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HP-UX System Administration

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Name HP-UX System Administration
DescriptionThis Hewlett Packard HP-UX System Administration training course is designed to give delegates practical experience in the administration of an HP-UX UNIX System. Reference will be made to the HP-UX commands required to administer the system, although practical work will concentrate on using the System Administration Manager (SAM) to achieve the course objectives. Skills Gained The delegates will have knowledge and practise in: HP-UX Server Range The Role of the System Administrator System Administration Manager (SAM) File Systems and Storage System Startup and Shutdown Interacting with IPL Booting from Alternate Media User Account Administration Access Control Lists Trusted Security Features Printer Configuration Logical Volume Manager (LVM) Create, Modify and Delete Logical Volumes Important LVM Commands Mount/Unmount Filesystems Filesystem Layout Using Swap Space The Veritas Volume Manager Nodes and Virtual Partitioning Backup and Restore Facilities Using tar and cpio Using fbackup and frecover Incremental Backups System Recovery Using Ignite-UX Background Jobs and Scheduling Kernel Configuration Software Installation Software Distribution Using SD Commands System Logging Performance Monitoring Who will the Course Benefit? The HP-UX System Administration course is designed for System Administrators and Programmers and other Technical IT staff who require a full working knowledge of how to administer an HP-UX system. The course assumes knowledge of the HP-UX Operating System to the level covered in the HP-UX Introduction Course. Some shell programming experience may also prove advantageous; this can be gained on the HP-UX Shell Programming Course. Course Objectives On completion of the HP-UX System Administration course the delegate will have practical experience of the Systems Administration Manager (SAM), allowing them to administer an HP-UX system. Examinations This course, together with the HP-UX Fundamentals course, covers some of the topics required for the HP-UX 11i v3 System Administration (HP0-P20) exam. Before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience. The HP-UX website lists all exam requirements and these are updated regularly. Exams are not included as part of the course. Pre-Requisite Courses HP-UX Introduction HP-UX Shell Programming Follow-On Courses HP-UX Advanced Shell Programming Tools Oracle SQL TCP/IP Networking Apache Web Server
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Overview

This Hewlett Packard HP-UX System Administration training course is designed to give delegates practical experience in the administration of an HP-UX UNIX System.  Reference will be made to the HP-UX command line, including using the System Management Homepage (SMH) to achieve the course exercises and objectives.

On completion of the HP-UX System Administration course the delegate will have a greater awareness, both technical and practical, of the key tasks required to administer an HP-UX system, and completing these tasks by interacting via the command line or the System Management Homepage (SMH

Who will the Course Benefit?

The HP-UX System Administration course is designed for System Administrators and Programmers and other Technical IT staff who require a working knowledge of the key tasks required to administer an HP-UX system.

Learning Objectives

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • HP-UX Server Range
  • Managing Users and Groups
  • Navigating the HP-UX File System
  • System Management Homepage
  • Booting PA-RISC and INTEGRITY Systems and Shutdown
  • Logical Volume Manager
  • File System Management
  • Managing Swap Space
  • Maintaining Logical Volumes and File Systems
  • Preparing for Disasters
  • Accessing the System Console and the iLO-MP
  • HP-UX Kernel Configuration
  • Configuring Device Special Files (DSF)
  • Managing Software with SD-UX
  • Managing Patches with SD-UX
  • Ignite-UX

Pre-Requisites

The course assumes knowledge of the HP-UX Operating System to the level covered in the HP-UX Introduction Course.

Some shell programming experience may also prove advantageous; this can be gained on the HP-UX Shell Programming Course.

This HP-UX System Administration course assumes good knowledge of a Unix operating system in an Enterprise environment to the level covered in the HP-UX Introduction course. 

Alternatively, relevant experience of UNIX or Linux servers is required, preferably within an Enterprise environment. Knowledge of HP-UX Shell Programming to the level covered on the HP-UX Shell Programming course would also be beneficial.

Course Content

DAY 1

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: THE HP SERVER RANGE

  • HP Integrity Series Servers
  • HP Integrity Entry-Class Servers
  • HP Integrity Mid Range Servers
  • HP Integrity Superdome Servers
  • HP 9000 Series Servers
  • HP 9000 Superdome
  • HP Servers RP8420-32
  • HP 9000 RP4440 Server
  • Node Partitioning Support

Session 2: MANAGING USERS AND GROUPS

  • Managing Users
  • The /etc/passwd File
  • Adding an Entry to the /etc/passwd File
  • The /etc/shadow File
  • The pwconv and pwunconv Commands
  • The /etc/group File
  • Adding an Entry to the /etc/group File
  • Managing User Accounts
  • The useradd Command
  • The usermod Command
  • The userdel command
  • Deactivating and Reactivating a User Account
  • User Group Maintenance
  • Managing Groups
  • Password Ageing and Password Security Policies
  • The passwd command

