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Last Updated: 01/25/2009

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Manuals

Summary of online information resources - includes the hp3000-L discussion list, FAQs, informative Web sites, etc.

MPE manuals - PDF and HTML versions of many of the MPE manuals. However, the following manuals & related items exist separate from the larger collection:

Configuring and Managing Host-based X.25 Links - This updated version of this manual contains documentation of the enhancements made to the DTS subsystem that will allow you to migrate the management of your DTCs from the Open View DTC Manager to the HP e3000 host with minimal changes to your environment. The majority of the enhancements are to features that configure and manage the X.25 and PAD connections to the HP e3000.

Configuring Systems for Terminal, Printers and Other Serial Devices - The DTS enhancements for X.25 and PAD connections affected some of the features for direct connect devices. This manual is updated to reflect those changes.
Systems Programming Language (SPL) Reference Manual
Troubleshooting Terminal, Printer, and Serial Device Connections - Updates to the Diagnostic tools for DTS were made in order to complete the DTS enhancements for the X.25 and PAD features. This manual contains the updates to the diagnostic tools and processes.
Files for use with Using HP 3000: Fundamental & Advanced Skills Tutorials (MPN 32650-90871 & 32650-90872). This is a compressed tar file (spare.tar.Z). Please refer to the notes on the Jazz software download page for details on how to download and unpack this tar archive file.

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Communicator articles

Official CSY Communicators- the official Communicators for MPE Releases 5.5, 6.0, etc.
Communicator articles, Release Notes and pre-release patch documentation - individual Communicator articles which are either pre-release or may have been updated from the main issue; Express Release Notes; and patch articles that may later be incorperated into Communicator issues.

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HP e3000 webcasts
Click "stream" to begin playing the webcast content as a stream. Click "download" to download the webcast content as a *.zip archive. Unpack the archive to your local hard disk, then open the local.htm file in your web browser.

2003-05-22 Transition Series - Keeping Costs Under Control (stream, download)
2003-01-21 Transition Series - What Executives Need to Know (stream, download)
2002-10-30 Transition Series - Printing and Reporting Tools (stream, download)
2002-09-05 Introducing MPE/iX 7.5 (stream, download)
2002-08-27 Transition Series - Putting It All Together (stream, download)
2002-07-23 Transition Series - Database Issues (stream, download)
2002-06-25 Transition Series - User Interface Issues (stream, download)
2002-05-21 Transition Series - Language Issues (stream, download)
2002-04-23 Transition Series - Planning the Project (stream, download)
2002-01-22 Transition Series - First Steps (stream, download)

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HP e3000 transition training
MPE/iX Transition Training Course Curricula home page
MPE->HP-UX Commands XREF web reference tool - maps all MPE commands to their closest HP-UX equivalents.
MPE->HP-UX Programming API XREF web reference tool - maps all MPE intrinsics to their closest HP-UX equivalents.
MPE->HP-UX System Administration XREF web reference tool - maps MPE system administration concepts to their closest HP-UX equivalents.

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HP e3000 papers, faqs and training


Securing FTP/iX - this paper explores methods to increase FTP/iX security based on several recent FTP/iX enhancements. These enhancements reflect one of HP's responses to the growing number of security related audits facing IT professionals tasked with implementing modern, robust security. A Word (.doc) version is also available.

Options for Managing a DTC Remotely - a White Paper that describes the issues and potential solutions for managing DTCs in wide area networks.


UPS Utility Manual - UPSUTIL for MPE/iX, description of the UPS Monitor Utility, covering aspects of configuring a CI script to be executed after a power failure. MS Word .doc file.


LDEV-1 Disk Space Report - the implementation of support disk space beyond the first 4GB on LDEV 1. MS Word .doc file.


Image-threads Investigation Report - Tien-You's report on investigating the feasibility of making TurboIMAGE thread aware, and supporting the fork() call when a database is open.

Turboimage Database Tools - This white paper compares and contrasts three excellent database utilities for the HP e3000. The author, Sally Blackwell, presents this information to help customers migrate from HP's DBChangePlus utility.


The Web and the HPe3000:


Java Servlets - Server side Java paper using examples for Apache, written by Lars Appel, HP.

