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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.
ISBN 0-13-125873-7

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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 procedures.

Table of Contents

    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. System Shutdown.

    2. Networking.

      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.



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