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Veritas High Availability Fundamentals with VSF 6.0 and VCS 6.0 for Unix

The Symantec High Availability Fundamentals with Veritas Storage Foundation 6.0 and Veritas Cluster Server 6.0 for UNIX course describes how to manage storage in a high availability environment, perform cluster management, and practice basic file system administration. This five-day, instructor-led, hands-on class covers how to use Veritas high availability technology to meet data availability goals of your operations by implementing Veritas Cluster Server and Veritas Storage Foundation, which includes Veritas Volume Manager and Veritas File System.

  • Skills Gained
  • Who Can Benefit
  • Prerequisites
  • Syllabus

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Install and configure Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability.
  • Configure and manage disks, disk groups, and volumes by using Veritas Volume Manager.
  • Perform online file system administration by using Veritas File System tools and commands.
  • Identify types of disk failure and resolve disk failures.
  • Manage cluster services with Veritas Cluster Server and perform troubleshooting techniques.
  • Describe cluster communications, identify faults, and configure failover behavior.

 


This course is for UNIX system or network administrators, system engineers, technical support personnel, and system integration/development staff who will be installing, operating, or integrating Veritas Storage Foundation and Veritas Cluster Server.

Prerequisites

  • Knowledge of UNIX system administration

PART 1: Veritas Storage Foundation 6.0: Install and Configure


Virtual Objects

Operating system storage devices and virtual data storage
Volume manager storage objects
VxVM volume layouts and RAID levels


Installing Storage Foundation and Accessing SF Interfaces

Preparing to install Storage Foundation
Installing Storage Foundation
Storage Foundation resources
Storage Foundation user interfaces


Getting Started with Veritas Operations Manager (VOM)

VOM overview
Installing the VOM management server
Installing additional functionality using VOM add-ons
Changing Storage Foundation hosts to managed hosts


Creating a Volume and File System

Preparing disks and disk groups for volume creation
Creating a volume and adding a file system
Displaying disk and disk group information
Displaying volume configuration information
Removing volumes, disks, and disk groups


Working with Volumes with Different Layouts

Volume layouts
Creating volumes with various layouts
Creating a layered volume
Allocating storage for volumes
Using the Storage Provisioning add-on in VOM


Making Configuration Changes

Administering mirrored volumes
Resizing a volume and a file system
Moving data between systems
Renaming disks and disk groups
Managing disk group versions and formats


Administering File Systems

Benefits of using Veritas File System
Using Veritas File System commands
Logging in VxFS
Controlling file system fragmentation
Using thin provisioning disk arrays


PART 2: Veritas Cluster Server 6.0 for UNIX: Install


High Availability Concepts

High availability concepts
Clustering concepts
HA application services
Clustering prerequisites


VCS Building Blocks

VCS terminology
Cluster communication
VCS architecture


Preparing a Site for VCS Implementation

Hardware requirements and recommendations
Software requirements and recommendations
Preparing installation information
Preparing to upgrade


Installing VCS

Using the Common Product Installer
VCS configuration files
Viewing the default VCS configuration
Veritas Operations Manager
Other installation considerations
Upgrading to 6.0


VCS Operations

Common VCS tools and operations
Service group operations
Resource operations
Using the VCS Simulator


VCS Configuration Methods

Starting and stopping VCS
Overview of configuration methods
Online configuration
Offline configuration
Controlling access to VCS


Preparing Services for High Availability

Preparing applications for VCS
Performing one-time configuration tasks
Testing the application service
Stopping and migrating an application service
Collecting configuration information


Online Configuration

Online service group configuration procedure
Adding resources
Solving common configuration errors
Testing the service group


Offline Configuration

Offline configuration procedures
Solving offline configuration problems
Testing the service group


Configuring Notification

Notification overview
Configuring notification
Using triggers for notification


Handling Resource Faults

VCS response to resource faults
Determining failover duration
Controlling fault behavior
Recovering from resource faults
Fault notification and event handling


Intelligent Monitoring Framework

IMF overview
IMF configuration
Faults and failover with intelligent monitoring


Cluster Communications

VCS communications review
Cluster membership
Cluster interconnect configuration
Joining the cluster membership
Changing the interconnect configuration


I/O Fencing

Data protection requirements
I/O fencing concepts and components
I/O fencing operations
I/O fencing implementation
Configuring I/O fencing


Coordination Point Server

Coordination point concepts
Installing and configuring CP servers
Configuring client clusters
CPS administration
Coordination point agent
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  • Course Code: HA-SF-VCS6-UNIX
  • Duration : 5 days
  • Certified by: Veritas

The Symantec High Availability Fundamentals with Veritas Storage Foundation 6.0 and Veritas Cluster Server 6.0 for UNIX course describes how to manage storage in a high availability environment, perform cluster management, and practice basic file system administration. This five-day, instructor-led, hands-on class covers how to use Veritas high availability technology to meet data availability goals of your operations by implementing Veritas Cluster Server and Veritas Storage Foundation, which includes Veritas Volume Manager and Veritas File System.

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