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HP-UX System and Network Administration I


Course Code: H3064S
Length: 5 days

Schedule and Registration

This course is not currently scheduled.

Course Overview

This hands-on course is the first of two courses that prepare system administrators to successfully configure, manage, maintain, and administer HP-UX servers in a networked environment. This course focuses on configuring disks, file systems, peripherals, and user accounts, as well as managing and configuring core OS, patches, and application software. Successful completion of HP-UX System and Network Administration I and II will help prepare students for the HP-UX CSA technical certification exam. The 5-day course is 50 percent lecture and 50 percent hands-on labs using HP servers.

Prerequisites

  • UNIX® Fundamentals (225) or equivalent experience

Audience

  • HP-UX 11i system administrators and others who install, configure, and maintain HP-UX servers

Course objectives

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

  • Install and manage HP-UX software and patches
  • Configure and manage peripheral devices and device files
  • Configure and manage disks using HP's Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
  • Configure and manage file systems using HP's Journal File System (JFS)
  • Configure HP-UX kernel drivers, subsystems, and tunable parameters
  • Minimize planned and unplanned downtime with DRD
  • Shutdown, boot, reboot Integrity HP-UX servers

Benefits to you

  • Gain the skills required to effectively install, configure, and manage HP-UX systems so users experience smooth running IT operations

