DCE Administration

Computer-based training (16 hours)

• System Architects
• Application Developers
• Support Staff
• System Administrators

• Experience with distributed UNIX systems
• Some networking experience is a plus
• No prior DCE knowledge is assumed


The course will cover fundamental DCE concepts and the commands and tools used in installing configuring and managing
a DCE environment. The course will focus on the decisions that must be made when planning for a production DCE environment.
Student exercises are included. Syntax of the DCE API. Syntax of Global Directory Service (GDS) commands are *not* included.
Student handouts will include lecture notes, and exercises as well as a concise DCE memory aid. The course is based on OSF's DCE
version 1.1 and is customized for DCE on the AIX platform.

• A thorough grounding in the elements of OSF DCE
• Coverage of the commands/tools/concepts needed to:
• Plan a production DCE Cell
• Install DCE itself
• Install & Configure DCE Applications
• Manage a DCE environment
• Manage the DCE filesystem.

Goals: On leaving the class, participants should be able to:
• Install a DCE cell
• Describe each of the following DCE services:
• The Cell Directory Service (CDS)
• The DCE Remote Procedure Call (RPC) mechanism
• The Security Service
• The Distributed Time Service (DTS)
• The Distributed Filesystem (DFS)
• Describe how these services interoperate.
• Describe the benefits of the DCE services.
• Appreciate steps involved in installing applications.
• Awareness of commands and utilities used in managing and configuring a DCE environment.

• An overview of each OSF DCE service
• A comparison of DCE services and their UNIX (TM) equivalents
• DCE contributor corporations and current DCE platforms
• The DCE Cell Directory service:
• Managing DCE Remote Procedure Call Based Applications:
• The DCE Security Service
• Programming the DCE Shell
• The Distributed Time Service
• Connecting Cells Together
• The DCE Audit Service
• Access to other cells
• DCE Install

System Requirements:

• Microsoft Windows XP or later
• 80 MB of free hard disk space
• 1 GB of RAM
• SVGA (or higher) resolution graphics
• DVD/CDROM drive
• Sound capability

You may download the datasheet for this class as PDF