Exploiting your 3000 web server - a white paper describing the technology and tools available to access data via an HP 3000 web server. CGI examples provided in C, Pascal and Perl. Written by Praveen Prabhakaran.
Web Enabling Your HP 3000 - a white paper describing various ways to webify your 3000 applications -- includes descriptions of many Third Party tools.
Enhancing the HP e3000 User Interface - This comprehensive white paper explores various types of enhanced user interfaces, particularly GUIs, for the HP3000.
Optimizing Backup with TurboSTORE - written by Paul Raj D. and Bijo S. Kappen, this white paper describes software options for obtaining optimum backup performance using TurboSTORE.


High Availability - HA white paper written by Walter McCullough, CSY.


5.5 Software Limits Documentation
- a comprehensive treatment of operating system, networking, Image and ALLBASE/SQL limits on MPE 5.0 and 5.5, authored by Scott McClellan.


"Avoiding Pitfalls in Multi-Language Programming" paper authored by James Overmann, Sue Meloy, Walter Murray, Jim Scaccia and Don Jenkins, in several formats:


pitfalls.html - HTML version

pitfalls.doc - MS Word version

pitfalls.sam - Lotus Amipro version

pitfalls.pre - Lotus Freelance version


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CONFERENCES
 

GHRUG 2006

CI Programming for Stability, presented by Jeff Vance. This is a revised version of the CI Programming talk presented by Mike Paivinen in 2004. It has been updated slightly for GHRUG and is only available as a Powerpoint download. There are some new examples, including the new CI info functions, and a few typo corrections. The speaker notes are an an important part of this slideset. To save the PowerPoint file (.ppt) right click/save-as here.

HPWorld 2004

CI Programming for Stability, written by Jeff Vance and presented by Mike Paivinen. This is a revised version of the CI Programming talk presented by Jeff several times in the past; however there are new slides dealing with coding for ease of maintenance and stability. There are some new examples too. The speaker notes are an an important part of this slideset. An IE 6.0 and later web version is here and generic browser version is here. Note: the generic version looses the speaker notes. To save the full PowerPoint file (.ppt) right click/save-as here.

HPWorld 2003

Is Your e3000 Environment Secure? - by Mark Bixby. Everything you need to know to help make your MPE system secure from hackers. Also available in PowerPoint format. (This presentation has undergone minor updates since it was given at Solutions Symposium 2003)

Solutions Symposium 2003

MPE/iX 7.5 Update - by Jeff Vance. This is a brief presentation of some of the new features and benefits of MPE/iX release 7.5. The speaker notes are included. To save the PowerPoint file (.ppt) right click/save-as here.
Is Your e3000 Environment Secure? - by Mark Bixby. Everything you need to know to help make your MPE system secure from hackers. Also available in PowerPoint format.
MPE/iX Network Security - by Jeff Bandle. A general discussion of security followed by details to help ensure your MPE systems connected to a network are secure. To save the PowerPoint file (.ppt) right click/save-as here.
Performance of Migrated HP e3000 Applications - by Kevin Cooper. This presentation helps answer the question: "what size system(s) will you need to run your migrated 3000 application on a new platform?". To save the PowerPoint file (.ppt) right click/save-as here.
MPE/iX 7.5 and PA-8700 Performance Update - by Kevin Cooper. This presentation covers the PA-8700 systems, performance enhancements to 7.5, upgrade paths, performance patches, and memory rules-of-thumb. To save the PowerPoint file (.ppt) right click/save-as here.
MPE/iX Network Performance - by Jeff Bandle. A general discussion on network performance issues followed by details on MPE networking performance problem areas and recommendations for improving performance. To save the PowerPoint file (.ppt) right click/save-as here.
Networking Trouble Shooting Tools - by Eric Barkley. This is a comprehensive presentation of many tools and procedures to troubleshoot MPE/iX networking problems. Eric has also provided several tools that are mentioned in the talk, including two programs and three script files.
MPE/iX System Problem Analysis - by Bill Cadier. Learn all about MPE internals and ways to get a hint of what may be wrong on your system, before calling for support. To save the MS Word file (.doc) right click/save-as here.
Using Sendmail on MPE - by Mark Bixby. This revised version of the Sendmail 7.5 Support Training Chalktalk includes information about the recent Sendmail security patches. Also available in PowerPoint format.
CI Programming for 7.5 - by Jeff Vance. This is a revised version of the CI Programming talk presented by Jeff several times in the recent past. There are some new examples. The speaker notes are an an important part of this slideset. To save the PowerPoint file (.ppt) right click/save-as here.

