SGI UV System Administration I

Course Length: Price:

Current Schedule:
4.5 days
$3495 (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 the experienced Linux user with the skills and information needed to administer the SGI UV family of systems. Lab exercises are included to prepare students for the actual work environment.

NOTE: This course is specifically for customers who are using the SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) based SGI UV Environment . The class is based on the SLES11 with the additional SGI Performance Suite software.

Target Audience

  • Experienced Linux users who wish to administer an SGI UV family system.

Prerequisites

  • Training and experience administering a Linux system
  • Introduction and basic linux system administration course work is highly recommended

Topics Covered

  • Overview of SGI UV hardware
  • SLES Linux Environment
  • SGI UV SLES11 installation
  • SGI Performance Suite software installation
  • SGI kernel modules
  • Configure Boot Information
  • Startup and Shutdown
  • GPT partition table
  • parted disk partitioning tool
  • XFS filesystems (mkfs.xfs) and filesystem management
  • XVM - SGI Volume Manager
  • SGI XVM concat, stripe, and mirror filesystems
  • Performance Co-Pilot
  • SGI Numatools
  • SGI Array Services
  • Intel compiler and user module environment
  • Linux Kernel Dump environment
  • Linux crash command

Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Plan and install SGI Performance Suite Software, SGI Software Foundation Software and SuSE Linux Enterprise Server Software
  • Configure Boot Information
  • Startup and shut down the SGI UV system
  • Partition and build a system disk
  • Build multipartition (concat, stripe, mirror) filesystems with SGI XVM
  • Setup and use Performance Co-Pilot (PCP)
  • Install SGI specific kernel modules
  • Install the Intel compiler environment modules
  • Configure array services for SGI MPT applications
  • Use taskset, dplace and cpusets to pin an application
  • Use the Linux crash command to extract basic dump information
  • Use the Linux kexec/kdump Kernel Dump feature

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)