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Course number U4150S
Length 4 days
Delivery method Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)
Instructor-led training (ILT)
Onsite dedicated training (OST)
Price USD $2,800
CAD $3,080
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Course overview

This course provide the student with the foundation and basic skills necessary to install and configure both host and target DSM/SCM systems. Additionally, they will learn the basic skills necessary to use the five DSM/SCM block mode interfaces, and two GUI interfaces. This four-day course is 50 percent lecture and 50 percent hands-on labs using the DSM/SCM environment.


Prerequisites

  • NonStop S-series Server Administration I (U5448S) and NonStop S-series Server Administration II (U5449S) or
  • NonStop NS-series Server Administration I (U8528S) and NonStop NS-series Server Administration II (U8638S) or
  • Equivalent system management experience and
  • Experience with general software installation procedures
  • Although not absolutely necessary, experience with Pathway, HP NonStop™ TMF, HP NonStop™ SQL/MP, and RSC and/or Winsock products would be beneficial
  • Know how to use NonStop Essentials with HP Systems Insight Manager

Audience

  • NonStop System Managers
  • Technical Support
  • Senior Operation Personnel

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Course objectives

  • Install and configure DSM/SCM on both host and target systems, and install and configure the Planner Interface on a PC workstation
  • Correctly use the Planner Interface to perform all activities related to managing software configuration on multiple target systems
  • Correctly use the Target Interface to manage DSM/SCM activities on a target system
  • Correctly use the Archive and Database Maintenance Interface to manage and maintain both the archive and databases associated with a host and target environment
  • Correctly use the CNFGINFO tool to build or modify file and product attributes for software managed by DSM/SCM
  • Correctly perform the activities required on the target system to activate the new software
  • Correctly perform the activities required to back out to the previous revision
  • Correctly use the ZPHIUTL diagnostic utility

Next steps

Consider attending the other optional and advanced learning courses in the HP NonStop Operations Management curriculum.


Benefits to you

  • Become familiar with DSM/SCM architecture, interfaces, and procedures
  • Gain skills needed to optimize HP NonStop systems so users experience smooth functioning IT operations
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience executing the software updating process on the emulator

Course outline

Module 1: Introduction to DSM/SCM

Module 1 provides an overview of the DSM/SCM product. Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the primary purpose of DSM/SCM
  • State the names and functions of the five user interfaces
  • State the names and functions of the two GUI interfaces
  • Describe the primary resources in a DSM/SCM environment

Module 2: DSM/SCM Process Flow

Module 2 discusses a typical DSM/SCM process flow of receiving software inputs into an archive, planning, building, and applying a new software revision on a target system, creating and inputting a snapshot of the target database into the host database, and activating the new software revision. Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the DSM/SCM process flow
  • List the resources needed to perform the activities involved in a typical DSM/SCM process flow

Module 3: The NonStop Software Essentials Interface (NSE)

Module 3 discusses and describes how the NonStop Software Essential can manage software on distributed target systems from the Interface on a central host system. Upon completion of this module and its lab exercise, students will be able to:

  • Define the NonStop Software Essentials
  • Describe the activities of:
  • Entering NSE
  • Receiving software inputs into the archive
  • Viewing documents
  • Managing software revision
  • Building and applying a new software revision
  • Receiving a snapshot
  • Creating and reviewing a discrepancy report
  • Adding and maintaining target systems
  • Viewing and creating reports
  • Organizing software into groups
  • Making DSM/SCM requests
  • Monitoring requests
  • Enabling a DSM/SCM trace

Module 4: The CNFGINFO Tool

Module 4 describes how CNFGINFO is used to build or modify file and product attributes for software managed by DSM/SCM. Upon completion of this module and its lab exercise, students will be able to:

  • Define the CNFGINFO tool
  • Explain the activities of:
  • Entering the CNFGINFO tool
  • Specifying product information
  • Specifying product dependencies
  • Specifying file information
  • Specifying file function and destination
  • Specifying file attributes
  • A0CINFO, A1CINFO, and A7CINFO files

Module 5: The Archive and Database Maintenance Interfaces (MI)

Module 5 describes how to perform activities associated with maintaining and managing the DSM/SCM archive and databases using the Archive and Database Maintenance Interface (MI). Upon completion of this module and its lab exercise, students will be able to:

