Course ID 00071751
HP product number U4150S
Course format ILT
Typical Course length 4 days
Skill level Foundational
Delivery languages English
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Course description

This course introduces the foundation and basic skills necessary to install, configure, and manage new and changed operating and product software on HPE NonStop S-series and Integrity NS-series servers. This course is 50 percent lecture and 50 percent hands on labs using HPE servers.

Ideal candidate for this course

• System operators
• System managers
• Personnel responsible for the installation of operating and product software on HPE NonStop S-series and Integrity NS-series servers


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


  • Module 1 - Introduction to DSM/SCM
    • What is Distributed Systems Management/Software Configuration Manager (DSM/SCM)
    • DSM/SCM primary purpose
    • Primary DSM/SCM resources
    • DSM/SCM user interfaces
  • Module 2 - DSM/SCM Process Flow
    • Step 1 – receive software
    • Step 2 – plan the new software revision
    • Step 3 – build
    • Step 4 – apply the new software revision
    • Step 5 – create/review discrepancy report
    • Step 6 – activate the new software revision
  • Module 3 - The Planner Interface (PI)
    • Planner Interface (PI) purpose and activities
    • Lab exercise: Planner Interface simulator
  • Module 4 - The CNFGINFO Tool
    • CNFGINFO tool overview and purpose
    • Activities performed by the CNFGINFO tool
    • Lab exercises: PC setup and the CNFGINFO tool
  • Module 5 - The Archive and Database Maintenance Interfaces (MI)
    • Maintenance Interface (MI) purpose and activities
  • Module 6 - The Target Interface (TI)
    • Target Interface (TI) purpose and activities
  • Module 7 - Activating Updated Target Software
    • How to activate the new software
    • Using and running ZPHIRNM
    • DSM/SCM fabricated names
    • Standard operator instructions
    • How to update EMS templates
  • Module 8 - Installing and Initializing DSM/SCM
    • Define DSM/SCM environment
    • Initial installation and setup of DSM/SCM host and target systems
    • Running INITENV using different options
    • Starting and stopping DSM/SCM
    • Lab exercises: INITENV and Maintenance Interface (MI); ZPHITMI; initialization build/apply
  • Module 9 - DSM/SCM Management Considerations
    • Changing preconfigured DSM/SCM attributes
    • Changing NonStop server name and number
    • OSBUILDER considerations
    • NonStop S-series and NS-series systems DSM/SCM differences
    • Web interfaces on NS-series servers
    • Lab exercises: system report and independent snapshot; true build/apply; ZPHIRNM; backout
  • Module 10 - Helpful Tools and Cloning
    • Using the ZPHIUTL utility
    • Displaying DSM/SCM EMS messages with ZPHIUTL and EMSDIST
    • Using CLEANOSS and SPRCHECK tools
    • Simplifying installation and management of multiple identical NonStop servers
  • Module 11 - DSM/SCM Best Practices and Operational Considerations
    • From “What not to forget” to best practices on how to clean up the DSM/SCM archive
  • Onsite Delivery Equipment Requirements
    • HP NonStop server with DSM/SCM host system with Pathway, TMF, and SQL installed and DSM/SCM host system software capable of supporting target system
    • Planner Interface and CNFGINFO PC installed and connected to the host via Winsock
    • HP NonStop S-series or Integrity NS-series target system that is expand-connected to the host system and can be initialized in lab environment
    • Projecting equipment, computer to display MS PowerPoint slides, and access to a TACL process
    • Student computers with access to a TACL process


After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:
  • Install and configure DSM/SCM on both host and target systems, and install and configure the Planner Interface on a PC workstation
  • Use the Planner Interface to perform all activities related to managing software configuration on multiple target systems
  • Use the Target Interface to perform DSM/SCM activities on a target system
  • Use the archive and database Maintenance\ Interfaces to manage and maintain both the archive and databases associated with a host and target environment
  • Use the CNFGINFO tool to build or modify file and product attributes for software managed by DSM/SCM
  • Understand and perform activities required to activate new software on the target system
  • Understand and perform the proper steps required to back out to the previous revision
  • Use the ZPHIUTL diagnostic utility

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