Concepts and Facilities for HPE NonStop Systems Training

  • Learn via: Classroom
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Price: From $4,160+VAT
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This course is an extensive introduction to HP NonStop servers and to the system software that makes them reliable, scalable, open, and fast. It also covers NonStop server application, database, networking, security, and operations environment topics and is the foundation and prerequisite for most other NonStop courses. The four-day course is 60 percent lecture and 40 percent hands-on labs using HP servers.

Knowledge of basic computer and IT concepts


  • Application designers and developers
  • System managers and network managers
  • Data communications programmers
  • Technical support personnel

  • Understand the unique capabilities of HP NonStop servers
  • Discuss the hardware and software architecture of
  • Integrity NonStop servers and Integrity NonStop BladeSystem servers and understand how availability, data integrity, high performance, and flexibility are assured
  • Learn the concepts and facilities for application development and management, database and system management, networking, and security
  • Learn how to use the full capabilities of your system through hands-on lab exercises

Module 1 - Introduction to HP NonStop Systems

  • Characteristics of HP NonStop servers
  • Tandem Computers architecture - 1976
  • HP NonStop architecture - Today
  • NonStop servers — the power of clustering and design goals
  • Availability definitions
  • Data integrity concepts
  • High performance and scalability methods and strategies
  • Fault Tolerance
  • One operating system with two environments
  • Open interfaces — Open System Services (OSS)
  • Open cluster application protocols

Module 2 - NonStop Technical Library (NTL)

  • NonStop Technical Library (NTL) concepts and home page
  • Browsing and viewing NTL
  • Using search facilities to find NTL documents and information
  • Lab: NTL

Module 3 - NonStop Operating System (OS)

  • The NonStop OS — where it loads from
  • Basic functions of the NonStop OS and the two alternative interfaces
  • NonStop OS process management, states, and scheduling
  • Why a message-based operating system?
  • System and application processes
  • Process pairs
  • Message and file systems
  • The requester/server model

Module 4 - Guardian Environment

  • Guardian environment — authentication of users
  • Managing the Guardian user environment
  • The Guardian file system
  • File security codes — RWEP
  • Labs: basic Guardian commands; more TACL commands; using TEDIT,
  • printing; fault tolerance; fault tolerant programming; process control;
  • TACL programming

Module 5 - The Open System Services (OSS) Environment

  • OSS definition
  • NonStop facilities and tools based on OSS
  • Guardian, OSS, and shared APIs
  • OSS file system and types
  • Guardian and OSS text files
  • POSIX.2 shell and utilities
  • Directories and filenames
  • Lab: OSS

Module 6 - Requesters and Servers

  • The primary goal
  • OLTP requirements
  • Application modularity basic design principle and advantages
  • Pathway and the requester-server model
  • Requester-server approach
  • Lab: requesters and servers

Module 7 - Pathway Application Environment

  • The Pathway solution and components
  • NonStop TS/MP components
  • Pathway/iTS definition and components
  • Terminal Control Program (TCP)
  • Non-TCP access to Pathway servers
  • RSC client access to Pathway servers
  • Distributed Pathway applications
  • iTP WebServer definition

Module 8 - Application Services

  • Application servers/Transaction Processing (TP) monitors
  • Tuxedo and NonStop Tuxedo definitions
  • CORBA and NonStop CORBA definitions
  • WebLogic Server (WLS) and WLS on the NonStop server
  • NonStop Application Sever for Java
  • Open Source Java frameworks
  • Summary of terminal-oriented and client/server application
  • environments
  • Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) definition, characteristics, and
  • benefits
  • SOA and the HP NonStop server

Module 9 - Application Development Environments

  • Tools and components
  • HP Enterprise Toolkit (ETK) — NonStop edition
  • Native and non-native compilers
  • NonStop Development Environment for Eclipse (NSDEE)
  • NonStop modes of operation
  • Eclipse and Eclipse for NonStop definitions and benefits
  • Current Eclipse features
  • Debuggers available
  • Visual Inspect
  • Code Coverage tools

Module 10 - Database Management

  • Relational database systems
  • Database file structures
  • Partitioned and distributed files and tables
  • Relational databases specifically designed for NonStop servers
  • Database terminology
  • Enscribe Database Record Manager
  • NonStop SQL/MP
  • NonStop SQL/MX
  • Labs: SQL/MX; SQL/MP; File Utility Program (FUP); Enform Query Language

Module 11 - NonStop Transaction Management Facility (TMF) and
Remote Database Facility (RDF)

  • NonStop server core services
  • Preventing data integrity problems in OLTP environments
  • ACID properties of transactions
  • Transaction Management Facility (TMF)
  • Volume and file recovery
  • Concurrency control
  • TMF audited files and audit-trail files
  • Remote Database Facility (RDF)
  • RDF operational overview
  • Summary of TMF and RDF database protection
  • Lab: data integrity

Module 12 - NonStop Server Hardware Architectures

  • Integrity NonStop servers and Integrity NonStop BladeSystem
  • servers
  • HP NonStop Value Architecture (NSVA)
  • HP NonStop Advanced Architecture (NSAA)
  • HP NonStop Multi-core Architecture (NSMA)
  • ServerNet system area network
  • X and Y fabrics for fault tolerance
  • Cluster I/O Modules (CLIMs)
  • Mirrored disks
  • Power management

Module 13 - NonStop Server System Management

  • NonStop server manageability strategy
  • Element and enterprise management
  • Problem detection - Event Management Service (EMS) and event
  • messages
  • Problem detection and response - EMS infrastructure and Virtual
  • Hometerm Subsystem (VHS)
  • System maintenance and service - Open System Management (OSM)
  • HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM) and NonStop plugins
  • Installing software — NonStop Software Essentials
  • Configuring/reconfiguring the system — Subsystem Control Facility
  • (SCF)
  • NonStop server system management issues
  • What is different about managing a NonStop server?
  • Availability issues
  • Fault-tolerant application software
  • Other availability issues
  • Tuning goals
  • System configuration impact on performance
  • Process priorities
  • Operations and system management issues — summary
  • Labs: measure tool; system control

Module 14 - Security

  • Security issues
  • Guardian environment
  • $CMON
  • Comparing security in the OSS and Guardian environments
  • Safeguard software
  • Safeguard auditing
  • Encryption facilities

Module 15 - Networking and Data Communications

  • Networking requirements
  • Connecting NonStop systems
  • The path to remote systems and devices
  • Expand networking software
  • NonStop ServerNet cluster
  • Communicating with specialized input devices
  • Connecting to devices and other systems
  • IP Cluster I/O Modules (CLIMs)
  • ServerNet Wide Area Network (SWAN)
  • Summary of NonStop server networking capabilities

Module 16 - Information Sources and Education Planning

  • Sources of information on NonStop servers and software
  • NonStop Enterprise Division web site
  • Education and Training Center
  • Curriculum paths
  • Connect - International HP Users' Group and regional user groups
  • NonStop Enterprise Division field sales and support
  • Global NonStop Solution Center (GNSC) - product support
  • NonStop support plans

Onsite Delivery Equipment Requirements

  • Windows-based workstations providing each student with access to a
  • NonStop server
  • Student and instructor access to: Internet, basic Guardian utilities, the
  • Guardian spooler, TEDIT, TACL, and OSS Pathway, Enscribe, SQL/MX,
  • SQL/MP, TMF, Measure, ViewPoint

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