Cluster Manager Administration (SGI Management Center on SGI UV)

Course Length: Price:

Current Schedule:
3 days
$2399 (plus local applicable Tax)

This course is available ON DEMAND - please contact us about scheduling training.

To register for multiple courses, please go to the Complete Schedule

This course provides system administrators with knowledge and practice in basic SGI UV SMC administration areas, including: installing and configuring the software; building payloads, kernels, and images for SGI UV SSI systems; monitoring the system environment; setting up SLES software repositories; and performing system updates. (This course includes lab access to SGI Altix XE based SMNs and partitioned SGI UV systems.)

Skills Addressed

  • Describe the UV/SMN network connections
  • Explain SGI Management Center cluster terminology
  • Install SGI Management Center on the SMN
  • Configure the SMN
  • Define/build a payload
  • Define/build a kernel
  • Define/build and modify an image
  • Use command line tools to control power on nodes of the cluster
  • Use command line tools to connect to a node's serial console
  • Provision a node
  • Manage images
  • Monitor the system with SGI Management Center
  • Update your system using Novell's Subscription Management Tool (SMT)

Target Audience

  • Experienced Linux System Administrators
  • Experienced Linux users who must maintain their own systems

Prerequisites

  • Training and experience administering a Linux system
  • Completion of SGI UV System Administration I or SGI UV Hardware Maintenance course
  • Completion of Linux System Administration and Linux Network Administration courses is highly recommended

Course Sequences

This course is featured in the following sequences:


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Virtual Classroom

This course is available in our Virtual Classroom environment.

The virtual classroom version of this course provides remote access to an SGI Customer Education instructor and SGI lab equipment.

You will view presentation materials over the Web, listen to and interact with your instructor and classmates via teleconference, and perform lab exercises on a remote system in one of our computer labs.

Class Hours

Class hours vary for each offering to meet the needs of students in different geographies worldwide. The specific class hours for each offering are listed on the course schedule. You should register for the class with the schedule that best fits your needs.

The instructor will present the lecture portion of the class each day during the first 2 to 3 hours of scheduled class time. After that, you are free to complete the lab exercises at your own pace before the next day's lecture begins. Your instructor will be available to answer your questions via email during the scheduled class hours. Questions submitted outside of the scheduled class hours will be addressed at the beginning of the next lecture.

System Requirements

The system that you use to view the class lecture Web broadcasts must meet the following requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, or Mac OS 10.2+
  • Internet Explorer 6.0+, Mozilla 1.7+, Netscape 7.2+, Firefox 1.5+, or Safari 1.0+
  • Java, JavaScript, and cookies must be enabled
  • WebEx plugin from MeetingVisuals (downloads automatically the first time you join the Web conference)

The system that you use to participate in the remote labs must meet the following requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, Mac OS 9+, or Linux
  • VNC viewer application (recommended: TightVNC viewer)
    Note: The Java TightVNC viewer supports Mac OS.
  • SSH client (optional; consult your instructor for details)