Course ID 00071762
HP product number U4194S
Course format ILT
Typical Course length 3 days
Skill level Expert
Delivery languages English
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Course description

This course provides the practical, hands on experience you need to configure, modify, monitor, and maintain a Pathway system. By the end of the course, you will
understand the major Pathway system management functions and will have implemented them on an actual system.

Ideal candidate for this course

• System Managers


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


  • Module 1 Pathway Introduction
    • Online transaction processing (OLTP) in the NonStop server environment
    • The requester-server approach to online transaction processing
    • The Pathway application and its role in online transaction processing
    • Components of the Pathway operational environment
    • Tasks a Pathway system manager performs
  • Module 2 Establishing an Initial Pathway Configuration
    • Objects in a Pathway system
    • Difference between global and object-specific configuration parameters
    • Configuring the global and object-specific parameters
    • Building an initial Pathway configuration file
    • Lab exercise: Establishing an Initial Pathway
  • Module 3 Performing Pathway Operational Tasks
    • Interfaces in a Pathway system
    • How to start PATHMON and PATHCOM processes
    • Cold starting and cool starting a Pathway system
    • Starting and stopping the Pathway objects individually
    • Monitoring and maintaining a Pathway system
    • Shutting down a Pathway system
    • Lab exercise: Performing Pathway Operational Tasks
  • Module 4 Refining Your Pathway Configuration
    • The importance of Pathway configuration
    • Use of SET commands to configure required and optional parameters on Pathway objects
    • Configuring Pathway objects using production-type parameters
    • Lab exercise: Refining Your Pathway Configuration
  • Module 5 Managing and Maintaining a Pathway System
    • Tasks performed by a Pathway system manager
    • Using PATHCOM commands to maintain a Pathway system, and diagnosing and fixing problems in a running Pathway system
    • Lab exercise: Managing a Running Pathway System
    • Lab exercise: Resolving Pathway Problems
  • Module 6 Managing Applications
    • Major issued relating to managing application code in a Pathway environment
    • Practical guidelines for configuring, managing, and monitoring Pathway systems
    • Collecting Pathway performance information
    • Lab exercise: Managing Application Code
  • Module 7 Managing Related NonStop Products
    • The purpose of NonStop server products related to Pathway applications
    • Management-related issues associated with these products Appendix A - Tables
    • File Status Codes Augmented by Guardian-Err
    • Application Profile
    • SCREEN-COBOL Send Error Numbers
    • Recognizing the Source of Messages on Your Log Terminal
    • One 6530 terminal emulator capable of multiple sessions with the NonStop server, and having projection capability, for the instructor
  • Onsite-Delivery Equipment Requirements
    • A S-series, or Integrity NonStop server with minimum configuration of 2 CPU
    • NonStop operating system, version G06.24 or later NonStop S-series servers, H06.06, J06.03 or later for NonStop Integrity servers
    • NonStop TS/MP, Pathway TS, NonStop Transaction Management Facility (TMF), and COBOL85 software
    • One 6530 terminal emulator capable of multiple sessions with the NonStop server per student
    • One 6530 terminal emulator capable of multiple sessions with the NonStop server, and having projection capability, for the instructor


After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:
  • Describe the components of the Pathway
    environment and how they relate to an online
    transaction processing application.
  • Configure, start, stop, and monitor the components
    of a Pathway system.
  • Use the utilities necessary in Pathway system
  • Add terminal control processes (TCPs), terminals,
    and server classes to a running Pathway system.
  • Diagnose and fix problems that occur during the
    running of a Pathway system.
  • Describe the Pathway/iTS subsystem and
    interaction with iTP WebServer.
  • Configure and understand server to server
    communication using Pathsend.

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