HP-UX System and Network Administration I

HP-UX System and Network Administration I Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

In this hands-on course, you will prepare to successfully configure, manage, maintain, and administer HP-UX servers in a networked environment. You will focus on configuring disks, file systems, peripherals, and user accounts, as well as managing and configuring core OS, patches, and application software. Successful completion of HP-UX System and Network Administration I and II will prepare you for the HP-UX CSA technical certification exam. You will spend half of class in hands-on labs using HP servers.

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Intended Audience for this HP-UX System and Network Administration I Course

  • » HP-UX 11i system administrators and others who install, configure, and maintain HP-UX servers

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HP-UX System and Network Administration I Course Objectives

  • » Install and manage HP-UX software and patches
  • » Configure and manage peripheral devices and device files
  • » Configure and manage disks using HP Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
  • » Configure and manage file systems using HP Journal File System (JFS)
  • » Configure HP-UX kernel drivers, subsystems, and tunable parameters
  • » Minimize planned and unplanned downtime with Dynamic Root Disk (DRD)
  • » Shut down, boot, and reboot Integrity HP-UX servers

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HP-UX System and Network Administration I Course Outline

      1. Navigating the System Management Homepage (SMH)
        1. System Administration Manager (SAM) and SMH
        2. Launching the SAM Graphical User Interface (GUI) and Text User Interface (TUI)
        3. Verifying SMH Certificates
        4. Logging into the SMH
        5. Navigating the SMH Interface
        6. Launching SMH Tools
        7. Launching SMH Tasks
        8. Viewing SMH Logs
        9. Managing SMH Access Control
        10. Managing SMH Authentication
        11. SMH and Systems Insight Manager (SIM) Integration Concepts
      2. Managing Users and Groups
        1. User and Group Concepts
        2. /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow, and /etc/group concepts
        3. Creating, Modifying, Deactivating, and Removing User Accounts
        4. Configuring Password Aging and Password Security Policies
        5. Managing Groups
        6. Managing /etc/skel
      3. Navigating the HP-UX File System
        1. Static and Dynamic Files and Directory Concepts
        2. OS and Application Directory Concepts
        3. Top Level Directory Concepts and Contents
        4. Searching for Files and Executables Using the find, whereis, which, and file Commands
      4. Configuring Hardware
        1. Hardware Components
        2. CPU, Cell, Crossbar, and Blade
        3. System Bus Adapter (SBA), Local Bus Adapter (LBA), and I/O
        4. iLO/MP, Core I/O, and Interface 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. System Type
        10. Entry-Class Rackmount Server
        11. Mid-Range Rackmount Server
        12. High-End Server
        13. HP BladeSystem
        14. HP BladeSystem c-Class Enclosure
        15. HP Integrity Blade Server
        16. Viewing System Hardware Configuration
        17. Viewing nPar, vPar, and VM Hardware
        18. Hardware Address Concepts
        19. Legacy Host Bus Adapter (HBA), Small Computer System Interface (SCSI), and Fibre Channel (FC) Hardware Address Concepts
        20. Agile View HBA, SCSI, and FC Hardware Address Concepts
        21. Viewing Legacy Hardware Addresses
        22. Viewing LUNs via Agile View
        23. Viewing a LUN's lunpaths via Agile View
        24. Viewing an HBA's lunpaths via Agile View
        25. Viewing LUN Health via Agile View
        26. Viewing LUN Attributes via Agile View
        27. Enabling and Disabling lunpaths
        28. Slot Address Concepts and Components
        29. Viewing Slot Addresses
        30. Installing Interface Cards with and without OL*
        31. Installing New Devices
      5. Configuring Device Special Files (DSF)
        1. DSF Attribute Concepts
        2. DSF Directories
        3. Legacy DSF Names
        4. Persistent DSF Names
        5. LUN, Disk, and DVD DSF Names
        6. Boot Disk DSFs
        7. Tape Drive DSFs
        8. Tape Autochanger DSFs
        9. Terminal, Modem, and Printer DSFs
        10. Listing Legacy DSFs
        11. Listing Persistent DSFs
        12. Correlating Persistent and Legacy DSFs
        13. Correlating Persistent DSFs with lunpaths and Worldwide Identifiers (WWID)
        14. Decoding Legacy and Persistent DSF Attributes
        15. Creating DSFs via insf, mksf, and mknod
        16. Removing DSFs via rmsf
        17. Disabling and Enabling Legacy Mode DSFs
        18. Managing Disk Devices
        19. Disk Partitioning Concepts
        20. Whole Disk Partitioning Concepts
        21. LVM Disk Partitioning Concepts
        22. LVM Physical Volume Concepts
        23. LVM Volume Group Concepts
        24. LVM Logical Volume Concepts
        25. LVM Extent Concepts
        26. LVM Extent Size Concepts
        27. LVM Versions and Limits
        28. LVM DSF Directories
        29. LVMv1 Device Files
        30. LVMv2 Device Files
        31. Creating Physical Volumes
        32. Creating LVMv1 Volume Groups
        33. Creating LVMv2 Volume Groups