Course Contents

Navigating the System Management Homepage (SMH)
  • SAM and SMH overview
  • Launching the SAM GUI and TUI
  • Verifying SMH certificates
  • Logging into the SMH
  • Navigating the SMH interface
  • Launching SMH tools
  • Launching SMH tasks
  • Viewing SMH logs
  • Managing SMH access control
  • Managing SMH authentication
  • SMH and SIM integration concepts
Managing Users and Groups
  • User and group concepts
  • /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow, and /etc/group concepts
  • Creating, modifying, deactivating, and removing user accounts
  • Configuring password aging and password security policies
  • Managing groups
  • Managing /etc/skel
Navigating the HP-UX File System
  • Static and dynamic files and directory concepts
  • OS and application directory concepts
  • Top level directory concepts and contents
  • Searching for files and executables using the find, whereis, which, and file commands
Configuring Hardware
  • Hardware component overview
  • CPU, cell, crossbar, and Blade overview
  • SBA, LBA, and I/O overview
  • iLO/MP, core I/O, and interface adapter card overview
  • Internal disks, tapes, and DVD overview
  • Disk array, LUN, SAN and multipathing overview
  • Partitioning overview
  • nPar, vPar, VM, and Secure Resource partition overview
  • System type overview
  • Entry-class rackmount server overview
  • Mid-range rackmount server overview
  • High-end server overview
  • HP BladeSystem overview
  • HP BladeSystem c-class enclosure overview
  • HP Integrity Blade server overview
  • HP Integrity Superdome 2 overview
  • Viewing system hardware configuration
  • Viewing nPar, vPar and VM hardware
  • Hardware address concepts
  • Legacy HBA, SCSI, and FC hardware address concepts
  • Agile View HBA, SCSI, and FC hardware address concepts
  • Viewing legacy hardware addresses
  • Viewing LUNs via Agile View
  • Viewing a LUN's lunpaths via Agile View
  • Viewing an HBA's lunpaths via Agile View
  • Viewing LUN health via Agile View
  • Viewing LUN attributes via Agile View
  • Enabling and disabling lunpaths
  • Slot address concepts
  • Slot address components
  • Viewing slot addresses
  • Installing interface cards with and without OL*
  • Installing new devices
Configuring Device Special Files
  • DSF attribute concepts
  • DSF directories
  • Legacy DSF names
  • Persistent DSF names
  • LUN, disk, and DVD DSF names
  • Boot disk DSFs
  • Tape drive DSFs
  • Tape autochanger DSFs
  • Terminal, modem, and printer DSFs
  • Listing legacy DSFs
  • Listing persistent DSFs
  • Correlating persistent and legacy DSFs
  • Correlating persistent DSFs with lunpaths and WWIDs
  • Decoding legacy and persistent DSF attributes
  • Creating DSFs via insf, mksf, and mknod
  • Removing DSFs via rmsf
  • Disabling and enabling legacy mode DSFs
Managing Disk Devices
  • Disk partitioning concepts
  • Whole disk partitioning concepts
  • LVM disk partitioning concepts
  • LVM physical volume concepts
  • LVM volume group concepts
  • LVM logical volume concepts
  • LVM extent concepts
  • LVM extent size concepts
  • LVM versions and limits
  • LVM DSF directories
  • LVMv1 device files
  • LVMv2 device files
  • Creating physical volumes
  • Creating LVMv1 volume groups
  • Creating LVMv2 volume groups
  • Creating logical volumes
  • Verifying the LVM configuration
  • Comparing disk space management tools
Managing File Systems
  • File system concepts
  • File system types
  • Superblock, inode, directory, block, extent, and intent log concepts
  • Hard and symbolic link concepts
  • HFS and VxFS comparison
  • Creating file systems
  • Mounting file systems
  • Unmounting file systems
  • Automatically mounting file systems
  • Mounting CDFS file systems
  • Mounting LOFS file systems
  • Mounting ISO file systems
  • Mounting MemFS file systems
Managing Swap Space
  • HP-UX memory concepts
  • HP-UX swap concepts
  • HP-UX swap types
  • HP-UX pseudoswap
  • Enabling swap via the CLI
  • Enabling swap via /etc/fstab
  • Monitoring swap space
  • Disabling swap
  • Guidelines for configuring swap space
Maintaining Logical Volumes and File Systems
  • Defragmenting file systems
  • Repairing corrupted file systems
  • Monitoring free space
  • Reclaiming wasted file system space
  • Extending, reducing, and removing volume groups
  • Extending, reducing, and removing logical volumes
  • Extending and reducing file systems
Preparing for Disasters
  • Disaster recovery, mirroring, and DRD concepts
  • Using DRD to minimize planned downtime
  • Using DRD to minimize unplanned downtime
  • Installing DRD
  • Using the drd command
  • Creating a DRD clone
  • Synchronizing a DRD clone
  • Verifying a DRD clone’s status
  • Accessing inactive images via DRD-safe commands
  • Managing software via DRD-safe commands
  • Managing kernel tunables via DRD-safe commands
  • Accessing inactive images via other commands
  • Activating and deactivating an inactive image
  • Customizing the make_*_recovery archive contents
  • Backing up the boot disk via make_tape_recovery
  • Backing up the boot disk via make_net_recovery
  • Using a make_*_recovery archive
  • Interacting with the recovery process
Accessing the System Consoleand the iLO/MP
  • Management processor concepts
  • Viewing MP/console ports
  • Connecting MP serial and LAN ports
  • Accessing the MP
  • Navigating the MP menu and web interfaces
  • Accessing nPar, vPar, and VM consoles
  • Accessing the VFP, console log, and system event log
  • Accessing the MP help menus
  • Accessing the MP command menu
  • Configuring the MP LAN interface
  • Enabling MP remote access
  • Managing MP user accounts and access levels
  • Managing MP login sessions
  • Rebooting via the MP
Booting PA-RISC Systems
  • HP-UX shutdown and reboot concepts
  • PA-RISC boot process major players
  • PA-RISC boot disk structures
  • PA-RISC boot process overview
  • Autoboot and manual boot concepts
  • Interacting with the BCH and ISL/IPL
Booting Integrity Systems
  • HP-UX shutdown and reboot concepts
  • Integrity boot process major players
  • Integrity boot disk structures
  • Integrity boot disk system, OS, and HPSP structures
  • Integrity and PA-RISC boot process comparison
  • UEFI/EFI addressing concepts
  • Autoboot and manual boot concepts
  • Booting from primary, alternate, and arbitrary boot devices
  • Booting from Ignite-UX servers and recovery archives
  • Managing boot menu settings
  • Managing console settings
  • Interacting with the UEFI/EFI shell
  • Interacting with the hpux.efi OS loader
Configuring the Kernel
  • Kernel configuration concepts
  • Special kernel configurations
  • Kernel configuration commands
  • Modifying the current kernel configuration
  • Creating a named configuration
  • Copying a configuration
  • Loading a configuration
  • Kernel module concepts, states, and state changes
  • Viewing and managing module states
  • Kernel tunable concepts and types
  • Viewing, managing, and monitoring kernel tunables
  • Viewing, managing, and monitoring kernel resource alarms
  • Kernel troubleshooting
  • Viewing the kernel change log
  • Booting from an alternate kernel
  • Booting via override parameters
  • Booting to tunable maintenance mode
Managing Software with SD-UX
  • SD-UX software structure concepts
  • SD-UX software depot concepts
  • SD-UX IPD concepts
  • SD-UX daemon and agent concepts
  • Listing software
  • Installing and updating software
  • Removing software
Managing Patches with SD-UX
  • Patch concepts
  • Patch naming convention concepts
  • Patch supersession concepts
  • Patch rating concepts
  • Patch source concepts
  • Patch tool concepts
  • Downloading and installing patches from the HPSC
  • Installing patches from DVD, tape, and directory depots
  • Listing patches
  • Removing patches
Installing the OS with Ignite-UX
  • Install source concepts
  • Planning an install
  • Choosing an operating environment
  • Choosing an install-time security bundle
  • Locating the source media
  • Initiating a PA-RISC install
  • Initiating an Integrity install
  • Navigating the Ignite-UX menus
  • Verifying an installation
  • Completing post-install configuration tasks
Self-Study Appendices
  • Managing printers
  • Connecting to a network
  • Navigating the System Administration Manager (SAM)
  • Configuring the HP-UX 11i v1 kernel