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Veritas Storage Foundation and Cluster Server for UNIX Training (HA0433)

Course Description

Veritas High Availability Fundamentals with Storage Foundation 6.x and Cluster Server 6.x for UNIX Training (HA0433)

Duration 5 days

The Symantec High Availability Fundamentals 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.

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 and Veritas Cluster Server.

Prerequisites

Know ledge of UNIX system administration.

Course Objectives

The Symantec High Availability Fundamentals 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.

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.

Course Content

PART 1: VeritasStorage Foundation 6.0: Install and Configure

  • Virtual Objects
  • Installing Storage Foundation and Accessing SF Interfaces
  • Getting Started with Veritas Operations Manager (VOM)
  • Creating a Volume and File System
  • Working with Volumes with Different Layouts
  • Making Configuration Changes
  • Administering File Systems

PART 2: VeritasCluster Server 6.0 for UNIX: Install and Configure

  • High Availability Concepts
  • VCS Building Blocks
  • Preparing a Site for VCS Implementation
  • Installing VCS
  • VCS Operations
  • VCS Configuration Methods
  • Preparing Services for High Availability
  • Online Configuration
  • Offline Configuration
  • Configuring Notification
  • Handling Resource Faults
  • Intelligent Monitoring Framework
  • Cluster Communications
  • I/O Fencing
  • Coordination Point Server

Detailed Course Outline

PART 1: VeritasStorage Foundation 6.0: Install and Configure

Virtual Objects

  • Operating system storage devices and virtual data storage
  • Volume Manager storage objects
  • VxVM volume layouts and RA ID 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 V OM management server
  • Installing additional functionality using V OM 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 w ith 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 betw een 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: VeritasCluster Server 6.0 for UNIX: Install and Configure

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
  • View ing the default V CS 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 V CS
  • 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 w ith intelligent

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 configuration CP servers
  • Configuring client clusters
  • CPS administration
  • Coordination point agent

Course Curriculum

  • PART 1: VeritasStorage Foundation 6.0: Install and Configure

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  • PART 2: VeritasCluster Server 6.0 for UNIX: Install and Configure

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