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OpenVMS Academy Immersion


Course Code: VM290
Length: 10 days

Schedule and Registration

Course Description

This course is designed to provide OpenVMS users with short duration training to help them become proficient in the administration of OpenVMS. Students likely to benefit from the course are those with previous OpenVMS training and experience that need to become system administrators.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for existing OpenVMS users who will be administering OpenVMS systems.

Prerequisites

  • One or more years of hands on HP OpenVMS support or system management experience.
  • The ability to perform the tasks covered in the HP OpenVMS Academy Utilities and Command course.
  • The ability to write OpenVMS Command procedures to the level covered in the latest OpenVMS Academy Utilities and Commands course.

Benefits of Attending this Class

This course takes you step-by-step from the installation and configuration of OpenVMS and the network, through to the managing of the system and performing backups.

  • Describe the OpenVMS environment
  • Installing and configuring OpenVMS
  • Managing devices and file systems
  • Understanding, configuring and troubleshooting networks
  • Enabling network services
  • Managing user accounts and processes
  • Creating and managing batch and print queues
  • Transfer files to and from other platforms
  • Choosing, configuring and managing cluster configurations
  • Backing up the system
  • Configuring OpenVMS and networking software (LAN, LAT, TCP/IP, DECnet)

Course Contents

System and Process Concepts
  • Overview
  • Process Environment
  • System Environment
  • OpenVMS Clusters
  • Networking
Console
  • Integrity Console
  • Alpha Console
Installing OpenVMS
  • Overview
  • Preparation
  • Installation
Licensing
  • Overview
  • Terminology
  • Product Authorization Key
  • Activating a License
  • License Availability and Usage
  • Cluster Considerations
  • Cleaning up the Database
Post Installation Tasks
  • Expanding Page File
  • Decompressing Libraries
  • Secure Sockets Layer
  • Add Standard System Accounts
  • Other Tasks
Logical Names
  • Overview
  • Characteristics of Logical Names
  • Defining the Search Order
  • System Defined Process Logical Names
  • Working with Logical Names
  • Logical Name Search Lists
Customization
  • Overview
  • Parameter Files
  • Manual Changes to System Parameters
  • AUTOGEN
  • System Files
  • Page and Swap Files
  • System Dump File
Device Management
  • Configuring Devices
  • Network Device Management
  • Virtual LANs
  • USB
  • Multi-Processing
  • RAID
  • Storage Controllers
Volume Management
  • Overview
  • Managing Volumes
  • Initializing a Volume
  • Mounting Volumes
  • Volume Characteristics
  • Process Characteristics Related to Volumes
  • Bound Volume Sets
  • ODS-2 vs. ODS-5
  • UNIX Compatibility
  • Dynamic Volume Expansion
  • Host-Based Shadow Sets
System Startup and Shutdown
  • System Startup
  • Managing Boot Options from OpenVMS
  • Customizing Startup
  • Startup Logging
  • System Shutdown
  • Orderly System Shutdown
  • Emergency Shutdown
System Information
  • Memory Management
  • Show Command
  • Monitor Utility
  • Accounting
  • Disk Utilization
  • Device Errors
TCP/IP Overview
  • TCP/IP Services for HP OpenVMS
  • Network Concepts
  • IPv4 Addresses
  • IPv6
  • Configuration Options
  • TCP/IP Management Utility
  • DCL Commands
  • UNIX Style Commands
TCP/IP Configuration
  • Installing TCP/IP Services
  • Configuring TCP/IP Services
  • Startup and Shutdown
  • Installation Verification Procedures
  • Serial Lines
  • Network Reconfiguration
TCP/IP Protocols
  • Network Stack
  • Ethernet
  • Protocols
TCP/IP Troubleshooting
  • Overview
  • Connectivity Issues
  • Routing Issues
  • Delayed Disconnects
  • Service Troubleshooting
  • General Troubleshooting
