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HP-UX System Administrator's Guide: Routine Management Tasks: HP-UX 11i Version 3 > Preface

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The HP-UX System Administrator’s Guide documents the core set of tasks (and associated concepts) necessary to administer HP-UX 11i based systems as of Release HP-UX 11i version 3.

The HP-UX System Administrator’s Guide is a set of manuals, comprised of the following volumes:

HP-UX System Administrator’s Guide (volume list)


Provides a high-level view of HP-UX 11i, its components, and how they relate to each other.

Configuration Management

There are many sub-systems and system settings you can configure to customize the behavior of HP-UX to your needs. Configuration Management describes many of the customization tasks you need to perform. For example:

  • Adding Peripherals

  • Setting and adjusting the system clock and time zone

  • Kernel Configuration

  • Configuring Users and Groups

  • Network (Initial configuration)

Logical Volume Management

Documents how to configure physical volumes, volume groups, and logical volumes using the HP Logical Volume Manager (LVM).

Security Management

Documents the data and system security features of HP-UX 11i.

Routine Management Tasks

Documents many of the ongoing tasks you need to perform to keep your system running smoothly. For example:

  • Managing printers and the print spooler

  • Managing software (installing and removing applications using HP’s Software Distributor)

  • System Start-up and Shutdown

  • Installing software patches

  • Monitoring system performance

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