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

Duration: 5 Days (40 Hours)

Veritas High Availability Fundamentals with VSF 6.0 and VCS 6.0 for Unix Course Overview:

The Symantec High Availability Fundamentals with Veritas Storage Foundation 6.0 and Veritas Cluster Server 6.0 for UNIX course provides comprehensive training on managing storage in a high availability environment, performing cluster management, and conducting basic file system administration.

This instructor-led, hands-on class spans over five days and covers the utilization of Veritas high availability technology to meet data availability objectives within your operations. The course focuses on the implementation of Veritas Cluster Server and Veritas Storage Foundation, which includes Veritas Volume Manager and Veritas File System.

During the course, participants will learn key concepts and techniques for configuring and managing storage resources in a high availability environment. They will gain hands-on experience in deploying Veritas Cluster Server and Veritas Storage Foundation to achieve enhanced data availability and resilience. Additionally, participants will acquire skills in basic file system administration and cluster management tasks.

By the end of the course, participants will have a solid understanding of Veritas high availability solutions, enabling them to effectively implement and manage these technologies to meet their organization’s data availability goals.

Intended Audience:

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.

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.

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

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

Knowledge of UNIX system administration

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