Veritas InfoScale Storage 7.3.1 for Windows: Administration

Duration: 2 Days (16 Hours)

Veritas InfoScale Storage 7.3.1 for Windows: Administration Course Overview:

The Veritas InfoScale Storage 7.3.1 for Windows: Administration course is specifically designed for IT professionals who are responsible for installing, configuring, and maintaining Veritas InfoScale Storage in a Windows environment.

Throughout the training, participants will learn the fundamental concepts and operational procedures necessary for effectively managing a diverse range of storage using InfoScale Storage. The course covers the essential skills required to deploy and configure InfoScale Storage in the Windows environment, allowing participants to explore its capabilities as a robust and scalable storage management solution.

The course content includes topics such as understanding storage virtualization, managing disks and disk groups, creating and managing volumes, implementing dynamic multi-pathing, and utilizing storage tiering. Participants will also learn about important features and functionalities of InfoScale Storage, such as data protection mechanisms, high availability configurations, and performance optimization techniques.

Through a combination of instructor-led lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises, participants will gain practical experience in deploying and configuring InfoScale Storage in a Windows environment. They will learn best practices for managing storage resources effectively, ensuring high availability, and optimizing storage performance in their organizations.

This course is for system administrators, system engineers, technical support personnel, network/SAN administrators, and systems integration/development staff, who will be installing, operating, managing, and working with InfoScale Storage.

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

  • Install InfoScale Enterprise (Availability and Storage).
  • Identify the virtual objects that are created by InfoScale Storage to manage data storage.
  • Define InfoScale Storage RAID levels and identify virtual storage layout types used by InfoScale Storage.
  • Initialize an operating system disk as an InfoScale Storage disk and create disks and disk groups.
  • Identify the features, advantages, and disadvantages of volume layouts supported by InfoScale Storage.
  • Create concatenated, striped, and mirrored volumes by using the VEA and the command-line interfaces.
  • Create partitions and logical drives.
  • Add a mirror to and remove a mirror from an existing volume, add a log, and change the volume read policy.
  • Deport a disk group from one system and import it on another system.
  • Describe common offline and off-host processing tasks.
  • Duplicate the contents of volumes by using volume snapshots.
  • Manage the performance of off-host processing tasks by enabling FastResync and Fast File Resync.
  • Implement off-host processing by combining FastResync, snapshots, and disk group split and join functionality.
  • Describe mirror resynchronization processes. • Manage the configuration backup and restore process.
  • Manage the hot relocation process at the host level.
  • Manage arrays and individual disks and configure paths to disks in a DMP configuration.
  • Configure load balancing settings.
  • Describe the SmartIO feature in InfoScale Storage and for caching on SSDs.

Installing InfoScale Storage
  • Storage management and storage virtualization Introducing the Veritas InfoScale product suite • Introducing the Veritas InfoScale Storage for Windows
  • Installing InfoScale products


  • Exercise A: Performing a SORT Pre-Installation Verification Check
  • Exercise B: Installing InfoScale Storage Using the Veritas Product Installer (VPI)
  • Physical and virtual data storage
  • InfoScale Storage objects
  • InfoScale Storage RAID levels and volume layouts


  • Exercise A: Creating Volumes in Windows Disk Management
  • Exercise B: Determining Disk Management Volume Properties
  • Exercise C: Determining Maximum Volume Size
  • Preparing disks and disk groups for volume creation
  • Creating a volume
  • Displaying disk, disk group, and volume information
  • Removing volumes, disks, and disk groups


  • Exercise A: Creating a New Dynamic Disk Group: VEA
  • Exercise B: Managing Disks: CLI
  • Exercise C: Creating a New Dynamic Volume: VEA
  • Exercise D: Evacuating a Volume: VEA
  • Exercise E: Deleting a Dynamic Volume: VEA
  • Exercise F: Deleting a Disk Group: VEA
  • Exercise G: Creating a New Dynamic Disk Group: CLI
  • Exercise H: Creating a New Dynamic Volume: CLI
  • Exercise I: Shredding a Dynamic Volume
  • Exercise J: Deleting a Volume: CLI
  • Exercise K: Deleting a Disk Group: CLI
  • Comparing volume layouts
  • Creating volumes with various layouts
  • Creating a partition and a logical drive


  • Exercise A: Create Partitions and Logical Drives.
  • Exercise B: Upgrading Basic Volumes to Dynamic Volumes.
  • Exercise C: Creating Volumes: VEA
  • Exercise D: Creating Volumes: CLI
  • Administering mirrored volumes
  • Resizing a volume
  • Changing a drive letter or path
  • Moving data between systems
  • Upgrading a dynamic disk group


  • Exercise A: Changing Drive Letters and Expanding Volumes
  • Exercise B: Performing Mirror Operations: VEA
  • Exercise C: Performing Mirror Operations: CLI
  • Exercise D: Performing Log Operations
  • Exercise E: Changing a Volume’s Read Policy
  • Exercise F: Upgrading the Disk Group Version: VEA
  • Exercise G: Switching a Disk Group Between Systems: VEA
  • Exercise H: Switching and Renaming a Disk Group Between Systems: CLI
  • Offline and off-host processing tasks
  • Creating a volume snapshot
  • Performing dynamic disk group split and join
  • Enabling fast resynchronization
  • Implementing off-host processing


  • Exercise A: Verifying Your Setup
  • Exercise B: Performing Volume Snapshot Operations: VEA
  • Exercise C: Performing Volume Snapshot Operations: CLI
  • Exercise D: Performing Disk Group Split and Join Operations: VEA
  • Exercise E: Performing Disk Group Split and Join Operations: CLI
  • Monitoring objects and events
  • Maintaining data consistency
  • Configuration backup and restore
  • Managing hot relocation at the host level
  • Troubleshooting disk replacement and recovered volumes


  • Exercise A: Removing Previously Created Volumes
  • Exercise B: Simulating a Disk Failure
  • Exercise C: Recovering Disks and Volumes
  • Exercise D: Failing a RAID 0+1 Volume
  • Exercise E: Configuring Backup and Restore
  • Overview of dynamic multipathing
  • Managing arrays, individual disks, and paths
  • Displaying performance information
  • Specifying load balancing settings
  • Specifying control timer settings for an array


  • Exercise A: Removing Previously Created Volumes
  • Exercise B: Enabling Multipathing Support
  • Exercise C: Configuring Weighted Paths
  • Exercise D: Administering Multipathing for an Active/Passive Array and Disk
  • SmartIO in InfoScale Storage
  • Support for caching on Solid State Drives (SSDs)


  • Exercise A: Configuring VxVM Caching
  • Exercise B: Enabling SmartIO for a Data Volume
  • Exercise C: Viewing Cache Area Properties
  • Exercise D: Monitoring Caching Statistics
  • Exercise E: Disabling SmartIO for a Data Volume
  • Exercise F: Deleting a Cache Are

Knowledge of and hands-on experience with Microsoft Windows operating system administration is required. Working knowledge of networking is also required.

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