Overview

This course provides an intensive introduction to the NonStop Transaction Management Facility (TMF). You will learn terminology, components, and how NonStop TMF provides database protection. You will participate in lab exercises covering media management, audit and online dumps, volume and file recovery, catalog manipulation, configuration, routine operations, and how to prepare for orderly recovery. This four-day course is 60 percent lecture and 40 percent hands-on labs using HP servers.
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Prerequisites

  • NonStop S-series Server Administration I and NonStop S-series Server Administration II

or

  • NonStop NS-series Server Administration I and NonStop NS-series Server Administration II

or

  • Concepts and Facilities for NonStop Systems

and

  • System management experience on NonStop K-series, S-series, or NS-series servers


Audience

  • Database administrators
  • System managers
  • System operators
  • Technical support analysts
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Delegates will learn how to

  • Recognize which system and software components are necessary for NonStop TMF to provide both minimum and full protection functions
  • Plan, write, and execute a NonStop TMF configuration with and without file recovery
  • Choose the appropriate values for the NonStop TMF configuration attributes based upon your particular needs
  • Use the appropriate TMFCOM commands to perform routine maintenance on NonStop TMF objects


Benefits to you

  • Learn how to use the appropriate TMFCOM commands to perform monitoring and configuration activities and routine maintenance on NonStop TMF objects
  • Improve operational efficiencies by gaining valuable hands-on experience running and configuring TMF
  • Learn how to recover from accidental or intentional database modification or deletion by enabling your applications to use NonStop TMF software
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Outline

Module 1 - Introduction to Transaction Management

  • Challenges and solutions in maintaining an online database
  • Purpose and function of the different database protection strategies
  • Protection terms and concepts associated with a database
  • Lab: data integrity


Module 2 - NonStop TMF Components

  • Major software and system components of NonStop TMF and their functions
  • System and software components necessary for NonStop TMF to provide both minimum protection and full protection functions
  • Database protection fundamental design of NonStop server hardware and software


Module 3 - NonStop TMF Configuration Planning and Installation

  • NonStop TMF configuration examples with and without file recovery
  • Choosing appropriate values for the NonStop TMF configuration attributes
  • Subsystem and application impact of specific operations
  • Lab: utilities for NonStop TMF operations


Module 4 - NonStop TMF Operations Overview

  • Routine and corrective NonStop TMF operations and management tasks
  • Display information from TMFCOM commands
  • Use of other system utilities to perform NonStop TMF proactive tasks


Module 5 - NonStop TMF Catalog Operations

  • TMFCOM commands to use and manipulate the NonStop TMF catalog
  • Labs: NonStop TMF labeled tape processing; NonStop TMF dumps and file recovery; NonStop TMF dump operations


Module 6 - NonStop TMF Data Volume Operations

  • Data volume manipulations
  • Online dumps
  • Volume recovery


Module 7 - NonStop TMF Audit Trail Operations

  • Multivolume audit trails
  • Audit trail volume manipulations
  • Audit trail files
  • Overflow volumes
  • Restore volumes
  • File recovery
  • Labs: NonStop TMF operator messages; NonStop TMF configuration; NonStop TMF data volumes; NonStop TMF audit trail operations


Module 8 - NonStop TMF Transaction Operations

  • Local transactions
  • Distributed transactions
  • Heterogeneous transactions
  • Transaction thresholds
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