  • Packet Analysis
  • Performance
Routing
  • Overview of Routing
  • Routing Tables
  • Static Routing
  • Dynamic Routing
  • Configuring a Host as a Router
  • Troubleshooting
BIND Resolver
  • Domain Name Service
  • BIND Resolver
  • Utilities
Secure Shell
  • Overview of Secure Shell
  • Configuration
  • Key Files
  • Usage
  • SSH Authentication
  • Secure File Transfers
  • SSH Port Forwarding
  • Troubleshooting
DECnet
  • Overview
  • DECnet Phase IV
  • DECnet Plus
Managing User Accounts
  • Overview
  • Planning User Accounts
  • AUTHORIZE Utility
  • Passwords and Policies
  • Privileges
  • Quotas
  • Priorities
  • Access Restrictions
  • Setting up User Environment
  • Disk Quotas
  • Example Account Addition
  • ADDUSER.COM Procedure
  • Account Recommendations
  • Retiring Accounts
  • Managing Identifiers
  • Proxy Access
Managing Processes
  • Overview of a Process
  • Working with Other Processes
  • Managing Privileges
  • Viewing Process Information
  • Managing an Interfering Process
  • Troubleshooting
System Time
  • Local Time
  • Time Zone
  • Daylight Savings Time
  • Network Time Protocol
Queue Management
  • Overview
  • Viewing All Queues
  • Batch Queues
  • Print Queues
  • Logical Queues
  • Print Formatting
  • Autostart Queues
  • General Queue Management
  • Queue Security
  • Managing Jobs
  • Troubleshooting Print Queue Problems
  • Supporting All Queue Features
  • Deleting a Queue
Remote Printing
  • Remote Printing Options
  • Files
  • LPR / LPD
  • Telnet / Raw TCP
  • PC-NFS
  • Troubleshooting
File Transfer Protocol
  • File Transfer Protocol Concepts
  • Server Configuration
  • Anonymous FTP
  • FTP Anonymous Light
  • FTP Over SSL
  • Client Usage
  • Trivial File Transfer Protocol
  • Firewall Considerations
  • Troubleshooting
  • Configuring a Public FTP Repository
  • Configuring a FTP Dropbox
Network File System
  • Network File System Concepts
  • Protocols
  • Security
  • Server Configuration
  • Container File System
  • Client Usage
  • Examples
  • Troubleshooting
Security
  • Login Security
  • Protected Object Security
  • Disk Scavenging
  • Security Auditing
  • Troubleshooting File Access
Communication
  • Operator Communication
  • E-Mail
  • Simple Mail Transport Protocol
Software Installation and Patches
  • Overview
  • Software Kit Validation
  • PolyCenter Software Installation
  • VMSINSTAL
OpenVMS Clusters
  • Overview
  • Cluster Interconnects
  • Cluster Authorization
  • Voting
  • Cluster State Transitions
  • Device Sharing
  • Device Naming
  • VMScluster Configuration
  • Satellite Nodes
  • Removing a Node from the Cluster
  • Modifying VMScluster Characteristics
  • Shared System Disk
  • Common System Files
  • System Shutdown
  • Viewing Cluster Information
  • SCACP
Backup
  • Overview
  • Performance vs. Reliability
  • Types of Backup
  • Backup Policy
  • Backup Utility Overview
  • Backup Save Operation
  • Backup Restore Operation
  • Backup Copy Operation
  • Incremental and Differential Backups
  • Backup Lists
  • Tape Label Processing
  • Special Restore Options
  • Getting a Consistent Backup
  • Minimal System Environment
  • Other Features
  • Testing
Network Redundancy
  • LAN Failover
  • Round-Robin DNS
  • Load Broker and Metric Server
  • failSAFE IP
  • Router Redundancy
  • Summary Comparison of OpenVMS Features
  • Example Configuration
Bootstrap Protocol
  • Bootstrap Protocol Concepts
  • Server Configuration
  • Client Configuration on the Server
  • Client Configuration on the Client
  • Example
  • Troubleshooting
Appendix - VAX Installation
  • Overview
  • VAX Installation
Appendix - Local Area Transport
  • Terminal Servers
  • Enable the LAT Protocol
  • Load Software on a Terminal Server
Appendix - Accessing Storage Controllers
  • Diagnostic Utility Protocol
  • SCSI Controller
  • Smart Array Controllers
  • Serial Attached SCSI RAID Controller