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Course number U4188S
Length 5 days
Delivery method Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)
Instructor-led training (ILT)
Onsite dedicated training (OST)
Price USD $4,000
CAD $4,400
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Course overview

This course introduces the foundation and basic skills necessary for system administrators to configure and manage the Open System Services (OSS) environment on all HP NonStop platforms. The five-day course is 70 percent lecture and 30 percent hands-on labs using HP servers.


  • Six months experience as a NonStop Administrator and
  • OSS Advanced Commands and Utilities for NonStop Servers (U5517S) or six months UNIX experience and
  • Experience with system management tools, such as FUP, SCF, and Safeguard


  • HP NonStop System Administrators

Benefits to you

  • Become familiar with Open System Services (OSS) architecture, interfaces, and procedures
  • Gain skills needed to optimize HP NonStop systems so users experience smooth functioning IT operations
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience managing an Open System Services (OSS) environment

Course Objective

  • Identify the components of the Open System Services (OSS) subsystem

At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:

  • Configure the OSS subsystem and its components
  • Identify steps to configure, install, mount, and delete a fileset
  • Understand the OSS user requirements and how to create user identities
  • Use and maintain OSS subsystem resources
  • Understand post-installation tools and procedures

Next steps

  • Consider attending the other advanced learning courses in the HP NonStop Operations Management curriculum

Course outline

Module 1 - Course Overview

  • Course highlights
  • Course objectives

Module 2 - Open System Services (OSS) Overview

  • Define the Open System Services (OSS) subsystem
  • Identify the components of the OSS environment
  • Define the OSS fileset
  • Review the Nonstop Operating System process components
  • Lab: OSS overview

Module 3 - Management Tools

  • Identify the key tools needed to managed the OSS subsystem
  • Subsystem Control Facility (SCF)
  • Backup/Restore 2.0
  • Pax
  • Tar and uncompress
  • Event Management Service (EMS)
  • SSH
  • VERSIONS utility
  • Lab: Management Tools

Module 4 - Basic OSS Installation Overview

  • Identify the steps used to install the OSS subsystem
  • Identify the steps used to start the OSS subsystem
  • Identify the utility used to remove the OSS subsystem
  • Identify the steps used to remove OSS subsystem
  • Lab: basic OSS installation

Module 5 - Configuring OSS

  • Add users and user groups
  • Configure initial home directories
  • Configure user IDs and aliases
  • Configure file-sharing groups and members
  • Configure the OSS services
  • Configure network services
  • Configure periodic tasks
  • Lab: configuring OSS

Module 6 - Creating Filesets - Considerations

  • Display fileset information
  • Identify creation pool volume list volumes for each fileset
  • Determine the number of filesets required
  • Determine the number of name servers required
  • Lab: configuring OSS filesets

Module 7 - Creating Filesets

  • Describe a fileset’s key attributes
  • Note how a fileset’s mount point directory should be secured
  • Describe a fileset’s AutoStart feature
  • Learn the steps involved in creating a fileset
  • Lab: creating OSS filesets

Module 8 - OSS Auditing

  • Identify security considerations
  • Fileset auditing
  • File auditing
  • Access control lists (ACLs)
  • Restrict Privileged Access
  • Describe the Security Event-Exit Process (SEEP) feature
  • Module 9 - Catalog Maintenance
  • Check a catalog
  • Remove a catalog
  • Repair a catalog
  • Check a fileset
  • Repair a fileset
  • Lab: OSS catalog maintenance

Module 9 - Catalog Maintenance

  • Catalog Volume Tool (CVT)
  • Checking and reloading catalog files
  • FSCK
  • Checking and repairing a fileset
  • Fileset capacity summary
  • Lab: OSS catalog maintenance

Module 10 - Configuring the OSS Printing Environment

  • Identify the OSS printing configuration
  • Identify the OSS printing utilities
  • Lab: configuring the OSS printer service

Module 11 - Configuring Reference Pages

  • Locate the reference page files
  • Configure the reference page environment variable
  • Configure the whatis database
  • Lab: configuring reference pages

Module 12 - OSS NetBatch Jobs

  • Submitting OSS jobs with BATCHCOM
  • How to handle exceptions
  • Lab: Creating OSS Netbatch jobs

Module 13 - Configuring FTP, FLOSS AND SAMBA

  • Review FTP commands
  • Configure the anonymous FTP user
  • Install/configure FLOSS – Freeware Look for OSS
  • Install/configure SAMBA – SMB Fileserver
  • Lab: FLOSS and SAMBA

Module 14 - Post-Installation Topics

  • Identify commands to use for performance maintenance
  • Identify commands used to find temporary files
  • Identify commands used to defragment and free disk space
  • Identify commands used in process management
  • Identify commands used for managing shared resources
  • Lab: maintenance topics

Onsite Delivery Equipment Requirements

  • Equipment:
    • PCs or workstations with a terminal emulator such as WIN6530- NonStop server with the NonStop kernel operating system, version H06 or later for NonStop NS-series servers, or version J06 or later for NonStop NB-series servers
  • Software:
    • Safeguard activated - OSS configured and activated

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