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IBM Sterling Connect - Direct for Unix

( Duration: 3 Days )

The IBM Sterling Connect - Direct for Unix training course provides the skills necessary to use and manage IBM Sterling Connect:Direct in the Unix environment. This course explains the Unix environment for Sterling Connect:Direct, installation and configuration procedures, process language, and interfaces. Attendees will also learn the components of different user interfaces of Sterling Connect:Direct and troubleshooting methods.

The IBM Sterling Connect - Direct for Unix workshop is ideal for:

  • Systems administrators, operators, production control personnel, help desk staff, and support personnel responsible for Sterling Connect:Direct operations.

COURSE AGENDA

1

Connect:Direct overview

  • Discuss Sterling Connect:Direct.
  • Explain the basic structure of Sterling Connect:Direct.
  • Explain primary (PNODE) and secondary (SNODE) nodes.
  • Understand the use of Sterling Connect:Direct interfaces.
  • Identify the components of Sterling Connect:Direct.
  • Identify the communication interfaces compatible with Sterling Connect:Direct.
2

Installation pre-requisite

  • Use Sterling Connect:Direct release notes.
  • Lookup the libraries needed to install Sterling Connect:Direct.
  • List the features and enhancements in Sterling Connect:Direct 4.2.
3

Installation

  • List the steps to install Sterling Connect:Direct.
  • Describe how to configure Sterling Connect:Direct server and client.
  • Explain the steps to verify the installation.
  • Detail the procedure to start and stop Sterling Connect:Direct.
  • List the job control commands through command line interface.
4

Introduction to configuration file

  • Explain the directory structure of Sterling Connect:Direct.
  • Discuss the purpose of the files.
  • Identify the types of configuration files.
  • Understand the procedure to customize configuration files.
  • Procedural exercise to tune configuration file.
5

Initialization file

  • Locate the Initialization Parameters File.
  • Identify the sections of the Initialization Parameters File.
  • Explain the initparm Record Names, Parameters, and Parameter Values.
  • Customize the Initialization Parameters
6

Client configuration file

  • Locate the client configuration file.
  • Identify the sections of the client configuration file.
  • Customize the client configuration file.
7

Client and server authentication key file

  • Locate and understand the usage of client and server authentication file.
  • Identify the sections of the client and server authentication files.
  • Explain the client and server authentication file record names, parameter name and value.
  • Customize the client and server authentication file.
8

Network map file

  • Locate and understand the network map file.
  • Identify the sections of the network map file.
  • Explain the network map file record names, parameter name and value.
  • Customize the network map file.
9

Maintaining access information file

  • Locate and understand the user authorization file.
  • Identify the sections of the user authorization file.
  • Explain the user authorization file record names, parameter name and value.
  • Customize the user authorization file.
10

Statements

  • Define a Process and Process Language.
  • Describe the purpose of each Process statement.
  • Configure Sterling Connect:Direct to transfer files automatically.
11

Submitting processes

  • Explain how the submit command determines where the Process goes in the queue.
  • Use the submit command to submit a Process to the queue for execution.
  • Use the parameters associated with the submit command to define how and when the Process gets submitted.
12

Changing processes

  • Use the change process command to change a Process or multiple Processes in the queue.
  • Use the parameters associated with the change process command to define what you want to change about the Processes.
13

Selecting a process

  • Use the select process command to display information about a Process or multiple Processes in the queue.
  • Use the parameters associated with the select process command to define how and what information you want to select about the Processes.
14

Selecting statistics

  • Use the select statistics command to get statistics about Processes.
  • Use the parameters associated with the select statistics command to define what you want statistics for and the level of detail you want.
15

Termination utilities

  • Use the delete process command to remove a non-executing process from the queue.
  • Use the flush process command to remove an executing process from the queue.
  • Use the stop command to stop Sterling Connect:Direct
  • Usage of quit command.
  • Describe the optional parameters for the stop command.
16

Troubleshooting utilities

  • Identify the purpose of the ndmxlt (Translation Table) utility.
  • Use the ndmmsg (Message) utility to retrieve Sterling Connect:Direct messages.
  • Identify the methods to restart a Process.
17

Advanced utilities

  • Use the trace command to gather troubleshooting information from Sterling Connect:Direct.
  • Use the parameters associated with the trace command to define what information you want and in what format
  • Recognize Process Queues and Status.
  • Understand the Life Cycle Process.
18

File Agent utility

  • Describe the Sterling Connect:Direct File Agent and its interface.
  • Install the Sterling Connect:Direct File Agent.
  • Configure the Sterling Connect:Direct File Agent.
  • Describe the rules used with the Sterling Connect:Direct File Agent.
  • Configure a Rule.
  • Monitor file transfers through Sterling Connect:Direct File Agent.

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