Course ID 00071758
HP product number U4188S
Course format ILT
Typical Course length 5 days
Skill level Expert
Delivery languages English
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Course description

This course introduces the foundation and basic skills necessary for system administrators to configure and manage the Open System Services (OSS) environment on all HP NonStop platforms.
This course is 70 percent lecture and 30
percent hands on labs using HPE servers.

Ideal candidate for this course

HPE NonStop System Administrators


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  • Module 1 - Course Overview
    •Course highlights
    •Course objectives
  • Module 2 - Open System Services (OSS) Overview
    •Open System Services (OSS) definition
    •OSS environment
    •OSS fileset, hierarchy, and versions
    •OSS limits
    •System process overview
    •User equivalencies
    •Managing OSS servers
    •OSS pipe server and extended segment
    •File manager
    •OSS monitor and name servers
    •OSS Server Process
    •OSS Local Socket Servers
    •OSS Terminal Helper Servers
    •OSS Transport Agent
    •Lab: OSS overview
  • Module 3 - Installation Tools
    •Event Management Service (EMS)
    •Persistence monitor
    •SCF and subsystem managers
    •Checking for virtual volumes
    •Checking OSS disk volumes with SCF
    •Checking the telserv configuration
    •Safeguard review
    •OSS hierarchy archive facility
    •OSS object file version determination
    •OSS versions utility
    •Lab: installation tools
  • Module 4 - Basic OSS Installation Overview
    •OSS EasySetup and EasySetup files
    •The OSSSETUP utility
    •OSS load processes
    •OSSINF file content
    •OSSREMOV utility
    •Removal procedure
    •Lab: basic OSS installation
  • Module 5 - Configuring OSS
    •Securing filesets
    •Security options
    •System user IDs and aliases
    •User and user group attributes
    •Remote passwords
    •Initial home directory
    •File sharing groups
    •Configuring the OSS Telnet service
    •Configuring SSH and OSS
    •Network services
    •Periodic tasks
    •Lab: configuring OSS
  • Module 6 - Creating Filesets - Considerations
    •OSS processes
    •OSS fileset pathname support
    •OSS fileset disk-file storage pool
    •Multiple fileset support and considerations
    •Multiple name servers
    •Creation pool volumes and lists
    •Fileset considerations
    •Lab: configuring OSS filesets
  • Module 7 - Creating Filesets
    •Fileset attributes overview
    •Fileset attributes
    •Reasons to add a fileset
    •Fileset auto start
    •Subsystem Control Facility (SCF)
    •Lab: creating OSS filesets
  • Module 8 - OSS Auditing
    •OSS fileset auditing overview
    •Safeguard Access Control Lists (ACLs)
    •Safecom audit H06.14/J06.03
    •OSS file auditing overview
    •Audit Client OSS (ACO)
    •OSS ACL Support
    •Base ACL
    •Optional ACL
    •Class ACL Entry
    •Impact Of The Class Entry On Effective Permissions
    •Access control
    •Security groups
  • Module 9 - Catalog Maintenance
    •Catalog Volume Tool (CVT)
    •Checking and reloading catalog files
    •Checking and repairing a fileset
    •Fileset capacity summary
    •Lab: OSS catalog maintenance
  • Module 10 - Configuring the OSS Printing Environment
    •SPOOLER review
    •Printing in the OSS environment
    •OSS printing facility
    •Lab: configuring the OSS printer service
  • Module 11 - Configuring Reference Pages
    •The man utility
    •Locating online documentation
    •The whatis database
    •Lab: configuring reference pages
  • Module 12 - OSS NetBatch Jobs
    •Submitting OSS jobs with BATCHCOM
    •Shell script considerations
    •How to handle exceptions
    •How to handle exit codes inside a script
    •Lab: OSS jobs in Netbatch
  • Module 13 - Configuring FTP, FLOSS AND SAMBA
    •FTP Server
    •FTP Server Support
    •FTP Example
    •Anonymous FTP
    •Anonymous Logon
    •FLOSS and SAMBA
    •FLOSS Overview
    •FLOSS Default File Locations
    •NS-Samba Overview
    •SAMBA Diagram
    •Typical use case of NS-Samba
    •Architecture and Components
    •Hardware and Software Requirements
    •Product Installation – Samba
    •Uninstalling NS-Samba
    •SAMBA MAIN features
    •Limitations of NS-Samba
    •Operations and Usage
    •Operations and Usage - SWAT
    •Operations and Management
    •System Management Functions
    •Usage-level Troubleshooting and Recovery
    •Migration and Integration
    •Lab: FLOSS and SAMBA
  • Module 14 - Post-Installation Topics
    •OSS maintenance
    •Compressing files
    •BACKUP and RESTORE 2.0 utility
    •OSS process management
    •Interprocess Communication (IPC)
    •Shared resource management
    •Guardian and OSS text files
    •OSS file purge protection
    •Lab: maintenance topics
  • Onsite Delivery Equipment Requirements
    –PCs or workstations with a terminal emulator such as WIN6530OutsideView
    –NonStop server with the NonStop kernel operating system, version HG06 or later for NonStop NS-series servers, or version J06 or later for NonStop NB-series servers.
    –Safeguard activated
    –OSS configured and activated


After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:
  • Identify the components of the Open System Services (OSS) subsystem
  • Configure the OSS subsystem and its components
  • Identify steps to configure, install, mount, and delete a file set
  • Understand the OSS user requirements and how to create user identities
  • Use and maintain OSS subsystem resources
  • Understand post-installation tools and procedures

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