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PLOSS201 -Managing the OSS Environment
This detailed course delivers just what you need in a short period of time to cover the OSS file system, the servers and filesets at the heart of OSS, and product installation and startup. It also addresses typical management tasks such as backup and restore, file reorganization, catalog relocation, and disc space management. The interaction between OSS and Guardian subsystems such as the spooler, TCP/IP, FTP, and Pathway are fully covered. The course also describes OSS performance, and ends with a useful review of troubleshooting methods. The course includes 8 labs to give the student important hands-on experience.

Course Duration: 3 days (on-site)

NonStop system managers, operators, database administrators, and performance specialists. Programmers who will be developing OSS applications on NonStop, or porting applications from other platforms, will also gain valuable insight.

Discover how SCF is used to configure and manage the OSS subsystem. Learn the OSS shell commands required to set up users and to establish adequate security. Explore shell commands, performance, and Measure changes for OSS.

The course assumes that students understand Guardian basics, but have no background in UNIX or OSS. Students should have approximately two years of knowledge and experience on NonStop systems.

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  • Day 1
    • UNIX and the POSIX standard
    • OSS-based products
    • OSS development support
    • The OSS file system
    • Key subsystem processes and files
    • Caching and buffering in OSS
    • Creation pool and storage pool
    • OSS development support
    • Installing subsystem files
    • Using EasySetup
    • Manual configuration and startup
    • Lab 1: Basic shell commands
    • Lab 2: EasySetup and Copyoss
  • Day 2
    • Configuring servers and filesets
    • Archiving data
    • Using CVT (catalog volume tool)
    • Stopping and deleting OSS
    • The OSSTTY utility
    • Shell commands for OSS management
    • Using Safecom to set up users, aliases, and initial directories
    • File security and directory security
    • Groups: administrative, file-sharing, primary
    • Security commands: chmod, chown, chgrp, newgrp
    • The /etc/profile and $HOME/.profile configuration files
    • Aliases, functions, and environment variables
    • Prompt settings
    • Command-line history, recall, and editing
    • Localization
    • Lab 3: Using SCF for OSS configuration
    • Lab 4: CVT, pax, and shell commands
    • Lab 5: Safecom and shell security commands
  • Day 3
    • OSS and the Guardian spooler
    • Configuring File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
    • Configuring TCP/IP
    • OSS and Pathway, TMF, SQL/MP, SQL/MX
    • Measure changes for OSS
    • Important counters in the OSSCPU and OSSNS entities
    • OSS file and process performance
    • Tools and documentation for troubleshooting OSS problems
    • Using FSCK to resolve fileset inconsistencies
    • Lab 6: Setting up the $HOME/.profile file
    • Lab 7: Spooler, TCP/IP, and FTP
    • Lab 8: Measure and OSS performance
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