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Veritas Storage Foundation 6.x for Unix: Advanced Administration


Course Description


Overview In the Storage Foundation 6.x for UNIX: Advanced Administration course, you learn to integrate, operate, and make the most of Veritas Storage Foundation’s advanced features, including Dynamic Multi-Pathing, File Replication, Smart Tiering, Performance Tuning, and Snapshots in a UNIX environment. You learn how to manage the VxVM Private Region and understand disk layouts, disk group management, and how to build volumes from scratch. You also learn about disk group split, moves and joins, volume relayout, volume sets, multivolume file systems, online file system administration, remote mirroring across sites, offline and off-host processing using volume snapshots and storage checkpoints, and dynamic storage tiering. Hands-On This course includes practical hands-on exercises that enable you to test your new skills and begin to use those skills in a working environment.   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.   Prerequisites
  • Veritas Storage Foundation 6.x for UNIX
  • Knowledge of UNIX system administration.
  Key topics Reviewing an Existing VCS Environment
  • Understanding the VCS architecture
  • Building the cluster configuration
  • Configuring VCS
Configuring LLT
  • LLT over bonded interfaces
  • LLT over UDP
  • LLT over RDMA
  • LLT with different network interfaces
  • Manually configuring LLT
Using Multiple Public Network Interfaces
  • Configuring multiple service groups with network resources
  • MultiNICB and IPMultiNICB
  • MultiNICA and IPMultiNIC
Using Triggers to Customize VCS Behavior
  • Understanding triggers
  • Configuring triggers
  • Using multiple trigger scripts
  • Controlling applications with triggers
Managing Service Group Dependencies
  • Common application relationships
  • Service group dependencies
  • Service group dependency examples
  • Configuring service group dependencies
  • Limitations of service group dependencies
Using I/O Fencing for Application Data Integrity
  • Data protection requirements
  • I/O fencing concepts
  • I/O fencing operations
  • I/O fencing implementation
  • Fencing configuration
Using Coordination Point Server for Application Data Integrity
  • Coordination point concepts
  • Server-based fencing architecture
  • CPS operations
  • Installing and configuring a CP server
  • Configuring I/O fencing with CPS
  • Coordination point agent
Administering Fencing Configurations
  • Installing and configuring clustered CP servers
  • Administering CPS
  • Administering disk-based I/O fencing
  • Configuring preferred fencing
Reconfiguring Cluster Memberships
  • Removing a cluster node
  • Adding a cluster node
  • Merging clusters
Controlling Application Startup and Shutdown
  • Resource online and offline processes
  • Cluster startup
  • Startup rules and policies
  • Limits and Prerequisites
Controlling Application Failover
  • Failover rules and policies
  • Limits and Prerequisites
  • AdaptiveHA
Customizing Application Failover Behavior
  • VCS response to resource faults
  • Controlling failover with service group attributes
  • Controlling failover with resource type attributes
Managing System Outages
  • Differentiating between a system shutdown and an outage
  • Controlling cluster shutdown
  • Controlling applications during a system outage
Administering Campus Clusters
  • Disaster recovery solutions with SFHA
  • Preparing to set up a campus cluster configuration
  • Configuring Storage Foundation for campus clustering
  • Configuring a VCS service group for campus clusters
  • Testing site-awareness
  • Failure scenarios with campus clusters
  • Legacy campus clustering
Upgrading Storage Foundation High Availability
  • Planning to upgrade SFHA
  • Online upgrade
  • Full upgrade
  • Rolling upgrade
  • Phased upgrade
  • Finding and installing SFHA patches
  Objectives By the completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Manage the advanced features of Veritas Storage Foundation.
  • Configure and manage disks, disk groups, and volumes.
  • Administer file systems advanced features.
  • Apply Performance Tuning principles to Veritas Volume Manager, Veritas File System and Dynamic Multi-Pathing.
  • Monitor VxVM and change volume layouts to improve performance.
  • Manage the dynamic multipathing feature.
  • 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.
  • Place the boot disk under VxVM control.

Course Duration

5 days
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