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Course number U4176S
Length 5 days
Delivery method Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)
Instructor-led training (ILT)
Onsite dedicated training (OST)
Price USD $3,500
CAD $3,850

Course overview

This 5-day course provides the knowledge and skills needed to incorporate the HP NonStop servers into your TCP/IP environment and perform system configuration. Upon completion of the course you will be familiar with the products and utilities that allow you to configure, monitor, modify, and control your system.


  • NonStop NS-series Server Administration I (U8528S) or
  • HP NonStop NS2100/NS2200 Server Administration I (HH673S) and familiarity with TCP/IP or
  • HP NonStop NB-Series Server Administration I (HG776S) and
  • Six months experience managing NonStop servers


  • System Managers
  • Network Managers
  • System Analysts
  • Network technical support personnel

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Course objectives

Perform system configuration and management of HP NonStop servers in:

  • Conventional TCP/IP
  • Cluster I/O Protocols (CIP) and Cluster I/O Module (CLIMs)
  • TCP/IPv6
  • ServerNet LAN Systems Access (SLSA) Subsystem
  • Expand-over-IP

Benefits to you

  • Configure and test conventional TCP/IP, CIP, and TCP/IPv6
  • Configure Expand-over-IP
  • Know how to troubleshoot TCP/IP subsystem problems
  • Ensure maximum utilization of your current hardware to achieve a greater ROI

Course outline

Module 1 - TCP/IP Refresher

  • History of protocol suite
  • Four protocol layers
  • Terminology
  • IP and ICMP basics
  • TCP basics
  • UDP basics
  • IPv4 vs. IPv6
  • IPv4 addressing
  • IPv6 addressing
  • Subnetting in IPv4 and IPv6
  • Basics of ARP, DHCP, and DNS
  • TCP/IP applications Learning Check LAB: TCP/IP Utilities on Windows

Module 2 - TCP/IP on NonStop

  • Three TCP/IP subsystems
  • Process-based vs. library-based protocol stack
  • SLSA (IOAME and VIO), adapters, and CLIMs
  • Conventional TCP/IP implementation and supported protocols
  • TCP/IPv6 implementation and features
  • CIP implementation and features
  • SCF interface
  • TCP/IP and OSS Learning Check LAB: TCP/IP Utilities on NonStop

Module 3 - Configuring Conventional TCP/IP

  • Key subsystem processes: TCPIP, Listner, Telserv, Echo, Finger, FTP, ping
  • Key files: hosts, services, resconf, portconf, protocol
  • Defines and Params
  • Starting the TCPIP process
  • Starting the Listner and Telserv processes
  • Telserv services and windows
  • Configuring and starting a subnet
  • Types of routes
  • Adding and starting routes
  • Verifying the configuration
  • TCP/IP configuration for OSS, including inetd
  • Problems and troubleshooting Learning Check LAB: Configuring a conventional TCP/IP Subsystem

Module 4 - The CIP Subsystem

  • Linux-based components
  • NS-based components
  • Types of CLIMs supported
  • CLIM naming conventions
  • Protocols supported
  • PROVIDER object and relationship to CLIMs
  • Routing
  • SCF interface
  • climcmd utility
  • Partitioning, including changed granularity with J06.14
  • Failover
  • RR filtering Learning Check LAB: Exploring the CIP Subsystem with SCF and CLIMCMD
Module 5 - Basic CIP/CLIM Configuration

  • How to check on CIP subsystem status
  • How to add, configure, and start a CLIM interface
  • How to add a start a default route
  • How to start the Listner and Telserv processes
  • How to display network connections
  • How to modify, stop, and delete an interface Learning Check
    LAB #1: Basic CIP/CLIM Configuration
Module 6 - CIP/CLIM Configuration Options

  • How to configure intra-CLIM failover
  • How to configure CLIM-to-CLIM failover
  • Network partitioning with MULTIPROV OFF
  • Network partitioning with MULTIPROV ON
  • How to achieve scalability with round-robin filtering Learning Check
    LAB #2: CIP/CLIM Configuration Options
Module 7 - Basic TCPIPv6 Configuration
  • The structure of the TCP/IPv6 subsystem
  • SCF syntax in the TCP/IPv6 context
  • How to configure and start an IPv4 subnet
  • How to configure and start a route
  • The concept of ephemeral ports and how to configure them Learning Check
Module 8 - TCPIPv6 Configuration Options
  • How to configure Logical Network Partitioning (LNP)
  • How to configure round-robin filtering
  • How to configure Ethernet failover with shared IP
  • How to configure Ethernet failover with nonshared IP
    Lab#1 TCP/IPv6 configuration options

Module 9 - Configuring IPv6 with TCPIPv6

  • The different operating modes of TCP/IPv6: INET, DUAL, and INET6
  • How to add an INET subnet
  • How to add an DUAL subnet
  • How to add an INET6 subnet
  • The difference between automatic and configured tunnels
  • How to display TCP/IPv6 connections
  • The roles of the IPNODES file and the ND6HOSTD process
    Lab #2 – Configuring IPv6

Module 10 - Configuring Expand-over-IP

  • Expand basics (no details)
  • Expand-over-IP line handler
  • Adding the line and path
  • Starting the line and path
  • Verifying the configuration
  • Problems and troubleshooting
    Learning Check
    LAB: Expand-over-IP Configuration

Onsite Delivery Equipment Requirements

  • One 2-processor NonStop NS-series server or NB-series server with VIOs or IOAME, IP CLIM and H06.2X or J06.06 and later version of the NonStop kernel operating system
  • For the NS-series ,IOAME two Multiport Ethernet ServerNet Adapters (M8800, G4SA) with cables, four recommended
  • For the NS-series, VIO two M8801-4 VIO Expansion Boards for Ethernet are recommended
  • Two 8-port 10/100 switched hubs, including cables (for a four-group lab environment)
  • For Optional SWAN lab
  • One 3880 SWAN concentrator, or 3881 SWAN II per system
  • Two RS-232-C cable hoods, part number U11670, per SWAN
  • Loopback test connector, part number U11674, per SWAN
  • SLSA subsystem and TCP/IP products
  • Expand product
  • X.25AM product or AT6100 product
  • One IPv6 capable router

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