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Managing Complex OpenVMS Systems TR-1SL301-VMS
Price: $4,000.00 / 5 days
Format: Lecture Lab
Course Description:
This course presents the system manager who has been running an existing OpenVMS system with advanced information and skills needed to manage complex areas such as OpenVMS nPars, cluster configuration and management, storage options, and troubleshooting techniques. Performance, availability, and scalability are common topics throughout the course. HP Course ID: U3726Sc.
System managers who need the skills to understand and be responsible for cluster and storage management tasks.
- An understanding of general OpenVMS system management activities and tools
- Completion of OpenVMS System Management I: Essentials for Established Systems (TR-1SL201-VMS) and OpenVMS System Management II: Installation, Configuration, and Customization (TR-1SL202-VMS) is recommended
Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course students should be able to:
- Configure and maintain RAID and Storage Area Networks (SAN) to work with OpenVMS
- Choose, configure, and maintain OpenVMS cluster systems
- Use troubleshooting methodology and tools to resolve OpenVMS SAN and cluster problems
- Set up and use nPars (hard partitions) on OpenVMS
- Use gWLM to manage workloads within or across containers
- Understand virtualization concepts and existing tools

Course Outline:

Storage Overview
- Introduction to storage options with OpenVMS systems
- Storage area network concepts
- SAN layered architecture
- Fibre channel configurations
- RAID concepts
- Implementing storage with an EVA
- Fibre channel switch overview
- Data replication manager (DRM) and continuous access (CA)
- Command view management utility

Volume Shadowing for OpenVMS
- Volume shadowing for OpenVMS concepts
- Creating a shadow set
- Managing shadow sets
- Volume shadowing bitmap and mini-copy
- Booting from a shadow set

Cluster Concepts
- OpenVMS cluster overview
- Interconnects
- Cluster connection manager
- Distributed lock manager
- Shared storage
- System disk structure

OpenVMS Cluster Design and Configuration
- Business requirements for an OpenVMS cluster
- Design goals based on established business requirements
- OpenVMS cluster design and configuration steps
- OpenVMS cluster system configuration issues

OpenVMS Cluster Troubleshooting
- Cluster state transitions
- Cluster membership
- Losing quorum
- CLUEXIT bugchecks
- Using SCACP and LANCP

Distributed Locking
- Distributed locking concepts
- Resource mastership and LOCKRMWT
- PE1 processing

Troubleshooting Basics and Tools
- Troubleshooting methodology
- Troubleshooting tools

- Cell-based Integrity hardware overview
- Partitions
- Cell communication
- Creating hard partitions

OpenVMS Virtualization
- Virtualization overview
- gWLM
- iCAP

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