  • Define the maintenance interface
  • Explain the activities of:
  • Entering the host or target MI
  • Managing and maintaining systems and volumes
  • Managing user security
  • Managing the configuration manager profile
  • Performing checkout cancellation
  • Deleting DSM/SCM requests
  • Moving host and target databases
  • Moving and maintaining the DSM/SCM archive
  • Registering (adding) a new target system
  • Enabling a DSM/SCM trace

Module 6: The Target Interface (TI)

Module 6 discusses and describes how to perform target activities using the Target Interface. Upon completion of this module and its lab exercise, students will be able to:

  • Define the Target Interface
  • Explain the activities of:
  • Entering/exiting the TI
  • Applying software to the target
  • Backing out a software revision.
  • Auditing a target system
  • Verifying the target database
  • Creating an independent snapshot
  • Creating a system report
  • Enabling a DSM/SCM trace

Module 7: Activating New Software on the Target System

Module 7 discusses and describes the activities you must perform on the target system to activate new software. Upon completion of this module and its lab exercise, students will be able to:

  • Define activation of the new software
  • Explain the activities of using/running the ZPHIRNM program
  • Explain how and why DSM/SCM uses fabricated name, as well as all standard operator instructions

Module 8: Installing DSM/SCM

Module 8 discusses and describes the procedures for the initial installation and setup of DSM/SCM and its supporting products on the host and target systems and on your PC. Upon completion of this module and its lab exercise, students will be able to:

  • Explain the DSM/SCM installation activities:
  • Preparing for installation
  • Defining your DSM/SCM environment
  • Installing DSM/SCM using Install
  • Running INITENV
  • Initializing the DSM/SCM databases using the MIs
  • Setting up the PC environment (PI)
  • Using the PI to define initial configurations
  • Starting and stopping DSM/SCM

Module 9: DSM/SCM Management Considerations

Module 9 presents DSM/SCM management issues and considerations as they relate to the installation and use of DSM/SCM on an S-Series server, and refers the student to the appropriate procedures when necessary. It is intended as a high-level discussion of the issues mentioned below. Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Define DSM/SCM management issues of HP NonStop™ servers
  • Define DSM/SCM series NonStop server configuration change management issues
  • Changing pre-configured DSM/SCM attributes
  • Changing the NonStop S-series server system name and/or number
  • Changing the NonStop S-series server system name in the DSM/SCM client
  • Reinitializing the host as a target
  • Adding disks
  • Moving the archive
  • Understanding Sysgen considerations
  • SIT tapes
  • OSS considerations

Module 10: Helpful Tools and Cloning

Module 10 describes the use of ZPHIUTL as a diagnostic and information gathering tool. Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the use of the ZPHIUTL utility
  • Describe procedures for validating correct SYSnn
  • Describe procedures for displaying contents of ZPHIRNM work files
  • Describe procedures for displaying contents of the A0CINFO file
  • Describe the use of the CLEANOSS tool
  • Describe the use of the SPRCHECK tool
  • Describe the use how to simplify Installation and Management of multiple identical NonStop Servers

Module 11: DSM/SCM Best Practices and Operational Considerations

Module 11 discusses and describes some best practices and operational considerations learned from early internal and external customers of the DSM/SCM product. Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the DSM/SCM best practices/operational considerations of:
  • What not to forget
  • Volume name considerations
  • Multiple logical target considerations
  • Disk space considerations
  • Disk cleanup considerations
  • Database move considerations
  • Backout considerations
  • SYSnn considerations
  • Installing IPMs outside DSM/SCM
  • Forced SYSGENs
  • Network security considerations
  • Running IPM6031
  • Archive Cleanup

Onsite Delivery Equipment Requirements

  • HP NonStop server with DSM/SCM host system with Pathway, TMF, and SQL installed and DSM/SCM host system software capable of supporting target system
  • Planner Interface and CNFGINFO PC installed and connected to the host via Winsock
  • HP NonStop S-series or Integrity NS-series target system that is expand-connected to the host system and can be initialized in lab environment
  • Projecting equipment, computer to display MS PowerPoint slides, and access to a TACL process
  • Student computers with access to a TACL process

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