HP-UX for Experienced UNIX System Administrators

HP-UX for Experienced UNIX System Administrators Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

In this fast-paced course, experienced Tru64, AIX, Solaris, Linux, or other UNIX administrators will gain an understanding of the differences between HP-UX and standard UNIX. It is essential that you have existing UNIX system administration experience. You will spend half of class in hands-on labs using HP servers. Successful completion of the course will help you prepare for the HP-UX Certified System Administrator (CSA) certification exam.

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Intended Audience for this HP-UX for Experienced UNIX System Administrators Course

  • » Experienced UNIX system administrators who are new to HP-UX

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HP-UX for Experienced UNIX System Administrators Course Objectives

  • » Configure and manage HP-UX peripherals and device files
  • » Configure and manage disk devices via logical volume manager (LVM)
  • » Configure and manage journaled file system (JFS)
  • » Configure HP-UX network connectivity and services
  • » Configure HP-UX kernel drivers and tunable parameters
  • » Shutdown, boot, and reboot HP-UX
  • » Install HP-UX OS software, applications, and patches

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HP-UX for Experienced UNIX System Administrators Course Outline

      1. Navigating the System Management Homepage (SMH)
        1. Launching the SMH Graphics User Interface (GUI) and Tangible User Interface (TUI)
        2. Verifying SMH Certificates
        3. Logging into the SMH
        4. Navigating the SMH Interface
        5. Launching SMH Tools and Tasks
        6. Viewing SMH logs
        7. Managing SMH Access Control and Authentication
        8. SMH and SIM Integration Concepts
      2. Configuring Hardware
        1. Hardware Components
        2. CPU, Cell, Crossbar, and Modular Input/Output (MIO)
        3. System Bus Adapter (SBA), Local Bus Adapter (LBA), and Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI)
        4. Multi-Protocol (MP), Core I/O, and Device Adapter Card
        5. Internal Disks, Tapes, and DVD
        6. Disk Array, Logical Unit Number (LUN), Storage Area Network (SAN), and Multipathing
        7. Partitioning
        8. nPar, vPar, VM, and Secure Resource Partition
        9. HP Integrity Entry-Class Rackmount Servers, Mid-Range Servers, and High-End Servers
        10. HP BladeSystem
        11. HP Integrity Superdome 2
        12. Viewing the System Hardware Configuration
        13. Viewing nPar, vPar, and VM Hardware Addresses
        14. Hardware Address Concepts
        15. Legacy Host Bus Adapter (HBA), Small Computer System Interface (SCSI), and Fibre Channel (FC) Hardware Address Concepts
        16. Agile View HBA, SCSI, and FC Hardware Address Concepts
        17. Viewing Legacy Hardware Addresses
        18. Viewing LUNs via Agile View
        19. Viewing a LUN's and HBA's lunpaths via Agile View
        20. Viewing LUN health via Agile View and LUN attributes via Agile View
        21. Enabling and Disabling Lunpaths
        22. Slot Address Concepts and Components
        23. Slot address
        24. Viewing Slot Addresses
        25. EFI Address
        26. SCSI Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) and FC EFI Hardware Address
        27. Viewing EFI Hardware Addresses
        28. Installing Interface Cards with and without OL*
        29. Installing New Devices
      3. Configuring Device Special Files (DSF)
        1. DSF Attribute Concepts and Directories
        2. Legacy and Persistent DSF Names
        3. LUN, Disk, and DVD DSF Names
        4. Boot Disk and Tape Drive DSFs
        5. Tape Autochanger DSFs
        6. Terminal, Modem, and Printer DSFs
        7. Listing Legacy and Persistent DSFs
        8. Correlating Persistent and Legacy DSFs
        9. Correlating Persistent DSFs with Lunpaths and WWIDs
        10. Decoding Legacy and Persistent DSF Attributes
        11. Creating DSFs via insf, mksf, and mknod
        12. Removing DSFs via rmsf
        13. Disabling and Enabling Legacy Mode DSFs
      4. Managing Disk Devices
        1. Disk and Whole Disk Partitioning Concepts
        2. LVM Disk Partitioning Concepts
        3. LVM Physical Volume, Volume Group, and Logical Volume Concepts
        4. LVM Extent and Extent Size Concepts
        5. LVM Versions and Limits
        6. LVM DSF Directories
        7. LVMv1 and LVMv2 Device Files
        8. Creating Physical and Logical Volumes
        9. Creating LVMv1 and LVMv2 Volume Groups
      5. Managing File Systems
        1. File System Types
        2. HFS and VxFS Comparison
        3. Creating File Systems
        4. Mounting File Systems
        5. Automatically Mounting File Systems
        6. Mounting Compact Disc File System (CDFS), Loopback File System (LOFS), and ISOFS
        7. Mounting MemFS
      6. Managing Swap Space
        1. HP-UX Memory and Swap Concepts
        2. HP-UX Swap Types
        3. HP-UX Pseudoswap
        4. Enabling Swap via the Command Line Interface (CLI) and /etc/fstab
        5. Monitoring Swap Space
        6. Disabling Swap
        7. Guidelines for Configuring Swap Space
      7. Maintaining Disks and File Systems
        1. Defragmenting File Systems
        2. Repairing Corrupted File Systems
        3. Monitoring Free Space
        4. Reclaiming Wasted File System Space
        5. Extending, Reducing, and Removing Volume Groups
        6. Extending, Reducing, and Removing Logical Volumes
        7. Extending and Reducing File Systems
      8. Preparing for Disasters
