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Veritas InfoScale Availability 7.1 for UNIX/Linux: Advanced Administration I

Course Description


The Veritas InfoScale Availability 7.1 for UNIX/Linux: Advanced Administration I course is designed for the IT professional tasked with managing, configuring, and using clusters in an enterprise environment. This five day, instructor-led, hands-on class covers how to set up advanced service group and application configurations, manage system outages, and upgrade a cluster. Note: This course does not teach basic clustering concepts and is a follow-on course from the Veritas InfoScale Availability 7.1 for UNIX/Linux: Administration course.  


This course is for system administrators, architects, and technical support personnel who are responsible for implementing, managing, and supporting clusters in complex enterprise environments.  


You must have administrator-level experience with UNIX or Linux, TCP/IP networking, and clustering using Veritas Cluster Server.  

Key topics

Advanced Networking

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
  • Managing multiple public network interfaces
  • MultiNICB and IPMultiNICB
  • MultiNICA and IPMultiNIC

Data Protection

Implementing Disk-Based I/O Fencing

  • Data protection requirements
  • I/O fencing concepts
  • I/O fencing operations
  • I/O fencing implementation
  • Fencing configuration

Implementing Coordination Point Server

  • Coordination point concepts
  • Server-based fencing architecture
  • CPS operations
  • Installing and configuring a CP server
  • Configuring server-based I/O fencing
  • Coordination point agent

Administering Fencing Configurations

  • Installing and configuring highly available CP servers
  • CPS administration
  • Administering disk-based I/O fencing
  • Configuring preferred fencing

Disaster Recovery

Global Clustering Architecture and Concepts

  • Global cluster architecture
  • Global cluster components
  • VCS features for global cluster management

Configuring a Global Cluster

  • Configuring the Global Cluster Option
  • Linking clusters
  • Configuring a global service group
  • Managing dynamic IP address updates

Managing a Global Cluster

  • Managing clusters in a global cluster environment
  • Managing global cluster heartbeats
  • Managing global service groups

Notification and Failover in a Global Cluster

  • Notification in a global cluster
  • Failover behavior of a global service group
  • Cluster state transitions
  • Simulating global clusters using the VCS Simulator

Administering Campus Clusters

  • Disaster recovery solutions with InfoScale Availability
  • Preparing to set up a campus cluster configuration
  • Configuring InfoScale Storage for campus clustering
  • Configuring a VCS service group for campus clusters
  • Testing site awareness
  • Failure scenarios with campus clusters


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

  • Configure advanced networking environments.
  • Implement advanced fencing configurations.
  • Configuring and manage disaster recovery environments and campus clusters.

Course Duration

5 Days
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