HPWorld 2002

Using OS Isolation Layers for Two Step Migration - by Janardhanan PS. How to migrate 3000 applications.
Transition and Migration: Choosing the Best Tools and Services - by Bill Bennett and Kevin Cooper. Getting started with your transition from the 3000. To save the PowerPoint file (.ppt) right click/save-as here
MPE/iX 7.5 and HPe3000 PA-8700 Performance Upgrade Update - by Kevin Cooper. What's new for 7.5 from a performance perspective. To save the PowerPoint file (.ppt) right click/save-as here

Solutions Symposium 2002

Perl Programming on MPE/iX - by Mark Bixby. This is a slightly revised version of the Perl talk given at HPWorld 2001.
Programming and POSIX - by Mark Bixby. This is a slightly revised version of the POSIX talk given at Solutions Symposium 2001.
Getting Started with Sendmail on MPE/iX 7.5 - by Mark Bixby. What you need to know for getting started quickly with Sendmail bundled in the coming 7.5 FOS.
Sendmail 7.5 Support Training Chalktalk - by Mark Bixby. This bonus talk delivered internally to the HPRC and WTEC covers Sendmail in much greater detail. The Symposium Sendmail talk was an extremely condensed version of this one.
HP WebWise MPE/iX Secure Web Server Tutorial - by Mark Bixby. This is a revised version of the WebWise talk given at HPWorld 2000. CI Programming - by Jeff Vance. Please see the presentation for the 2003 Solutions Symposium above.

HPWorld 2001

MPE CI Programming for 7.0 - by Jeff Vance. The appendix is lengthy and the speaker notes at the bottom of each page are recommended reading. This slideset covers much of the same material as presented in the 2001 Solutions Symposium. However, there is new material, new examples and perhaps the order of the slides is more intuitive from a programming perspective.
Database Update - by Vikram Kumar B T. This is the Image/SQL database update presented at HP World.
Open-source Development on MPE - by Mark Bixby. A brief history of open source on the 3000 plus step by step instructions on how to build open source applications.
Perl Programming on MPE/iX - by Mark Bixby. This is a slightly revised version of the Perl talk given at the 2001 Solutions Symposium.
SIGWEB Internet & Interoperability Update - by Mark Bixby. CSY's I&I accomplishments since the previous HPWorld and plans for the future.

Solutions Symposium 2001


Perl Programming (HTML or PPT) - by Mark Bixby. Getting started with Perl, the Swiss Army Chainsaw of scripting languages.
Programming and POSIX - by Mark Bixby. Compiling, linking, the POSIX API, and shell programming.
HP WebWise Secure Web Server Porting Case Study - by Mark Bixby. Everything that was done to port the components of this product from Unix to MPE.
CI Programming - by Jeff Vance. Please see the presentation for the 2003 Solutions Symposium above.


HPWorld 2000

HP WebWise MPE/iX Secure Web Server Tutorial - by Mark Bixby.
Internet Security on Your HP e3000 - by OnOn Hong.

Solutions Symposium 2000

CI Programming - by Jeff Vance. Please see the presentation for the 2003 Solutions Symposium above.

Programming and POSIX - by Steve Hoogheem.

HP 3000 Middleware - by Alvina Nishimoto.


Unix-to-MPE Porting Tips

Samba 3.0.22 Porting Whitepaper - by Vidya Sagar.

BSD porting notes - by Steve Elmer.
Mapping POSIX functions and commands to MPE - by Steve Hoogheem. 

HPWorld'99 6.0 CI Enhancements presentation - paper presented by Jeff Vance at HPWorld'99. Please notice the notes at the bottom of each slide. Includes corrections for 4 typos found in the Proceedings .

MANMAN/3000 - presentation by Terry Simpkins at CA World, April 2000. Terry makes compelling arguments on why MANMAN is still a smart and economical choice for manufacturing software.

Migrating LaserRX Graphs to PerfView - written by Anil Kumar. B, this document describes the detailed procedure for configuring the various available metrics in Perfview to generate the graphs similar to the predefined graphs available in LaserRx, using the data collected from HP 3000 system.

HP World '97 Programming Web Applications for the HP3000 tutorial - slides and many examples.


Tutorial: IMAGE/SQL - issues and answers concerning SQL tables

Using Access Tools in a Client/Server Environment - computer based training course teaching how to use IMAGE/SQL with PC client tools to access TurboIMAGE data


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