- Concepts and Facilities for NonStop Systems (U4147S) and
- HP NonStop Kernel Principles (U4179S) and
- Working knowledge of C/C or pTAL
Who Should Attend?
- System programmers
- Field analysts
- Application designers
Delegates will learn how to
- Understand Itanium-based systems
- Know when to use a particular debugger
- Understand ordinary DLLs and programs using DLLs
- Describe how virtual addressing is supported by the addressing schemes of both TNS and TNS/E processes
- Understand the fundamental tools and mechanisms used by the NonStop operating system
- Describe memory management process functions
- Understand the Guardian and OSS file systems and their supporting structures
- Know the elements of the NonStop operating system that constitute the message system
- Support HP software products
Module 1 - NS-series and NB-series Hardware and Software Overview
- NonStop Advanced Architecture (NSAA) hardware
- NonStop Multi-core Architecture (NSMA) hardware
- Modular I/O
- CLIM hardware
- Code generation, address space, code space, and process execution
- Interprocessor and I/O architecture
- Message-based operating system
- Software layers
Module 2 - Debuggers
- NS-series debuggers
- Debugger selection
- eGarth and eInspect
- Visual Inspect (VI) and Inspect
Module 3 - Process Run-Time Architecture
- TNS/E processes
- Building TNS/E programs and libraries
- TNS processes
- Legacy TNS processes
- Interpreted TNS on Itanium
- TNS accelerated on Itanium
- TNS transitions
- TNS calling native procedures
- TNS application migration and debugging
Module 4 - Addressing
- Itanium processor address architecture
- Extended data areas
- TNS/E process layout
- TNS process layout
Module 5 - Interrupts and Exceptions
- NSAA interrupts
- Synchronization and coordination mechanisms
- Interrupt and auxiliary processes
Module 6 - Operating System Tools and Mechanisms
- Data structures
- Time services
- Process events
- PROCESS_WAIT_ and PROCESS_AWAKE_
- Classic privileged semaphores
Module 7 - Memory Access and Management
- Physical layer
- Logical segments
- Logical map
- Priv considerations
- Page faults
Module 8 - The Message System
- Interprocess communication within the same node
- ServerNet topology and the message system
- Communication across nodes
- ServerNet clusters
Module 9 - Guardian Process Control
- Guardian process creation
- Process states
- Process synchronization
- Monitor process operation
- Processor load and reload
Module 10 - OSS Process Control
- OSS process creation
- fork() and exec()
- Process termination
Module 11 - Guardian File System
- Functions of the file system
- Control structures
- Open request processing
- Receive depth
- Nowait depth
- Sync depth
- Peek and poke
Module 12 - OSS File System
- File systems
- OSS file system and support
- OSS file organization
- OSS pathname mapping
- OSS open
Module 13 - The I/O Subsystem
- Storage I/O: architecture, operation, completion
- Configuring storage device
- Comparing storage and comm I/O
- Outgoing comm I/O
- Incoming comm I/O
- WAN I/O
- Other devices
Onsite Delivery Equipment Requirements
- One Integrity NonStop NS-series or NB-series server with NonStop operating system version H06.03 or later
- One PC compatible workstation per attendee and instructor
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