This course provides you the knowledge to understand the architecture of HPE Integrity NonStop™ X BladeSystems and prepares you to operate and manage them. Server architecture, configuration and operations are compared and contrasted between NonStop™ X and NonStop™ i (NB-Series) servers. The course is a combination of lecture, live demonstrations and exercises using HPE Integrity NonStop™ X BladeSystems.


• System operators
• System administrators
• System analysts
• Support personal
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• Detailed knowledge about the architecture, operations and management of HPE Integrity NonStop™ i BladeSystems (NB-Series).

• Completion of the HPE NonStop™ NB-Series Administration I (HG776S) and II (HG777S)

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Delegates will learn how to

At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:

• Understand the architecture of the HPE Integrity NonStop™ X BladeSystem, which includes the NS3 and NS7 models
• Understand intelligent rack and power
• Understand the NonStop Maintenance LAN and the role of the NonStop System Console
• List the differences in various areas between the NonStop™ X and NonStop™ i
• List the differences of the IP, Storage and Open CLIMs between NonStop™ X and NonStop™ i
• Knowing the modified SCF Cluster I/O Protocol (CIP) commands
• Knowing the new CLIM commands
• Become familiar with the updates to Open System Management (OSM) Service Connection
• Become familiar with using the OSM Quick Start Tool, System Startup Tool (SST), System Configuration Tool (SCT), HSS/ HCA Firmware Management Wizard and the CLIM Receive Dump action
• Understand Infiniband Clustering
• Understand the NonStop Application Direct Interface (NSADI) technology
• List the differences in the Measure Subsystem
• Understand the basic migration and related considerations
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Module 1: Course Introduction

• Introductions and course logistics

• Course objectives

• HPE NonStop™ x86 evolution

Module 2: HPE Integrity NonStop X BladeSystem architecture

• NonStop X NS3/NS7 X1 and X2 hardware architecture

• Processor BL460c BladeServer implementation

• Logical and physical Infiniband System Area Network (SAN) interconnect

• Internal and external Infiniband switches

• Maintenance LAN changes

• NonStop System Console

• Intelligent rack and power

• Core License

• NonStop i and NonStop X BladeSystem compared

Module 3: NonStop X Operating System and Infiniband overview

• NonStop X Operating System and Infiniband overview

• Remote DMA (RDMA) Services

• OFED (OpenFabrics Enterprise Services)

• NonStop Connection Services Library (NCSL)

• Maintenance Entity Unit (MEU)

• Halted State Services (HSS)

Module 4: NonStop X CLIM Changes

• IP CLIM overview and changes

• Entry Class IP CLIM overview

• Storage CLIM overview and changes

• Storage options and changes

• Open CLIM overview and changes

• Modified SCF Cluster I/O Protocol (CIP) Subsystem ($ZZCIP) commands

• New CLIM commands

• CLIM Multi Tenancy features

Module 5: NonStop X Tools

• OSM Service Connection Changes

• OSM Quick Start Tool

• OSM System Startup Tool

• OSM System Configuration Tool

• CLIM Management Tool

• HSS/HCA Firmware Management Wizard

• Dump to ME Unit feature

• SUT and Non-SUT Firmware

Module 6: NonStop X Operating System Changes

• TNS application support

• Changes to the Measure Subsystem

• Changes to PEEK

• Introduction to the NonStop Application Direct Interface (NSDA)

Module 7: Infiniband Clustering

• Direct Infiniband Clustering

• Infiniband Clustering with Infiniband cluster switches

Module 8: Migration Considerations

• Data migration

• FUP compatibility and migration

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