This course provide the student with the foundation and basic skills necessary to install and configure both host and target DSM/SCM systems. Additionally, they will learn the basic skills necessary to use the five DSM/SCM block mode interfaces, and two GUI interfaces. This four-day course is 50 percent lecture and 50 percent hands-on labs using the DSM/SCM environment.
- NonStop S-series Server Administration I (U5448S) and NonStop S-series Server Administration II (U5449S) or
- NonStop NS-series Server Administration I (U8528S) and NonStop NS-series Server Administration II (U8638S) or
- Equivalent system management experience and
- Experience with general software installation procedures
- Although not absolutely necessary, experience with Pathway,HP NonStop™ TMF, HP NonStop™ SQL/MP, and RSC and/or Winsock products would be beneficial.
- Know how to use NonStop Essentials with HP Systems Insight Manager
- NonStop System Managers
- Technical Support
- Senior Operation Personnel
Delegates will learn how to
- Install and configure DSM/SCM on both host and target systems, and install and configure the Planner Interface on a PC workstation
- Correctly use the Planner Interface to perform all activities related to managing software configuration on multiple target systems.
- Correctly use the Target Interface to manage DSM/SCM activities on a target system.
- Correctly use the Archive and Database Maintenance Interface to manage and maintain both the archive and databases associated with a host and target environment.
- Correctly use the CNFGINFO tool to build or modify file and product attributes for software managed by DSM/SCM.
- Correctly perform the activities required on the target system to activate the new software.
- Correctly perform the activities required to back out to the previous revision.
- Correctly use the ZPHIUTL diagnostic utility.
Module 1 - Introduction to DSM/SCM
- Module 1 provides an overview of the DSM/SCM product. Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
- Describe the primary purpose of DSM/SCM.
- State the names and functions of the five user interfaces.
- State the names and functions of the two GUI interfaces.
- Describe the primary resources in a DSM/SCM environment.
Module 2 - DSM/SCM Process Flow
- Module 2 discusses a typical DSM/SCM process flow of receiving software inputs into an archive, planning, building, and applying a new software revision on a target system, creating and inputting a snapshot of the target database into the host database, and activating the new software revision. Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
- Describe the DSM/SCM process flow
- List the resources needed to perform the activities involved in a typical DSM/SCM process flow.
Module 3 - The NonStop Software Essentials Interface (NSE)
- Module 3 discusses and describes how the NonStop Software Essential can manage software on distributed target systems from the Interface on a central host system. Upon completion of this module and its lab exercise, students will be able to:
- Define the NonStop Software Essentials
- Describe the activities of:
- Entering NSE
- Receiving software inputs into the archive.
- Viewing documents.
- Managing software revision.
- Building and applying a new software revision.
- Receiving a snapshot.
- Creating and reviewing a discrepancy report
- Adding and maintaining target systems.
- Viewing and creating reports.
- Organizing software into groups.
- Making DSM/SCM requests.
- Monitoring requests.
- Enabling a DSM/SCM trace.
Module 4 - The CNFGINFO Tool
- Module 4 describes how CNFGINFO is used to build or modify file and product attributes for software managed by DSM/SCM. Upon completion of this module and its lab exercise, students will be able to:
- Define the CNFGINFO tool
- Explain the activities of:
- Entering the CNFGINFO tool
- Specifying product information
- Specifying product dependencies
- Specifying file information
- Specifying file function and destination
- Specifying file attributes
- A0CINFO, A1CINFO, and A7CINFO files
Module 5 - The Archive and Database Maintenance Interfaces (MI)
- Module 5 describes how to perform activities associated with maintaining and managing the DSM/SCM archive and databases using the Archive and Database Maintenance Interface (MI). Upon completion of this module and its lab exercise, students will be able to:
- Define the maintenance interface.
- Explain the activities of:
- Entering the host or target MI.
- Managing and maintaining systems and volumes.
- Managing user security.
- Managing the configuration manager profile.
- Performing checkout cancellation.
