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Tru64 to HP-UX Transition Topics

Course Code: 215
Length: 3 days

Schedule and Registration

This course is not currently scheduled.

Course Description

This course covers some of the key areas that a Tru64 UNIX Administrator/Manager/Specialist will need to be aware of if the Tru64 UNIX-to-HPUX migration path is chosen. The goal of this course is not to tout one operating system’s capabilities over another, but to detail some of the key areas to be aware of when transitioning from Tru64 UNIX to HPUX.

Who Should Attend

Experienced Tru64 UNIX Administrators who require or desire to learn more about the differences between Tru64 UNIX and HPUX.


1+ years experience in administering and/or supporting Tru64 UNIX (v4.x and/or V5.x).
Prior HPUX experience a plus.
Fundamental understanding of the UNIX Operating System as a whole.

Benefits of Attending this Class

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to understand and interpret the differences between Tru64 and HPUX in the following core areas:

  • Operating System Installation
  • Booting and Shutting Down
  • Software and software subset installation, removal,and management
  • System Management Tools
  • Kernel Management
  • Filesystem Management
  • Network Management/Concepts
  • User Account Administration
  • Security Administration

Course Contents

  • Transition Overview
    • The future of Tru64 UNIX and HPUX
    • What is the future of the Tru64 UNIX Administrator/Manager/Specialist?
    • Why HPUX instead of Tru64 UNIX for the future?
  • Installation
    • Pre-installation tasks
    • Installation types (Install versus Upgrade)
    • Storage requirements
    • Post-installation tasks
  • Booting and Shutting Down
    • Run levels
    • Startup and shutdown Scripts
    • HPUX and Tru64 boot process stages
    • Differences between boot, halt, shutdown and reboot under Tru64 UNIX and HPUX
  • Software/subset-related tasks
    • setld review (Tru64 UNIX)
    • dupatch review (Tru64 UNIX)
    • Ignite-UX review (HPUX)
    • SAM review (HPUX)
    • SD-UX review (HPUX)
    • “sw”-related commands review (HPUX)
  • System Management Tools
    • License management (Tru64 UNIX, HPUX)
    • sysman review (Tru64 UNIX)
    • sam review (HPUX)
    • hwmgr review (Tru64 UNIX)
    • dsfmgr review (Tru64 UNIX)
    • ioscan review (HPUX)
    • insf review (HPUX)
    • mksf review (HPUX)
    • rmsf review (HPUX)
    • lssf review (HPUX)
    • lsdev review (HPUX)
  • Kernel Management
    • Kernel build/rebuild steps (Tru64 UNIX)
    • sysconfig review (Tru64 UNIX)
    • doconfig review (Tru64 UNIX)
    • Kernel build/rebuild steps (HPUX)
    • system_prep review (HPUX)
    • mk_kernel review (HPUX)
    • Verification of the kernel/kernel-related components
    • sysdef review (HPUX)
    • “kc”-related commands review (HPUX)
    • “km”-related commands review (HPUX)
  • Filesystems
    • UFS review (Tru64 UNIX)
    • AdvFS review (Tru64 UNIX)
    • JFS/HFS review (HPUX)
    • LSM (Tru64 UNIX) versus VxVM (HPUX) review
    • LVM review (HPUX)
    • Filesystem backup/restore review (Tru64 UNIX/HPUX)
  • Networking Basics
    • Using “sysman” to configure the network
    • Using “sam” to configure the network
    • The /etc/nsswitch.conf file
  • User Administration
    • Using the CLI to maintain user accounts
    • Using “sysman” to maintain user accounts (Tru64 UNIX)
    • Using “sam” to maintain user accounts (HPUX)
  • Security
    • The /tcb directory
    • Enhanced Security versus Trusted System Security
    • accounting review (Tru64 UNIX and HPUX)
    • auditing review (Tru64 UNIX and HPUX)
    • “ssh” review (Tru64 UNIX and HPUX)
    • The “bastille” utility (HPUX)
    • The “sudo” utility (Tru64 UNIX and HPUX)