        34. Creating Logical Volumes
        35. Verifying the LVM Configuration
        36. Comparing Disk Space Management Tools
      6. Managing File Systems
        1. File System Concepts
        2. File System Types
        3. Superblock, Inode, Directory, Block, Extent, and Intent Log Concepts
        4. Hard and Symbolic Link Concepts
        5. HFS and VxFS Comparison
        6. Creating File Systems
        7. Mounting File Systems
        8. Unmounting File Systems
        9. Automatically Mounting File Systems
        10. Mounting Compact Disc File System (CDFS)
        11. Mounting Loopback File Systems
        12. Mounting ISOFS File Systems
        13. Mounting Memory File Systems (MemFS)
      7. Managing Swap Space
        1. HP-UX Memory Concepts
        2. HP-UX Swap Concepts
        3. HP-UX Swap Types
        4. HP-UX pseudoswap
        5. Enabling Swap via the Command Line Interface (CLI)
        6. Enabling Swap via /etc/fstabv
        7. Monitoring Swap Space
        8. Disabling Swap
        9. Guidelines for Configuring Swap Space
      8. Maintaining Logical Volumes 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
      9. Preparing for Disasters
        1. Disaster Recovery, Mirroring, and DRD concepts
        2. Using DRD to Minimize Planned/Unplanned Downtime
        3. Installing DRD
        4. Using the DRD command
        5. Creating a DRD Clone
        6. Synchronizing a DRD Clone
        7. Verifying DRD Clone Status
        8. Accessing Inactive Images via DRD Safe Commands
        9. Managing Software via DRD Safe Commands
        10. Managing Kernel Tunables via DRD Safe Commands
        11. Accessing Inactive Images via Other Commands
        12. Activating and Deactivating an Inactive Image
        13. Customizing the make_*_recovery Archive Contents
        14. Backing Up the Boot Disk via make_tape_recovery and make_net_recovery
        15. Using a make_*_recovery Archive
        16. Interacting with the Recovery Process
      10. Accessing the System Console and the Integrated Lights-Out Management Processor (iLO/MP)
        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 VFP, Console Log, and System Event Log
        8. Accessing the MP Help Menus
        9. Accessing the MP Command Menu
        10. Configuring the MP LAN Interface
        11. Enabling MP Remote Access
        12. Managing MP User Accounts, Access Levels, and Login Sessions
        13. Rebooting via the MP
      11. Booting Precision Architecture, Reduced Instruction Set Computing (PA-RISC) Systems
        1. HP-UX Shut Down and Reboot Concepts
        2. PA-RISC Boot Process Major Players
        3. PA-RISC Boot Disk Structures
        4. PA-RISC Boot Process
        5. Autoboot and Manual Boot Concepts
        6. Interacting with the Boot Console Handler (BCH) and Initial System Loader (ISL)/Initial Program Loader (IPL)
      12. Booting Integrity Systems
        1. HP-UX Shut Down and Reboot Concepts
        2. Integrity Boot Process Major Players
        3. Integrity Boot Disk Structures
        4. Integrity Boot Disk System, OS, and HP Service Partition (HPSP) Structures
        5. Integrity and PA-RISC Boot Process Comparison
        6. Autoboot and Manual Boot Concepts
        7. Booting from Primary, Alternate, and Arbitrary Boot Devices
        8. Booting from Ignite-UX Servers and Recovery Archives
        9. Managing Boot Menu Settings
        10. Managing Console Settings
        11. Interacting with the UEFI/EFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) Shell
        12. Interacting with the hpux.efi OS Loader
      13. Configuring the HP-UX Kernel
        1. Kernel Configuration Concepts
        2. Special Kernel Configurations
        3. Kernel Configuration Commands
        4. Modifying the Current Kernel Configuration
        5. Creating a Named Configuration
        6. Copying a Configuration
        7. Loading a Configuration
        8. Kernel Module Concepts, States, and State Changes
        9. Viewing and Managing Module States
        10. Kernel Tunable Concepts and Types
        11. Viewing, Managing, and Monitoring Kernel Tunables
        12. Viewing, Managing, and Monitoring Kernel Resource Alarms
        13. Kernel Troubleshooting
        14. Viewing the Kernel Change Log
        15. Booting from an Alternate Kernel
        16. Booting via Override Parameters
        17. Booting to Tunable Maintenance Mode
      14. Managing Software with Software Distributor UNIX (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 and Updating Software
        7. Removing Software
      15. Managing Patches with SD-UX
        1. Patch Naming Convention Concepts
        2. Patch Supersession Concepts
        3. Patch Rating Concepts
        4. Patch Source Concepts
        5. Patch Tool Concepts
        6. Downloading and Installing Patches from the HPSC
        7. Installing Patches from DVD, Tape, and Directory Depots
        8. Listing and Removing Patches
      16. 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 Install
        7. Initiating an Integrity Install
        8. Navigating the Ignite-UX Menus
        9. Verifying an Installation
        10. Completing Post-Install Configuration Tasks
      17. Self-Study Appendices
        1. Managing Printers
        2. Connecting to a Network
        3. Navigating the System Administration Manager (SAM)
        4. Configuring the HP-UX 11i v1 kernel

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