Veritas InfoScale Storage 7.3 for UNIX/Linux: Advanced Administration

Duration: 5 Days (40 Hours)

Veritas InfoScale Storage 7.3 for UNIX/Linux: Advanced Administration Course Overview:

The Veritas InfoScale Storage 7.3 for UNIX/Linux: Advanced Administration course focuses on providing IT professionals with in-depth knowledge and practical skills to effectively integrate, manage, operate, and utilize the advanced features of Veritas InfoScale Storage in a UNIX/Linux environment.

During the course, participants will explore the advanced features offered by InfoScale Storage, including Dynamic Multi-Pathing, Smart Tiering, Docker support, Performance Tuning, and Snapshots. They will learn how to configure and optimize these features to enhance storage performance, efficiency, and data protection in their UNIX/Linux environments.

The course covers important topics such as managing the VxVM Private Region, understanding different disk layouts, and effectively managing disk groups. Participants will also gain hands-on experience in building volumes from scratch, performing disk group split, move and joins operations, and implementing volume relayout and volume sets. They will learn about multivolume file systems, online file system administration, and advanced techniques for remote mirroring across sites. Additionally, participants will explore offline and offhost processing using volume snapshots and storage checkpoints, as well as dynamic storage tiering to optimize storage resources based on application requirements.

Through a combination of instructor-led lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises, participants will develop practical skills in configuring and managing the advanced features of InfoScale Storage in a UNIX/Linux environment. They will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios, gaining the confidence to optimize storage performance, data protection, and resource utilization in their organizations.

Intended Audience:

This course is for UNIX system or network administrators, system engineers, technical support personnel, and system integration/development staff who will be administering Veritas Storage Foundation advanced features.

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

  • Manage the advanced features of VeritasStorage Foundation.
  • Configure and manage disks, disk groups, and volumes.
  • Administer Veritas File System advanced features.
  • Manage the Dynamic Multi-Pathing feature.
  • Apply performance tuning principles to Veritas Volume Manager, Veritas File System and Dynamic MultiPathing.
  • Monitor VxVM and change volume layouts to improve performance.
  • Create and manage point-in-time copies for off-host and on-host processing.
  • Manage LUN snapshots.
  • Remotely mirror your data across different sites.
  • Use dynamic storage tiering for optimal storage allocation.
  • Provision storage in a Docker environment

Volume Manager Overview
  • Supported upgrade paths
  • Upgrade considerations
  • Operating system storage devices and virtual data storage


  • Exercise A: Installing Storage Foundation
  • Exercise B: Upgrading from Storage Foundation to InfoScale Storage
  • Exercise C: Creating disks with different disk types and formats
  • Managing components in the VxVM architecture
  • Volume Manager storage objects
  • Volume layouts
  • Viewing object attributes


  • Exercise A: Creating a disk group containing non-cds disks
  • Exercise B: Converting non-cds disks in a disk group to the CDS disk format
  • Exercise C: Creating volumes with different layouts
  • Exercise D: Creating layered volumes
  • Exercise E: Creating volumes with user defaults
  • Disk group information
  • Disk group split, move, and join
  • Disk group backup/restore Advanced Volume Operations
  • Using vxmaketo create volume manager objects
  • Changing the volume layout
  • Online relayout process
  • Managing volume tasks
  • Securing data at rest


  • Exercise A: Preparing for disk group split/move/join operations
  • Exercise B: Performing vxdg split and join operations specifying volume objects
  • Exercise C: Performing vxdg split and join operations specifying disk objects
  • Exercise D: Performing vxdg join operations when conflicting objects exist
  • Exercise E: Performing vxdg move operations
  • Exercise F: Performing configuration backups
  • VxFS layout versions
  • Components and attributes of Veritas FileSystem


  • Exercise A: Viewing the file system metadata
  • Compressing files and directories with VxFS
  • Using the FileSnap feature
  • Deduplicating VxFS data
  • Migrating a native file system to VxFS


  • Exercise A: Compressing files and directories with VxFS
  • Exercise B: Deduplicating VxFS data
  • Exercise C: Using the FileSnap feature
  • Exercise D: Migrating a native file system to VxFS
  • DMP/DDL overview
  • Event Source Daemon
  • ASL/APM administration
  • DDL/DMP CLI administration


  • Exercise A: Perform DMP testing using the vxdmpadm command
  • Exercise B: Perform DMP testing using the vxcheckasl command
  • Exercise C: Perform DMP testing using the vxdisk command
  • Exercise D: Perform DMP testing using the vxddladm command
  • Subpath failover groups
  • Array/enclosure management
  • Online dynamic LUN reconfiguration
  • DDL/DMP enhancements


  • Exercise A: Listing Subpath Failover Groups (SFG)
  • Exercise B: Tuning the Low Impact Path Probing (LIPP) attributes
  • Exercise C: Differentiating manually disabled paths
  • Creating and managing volume sets
  • Creating and managing multi-volume file systems
  • Volume device visibility
  • Administering raw device access


  • Exercise A: Configuring a volume set with a multivolume file system
  • Exercise B: Configuring device visibility
  • Introducing SmartTier
  • Defining the SmartTier concepts
  • Creating storage tiers
  • Implementing file placement policies


  • Exercise A: Configuring a multi-volume file system and SmartTier
  • Exercise B: Testing SmartTier
  • Understanding snapshot technologies
  • Identifying hardware snapshots using VolumeManager
  • Managing clone disks
  • Using disk tags


  • Exercise A: LUN snapshots setup
  • Exercise B: Importing clone disk groups
  • Creating and managing full-copy volume snapshots
  • Using volume snapshots for off-host processing


  • Exercise A: Full-sized instant snapshots
  • Exercise B: Off-host processing using split-mirror volume snapshots
  • Exercise C: Traditional volume snapshots
  • Creating and managing space-optimized volume snapshots
  • Creating and managing storage checkpoints
  • Serving business requirements


  • Exercise A: Using space-optimized instant volume snapshots
  • Exercise B: Restoring a file system using storage checkpoints
  • Exercise C: Examining storage checkpoint behavior
  • Performance benchmarking tools
  • Ensuring quality of service


  • Exercise A: Using vxbench and vxstat
  • Exercise B: Tracing I/O
  • Exercise C: Maintaining quality of service
  • Understanding the environment
  • VxVM tunables and volume best practices
  • VxFS tunables, inode cache and cache advisories
  • DMP tunables


  • Exercise A: Benchmarking
  • Exercise B: Isolating performance issues
  • Introducing remote mirroring and site awareness
  • Configuring site awareness
  • Recovering from failures with remote mirrors
  • Verifying a site-aware environment


  • Exercise A: Configuring site awareness
  • Exercise B: Analyzing the volume read policy
  • Exercise C: Analyzing the impact of disk failure in a siteconsistent environment
  • Exercise D: A manual fire drill operation with remote mirroring
  • Docker overview
  • Introducing support for Docker deployments
  • Provisioning storage to Docker containers
  • Additional features and limitations


  • Exercise A: Preparing the Docker environment
  • Exercise B: Creating volumes for use with Docker containers
  • Exercise C: Moving Docker containers

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