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Course number U4160S
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

Learn the basics of installing, configuring, and securing HP iTP WebServer solutions along with the management procedures needed to support the operation of the iTP WebServer. Hands-on lab exercises give you programming experience in the iTP WebServer environment. This four-day course is 60 percent lecture and 40 percent hands-on labs using HP NonStop servers.


A working knowledge of C or C++ and Java programming languages.


Personnel involved with installation, management, programming, and support of the iTP WebServer and applications developed in the iTP WebServer environment.

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Course objectives

At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:
  • Explain the development of commercial data processing on the Internet
  • Describe the basic features of World Wide Web technology
  • Configure a basic iTP WebServer file server environment
  • Alter the basic configuration to enable advanced control options in the iTP WebServer
  • Enhance the environment to perform secure transactions using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)protocol
  • Manage and control the operation of the iTP WebServer environment
  • Describe the Common Gateway Interface (CGI) standard for interfacing with web servers, the HP Pathway CGI implementation, and the differences between the two approaches
  • Describe the implementation of Java servlets and Java Server Pages (JSPs) and how they differ from generic CGI and Pathway CGI
  • Code, compile, deploy, and execute Java servlets and JSPs in the iTP WebServer environment using the Apache Tomcat container

Benefits to you

  • Minimize time spent programming and increase your productivity by learning to use HP NonStop iTP WebServer software
  • Learn how to configure and manage an iTP WebServer environment, saving time and increasing your productivity with HP NonStop iTP WebServer software
  • Learn how to enable your existing Pathway applications for browser based access using iTP WebServer in order to modernize your existing Pathway applications
  • Learn how to build and deploy Java servlets in the iTP WebServer environment using the Apache Tomcat container

