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Veritas InfoScale Storage 7.2 for Unix/Linux: Advanced Administration

Course Description


You learn how to manage the VxVM Private Region and understand different disk layouts, disk group management, and how to build volumes from scratch. You also learn about disk group split, move 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.


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.  


Veritas InfoScale Storage 7.2 for UNIX Knowledge of UNIX system administration.

Key topics

Volume Manager Overview
  • Supported upgrade paths
  • Upgrade considerations
  • Operating system storage devices and virtual data storage
Managing VxVM Components
  • Managing components in the VxVM architecture
  • Volume Manager storage objects
  • Volume layouts
  • Viewing object attributes
Advanced Disk Group Operations
  • Disk group information
  • Disk group split, move, and join
  • Disk group backup/restore
Advanced Volume Operations
  • Using vxmake to create volume manager objects
  • Changing the volume layout
  • Online Relayout Process
  • Managing volume tasks
  • Securing data at rest
File System Architecture
  • VxFS layout versions
  • Components and attributes of Veritas File System
File System Advanced Features
  • Compressing files and directories with VxFS
  • Using the FileSnap feature
  • Deduplicating VxFS data
  • Migrating a native file system to VxFS
Dynamic Multi-Pathing Administration
  • DMP/DDL overview
  • Event Source Daemon
  • ASL/APM administration
  • DDL/DMP CLI administration
Dynamic Multi-Pathing advanced operations
  • Subpath failover groups
  • Array/enclosure management
  • Online dynamic LUN reconfiguration
  • DDL/DMP enhancements
Volume Sets and MVFS Management
  • Creating and managing volume sets
  • Creating and managing multi-volume file systems
  • Volume device visibility
  • Administering raw device access
Implementing SmartTier (ST)
  • Introducing SmartTier
  • Defining the SmartTier concepts
  • Creating storage tiers
  • Implementing file placement policies
Co-existence with Array based Snapshots
  • Understanding snapshot technologies
  • Identifying hardware snapshots using Volume Manager
  • Managing clone disks
  • Using disk tags
Using Full-Copy Volume Snapshots
  • Creating and managing full-copy volume snapshots
  • Using volume snapshots for off-host processing
Using Copy-on-Write SF Snapshots
  • Creating and managing space-optimized volume snapshots
  • Creating and managing storage checkpoints
  • Serving business requirements
Performance Monitoring and Management
  • Performance benchmarking tools
  • Ensuring quality of service
Performance tuning
  • Understanding the environment
  • VxVM Tunables and volume best practices
  • VxFS tunables, inode cache and cache advisories
  • DMP tunables
Using Site Awareness with Mirroring
  • Introducing remote mirroring and site awareness
  • Configuring site awareness
  • Recovering from failures with remote mirrors
  • Verifying a site-aware environment
Support for Docker deployments
  • Docker overview
  • Introducing support for Docker deployments
  • Provisioning storage to Docker containers
  • Additional features and limitations


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 Veritas File System advanced features.
  • Manage the Dynamic Multi-Pathing feature.
  • Apply performance tuning principles to Veritas Volume Manager, Veritas File System and Dynamic Multi-Pathing.
  • 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 storageallocation.
  • Provision storage in a Docker environment.

Course Duration

5 Days
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