Session 3: NAVIGATING THE HP-UX FILE SYSTEM

  • Unix File System Hierarchy
  • Static and Dynamic Files
  • HP-UX System Directories
  • Searching for Files and Executables

Session 4: SYSTEM MANAGEMENT HOMEPAGE (SMH)

  • SMH Introduction
  • Starting SMH
  • SMH Login Screen
  • Navigating the SMH Software
  • SMH Command Line Interface Configuration
  • Text Based SMH

HP-UX System Administration Training Course

Course Contents - DAY 2

Session 5: BOOTING PA-RISC AND INTEGRITY SYSTEMS AND SHUTDOWN

  • System Startup Process for an HP PA-RISC Server
  • ISL (Initial System Loader) & Autoboot
  • Enabling and Disabling Autoboot
  • Manually Booting HP-UX in Single User-Mode
  • Recovering from a Lost root Password
  • Booting to LVM Maintenance State
  • Booting from an Alternate Kernel
  • Understanding Hardware Addresses
  • Booting from Another Disk
  • HP Integrity Server Booting Differences
  • The init Procedure
  • System Run States
  • Using Unique Keywords
  • System Startup Procedures
  • The rc Process
  • Sequencer Directories
  • Kill Scripts
  • Execution Scripts
  • Contents of the Template File
  • Configuration Files
  • Changing the /etc/inittab File
  • Shutdown and rc
  • Shutdown Permissions
  • The reboot Command

Session 6: LOGICAL VOLUME MANAGER (LVM)

  • Disk/File System Configuration
  • Logical Volume Manager
  • LVM Version 1 Limits
  • LVM Version 1, 2.0 And 2.1 Comparison Table
  • LVM DSF Directories
  • Benefits of Persistent DFS Naming
  • Creating Physical Volumes
  • Displaying Physical Volumes
  • Creation of Volume Groups
  • Creating a 1.0 Volume Group
  • Creating a 2.x Volume Group
  • Displaying Volume Groups
  • Creating Logical Volumes
  • Displaying Logical Volumes
  • An Introduction to Mirroring and Disk Striping
  • Quorum
  • Glossary of Common HP LVM Commands

HP-UX System Administration Training Course

Course Contents - DAY 3

Session 7: FILE SYSTEM MANAGEMENT

  • File System Structure
  • File Systems Types
  • Creating File Systems
  • Special newfs Arguments
  • Blocks and Fragments
  • Mounting File systems
  • Checking the File System Table
  • Using the /etc/fstab File
  • Unmounting File Systems
  • Mounting and Unmounting CDFS File Systems
  • Mounting and Unmounting LOFS File Systems
  • Mounting a ISO Image
  • How To Mount a MemFS File System

Session 8: MANAGING SWAP SPACE

  • HP-UX Memory Concepts
  • HP-UX Swap Concepts
  • HP-UX Swap Types
  • HP-UX Pseudo Swap
  • Creating Swap via the CLI
  • Enabling Swap via /etc/fstab

Session 9: MAINTAINING LOGICAL VOLUMES AND FILE SYSTEMS

  • Defragmenting File Systems
  • Repairing Corrupted File Systems
  • The lost+found Directory
  • Repairing a Damaged HFS File System
  • Repairing a Damaged VXFS File System
  • Repairing a Damaged Root File System
  • Common Errors Found by fsck
  • Monitoring Free Space
  • Extending a Volume Group
  • Reducing a Volume Group
  • Removing a Volume Group
  • Extending a Logical Volume
  • Reducing a Logical Volume
  • Removing a Logical Volume
  • Extending a File System
  • Reducing a File System

HP-UX System Administration Training Course

Course Contents - DAY 4

Session 10: PREPARING FOR DISASTERS

  • Dynamic Root Disk
  • DRD Commands Overview
  • Downloading And Installing Dynamic Root Disk
  • Cloning the Active System Image
  • Verifying a DRD Clone’s Status
  • Synchronizing a DRD Clone
  • DRD Sync Preview Command
  • Copying the Files To the Inactive Clone Image
  • DRD Sync System Shutdown Script
  • DRD-Safe Commands And Packages
  • Mounting/Unmounting  the Inactive System Image
  • Performing Tasks on the Inactive System Image
  • Activating/Deactivating the Inactive System Image
  • Cloning (Golden image) / Backing up the Root Disk

