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Course number U5515S
Length 2 days
Delivery method Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)
Instructor-led training (ILT)
Onsite dedicated training (OST)
Price USD $1,400
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Course overview

This course provides an introduction to HP NonStop servers and to the system software that makes them reliable, scalable, open, and fast. It describes goals that have governed and are continuing to govern the evolution of these systems, and it reviews NonStop server application, database, and operations environments. This 2-day course is 70 percent lecture and 30 percent hands-on labs using HP servers.


  • Knowledge of basic computer and IT concepts


  • Application designers and developers
  • System managers and network managers
  • Data communications programmers
  • Technical support personnel

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Course objectives

At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:
  • Understand design goals for NonStop servers
  • Describe the hardware and software architecture of the HP Integrity NonStop and HP Integrity NonStop BladeSystem servers
  • Identify application areas in which NonStop servers are commonly used
  • Describe concepts and facilities for application development, operations, and system management
  • Explain how the NonStop Transaction Management Facility (TMF) protects data integrity
  • Summarize basic NonStop server system management issues relating to availability, data integrity, performance, scalability, and open interfaces

Benefits to you

  • Learn how NonStop server hardware and software components work together to deliver the highest levels of availability, data integrity, scalability, and flexibility
  • Gain experience with the Open System Services (POSIX-based) and Guardian interfaces presented by the NonStop operating system to programmers and users
  • Review core services that provide a foundation for application development: the NonStop operating system, NonStop Transaction Services/Massively Parallel (NonStop TS/MP), NonStop Transaction Management Facility (NonStop TMF), NonStop SQL/MP, NonStop SQL/MX, and Enscribe
  • Review proprietary and industry standard transaction monitors and application environments available on NonStop servers: Pathway/iTS, NonStop Tuxedo, NonStop CORBA, BEA WebLogic Server, iTP WebServer, and NonStop ODBC
  • Access manuals and support information in the NonStop Technical Library and elsewhere

Next Steps

  • Any beginning operations/ management, database, or programming course

Course outline

Module 1 - An Introduction to HP NonStop Systems
  • Characteristics of NonStop servers
  • NonStop servers - the power of clustering
  • Application areas where NonStop
  • servers are commonly used
  • NonStop server design goals
Module 2 - The NonStop Technical Library (NTL)
  • Access the NTL
  • Browse to find NTL documents and information
  • Use search facilities to find NTL documents and information
  • Lab: NonStop Technical Library
Module 3 - NonStop Operating System (OS)
  • Basic characteristics and functions of the HP NonStop OS
  • Process and program differentiations
  • Message-based operating system
  • Operating systems relying on shared memory or shared disks
  • Major functions of the NonStop OS file and message systems
  • Role of process pairs in ensuring fault tolerance
  • NonStop operating system release, release version, and release version update
Module 4 - Guardian Environment
  • Access and logon to the NonStop server
  • Manage the Guardian user environment
  • Manage Guardian files
  • Labs: basic Guardian commands and more TACL commands
Module 5 - The Open System Services (OSS) Environment
  • OSS definition
  • NonStop facilities and tools based on OSS
  • Guardian and OSS interoperability
  • OSS file system and types
  • Lab: Open System Services (OSS)
Module 6 - Requesters and Servers
  • Requester-server concept and goal
  • Pathway transaction processing environment
Module 7 - Pathway Application Environment
  • Pathway transaction processing environment major components: NonStop TS/MP and Pathway/iTS
  • NonStop servers Internet strategy
  • iTP WebServer functions
Module 8 - Application Servers and Transaction Processing Monitors
  • Major transaction processing environments available on NonStop servers
  • Core applications services on the NonStop server
  • Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Module 10 - NonStop Transaction Management Facility (TMF) and RDF
  • ACID properties of online transactions
  • How NonStop TMF protects data integrity
  • Criteria for placing transaction delimiters in application code
  • Transaction backout, volume recovery, and file recovery under NonStop TMF
  • Remote Database Facility (RDF)
Module 11 - Application Development Environment
  • Major components and features: ETK, Eclipse, VI, and Code Coverage Tool
  • Lab: printing
Module 12 - NonStop Server Hardware Architectures
  • HP NonStop Value Architecture (NSVA)
  • HP NonStop Advanced Architecture (NSAA)
  • HP NonStop Multi-core Architecture (NSMA)
  • HP Integrity NonStop product lines
  • Hardware fault tolerance
Module 13 - NonStop Server System Management
  • NonStop server manageability strategy
  • Element and enterprise management
  • NonStop server element management tools
  • HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
  • NonStop server system management issues
  • Lab: system control
Onsite Delivery Equipment Requirements
  • Windows-based workstations providing each student with access to a NonStop server
  • Student and instructor access to:
    • Internet
    • basic Guardian utilities
    • the Guardian spooler
    • TACL and OSS
    • DSAP and ViewSys

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