HP-UX 10.X System Administration "How To" Book, 1/e
Marty Poniatowski, Stamford, CT
Hewlett-Packard Professional Books
Published October, 1995 by Prentice Hall PTR (ECS Professional)
Copyright 1996, 432 pp.
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This book is the only HP-UX 10.X system administration book available written in the popular
How To style by the author of the highly successful guide to HP-UX
9.0. HP-UX 10.X is the latest version of the UNIX
implementation from Hewlett-Packard, and eventually all HP-UX users
will be moving up to this new platform.
describes every aspect of HP-UX 10.X system administration,
starting with system set-up and progressing to more advanced topics,
such as networking.
provides a description of each of the 13 functional areas
of the System Administration Manager with bubble diagrams which
make clear the hierarchy of the functional areas.
shows how to use shell programming to automate system administration
CONVENTIONS USED IN THE BOOK.
1. Setting Up Your HP-UX System.
SAM. Server vs. Workstation Implementation. Using the Setup Flowchart.
Assemble Team (F1). Inspect Site and Assemble Hardware (F2). Hardware Configuration.
Software Configuration. Order Documentation. Install HP-UX 10.X (F3). Loading HP-UX 10.X
Software on Series 700. Loading HP-UX 10.X Software on Series 800. Installing Software with
Software Distributor-HP-UX. The HP-UX 10.X File System Layout. Logical Volume Manager
Background. Build an HP-UX Kernel (F4). Building A Kernel In HP-UX 9.X. Configure Additional
Peripherals (F5). All About Device Files in HP-UX 10.X. Device Files in HP-UX 9.X. Set Up
Users and Groups (F6). Assigning Users to Groups. Set-up Backup Procedure (F7). Perform
Ongoing System Administration Tasks (F8). Memory Management. Viewing File Systems with bdf.
File System Maintenance with fsck. Initialize with mediainit. System Startup and Shutdown.
UNIX Networking. What Is All This Ethernet, IEEE802.3, TCP/IP Stuff Anyway?
Internet Protocol (IP) Addressing. Using Networking. ARPA Services (Communication among
Systems with Different OS). Berkeley Commands (Communication between UNIX Systems).
Host Name Mapping. Network File System (NFS). Other Networking Commands and Setup.
3. System Administration Manager (SAM).
SAM Overview. Running and Using SAM as Superuser. Running Restricted SAM Builder.
Accounts for Users and Groups. Adding a User. Adding a Group. Auditing and Security. Audited
Events and Audited System Calls. Audited Users. System Security Policies. Backup and
Recovery. Scheduling a Backup. Interactive Backup and Recovery. Performing a Restore. Disks
and File Systems. Disk Devices. File Systems. Logical Volumes. Swap. Volume Groups. Kernel
Configuration. Configurable Parameters. Drivers. Dump Devices. Subsystems. Networking and
Communications. Bootable Devices. Internet Addresses. Network Interface Cards. Network
Services. Network File Systems. System Access. UUCP. Peripheral Devices. Cards. Device List.
Tape Drives. Terminals and Modems. Uninterruptable Power Supplies. Printers and Plotters.
Print Requests. Printers and Plotters. Save/Restore Spooler Configuration. Process
Management. Performance Monitors. Process Control. Scheduling Cron Jobs. Routine Tasks.
Backup and Recovery. Find and Remove Unused Filesets. Selective File Removal. System Log
Files. System Shutdown. Run SAM on Remote Systems. Software Management. Copy Software to
Local Depot. Install Software to Local Host. List Software. Remove Software. Time. NFS
Diskless Concepts. ENWARE X-station Administration (optional).
4. The Art of System Administration.
Where Are Your HP-UX Resources Going? System Components. Commands and Tools For
Determining How System Resources Are Being Used. Taking Inventory. Standard HP-UX Commands.
I/O and CPU Statistics with iostat. Virtual Memory Statistics with vmstat. Network
Statistics with netstat. Network Statistics with landiag and lanadmin. Check Processes with
ps. Show Remote Mounts with showmount. Show Swap with swapinfo. sar: The System Activity
Reporter. Timex to Analyze a Command. HP-UX Accounting. Accounting Reports. User-Related
Accounting Information. Command-Related Accounting Information. Last Login Information.
Using Accounting Information. HP Glanceplus/UX. Global Screen Description. CPU Detail Screen
Description. Memory Detail Screen Description. Disk Detail Screen Description. GlancePlus
Summary. What should I look for when using GlancePlus? A Real Life Performance Problem.
First Things First - Taking Inventory. Characterize Application.
5. Common Desktop Environment.
Why a Graphical User Interface (GUI)? The Relationship among X, Motif, and CDE.
The X Window System. Motif. CDE. X, Motif, and CDE Configuration Files. How Configuration
Files Play Together. Specifying Appearance and Behavior. The Sequence of Events When CDE
Starts. Customizing CDE. CDE and Performance. Conclusion.
6. Shell Programming for SYS Administrators.
Bourne Shell Programming for System Administrator. Shell Variables. Command
Substitution. Reading User Input. Arguments to Shell Programs. Testing and Branching. Making
Decisions with the case Statement. Looping. The While Loop. Shell Functions. awk in Shell
Programs. C Shell Programming For System Administrators. Issuing Commands. The .cshrc File.
The .login File. Shell and Environment Variables. File Name Expansion. Umask and
Permissions. C Shell Programming.