- Deleting DSM/SCM requests.
- Moving host and target databases.
- Moving and maintaining the DSM/SCM archive.
- Registering (adding) a new target system.
- Enabling a DSM/SCM trace.
Module 6 - The Target Interface (TI)
- Module 6 discusses and describes how to perform target activities using the Target Interface. Upon completion of this module and its lab exercise, students will be able to:
- Define the Target Interface.
- Explain the activities of:
- Entering/exiting the TI.
- Applying software to the target.
- Backing out a software revision.
- Auditing a target system.
- Verifying the target database.
- Creating an independent snapshot.
- Creating a system report.
- Enabling a DSM/SCM trace.
Module 7 - Activating New Software on the Target System
- Module 7 discusses and describes the activities you must perform on the target system to activate new software. Upon completion of this module and its lab exercise, students will be able to:
- Define activation of the new software.
- Explain the activities of using/running the ZPHIRNM program.
- Explain how and why DSM/SCM uses fabricated name, as well as all standard operator instructions.
Module 8 - Installing DSM/SCM
- Module 8 discusses and describes the procedures for the initial installation and setup of DSM/SCM and its supporting products on the host and target systems and on your PC. Upon completion of this module and its lab exercise, students will be able to:
- Explain the DSM/SCM installation activities:
- Preparing for installation.
- Defining your DSM/SCM environment.
- Installing DSM/SCM using Install.
- Running INITENV.
- Initializing the DSM/SCM databases using the MIs.
- Setting up the PC environment (PI).
- Using the PI to define initial configurations.
- Starting and stopping DSM/SCM.
Module 9 - DSM/SCM Management Considerations
- Module 9 presents DSM/SCM management issues and considerations as they relate to the installation and use of DSM/SCM on an S-Series server, and refers the student to the appropriate procedures when necessary. It is intended as a high-level discussion of the issues mentioned below. Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
- Define DSM/SCM management issues of HP NonStop™ servers
- Define DSM/SCM series NonStop server configuration change management issues
- Changing pre-configured DSM/SCM attributes
- Changing the NonStop S-series server system name and/or number
- Changing the NonStop S-series server system name in the DSM/SCM client
- Reinitializing the host as a target
- Adding disks
- Moving the archive
- Understanding Sysgen considerations
- SIT tapes
- OSS considerations
Module 10 - Helpful Tools and Cloning
- Module 10 describes the use of ZPHIUTL as a diagnostic and information gathering tool. Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
- Describe the use of the ZPHIUTL utility
- Describe procedures for validating correct SYSnn
- Describe procedures for displaying contents of ZPHIRNM work files.
- Describe procedures for displaying contents of the A0CINFO file.
- Describe the use of the CLEANOSS tool.
- Describe the use of the SPRCHECK tool.
- Describe the use how to simplify Installation and Management of multiple identical NonStop Servers.
Module 11 - DSM/SCM Best Practices and Operational Considerations
- Module 11 discusses and describes some best practices and operational considerations learned from early internal and external customers of the DSM/SCM product. Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
- Explain the DSM/SCM best practices/operational considerations of:
- What not to forget.
- Volume name considerations.
- Multiple logical target considerations.
- Disk space considerations.
- Disk cleanup considerations.
- Database move considerations.
- Backout considerations.
- SYSnn considerations.
- Installing IPMs outside DSM/SCM.
- Forced SYSGENs.
- Network security considerations.
- Running IPM6031.
- Archive Cleanup.
Onsite Delivery Equipment Requirements
- HP NonStop server with DSM/SCM host system with Pathway, TMF, and SQL installed and DSM/SCM host system software capable of supporting target system
- Planner Interface and CNFGINFO PC installed and connected to the host via Winsock
- HP NonStop S-series or Integrity NS-series target system that is expand-connected to the host system and can be initialized in lab environment
- Projecting equipment, computer to display MS PowerPoint slides, and access to a TACL process
- Student computers with access to a TACL process
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