Code: 
HSA
Duration: 
5 Day(s)
Price: 
1945

Overview

The 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

Audience

The HP-UX System Administration course is 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

Skills Gained

Delegates will learn

  • 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

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

Prerequisites

  • HP-UX Introduction
  • HP-UX Shell Programming

NOTE: Course technical content is subject to change without notice

Course Specifics

Course Outline

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: THE SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR'S ROLE

  • Role of a Systems Administrator
  • Directory Overview
  • The root login and the su command
  • Tracking the Use of su

Session 3: SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION MANAGER

  • Key Movement
  • SAM Menu Structure
  • SAM Main Screen
  • SAM Logging Options
  • Log File Viewer
  • Files and Directories
  • Add Custom Commands to SAM
  • Non-Root SAM Access
  • Exercise: Add Custom Commands to SAM
  • Exercise: Allow Non-Root SAM Access for Selected User

Session 4: SYSTEM STARTUP AND SHUTDOWN

  • System Startup Process for HP 9000 Server
  • HP Integrity Server Booting Differences
  • ISL (Initial Systems Loader}
  • Understanding Hardware Addresses
  • Manually Booting HP-UX in Single User-Mode
  • Booting from Another Disk
  • The Init Procedure
  • The /etc/inittab File
  • Reading the /etc/inittab File
  • System Run States
  • Using Unique Keywords
  • System Startup Procedures
  • The rc Process
  • Sequencer Directories
  • Execution Scripts
  • Contents of the Template File
  • Configuration Files
  • Changing the /etc/inittab Files
  • Shutdown and rc
  • Kill Scripts
  • Steps to Add Your Own Start-up Scripts
  • Shutdown Permissions
  • Recovering from a Lost root Password
  • The Reboot Command
  • Exercise: Create Startup and Shutdown Scripts

Session 5: ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

  • Adding a New User
  • Adding an Entry to the /etc/passwd File
  • Password Ageing
  • Adding an Entry to the /etc/group File
  • Customising a Users Environment
  • The Default Login Shell
  • Managing User Accounts
  • Listing Users
  • Restricting root Login
  • Removing a User Registration from The System
  • Setting up Users Through SAM
  • Removing Users Through SAM
  • Access Control Lists
  • Trusted Security Features
  • Converting to a Trusted System
  • Reverting to a Non-Trusted System
  • Password Files
  • The Protected Password Database
  • Password Ageing
  • Time Based Access Control
  • Device Based Access Control
  • Exercise: Add a New User with Defined Attributes
  • Exercise: Create a File with Access Control Lists
  • Exercise: Test New Account and ACL Files

Session 6: PRINT SERVICE MANAGEMENT

  • Printer Configuration
  • Printer Glossary
  • Printer Commands
  • The lpadmin Command
  • The lpfence Command
  • The lpshut Command
  • The lpsched Command
  • The accept command
  • The reject Command
  • The lpmove Command
  • The lpana Command
  • The lpstat Command
  • The lp Command
  • The lpalt Command
  • The enable Command
  • The disable Command
  • The cancel Command
  • Printer Configuration
  • Printer Configuration Files and Directories
  • Exercise: Installing a Printer

Session 7: FILESYSTEM CONFIGURATION

  • File System Structure
  • Creating Filesystems
  • Special newfs Arguments
  • Mounting Filesystems
  • Checking the Filesystem Table
  • Using the /etc/fstab File
  • The lost+found Directory
  • Unmounting Filesystems
  • Checking and Repairing Filesystems
  • Using the fsck Command
  • Common Errors Found by fsck
  • Using the df Command
  • Making Device Nodes
  • Device Naming Conventions
  • Card Instance Numbers and Device Naming Conventions
  • File System Organisation
  • File System Types
  • Supporting File Systems
  • The VxFS File Systems

Session 8: LOGICAL VOLUME MANAGER

  • Filesystem Configuration
  • Traditional Filesystem Configuration
  • Traditional Filesystem Problems
  • The Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
  • Benefits of LVM
  • An introduction to Mirroring and Disk Striping
  • Mirroring
  • Disk Striping
  • Quorum
  • Important LVM Commands
  • Exercise: Creating Volume Groups, Logical Volumes and File Systems. Mounting and Unmounting Filesystems

Session 9: MANAGING SWAP SPACE

  • Using Swap Space
  • What is Swap Space?
  • Types of Swap Space
  • Creating Swap Space
  • Enabling Swap Space

Session 10: THE VERITAS VOLUME MANAGER

  • VxVM Concepts and Structures
  • RAID Levels in VxVM
  • The VxVM System Daemons
  • Common VxVM Commands
  • Overview of VxVM Commands
  • Veritas Enterprise Administrator (VEA)
  • Volume Manager Support Operations Menu
  • Comparing LVM Terminology and Commands with VxVM

Session 11: NODES AND VIRTUAL PARTITIONING

  • The Management Processor
  • Node Partitioning
  • nPartition Management Tool
  • Virtual Partitioning

Session 12: BACKUP AND RESTORE

  • Using the cpio Command
  • Using the cpio -o Command
  • Using the find Command with cpio
  • Using the ls command with cpio
  • Using the cat Command with cpio
  • Using the cpio -I Command
  • Using the cpio -p Command
  • Creating a tar Archive
  • Reading/Verifying a tar Archive
  • Restoring from a tar Archive
  • Using the dd Command
  • The fbackup Command
  • The frecover Command
  • Incremental Backups
  • Creating an Incremental Backup
  • Recovering from an Incremental Backup
  • System Recovery Using Ignite-UX
  • Creating a Recovery Tape
  • Updating a Recovery Tape
  • Exercise: Use of cpio, tar and fbackup

Session 13: BACKGROUND JOBS

  • Starting Background Jobs
  • The nohup Command
  • The nice Command
  • Using cron Processes
  • Creating cron Processes
  • Creating crontab Entries
  • Using the crontab Command
  • The at Command
  • Authorisation for the at Command
  • Exercise: Creating a crontab Entry
  • Exercise: Using the at Command

Session 14: KERNEL CONFIGURATION

  • Reconfiguring the Kernel
  • Creating a New Configuration File
  • Compiling the Kernel
  • Installing the new Kernel Configuration files
  • Rebooting the System
  • Verifying the Changes
  • Kernel Tuneable Parameters

Session 15: SOFTWARE INSTALLATION

  • Installing HP-UX
  • Beginning the Install
  • Software Distribution
  • SD Commands
  • Glossary of Terms
  • SD Structure
  • SD Database
  • Using the SD Commands
  • SD Command List
  • The swpackage Command
  • The Product Specification File
  • Differences Between swcopy and swpackage

Session 16: SYSTEM LOGGING

  • The syslog.conf File
  • Facility and Priority Values
  • The syslogd Daemon Process

Session 17: PERFORMANCE MONITORING

  • Addressing the Problem
  • Understanding the Workload
  • Understanding Bottlenecks
  • Performance Monitoring Tools
  • SAR (System Activity Reporter)
  • VMSTAT (Virtual Memory Statistics)
  • SWAPINFO (System Paging Space Information)
  • IOSTAT (I/O Statistics)
  • Monitoring System Processes

Session 18: WORKSHOPS

  • HP-UX 11 System Administration Course Workshops

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