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HP-UX System and Network Administration II (H3065S)

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HP-UX System and Network Administration II (H3065S)


This course is the second of two courses that prepare system administrators to successfully administer HP-UX servers in a networked environment. The 5-day course is 50 percent lecture and 50 percent hands-on labs using HP servers.

  • HP-UX System and network administration I (H3064S) or equivalent experience
  • System and network administrators who maintain and configure system resources, control access to resources, and establish procedures

At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:

  • Configure HP-UX TCP/IP connectivity
  • Configure HP-UX static and default routes
  • Configure custom HP-UX startup and shutdown scripts
  • Configure NFS and AutoFS servers and clients
  • Configure DNS servers and resolver clients
  • Configure telnet, ftp, remsh, rlogin, bootp, tftp, and other inetd services
  • Configure NTP, SSH, and LDAP servers and clients
  • Configure an SD-UX depot server
  • HP-UX Logical Volume Manager (H6285S)
  • Learn how to optimize your system and network so users experience smooth functioning IT operations
  • Prepare to take the HP-UX Certified System Administrator exam

LAN Concepts

  • Media Access Control (MAC) addresses
  • IP addresses and network classes
  • Host names
  • Converting IP addresses to MAC addresses
  • Populating the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) cache
  • Managing packet flow with Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
  • Sending data to applications via ports
  • Managing ports with sockets

LAN Hardware Concepts

  • LAN hardware components, topologies, and access methods
  • Single- and multi-port network interface cards
  • Repeaters and hubs
  • Bridges and switches
  • Routers, gateways, and firewalls

Configuring LAN Connectivity

  • Installing and verifying LAN software
  • Installing and verifying LAN interface cards
  • Configuring link layer and IP connectivity
  • Configuring IP multiplexing
  • Configuring the system hostname and /etc/hosts
  • Configuring network tunable parameters

Configuring IP Routing

  • Routing concepts and tables
  • Viewing routing tables
  • Configuring static and default routes
  • Configuring the /etc/rc.config.d/netconf file

Configuring Subnetting

  • IP addresses and netmasks in a subnetted network
  • Host IP addresses on a subnet
  • Routers in a subnetted network

Troubleshooting Network Connectivity

  • Network troubleshooting tools overview
  • Troubleshooting network connectivity via nwmgr, lanscan, linkloop, and lanadmin
  • Troubleshooting network connectivity via arp, ping, netstat, and nsquery

Starting Network Services

  • Configuring network services via /etc/rc.config.d/ files
  • Controlling network services via /sbin/rc*.d/ directories and scripts
  • Starting and stopping network services via /sbin/init.d/ scripts
  • Creating custom startup/shutdown scripts

Configuring Network File Systems (NFS)

  • NFS concepts and versions
  • NFS servers and clients
  • NFS RPCs, program numbers, and rpcbind
  • NFS stateless operation and security concepts
  • NFS authentication and encryption concepts
  • Planning an NFS configuration
  • Selecting an NFS protocol
  • Maintaining UID, GID, and time consistency
  • Configuring and starting NFS server daemons
  • Temporarily and permanently sharing file systems
  • Verifying NFS server configuration
  • Configuring and starting NFS client daemons
  • Temporarily and permanently mounting NFS file systems
  • Verifying NFS client configuration
  • Troubleshooting NFS
  • NFS vs CIFS features and benefits

Configuring AutoFS

  • AutoFS concepts and maps
  • AutoFS commands and daemons
  • Configuring the AutoFS master and hosts maps
  • Configuring the AutoFS direct and indirect maps
  • Mounting home directories with AutoFS
  • Configuring AutoFS to access replicated servers
  • Troubleshooting AutoFS

Configuring Domain Name Service (DNS)

  • DNS concepts and hierarchical name space
  • DNS name servers and name server zones
  • Configuring DNS master, slave, and cache-only servers
  • Testing name servers with dig
  • Configuring DNS clients and the /etc/nsswitch.conf file
  • Testing resolver clients with nsquery
  • /etc/ and /etc/named.conf
  • Updating DNS master and slave servers

Configuring inetd Services

  • inetd service overview
  • Configuring /etc/rc.config.d/netdaemons
  • Configuring /etc/inetd.conf and /etc/services
  • Configuring /var/adm/inetd.sec
  • Configuring /etc/hosts.equiv and ~/.rhosts
  • FTP configuration issues

Configuring Secure Shell (SSH)

  • Network service vulnerabilities
  • SSH encryption, server, and client/user authentication and configuration
  • SSH single sign-on
  • Configuring SSH single sign-on
  • Using UNIX and PuTTY SSH clients

Configuring Network Time Protocol (NTP)

  • Introduction to NTP
  • NTP time sources, stratum levels, and roles
  • How NTP adjusts the system clock
  • Configuring NTP servers and clients and verifying NTP functionality

Managing Depots with SD-UX

  • SD-UX depot server concepts and advantages
  • Planning for depots
  • Adding software and patches to a depot
  • Removing software from a depot
  • Registering or unregistering a depot
  • Pulling and pushing software from a depot

Configuring LDAP-UX

  • LDAP concepts
  • Schema, object classes, attributes, and directory entries
  • Directory Information Trees (DITs), DNs, RDNs, and LDIF files
  • Servers, replicas, and LDAP clients
  • Referrals and security
  • LDAP software solutions for HP-UX
  • Installing and verifying an HP directory server
  • Installing and using a basic LDAP-UX client
  • Configuring /etc/nsswitch.conf and /etc/pam.conf
  • Managing passwords and directory entries

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For whom it is intended:

  • Network administrator
  • System administrator
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