3 Day(s)


This course prepares you to work with operational tools within the HP Systems Insight Manager (HPSIM). You will be introduced to NonStop Cluster Essentials, I/O Essentials, Software Essentials and Performance Essentials. Topics include: cluster configuration/management, account creation/management, health summaries, managing tasks their categories, event viewer, running scripts, installing components, alert notifications, agent configuration, security management, remote workstations, and inventory reports. This 3-day course is 70 percent lecture and 30 percent hands-on labs using HP servers


  • System operators
  • System administrators
  • System analysts
  • Technical support analysts Personnel involved with day-to-day management of HP Integrity NonStop NS-series servers

Skills Gained

At the conclusion of this course you should be able to

  • Install, configure and operate the HP Systems Insight Manager (HPSIM) suite and all its component products: NonStop Cluster Essentials, NonStop I/O Essentials, NonStop Performance Essentials, Software Essentials
  • Describe additional plugins for NonStop systems:
  • Storage Essentials
  • Remote Support Advanced
  • Learn how to manage the HP Systems Insight Manager (HPSIM) application so users experience smooth functioning IT operations
  • Gain the knowledge needed to use the tools necessary to optimize your HP NonStop cluster environment and resolve performance issues
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience to quickly setup a HP NonStop cluster environment


  • HP NonStop NS-series Server Administration I (U8528S) or HP NonStop NB-series Server Adminstration I
  • At least six months experience operating Integrity NonStop servers

Course Specifics

Course Outline

Module 1 - Introduction and First Steps with HPSIM

  • NonStop Manageability Strategy
  • Next Generation Data Center Vision
  • Unified Infrastructure Management
  • HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM) components essentials
  • HP Storage Essentials
  • HP Insight Remote Supported Advanced (RSA)
  • Recommended configuration
  • Architecture
  • Discovering NonStop Systems
  • First Time Wizard

Module 2 - NonStop Cluster Essentials

  • Installing client and server components
  • Configuration Management Application
  • Cluster and Server discovery and configuration
  • Account management

Module 3 - Common Operations

  • Cluster health
  • Cluster management tasks
  • Adding new tasks
  • Task execution, management, specifications and parameters
  • Event Viewer
  • Coldloading and booting parameters

Module 4 - I/O Essentials

  • Installing client and server components
  • Task list
  • Task status and information
  • Category management

Module 5 - Performance Essentials

  • Installing client and server components
  • Performance monitoring
  • Configuration management
  • Thresholds and alert notifications
  • Agent configuration
  • EMS Templates

Module 6 - NonStop Software Essentials

  • Installing client and server components
  • Software archive and packages
  • Software configuration revisions
  • Receiving and installing software
  • Building and applying
  • Predefined reports

Module 7 - Security

  • Managing User ID's and Groups
  • Toolboxes
  • Creating and assigning authorizations
  • Authorization results

Module 8 - Additional Operations

  • Homepage customization
  • Quick Launch feature and menu structure
  • Software Versions
  • Remote Workstation
  • Inventory taking and reports
  • Custom reports

Module 9 - Related Products

  • Time Synchronization
  • Client and Server Mode Features
  • Recommended Configuration
  • Configuring NonStop as TimeSync Client
  • Time Source
  • HP Insight Remote Support Advanced (RSA)
  • Availability Stats and Performance

Module 10 - Troubleshooting

  • Tracing and log files
  • Items to check
  • Known limitations
  • Workarounds

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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