Overview

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.
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Prerequisites

  • 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

Audience

  • NonStop System Managers
  • Technical Support
  • Senior Operation Personnel
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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.
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Outline

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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