        1. Disaster Recover, Mirroring, and Dynamic Root Disk (DRD) Clone Concepts
        2. Using DRD to Minimize Planned and Unplanned Downtime
        3. Installing DRD
        4. Using the DRD Command
        5. Creating and Updating a DRD Clone
        6. Verifying a DRD Clone's Status
        7. Accessing Inactive Images via DRD-Safe Commands
        8. Managing Software via DRD-Safe Commands
        9. Managing Kernel Tunables via DRD-Safe Commands
        10. Accessing Inactive Images via Other Commands
        11. Activating and Deactivating an Inactive Image
        12. Customizing the make_*_recovery Archive Contents
        13. Backing up the Boot Disk via make_tape_recovery and make_net_recovery
        14. Using a make_*_recovery Archive
        15. Interacting with the Recovery Process
      9. Accessing the System Console
        1. Management Processor Concepts
        2. Viewing MP/Console Ports
        3. Connecting MP Serial and LAN Ports
        4. Accessing the MP
        5. Navigating the MP Menu and Web Interfaces
        6. Accessing nPar, vPar, and VM Consoles
        7. Accessing the Virtual Front Panel (VFP), Console Log, and System Event Log
        8. Accessing the MP Help Menus and Command Menu
        9. Configuring the MP LAN Interface
        10. Enabling MP Remote Access
        11. Managing MP User Accounts, Access Levels, and Login Sessions
        12. Rebooting via the MP
      10. Booting Precision Architecture - Reduced Instruction Set Computer (PA-RISC) Systems
        1. HP-UX Shutdown and Reboot Concepts
        2. PA-RISC Boot Process Major Players
        3. PA-RISC Boot Disk Structures and Boot Process
        4. Autoboot and Manual Boot Concepts
        5. Interacting with the Boot Console Handler (BCH) and ISL/IPL
      11. Booting Integrity Systems
        1. HP-UX Shutdown and Reboot Concepts
        2. Integrity Boot Process Major Players and Disk Structures
        3. Integrity Boot Disk System, OS, and Service Partition Structures
        4. Integrity and PA-RISC Boot Process Comparison
        5. Autoboot and Manual Boot Concepts
        6. Booting from Primary, Alternate, and Arbitrary Boot Devices
        7. Booting from Ignite-UX Servers and Recovery Archives
        8. Managing Boot Menu and Console Settings
        9. Interacting with the EFI Shell
        10. Interacting with the hpux.efi Kernel Loader
      12. Starting Network Services
        1. Configuring Network Services via /etc/rc.config.d/ Files
        2. Controlling Network Services via /sbin/rc*.d/ Directories and Scripts
        3. Starting and Stopping Network Services via /sbin/init.d/ Scripts
        4. Creating Custom Startup/Shutdown Scripts
        5. Configuring IP Connectivity
        6. Installing and Verifying LAN Software
        7. Configuring Link Layer Connectivity
        8. Configuring IP Connectivity and IP Multiplexing
        9. Configuring the System Hostname and /etc/hosts
        10. Configuring Network Tunable Parameters
        11. Configuring Static and Default Routes
        12. Configuring the Resolver
        13. Configuring the Name Service Switch
        14. Troubleshooting Network Connectivity
        15. Configuring Network Services
      13. Configuring the Kernel
        1. Kernel Configuration Concepts
        2. Special Kernel Configurations and Configuration Commands
        3. Modifying the Current Kernel Configuration
        4. Creating a Named Configuration
        5. Copying and Loading a Configuration
        6. Kernel Module Concepts, States, and State Changes
        7. Viewing and Managing Module States
        8. Kernel Tunable Concepts and Types
        9. Viewing, Managing, and Monitoring Kernel Tunables and Kernel Resource Alarms
        10. Viewing the Kernel Change Log
        11. Booting from an Alternate Kernel
        12. Booting via Override Parameters
        13. Booting to Tunable Maintenance Mode
      14. Managing Software with SD-UX
        1. SD-UX Software Structure Concepts
        2. SD-UX Software Depot Concepts
        3. SD-UX IPD Concepts
        4. SD-UX Daemon and Agent Concepts
        5. Listing Software
        6. Installing, Updating, and Removing Software
      15. Managing Patches with SD-UX
        1. Patch Concepts
        2. Patch Naming Convention Concepts
        3. Patch Supersession Concepts
        4. Patch Rating, Source, and Tool Concepts
        5. Downloading and Installing ITRC Patches
        6. Installing Patches from DVD, Tape, and Directory Depots
        7. Listing and Removing Patches
      16. Managing Depots with SD-UX
        1. SD-UX Depot Server Concepts and Advantages
        2. Planning for Depots
        3. Adding Software and Patches to a Depot
        4. Removing Software from a Depot
        5. Registering or Unregistering a Depot
        6. Pulling and Pushing Software from a Depot
      17. Installing the OS with Ignite-UX
        1. Install Source Concepts
        2. Planning an Install
        3. Choosing an Operating Environment
        4. Choosing an Install-Time Security Bundle
        5. Locating the Source Media
        6. Initiating a PA-RISC or an Integrity Install
        7. Navigating the Ignite-UX Menus
        8. Verifying an Installation
        9. Completing Post-Install Configuration Tasks
      18. Self-Study Appendices
        1. Configuring Network Services in HP-UX
        2. Managing Printers
        3. Configuring LDAP-UX
        4. UNIX Command Comparison
        5. Navigating the System Administration Manager (SAM)
        6. Configuring the HP-UX 11i v1 Kernel

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  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
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