule
  • Software architecture
    • Review of NonStop S-series hardware configuration
    • The NonStop Kernel operating system on NonStop S-series servers
    • Memory management and swap files
    • Lab Exercise (30 minute optional lab):
    • Take a tour of the computer room
  • Monitoring processes
    • Process concepts and terminology
    • Process states and run options
    • Diagnostic and problem resolution procedures
    • Lab Exercise (30 minutes):
    • Monitor and manipulate processes
  • Kernel configuration
    • Server configuration strategies
    • DSM/SCM overview
    • Server software revision
    • Conftext file overview
    • Firmware update procedures
    • Independent products and their installation
    • Lab Exercise (2.5 hours):
    • NonStop Kernel overview
    • SCF system configuration file
  • Monitoring system software
    • System software monitoring
    • Event Management Service (EMS)
    • The event message format
    • EMS distributors and filters
    • Compaq TSM event viewer
    • Enterprise systems management
    • CA Unicenter
    • Network Statistics Extended (NSX)
    • Lab Exercise (2 hours):
    • Monitoring system software
  • Monitoring NonStop subsystems
    • Batch workloads and control
    • Transaction processing environments
    • Monitoring Spooler and Pathway subsystems
    • Open System Services (OSS) environment and applications
    • Web access with NonStop servers
    • Lab Exercise (1 hour):
    • Monitor subsystems
  • Processors and systems
    • NonStop hardware architecture review
    • Compaq TSM review
    • Determining ServerNet status
    • Configuration and CIIN files
    • Shutting down a server
    • Tandem Failure Data System (TFDS)
    • Processor and system problems
    • System troubleshooting methods
  • SCF configuration overview
    • SCF configuration overview
    • Server elements that SCF configures
    • SCF configuration file
    • Major parameters in the SCF configuration commands
    • Lab Exercise (1 hour):
    • SCF and hardware monitoring
  • Storage configuration
    • Disk management, terminology and path naming
    • The SCF interface to the Storage Subsystem
    • Configuring internal disks and tapes
    • Configuration using ServerNet DA
    • Common disk problems and recovery
    • Lab Exercise (1.5 hours):
    • Storage configuration
    • Disks
    • Disk Space Analysis Program (DSAP)
  • SLSA configuration
    • SLSA and SLSA components
    • SCF SLSA object hierarchy
    • TCP/IP configuration
    • Parallel NonStop TCP/IP
    • SCF SLSA object monitoring
    • Lab Exercise (2.5 hours):
    • SLSA configuration
    • SWAN configuration
    • Monitoring networks
  • Communications configuration
    • Communication connectivity and configuration
    • AWAN product and configuration
    • SWAN product and configuration
    • SCF and the WAN subsystem configuration
    • Expand product and configuration
    • FOX and NonStop FX configuration
    • Introduction to NonStop Clusters
    • Network management and monitoring
    • Lab Exercise (1 hour optional lab):
    • Expand configuration
  • NonStop TMF update and monitoring
    • Changes from NonStop Transaction Monitoring/Massively Parallel (NonStop TM/MP) to TMF
    • TMF architecture and strategy
    • TMF configuration and management
    • TMF problem resolution
    • Remote Database Facility (RDF)
  • Onsite-delivery equipment requirements
    • One NonStop S-series server
    • PCs with LAN access to the server