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Open System Services (OSS) Adv. Commands and Utilities


Inhalt des Trainings

OSS is the open interface to the NonStop Kernel operating system running on the HPE NonStop servers. This course focuses on advanced OSS commands and utilities, with special emphasis on those that make it possible to interoperate between the Guardian environment and the OSS environment.

Nach Abschluss dieses Seminars haben die Teilnehmer Wissen zu folgenden Themen:
  • Give students a hands-on feel of Open System Services (OSS) on HPE NonStop servers, emphasizing the interoperability between the OSS and Guardian environments


  • UNIX® application designers and developers who are preparing to work in the OSS environment
  • UNIX system administrators who will have responsibility for managing NonStop servers
  • Experienced NonStop server application designers and programmers who are preparing to work in the OSS environment
  • NonStop system managers with basic OSS knowledge who are interested in expanding their skills


  • OSS NonStop Server Fundamentals course (U5515S) or Concepts & Facilities course (U4147S) or equivalent experience with NonStop servers
  • OSS Basic Commands/Utilities (U5516S) or working knowledge of basic UNIX commands & utilities


Introduction to Open System Services (OSS) 
  • What is an open system?
  • OSS and Guardian comparisons
  • OSS versus UNIX
  • Advantages of OSS

The OSS Shell
  • Terminal requirements
  • OSS shell and utilities overview
  • Accessing OSS
  • Configuring the OSS service
  • Modifying the user environment
  • Shell environment variables
  • Lab exercise: Managing your OSS environmen

OSS Commands
  • Editing files
  • Commands and utilities
  • Using pax to archive and recover files
  • Compressing files
  • Load balancing 

OSS File System
  • File system characteristics
  • Common directories
  • File types
  • OSS pathnames to Guardian files
  • OSS filesets
  • POSIX and Guardian security
  • Converting OSS files to their physical file names
  • Lab exercise: OSS file permissions 

OSS/Guardian Interoperability
  • The osh bridge program
  • The gtacl bridge program
  • Accessing the /G and /E fileset extensions
  • Using the OSSTTY program
  • Spooling operations
  • Interoperability considerations
  • Lab exercises: 
              – OSS to Guardian interoperability
              – Printing from OS

Command Scripting
  • Comments and metacharacters
  • Shell scripts
  • Variables
  • Control structures
  • test command
  • expr and read commands
  • Arguments
  • Error tracing
  • Miscellaneous statements
  • Arithmetic on shell variables
  • let and select commands
  • Functions and function management
  • Lab exercise: command scripting 



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*Preis pro Teilnehmer*in ohne Zusatzoptionen, exkl. MwSt.

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