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NonStop NS-series operations and management differences for S-Series Operators


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Course number U8526S
Length 4 days
Delivery method Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)
Instructor-led training (ILT)
Onsite dedicated training (OST)
Price USD $2,800
CAD $3,080

Course overview

This 4-day course prepares you to operate and manage the new NonStop NS-series servers. You will be introduced to the new NonStop Advanced Architecture. Server configuration, operations, and communications will be compared and contrasted between the S-series and NS-series servers.


  • NonStop S-series Server Administration I (U5448S) and NonStop S-series Server Administration II (U5449S)
  • At least 6 months working experience on NonStop S-series server operational activities


  • System operators
  • System programmers
  • System analysts
  • System administrators
  • Users participating in NS-series server operations and administration with S-series experience

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Course objectives

  • Introduce you to the HP Integrity NonStop NS-series server and advanced architecture
  • Identify the new and changed software tools used to configure and manage the NS-series server and the H06.xx release of the NonStop operating system

Benefits to you

  • Familiarize yourself with the new NS-series servers including NonStop advanced architecture, hardware components, and software products
  • Receive an overview of an NS-series server installation or migration
  • Receive an overview on running an operational environment
  • Gain NS-series server hands-on experience using low-level link, service connection, notification director, and event viewer applications

Course outline

Module 1 – Course Introduction

  • Intended audience
  • Prerequisites
  • Course objectives
  • Course outline
  • Class schedule

Module 2 – Architecture and Hardware Overview

  • Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computing (EPIC)
  • NonStop Advanced Architecture (NSAA) overview
  • NonStop blade element
  • Logical Synchronization Unit (LSU) enclosure
  • Processor switch enclosure
  • Modular cabinet
  • Maintenance architecture
  • Miscellaneous information
  • Lab exercise: hardware overview

Module 3 – Modular I/O and Storage Overview

  • Modular I/O for NonStop servers concepts
  • Introduction to the I/O Adapter Module Enclosure (IOAME)
  • Lab exercise: modular I/O overview

Module 4 – Fibre Channel Storage

  • Disk products
  • Disk configuration
  • Disk configuration SCF commands
  • Disk troubleshooting
  • NS-series system load
  • Tape products
  • Lab exercise: fibre channel storage configuration

Module 5 – Server Configuration Overview

  • Hardware enclosures and configurations
  • Communications subsystem changes

Module 6 – Open System Management (OSM)

  • OSM introduction
  • NS-series server component support
  • OSM low-level link
  • OSM service connection
  • OSM notification director
  • OSM event viewer
  • OSM support for the modular I/O subsystem
  • Additional Information
  • Lab exercise: OSM overview

Module 7 – Operational Differences

  • Operations
  • DSM/SCM and OSBuilder

Module 8 – Migration Overview

  • Migration path overview
  • Sample scenarios
  • Migration to ESS
  • NonStop application migration
  • Other migration issues

Module 9 – NS-series Tools

  • Application development tools
  • Application debugging tools

Module 10 – Information Resources

  • NonStop Technical Library (NTL)
  • Education course offerings
  • Web sites

Module 11 – Introduction to HP Integrity NS14000 and NS1000

  • HP Integrity NonStop NS14000 server
  • HP Integrity Nonstop NS1000 server

Onsite-Delivery Equipment Requirements

  • Physical access to one NonStop NS-series server for discovery labs
  • Connectivity to one NonStop NS-series server with super.group TACL logons, a working service connection, and working low-level link connectivity with logon information
  • One PC workstation per student with OutsideView, the latest NS-series OSM software including the latest low-level link version installed
  • One Instructor PC workstation with PowerPoint and OutsideView, the latest NS-series OSM software including the latest low-level link version installed
  • PC projector and suitable screen
  • Internet access for classroom

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