This course introduces the foundation and basic skills necessary for system administrators to configure and manage the Open System Services (OSS) environment on all HP NonStop platforms. The five-day course is 70 percent lecture and 30 percent hands-on labs using HP servers.

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  • Six months experience as a NonStop Administrator and
  • OSS Advanced Commands and Utilities for NonStop Servers


  • six months UNIX experience


  • Experience with system management tools, such as FUP, SCF, and Safeguard


  • HP NonStop System Administrators

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Delegates will learn how to

  • Identify the components of the Open System Services (OSS) subsystem
  • Configure the OSS subsystem and its components
  • Identify steps to configure, install, mount, and delete a fileset
  • Understand the OSS user requirements and how to create user identities
  • Use and maintain OSS subsystem resources
  • Understand post-installation tools and procedures

Benefits to you

  • Become familiar with Open System Services (OSS) architecture, interfaces, and procedures
  • Gain skills needed to optimize HP NonStop systems so users experience smooth functioning IT operations
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience managing an Open System Services (OSS) environment
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Module 1 - Course Overview

  • Course highlights
  • Course objectives

Module 2 - Open System Services (OSS) Overview

  • Define the Open System Services (OSS) subsystem
  • Identify the components of the OSS environment
  • Define the OSS fileset
  • Review the Nonstop Operating System process components
  • Lab: OSS overview

Module 3 - Management Tools

  • Identify the key tools needed to managed the OSS subsystem
  • Subsystem Control Facility (SCF)
  • Backup/Restore 2.0
  • Pax
  • Tar and uncompress
  • Event Management Service (EMS)
  • SSH
  • VERSIONS utility
  • Lab: Management Tools

Module 4 - Basic OSS Installation Overview

  • Identify the steps used to install the OSS subsystem
  • Identify the steps used to start the OSS subsystem
  • Identify the utility used to remove the OSS subsystem
  • Identify the steps used to remove OSS subsystem
  • Lab: basic OSS installation

Module 5 - Configuring OSS

  • Add users and user groups
  • Configure initial home directories
  • Configure user IDs and aliases
  • Configure file-sharing groups and members
  • Configure the OSS services
  • Configure network services
  • Configure periodic tasks
  • Lab: configuring OSS

Module 6 - Creating Filesets - Considerations

  • Display fileset information
  • Identify creation pool volume list volumes for each fileset
  • Determine the number of filesets required
  • Determine the number of name servers required
  • Lab: configuring OSS filesets

Module 7 - Creating Filesets

  • Describe a fileset's key attributes
  • Note how a fileset's mount point directory should be secured
  • Describe a fileset's AutoStart feature
  • Learn the steps involved in creating a fileset
  • Lab: creating OSS filesets
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