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HP-UX for Experienced UNIX System Administrators


Course Code: H5875S
Length: 5 days

Schedule and Registration

This course is not currently scheduled.

Course Overview

This fast-paced intensive course is designed for experienced Tru64, AIX, Solaris, Linux (Red Hat, SUSE and Ubuntu), or other UNIX® administrators who need to understand the differences between HP-UX and standard UNIX®. It is essential that students have existing UNIX® system administration experience. Successful completion of HP-UX System and Network Administration I and II will help prepare students for the HP-UX Certified System Administrator (CSA) technical certification exam. The 5-day course is 50 percent lecture and 50 percent hands-on labs.

Prerequisites

  • Existing knowledge and system administration experience of a version of UNIX®

Audience

  • Experienced UNIX® system administrators who are new to HP-UX systems

Course Objectives

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

  • Configure and manage disk devices via LVM
  • Configure and manage JFS file systems
  • Configure network connectivity and services
  • Configure kernel drivers, subsystems, and tunable parameters
  • Shutdown, boot, and reboot HP-UX
  • Install HP-UX OS software, applications, and patches
  • Configure and manage HP-UX peripherals and device files

Benefits to You

  • Build on your existing UNIX® system administration experience to quickly develop HP-UX skills
  • This course will help you prepare to take the HP-UX Certified System Administration exam HP0-A01 (previously HP0-095)

Course Outline

Navigating SAM and the SMH
  • SAM and SMH overview
  • Launching the SAM GUI and TUI
  • Using SAM object menus and actions
  • Launching the SMH 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
Configuring hardware
  • Hardware component overview
  • CPU, cell, crossbar, and MIO overview
  • SBA, LBA, and PCI overview
  • MP, core I/O, and device 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
  • HP Integrity entry-class rackmount servers
  • HP Integrity mid-range servers
  • HP Integrity high-end servers
  • HP BladeSystem
  • HP Integrity Superdome 2
  • Viewing the system hardware configuration
  • Viewing nPar, vPar, and VM hardware addresses
  • 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 types
  • HFS and VxFS comparison
  • Creating file systems
  • Mounting 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 clone 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 console and 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
Managing System Startup
  • Configuring network services via /etc/rc.config.d/ files
  • Controlling network services via /sbin/rc*.d/ directories and scripts
  • Starting and stopping network services via /sbin/init.d/ scripts
  • Creating custom startup/shutdown scripts
Configuring IP Connectivity
  • Installing and verifying LAN software
  • Configuring link layer connectivity
  • Configuring IP connectivity
  • Configuring IP multiplexing
  • Configuring IP routing
  • Configuring the system hostname and /etc/hosts
  • Configuring network tunable parameters
  • Configuring static and default routes
  • Configuring the resolver
  • Configuring the name service switch
  • Troubleshooting network connectivity
  • Configuring network services
Configuring the HP-UX kernel
  • Kernel configuration concepts
  • Special kernel configurations
  • Kernel configuration commands
  • Modifying the current kernel configuration
  • Creating a named configuration
  • Copying and 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 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 HPSC patches
  • Installing patches from DVD, tape, and directory depots
  • Listing and removing patches
Managing depots with SD-UX
  • SD-UX depot server concepts and advantages
  • Planning for depots
  • Adding software and patches to a depot
  • Removing software from a depot
  • Registering or unregistering a depot
  • Pulling and pushing software from a depot
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 or an Integrity install
  • Navigating the Ignite-UX menus
  • Verifying an installation
  • Completing post-install configuration tasks