Next Steps

  • Web Services for NonStop Server (U8525S) or

Course outline

  • Module 1 - Web Technology on the Internet
    • Origin of the Internet
    • Packet switching
    • ARPAnet
    • Emergence of international operations
    • Creation of a common protocol
    • TCP/IP addresses and domains
    • The World Wide Web
    • Transaction classes - the new model
  • Module 2 - TS/MP and iTP WebServer Components
    • Major design goals for NonStop systems
    • NonStop system - layered environment
    • TS/MP environment
    • Server class concept
    • Distributed TS/MP implementation
    • Pathway/TS product
    • Client/server using RSC and TS/MP products
    • iTP WebServer architecture
    • iTP WebServer and iTP active transaction pages
    • Application migration
    • Migrating client/server applications
  • Module 3 - iTP WebServer Functions and Products
    • Basic file server
    • File content - useful.html
    • Browser processing of HTML documents
    • Generic CGI processing
    • CGI script - hello.cgi
    • Pathway legacy systems
    • Java servlets
    • Active Transaction Pages (ATP) applications
    • Resource Locator Service (RLS)
    • Anonymous ticketing
  • Module 4 - Security Considerations
    • Existing private networks
    • Intercompany communication
    • Applications on the Internet
    • Problems for commercial use of the Internet
    • Message security - encryption methods
    • Encryption algorithms
    • Relative speed
    • Certificate Authorities (CAs)
    • Using the certificate
    • Emerging Internet standards for WWW
    • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
    • Private Communication Technology (PCT) protocol
    • iTP WebServer support
    • Atalla WebSafe Internet security processor
    • iTP WebServer/Atalla WebSafe Internet security processor integration
  • Module 5 - Preinstallation Planning
    • Hardware and software requirements
    • Checking product files
    • System checks - DNR, TCP/IP, and OSS
    • Safeguard subsystem considerations
    • TMF and SQL/MP environments
    • Java development kit requirement
  • Module 6 - Installation
    • Installing iTP WebServer software
    • Out-of-box installation
    • setup script
    • Administration server overview
    • setup script dialog
    • Administration server
    • iTP WebServer environment
    • Standard commands
    • EMS template installation
    • Installing and configuring the RLS
    • Lab: basic installation
  • Module 7 - Configuration
    • iTP WebServer PATHMON configuration
    • TS/MP component configuration
    • Server class configurations
    • Overriding server class parameters
    • Accept directive
    • Logging function and modes
    • Log file content
    • Selecting log format
    • Logging domain names - reverselookup
    • Finding content files
    • Mapping URLs to OSS files
    • Partitioning content using filemap
    • Mapping URLs to Guardian file space
    • Returning default HTML documents
    • Region commands
    • Automatic directory indexing
    • Requiring a password
    • User ID and password prompts
    • Virtual host support
    • Defining server messages
    • Customized message display
    • Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME)
    • iTP WebServer MIME types
    • Standard MIME types for iTP WebServer
    • Processing local server class and generic-CGI requests
    • Processing requests for other environments
    • Running with Guardian files and commands
    • Server-side includes
    • Lab: customized installation
  • Module 8 - Configuring for Security
    • Basic security
    • Configuring for SSL and PCT
    • AcceptSecureTransport - other options
    • Distinguished Names (DNs)
    • Certificates
    • Obtaining a certificate
    • Creating a public/private key pair
    • keyadmin command output
    • Certificate request message
    • Installing the certificate
    • Certificate record
    • RequireSecureTransport for secure access
    • Hardware encryption with WebSafe2 Internet security processor
    • Enabling hardware encryption
    • Installing and configuring the WID
    • The WebSafe2 Internet security processor
    • The make_key_websafe utility
    • How hardware encryption works
    • Lab: security
  • Module 9 - Additional Management Issues
    • Log-file maintenance
    • Improving DNS performance
    • TS/MP management
    • Checking status and server class status
    • Displaying server configuration
    • Performance - server statistics
    • PATHMON status
    • Controlling TS/MP logging
    • Using command files for configuration
    • Extended configuration from the OSS environment
    • Viewing EMS log files
    • Lab: pathway demonstration
  • Module 10 - Pathway CGI Programming
    • Generic CGI processing
    • CGI environment variables
    • Generic CGI performance
    • Default MIME type
    • Pathway CGI implementation and procedures
    • Automatic form decoding
    • Processing input in a pathway CGI program
    • HTML form
    • Structured database access
    • Pathway CGI coding considerations
    • Maintaining context
    • Configuring a pathway CGI server class
    • Using MIME types
    • Security design considerations
  • Module 11 - Java Servlets and JSP
    • Introduction to Java
    • iTP secure WebServer servlet architecture
    • Java servlet implementation
    • Java development kit directory structure
    • Java compilation
    • Java servlet standard API and code
    • JDBC transaction drivers
    • Transaction unaware driver
    • ddl2java tool and using ddl2java
    • JPathsend
    • Installing NonStop Servlets for JavaServer Pages (NSJSP)
    • setup script
    • Directory and configuration overview
    • Configuring the servlet server class
    • Java Server Pages (JSP)
    • Lab: Java servlet and JSP programming

Onsite Delivery Equipment Requirements:

  • NonStop H-series server
  • 30 MB of memory per student (plus swap space for one NonStop TS/MP application per student)
  • Appropriate Ethernet controller

Server Software Requirements:

  • NonStop server requirements:
    • H06.16 or later version of the NonStop operating system
    • iTP secure WebServer (exportable) version 6 or greater (SJ99V6 or greater)
    • NonStop Server for Java, SDK 1.5.2 or greater (HSJ96V5A or greater)
    • NonStop Servlets for JavaServer Pages(HSJ88V6 or greater)
    • NonStop TM/MP, NonStop SQL/MP, Safeguard, OSS, and NonStop TS/MP applications
  • TCP/IP
  • LAN access to the Internet is preferred

Client Hardware Requirements:

  • PC with minimum of:
    • 256 Mhz processor
    • 64 MB of RAM
    • Hard drive with 20 MB free space

Client Software Requirements:

  • Windows operating system
  • Outside View or other 6530 and VT 100+ emulator
  • TCP/IP stack (preferably Microsoft)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer browser software
  • All workstations must have TCP/IP addresses

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