Thanks to all who replied. I have many links and general resources to
HP-UX. I appreciate all the help.
The general rule, or the lesson I am learning is that you have to be
very specific with your job requirements, git it in writing if possible.
I have noticed that companies are willing to bend the truth to get you
on-board. There is a great demand for technical people, specialy UNIX
people; sometimes that demand forces managers to get the people in and
take their chances; chances been that they might just pick up and leave.
Just make sure that you have assurances about your specific area of
expertise or interest and a clear understanding of what you will be
doing. The company I am working for "The larges Corporate Bank
WorldWide is looking to fill upto six UNIX spots in the Wall Street area
NY, NY (let me refrase that, on my floor). I don't think that they are
too picky if you are HP or SUN; they just want the UNIX hands.
I have decided to stay put for now. I get a nice smile on my face "hear
to hear" twice a month. I can't get desparate or worry too much about
HP-UX. I have asked for HP training in the mean time. The issue for me
was that I was looking to work on Solaris (9-5) and keep up with the NT
world on my own time. This HP-UX learning period will affect my ability
to keep on top of NT and will force me to keep up with Solaris on my own
time. Another issue is that I have NOVELL, NT, Solaris, and now I will
be getting an HP backgrown; in reality we know that a company can only
pay you for one set of skills at the time...maybe two skills. You don't
want to find yourself knowing a little of everything and a lot of
I have included the responsed and the URL's provided by many of you. I
tried to edit the contents to make it more readable...
Thank you again.
Solaris 2x to HP-UX 10x
Philip Plane firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Anders email@example.com
Ian Parkin parkini@BGEP.CO.UK
Bill Shorter firstname.lastname@example.org
valerie gray email@example.com
Allen, Michael A. AllenMA1@ADIMSG.JHUAPL.EDU
David W. Blaine firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Hargrave email@example.com
Wolf Schaefer firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Kennedy email@example.com
Andrew M Townsend ATOWNSEND@DOLETA.GOV
Frank Velazquez firstname.lastname@example.org
Line Printer email@example.com
Michael Hill Michael_Hill@csgsystems.com
Special Thanks to:
Celeste Stokely firstname.lastname@example.org
William Duvall WDuvall@atd.gmeds.com
Robert Owen Thomas email@example.com
David Evans DJEVANS@au.oracle.com
Dale Wright DWright@jbwere.com.au
Goodson Alex Alex.Goodson@cts.zeneca.com
Colin Melville Colin_Melville@mastercard.com
Ian MacPhedran Ian_MacPhedran@engr.USask.Ca
Colleen Nielsen firstname.lastname@example.org
T Karthikeyan email@example.com
Viet Hoang firstname.lastname@example.org
Get in touch with hpux-admin. Their email is
email@example.com. Very similar so this email group.
The top four places to check are:
Don't miss the HP-UX/Sun interoperability cookbook there.
For free software:
This URL should get you started:
Try this site.
Search the hpsysadmin mailing list
Software Porting And Archive Centre for HP-UX
(FTP, browse only)
Mailing list info:
1 To subscribe/unsubscribe to this list, contact
Name: firstname.lastname@example.org Owner:
2 A similar lists is 'email@example.com.' Put 'subscribe
both subject line and message body. Excellent list.
You can find some links on http://www.hmi.de/dv/unix/hp/
The best book comes with the HP-UX media. Its called HP-UX
Systems Administration Tasks (Part number B2355-90079).
Alternatively try HP-UX 10.x Systems administration by
Marty Poniatowski (isbn 0-13-125873-7), its quite good but rather GUI
orientated (whoops I've just reread your message and you've already got
this).Finally the O'Reilly Essential Systems Administration book by
Aeleen Frisch (isbn 1-56592-127-5) is a must for any administrator as it
compares Solaris with HP-UX as well as AIX, LINUX and ULTRIX.
Get the book "The HP-UX System Administrator's "How To" Book" by
Marty Poniatowski, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ,
isbn 0-13-099821-4 (my copy), 1994 (my copy).
HP Course # H5875S : hp-ux 10.x system & network admin for
experienced unix sysadmins
The Liverpool Archive is THE site for HP sysadmins. Sorry, I don't
URL but a search engine should easily find it. (I DIDN'T
Checkout the following:
Where to Start:
I recommend that you start with http://docs.hp.com. It's a
start, and quite
a good collection of information. There are also the
ftp://iworks.ecn.uiowa.edu/pub/comp.hp/ -- software and
http://hpux.cae.wisc.edu/ -- a large collection of ports
http://hp73.pvamu.edu/~hp73e771/hpfaq.html -- an HP-UX FAQ
Here are some things you may want to check-out:
* http://www.dutchworks.nl/htbin/hpsysadmin (Fuzzy search
HPUX Sysadmin mailing list)
* http://www.docs.hp.com/ (Info & Documentation)
(Contents - HP CDE Getting Started Guide)
10.20 Transition Toolkit)
* http://www.hp.com/education/sections/hpux.html (Course
* http://www.hp.com/education/course-listing.html (HP-PS:
* http://us-support.external.hp.com:80/ (HP Electronic
* http://hpcc997.external.hp.com:80/ (Welcome to
* http://www.hppro.com/ (HP Professional Web Edition)
Here is info on an HP mailing list similar to
To subscribe to hpux-admin-digest, send the command:
in the body of a message to "firstname.lastname@example.org". If
want to subscribe something other than the account the
coming from, such as a local redistribution list, then
this address to the "subscribe" command; for example, to
When you recieve your first mailing, there will be further
directions at the bottom of the digest.
Hope this is enough to get ya started!! Have fun!!
I worked a little with HP-UX two years ago. Still have a few
links on my
WWW page at:
and other Unix links at:
Good luck! Learn to use GPM/Glance, you'll love it.
> Things like - but for HP-UX:
Sysadmin mailing list:
Send mail to: email@example.com
Body: subscribe hpux-admin
Software porting and archive centres:
User your browser to get to the HP Electronic Support
(for US, Canada, Asia-Pacific, & Latin-America)
Most of the things, you can find it from www.dutchworks.nl for
HP-UX System Admin.
Also go to http://www.ugu.com
Good Luck !
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