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PLI210 - Features and Fundamentals
This course is for all personnel who need a complete and broad-based introduction to the NonStop (Tandem) platform or will have hands-on access to Tandem system(s). This is an intensive 4-day, hands-on introduction to Tandem fundamentals. The student will be introduced to the concepts of fault tolerance, parallelism, and scalable architecture. They will learn about all of Tandem's major utilities, including EDIT, TEDIT, FUP, PERUSE, SPOOLCOM, and SCF. They will be introduced to Pathway and TMF. They will have six comprehensive hands-on labs using these utilities and products. They will learn about the aspects of the Tandem architecture that impact design and coding of applications, and the operations of the Tandem platform. This course covers the K-, S-, and Integrity (Itanium) Series platforms.

Course Duration: 4 days

All personnel who are new to the NonStop (Tandem) platform, and who will be performing management, systems, operations, programming, database or other functions on the platform. This is an important first step to get your people the right foundation for success in their Tandem future.


  • Concept of fault-tolerant, scalable systems
  • The impact of parallelism
  • The features of Pathway, SQL/MP and /MX, and TMF
  • Impact of the architecutre on application and program design
  • Impact on database design and implementation
  • Operations and managment concerns and features
  • Six comprehensive and thorough Lab exercises

NOTE: - We encourage hands-on practice during lecture.


  • Familiarity with basic computer terminology and concepts, such as meaning of CPU, disc drive, controller, and so on. Experience on other computer platforms is anticipated and useful, but not required. No prior exposure to Tandem is anticipated.

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  • Module 1 The Basics Defined:
    • Tandem History
    • Fault Tolerance
    • Data Integrity
    • High Performance
    • Scalability
    • Continuous Availability
    • Parallelism
    • Interprocess Communication
    • ServerNet
  • Module 2 - Basic Utilities
    • Using TACL, using the Help Key
    • Productivity Tools, FC, ! and ?
    • RUN Commands, implicit and explicit
    • FUP
    • PERUSE
    • EDIT and TEDIT
    • DSAP
    • NonStop Technical Documentation usage
    • LAB
  • Module 3 - Hardware Features
    • S- and Integrity Series Components & Identification
    • NSAA Architecture
    • Migration to Integrity
    • Process Identification and Components
    • "I'm Alive" messages
    • Process Priority, Ready List, Process status
    • Overview of Event Managment System (EMS)
    • LAB
  • Module 4 - Tandem Databases
    • Description of ENSCRIBE and SQL/MP File/Table Types
    • Using Views
    • Alternate Key Files, Usage and Impacts
    • Database Questions
    • What's New in SQL/MX
    • LAB
  • Module 5 - The Pathway Environment
    • Description of Pathway/iTS and TS/MP
    • Use of RSC and iTP/Webserver
    • TCP and Screen COBOL
    • Linkage and Linkmon
    • Key Features of TMF, Database Consistency, Auditing, 2-Phase Commits
    • Basic Features of RDF
    • AutoSync and AutoTMF
    • Alternative Products
    • LAB
  • Module 6 - Basic Guardian Security
    • System Views
    • User Logons and Identification
    • File Access Rules
    • File Access by Processes
    • Access Rules
    • Security
    • Remote Access Rules
    • $CMON
    • Safeguard Features
    • LAB
  • Module 7 - Operations Utilities
    • DCOM
    • Backup and Restore
    • ViewSys
    • ViewPoint
    • SCF
    • Measure
    • LAB
  • Module 8 - Networking Overview
    • Types of Networks
    • Tandem as a Communications Machine
    • K-Series Networking
    • S-Series Networking
    • Servernet Processors, and Servernet Routers
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