Course ID 00071724
HP product number U4147S
Course format ILT
Typical Course length 4 days
Delivery languages English
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Course description

This course is an extensive introduction to HPE 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 course is 60 percent lecture and 40 percent hands on labs using HPE servers.

Ideal candidate for this course

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


For specific prerequisites and requirements to achieve any of the related certifications, see the certification description on the Certification and Learning website.


  • Module 1 – An Introduction to HPE NonStop<br/>Systems
    • Characteristics of HP NonStop servers
    • NonStop servers — the power of clustering
      and design goals
    • Availability definitions
    • Data integrity concepts
    • High performance and scalability methods
      and strategies
    • Open interfaces — Open System Services
    • 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 — code/system procedures
      stored in $SYSTEM.SYSnn
    • 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
    • NonStop OS evolution
  • Module 4 – Guardian Environment
    • Guardian environment — authentication of
    • Managing the Guardian user environment
    • 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)<br/>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
    • Introduction to 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 and processing
    • Lab: Pathway subsystem
  • 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
    • 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 Environment
    • Tools and components
    • HP Enterprise Toolkit (ETK) — NonStop
    • Native and non-native compilers
    • Eclipse and Eclipse for NonStop definitions
      and benefits
    • Current Eclipse features
    • 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
    • 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
    • Lab: data integrity
  • Module 12 – NonStop Server Hardware<br/>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)
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    • HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM) and
      NonStop plugins
    • Installing software — DSM/SCM
    • Configuring/reconfiguring the system —
      Subsystem Control Facility (SCF)
    • NonStop server system management issues
    • What is different about managing a NonStop
    • Availability issues
    • Fault-tolerant application software
    • Other availability issues
    • Tuning goals
    • System configuration impact on performance
    • Process priorities
    • Operations and system management issues —
    • Labs: measure tool; system control
  • Module 14 - Security
    • Security issues
    • Guardian environment
    • $CMON
    • Comparing security in the OSS and Guardian
    • Safeguard software
    • Safeguard auditing
    • Atalla encryption facilities
  • Module 15 - Networking and Data Communications
    • Networking requirements
    • Communication with like 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
    • 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,


After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:
  • Understand the unique capabilities of HPE NonStop servers
  • Understand 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
  • Understand the concepts and facilities for application development and management, database and system management, networking, and security

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