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Veritas InfoScale 7.1 FUNDAMENTALS for UNIX/Linux: Administration


Course Description


Overview

This five-day class is a condensed version of the five-day Veritas InfoScale Storage 7.1 for UNIX/Linux: Administration course and the five-day Veritas InfoScale Availability 7.1 for UNIX/Linux: Administration course. This is a subset of the two courses, and it covers the basics of the two products: InfoScale Storage 7.1 and InfoScale Availability 7.1.
Hands-On
This course includes practical lab exercises that enable you to test your new skills and begin to transfer those skills into your working environment.
 

Audience

This course is for UNIX/Linux system administrators, system engineers, technical support personnel, network/SAN administrators, and systems integration/development staff who want an overview of the Veritas Storage Foundation and Veritas Cluster Server products.  

Prerequisites

  • Knowledge of UNIX system administration
  • Veritas InfoScale 7.1 for UNIX/Linux: Installation
 

Key topics

PART 1: Veritas InfoScale Storage 7.1 for UNIX/Linux: Administration InfoScale Storage Basics Virtual Objects
  • Operating system storage devices and virtual data storage
  • Volume Manager (VxVM) storage objects
  • VxVM volume layouts and RAID levels
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
  • Allocating storage for volumes
Making Configuration Changes
  • Administering mirrored volumes
  • Resizing a volume and a file system
  • Moving data between systems
  • Renaming VxVM objects
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: Veritas InfoScale Availability 7.1 for UNIX/Linux: Administration InfoScale Availability Basics High Availability Concepts
  • High availability concepts
  • Clustering concepts
  • High availability application services
  • Clustering prerequisites
VCS Building Blocks
  • VCS terminology
  • Cluster communication
  • VCS architecture
VCS Operations
  • Common VCS tools and operations
  • Service group operations
  • Resource operations
VCS Configuration Methods
  • Starting and stopping VCS
  • Overview of configuration methods
  • Online configuration
  • Controlling access to VCS
Preparing Services for VCS
  • 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
  • Adding resources
  • Solving common configuration errors
  • Testing the service group
Offline Configuration
  • Offline configuration examples
  • Offline configuration procedures
  • Solving offline configuration problems
  • Testing the service group
Configuring Notification
  • Notification overview
  • Configuring notification
  • Overview of triggers
InfoScale Availability Additions 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 interconnect configuration
  • Joining the cluster membership
  • Changing the interconnect configuration
 

Objectives

By the completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Install and configure Veritas InfoScale Enterprise.
  • Configure and manage disks, disk groups, and volumes.
  • Administer file systems.
  • Create a cluster.
  • Configure service groups and resources.
  • Implement and verify failover and failback capability for application, storage, and network services.

Course Duration

5 Days
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