Session 11: ACCESSING THE SYSTEM CONSOLE AND THE ILO/MP

  • Introduction to iLO 2
  • Ports and LEDs
  • HP Integrity Server Blade Components
  • HP Integrity rx2660 Server Components
  • HP Integrity rx3600 and rx6600 Server Components
  • iLO 2 MP Status LEDs
  • iLO 2 MP Reset Button
  • Resetting Local User Accounts To Default Values
  • Getting Connected to iLO 2
  • Logging In to iLO 2
  • Accessing the Host (Operating System) Console
  • Accessing a Text Host Console Using the TUI
  • Using iLO 2
  • iLO 2 TUI Command Menu
  • iLO 2 Web GUI

Session 12: HP-UX KERNEL CONFIGURATION

  • Kernel Configuration Interfaces
  • Kernel Management Commands
  • Tuneable Manual Pages
  • Managing Kernel Configurations Using Kcweb
  • The Web Based Interface Of Kcweb
  • Managing Saved Configurations
  • The Kernel System File
  • Managing The System File
  • Managing Modules Via The System File
  • Managing Tunables Via The System File
  • Applying System File Changes
  • Booting Using A Non-Default Configuration

Session 13: CONFIGURING DEVICE SPECIAL FILES (DSF)

  • Legacy and Agile Naming Models SD-UX Structure
  • Agile View
  • Persistent Device Special File (DSF) Naming Scheme
  • Disk Device File Naming Convention
  • Tape Device Special File Naming Convention
  • Array Controller and Other Device File Naming
  • Legacy DSF's
  • Legacy View Major And Minor Numbers
  • Agile and Views in ioscan
  • Mapping Between Legacy DSF's and Persistent DSF's
  • Creating Device Special Files Manually
  • Removing DFS's

HP-UX System Administration Training Course

Course Contents - DAY 5

Session 14: MANAGING SOFTWARE WITH SD-UX

  • Software Distribution Overview
  • SD-UX Structure
  • SD-UX Commands
  • SD-UX Daemons
  • Glossary of Terms
  • The Installed Produce Database (IDP)
  • Using SD Commands
  • Listing Installed Software
  • Managing Software Depots
  • Installing Software
  • Verifying Installed Software
  • Removing Installed Software

Session 15: MANAGING PATCHES WITH SD-UX

  • Managing Patches
  • Patch Naming Conventions
  • Listing Installed Patches
  • Patch State
  • Acquiring Individual Patches
  • Installing Individual Patches
  • Installing Patches from CD/DVD
  • Installing Patches from Tape
  • Verifying a Patch
  • Rolling Back a Patch
  • Committing a Patch
  • The Patch Assessment Tool
  • The Security Patch Tool
  • The HP-UX Software Assistant (SWA)

Session 16: INSTALLING THE OS WITH IGNITE-UX

  • System Recovery Using Ignite-UX
  • Setting up an Ignite-UX Server
  • Ignite-UX Software Requirements
  • Installing Ignite-UX Software on the Server
  • Creating the HP-UX Depot
  • Creating the HP-UX OE Configuration Information
  • Configure the System as an Ignite-UX Server
  • Cold-installing a Client Across the Network
  • Boot the Client System from the Ignite-UX Server
  • Installing HP-UX Using the Client Console
  • Creating a Golden Image

Session 17: WORKSHOP EXERCISES

  • HP-UX 11 System Administration Course Workshops

Session 18: WORKSHOP SOLUTIONS

  • HP-UX 11 System Administration Course Workshops Solutions

Addendum: Reference Materials (provided within the course handbook for additional reading)

  • Appendix 1 - Node and Virtual Partitioning
  • Appendix 2 - The Veritas Volume Manager
  • Appendix 3 - File & File System Backup and Restore

Virtual Training

Description:

Quite simply, delegates based at home or in their office (or anywhere where there is an internet connection) link into a live instructor led class via their browser.

 

Using our Virtual Classroom Connect solution, the remote (virtual) delegate will connect to the training room via the internet, where they will be able to see, hear and interact with the instructor and, if it is a scheduled course, the classroom based delegates. They will be able to see all trainer demonstrations, slides and whiteboard work and also have access to the practical workshops/labs as though they were attending in the classroom.

 

Virtual delegates can interact during the sessions, joining in discussions with the trainer and, if relevant, the other delegates. If preferred, delegates can raise questions via the text-based virtual interface where the trainer can answer either in a private one to one conversation or to the class in general.

 

 

Headsets (please note that delegates must provide their own headsets for Virtual courses)

We strongly recommend that the delegates attending this training have high quality headsets, which have noise cancelling microphone capability. This is to enable them to clearly hear the course delivery and contribute effectively within the class setting, ensuring clear reciprocal communication between lecturer and delegates throughout the course.

