Description

The training program provides the professionals with skills necessary to use and manage IBM Sterling Connect:Direct in the Unix environment. The course is valuable for end-users and application programmers intending to use Sterling Connect:Direct. It is also useful for operators, systems administrators, help desk staff, production control personnel, and support personnel responsible for Sterling Connect:Direct operations.

This training program explains the Unix environment for Sterling Connect:Direct, installation and configuration procedures, process language, and interfaces. The professionals will also learn the components of different user interfaces of Sterling Connect:Direct and troubleshooting methods.

Radiant Techlearning offers ‘IBM Sterling Connect Direct for Unix V4.2.0’ training program in Classroom & Virtual Instructor Led/ Online mode.

 

Duration : 3 days

 

Learning Objectives

This program will enable professionals to:

  • Describe the structure of Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX.
  • Explain the user interfaces and components of Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX.
  • Install Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX.
  • Customize Configuration Files.
  • Control Processes using the submit, select, change, delete, flush, and stop commands.
  • Obtain status information about a Process.
  • Write a Process using statements.
  • Explain the utilities used to translate data between tables and retrieve Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX messages.
  • Gather troubleshooting information using the trace command.
  • Configure the File Agent and rules to watch for files.

Prerequisites

None

Audience

The target audience for the training program is the help desk staff, systems administrators, operators, production control personnel, and support personnel responsible for Sterling Connect:Direct operations.

Course content

UNIT 1. INTRODUCTION AND INSTALLATION

Lesson 1. Connect:Direct overview

After completing this lesson, professionals should be able to:

  • 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.

Lesson 2. Installation pre-requisite

On completing this module, professionals should be able to:

  • 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.
  • Exercise to use a worksheet for the lab.

Lesson 3. Installation

After finishing this lesson, professionals should be able to:

  • 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.
  • Exercise to install, verify, and execute sample process.

UNIT 2. CONFIGURATION FILES

Lesson 1. Introduction to configuration file

In this module, professionals should be able to:

  • 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.

Lesson 2. Initialization file

After completing this lesson, professionals should be able to:

  • 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

Lesson 3. Client configuration file

After completing this lesson, professionals should be able to:

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

Lesson 4. Client and server authentication key file

After completing this lesson, professionals should be able to:

  • 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.
  • Exercise to test the customization of client and server authentication file.

Lesson 5. Network map file

After completing this lesson, professionals should be able to:

  • 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.
  • Exercise to test the customization of network map file.

Lesson 6. Maintaining access information file

After completing this lesson, professionals should be able to:

  • 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.
  • Exercise to test the customization of user authorization file.

UNIT 3. PROCESSES

Lesson 1. Statements

After completing this lesson, professionals should be able to:

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

Lesson 2. Submitting processes

After completing this lesson, professionals should be able to:

  • 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.

Lesson 3. Changing processes

After completing this lesson, professionals should be able to:

  • 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.

Lesson 4. Selecting a process

After completing this lesson, professionals should be able to:

  • 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.

Lesson 5. Selecting statistics

After completing this lesson, professionals should be able to:

  • 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.

UNIT 4. Utilities

Lesson 1. Termination utilities

After completing this lesson, professionals should be able to:

  • 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.

Lesson 2. Troubleshooting utilities

After completing this lesson, professionals should be able to:

  • 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.

Lesson 3.  Advanced utilities

After completing this lesson, professionals should be able to:

  • 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.

Lesson 4.  File Agent utility

Completing this module will help professionals to:

  • 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.

FAQs

Q: What is the meaning of Sterling connect?

 

A: Sterling Connect Direct is a platform provided by IBM, this is a point-to-point (peer-to-peer) file-based integration middleware. This works on 24×365 unattended operations, which gives assured delivery, high-volume as well as secure data exchange within and between recognized enterprises.

 

Q: What is the work of Direct connect?

 

A: IBM Sterling Connect enables Direct connect method, which is a product for managing the transfer of files between, and within, enterprises.

  • It is an application that runs within a machine requiring IBM Sterling Connect functionality.
  • Files are transferred between two Connect Direct servers only.

 

Q: How can I set up Connect Direct?

 

A: The following steps are the procedure for setting up a direct link

  • First of all create a basic policy.
  • Then create a net-map that contains all the connection information for the nodes for connecting to and from Secure Proxy.
  • At last create a Connect Direct adapter that defines the information necessary to establish a Connect Direct to and from Secure Proxy.

 

Q: What is Netmap Direct in Connect direct?

 

A: there are certain values assigned for direct predefined connection information for every Connect Direct node that communicates by using Secure Proxy. These values are stored in a netmap. Every netmap is associated with a policy and an adapter.

 

Q: Is Connect-Direct Secure?

 

A: Connect Direct did not support encrypted structure and not secure data transfers, however as an odd one, Connect Direct Secure+ is a unique thing which provides such support.

 

Q: What is the future scope of this course?

 

A: IBM Sterling Connect Direct enables automation in the entire file transfer process and enables guaranteeing the success of any subsequent processing like data decryption, renaming them, parsing, and retransmission of data through those files.

 

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A: We would always recommend you to attend all of the live sessions as much as possible to practice & clarify the doubts instantly. However, if due to some issues if you have to skip the class, we at Radiant Tech learning would help you with the recorded session of that particular day.

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