Veritas Storage Foundation and Cluster Server 6.0 on Unix

5 Days

Description

In this course you learn to integrate, operate, and make the most of Veritas Storage Foundation (SF), including Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) and Veritas File System (VxFS), in a UNIX environment.

You learn to install and configure Veritas Storage Foundation and to manage disks, disk groups, and volumes by using a variety of SF user interfaces including the Veritas Operations Manager (VOM) Web console. You also learn about recovery from disk failures, online file system administration including data compression and deduplication, remote mirroring across sites, offline and off-host processing using volume snapshots and storage checkpoints, and dynamic storage tiering using the SmartTier feature.

This class also covers how to use Veritas Cluster Server to manage applications in a high availability environment. After gaining the fundamental skills that are needed to manage a highly available application in a cluster, you deploy VCS in a lab environment to implement a sample cluster design.

Course Objectives

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

  • Install and configure Veritas Storage Foundation.
  • Configure and manage disks, disk groups, and volumes.
  • Administer file systems.
  • Install Veritas Operations Manager and manage multiple Storage Foundation servers.
  • Monitor VxVM tasks and change volume layouts to improve performance.
  • Manage the dynamic multipathing feature.
  • Identify types of disk failure and resolve disk failures.
  • Create and manage point-in-time copies for off-host and on-host processing.
  • Optimize storage utilization using advanced features, such as file system data compression and file system deduplication.
  • Remotely mirror your data across different sites.
  • Use the SmartTier feature for optimal storage allocation.
  • Replicate a Veritas File System using the Veritas File Replicator option on a Linux platform.
  • Install VCS and create a cluster.
  • Configure service groups and resources.
  • Implement and verify failover and failback capability for application, storage, and network services.
  • Configure and optimize cluster behavior.
  • Protect data in a shared storage environment.
  • Configure VCS to manage an Oracle database, an NFS share, and other applications.
  • Implement four-node clusters.
  • Configure service group dependencies and workload management.
  • Implement alternative network configurations.

Who Should Attend

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.
  • System administrators, system engineers, network administrators, system integration or development staff, and technical support personnel who will be working with Veritas Cluster Server.

No Upcoming Public Classes

There are currently no public events available for this course. However, you can submit a request for a new date and we will try our best to get you into a Veritas Storage Foundation and Cluster Server 6.0 on Unix class.

Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
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Course Overview

VxVM/ Veritas Storage Foundation 6.0 on Unix (2 days)

Module 1: Virtual Objects

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

Module 2: Installing Storage Foundation and Accessing SF Interfaces

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

Module 3: 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

Module 4: 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

Module 5: Making Configuration Changes

  • Administering mirrored volumes
  • Resizing a volume and a file system
  • Moving data between systems
  • Renaming VxVM objects
  • Managing disk group versions and formats

Module 6: 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

Module 7: Administering Volume Manager

  • Introduction to performance monitoring with Storage Foundation
  • Changing the volume layout
  • Managing volume tasks

Module 8: Resolving Hardware Problems

  • How does VxVM interpret failures in hardware?
  • Recovering disabled disk groups
  • Resolving disk failures
  • Managing hot relocation at the host level

Veritas Cluster Server 6.0 on Unix (3 days)

Module 1: High Availability Concepts

  • High availability concepts
  • Clustering concepts
  • HA application services
  • Clustering prerequisites

Module 2: VCS Building Blocks

  • VCS terminology
  • Cluster communication
  • VCS architecture

Module 3: Preparing a Site for VCS Implementation

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

Module 4: 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

Module 5: VCS Operations

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

Module 6: VCS Configuration Methods

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

Module 7: 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

Module 8: Online Configuration

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

Module 9: Offline Configuration

  • Offline configuration procedures
  • Solving offline configuration problems
  • Testing the service group

Module 10: Configuring Notification

  • Notification overview
  • Configuring notification
  • Using triggers for notification

Module 11: Handling Resource Faults

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

Module 12: Cluster Communications

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

Module 13: Data Protection Using SCSI 3-Based Fencing

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

Module 14: Service Group Dependencies

  • Common application relationships
  • Service group dependencies
  • Service group dependency examples
  • Configuring service group dependencies
  • Alternative methods of controlling interactions

Module 15: Reconfiguring Cluster Membership

  • Adding a new system to a running VCS cluster
  • Merging two running VCS clusters
  • Additional reconfiguring tasks

Module 16: Startup and Failover Policies

  • Startup rules and policies
  • Failover rules and policies
  • Limits and prerequisites
  • Modeling startup and failover policies

Module 17: Alternate Network Configurations

  • Alternative network configuration
  • Multiple interface configurations

No Upcoming Public Classes

There are currently no public events available for this course. However, you can submit a request for a new date and we will try our best to get you into a Veritas Storage Foundation and Cluster Server 6.0 on Unix class.

Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
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Prerequisites

  • You must have experience as a system and network administrator working in a UNIX environment.

No Upcoming Public Classes

There are currently no public events available for this course. However, you can submit a request for a new date and we will try our best to get you into a Veritas Storage Foundation and Cluster Server 6.0 on Unix class.

Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
request a private session or new date