 

Electronic Course Materials

Delegates will be accessing Electronic Course Material throughout the course. To achieve an optimum learning experience, we highly recommend that the delegates have access to a second screen in order to view their course materials separately from their main screen.

 

Optional Additional Service (Printed Course Materials)

In addition to providing electronic course materials, Printed Course Materials can also be provided at an extra cost per manual supplied. The fee charged includes the cost of couriering the printed course materials to the training venue. Please advise at the time of booking if this optional additional service is required.

 

  

VIRTUAL SOLUTION (REMOTE ACCESS SERVICE)

 

To support the practical workshops/labs element of the Virtual Solution, we provide a Remote Access service whereby the delegates connect to servers or individual systems hosted in our London office.  This eliminates the expense of couriering systems to clients’ sites and the uncertainty associated with using clients’ own systems.  Clients will still need to provide a system for the delegates, however these systems will only require one of the following (freely available) connection tools installed: ssh client (eg putty), VNC viewer (eg UltraVNC) or the Windows Remote Desktop client.

 

For the Remote Access solution, we recommend a fast internet connection and minimum of Windows 7 with 4Gb Ram.  Delegates can also connect using Apple MAC or Unix/Linux based client systems and similar connection software.  Depending on the course being delivered there may be further requirements (such as minimum screen resolution, supported browsers etc).  If there are further requirements, a member of our technical team will advise accordingly once we have a clearer understanding of the systems being provided by the client for the training.

 

The client is responsible for the provision, technical setup, installation, testing and connectivity of the training systems to our servers or individual systems in London prior to the training commencing. Performance will be dependent on a good internet connection from the client’s site. As with all internet access, because the internet is outside of our control we are unable to guarantee response times.

 

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM CONNECTION TEST (ADOBE CONNECT WEB SERVICE)

 

We are responsible for providing the Adobe Connect software and Remote Access to the labs/workshops for the course.  To guarantee the successful delivery of the course, each delegate will need to carry out the required pre-course connectivity tests to both the Adobe Connect server and the labs/workshops server well in advance of the course start date.

 

Before we can fully commit to this training being delivered using Remote Access, it would be necessary to test the connectivity between our servers or individual systems hosted in our London office and the delegate's training systems.  We also need to ensure that the delegates can connect onto the course that they will be attending via the Adobe Connect server.

 

To enable the delegates to carry out the required connectivity tests, our booking procedures will provide connection details for the training prior to the event start date. All connectivity tests will need to be carried out well in advance of the training delivery date.

 

Please note, these tests must be performed on the computer system the delegate will be using on their training course and from the same location where they will be sitting during their course attendance.

 

 

This is to ensure that the delegates have the correct levels of software required on their systems. In the instance where their system may not have the required software, they have the ability to download it onto their system (the delegate may need to discuss this with their technical support if they are attending their course within an office environment).

 

This also confirms if the Adobe Connect web service is able to work through any firewalls the delegates’ company may have in place. Details of any required software is provided as and when the test is run.

 

Note: The delegate's systems will also need a working sound card.

 

To run the Adobe Connect connectivity test from their designated system and location, the delegate should use the following link:

http://admin.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

 

Below is a link to a QuickStart guide that delegates attending courses using Adobe Connect may find useful:

http://seminars.adobe.acrobat.com/vqs-participants/

 

NOTES

 

  • The client will be responsible for all the setups for the delegate's systems including user logins, permissions, etc.

 

  • The client will need to carry out the required Remote Access and Adobe Connect connectivity tests as outlined above. These tests will need to take place well in advance of the training delivery date.

 

  • Training cannot be undertaken using the client’s systems without discussion taking place between our technical team and the client with regard to the systems being provided.

 

  • We strongly recommend that the delegates attending this training are provided with high quality headsets, which have noise cancelling microphone capability. This is to enable them to clearly hear the course delivery and contribute effectively within the class setting, ensuring clear reciprocal communication between lecturer and delegates throughout the course.

 

  • Delegates will be accessing Electronic Course Material throughout the course. To achieve an optimum learning experience, we highly recommend that the delegates have access to a second screen in order to view their course materials separately from their main screen.

 

  • If the client is unable to provide suitable systems for this training course, then pre-configured systems could be provided or the course could be delivered at one of our training centres. Please refer to your account manager for further details.

Exams are not included as part of the course.

This course, together with the HP-UX Fundamentals course, covers some of the topics required for the  HP-UX 11i v3 System Administration (HP0-P20) exam.

Before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience.  The HP-UX website lists all exam requirements and these are updated regularly.

 

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