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Veritas InfoScale 7.1 FUNDAMENTALS for UNIX/Linux: Administration

Course Description


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.
This course includes practical lab exercises that enable you to test your new skills and begin to transfer those skills into your working environment.


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.  


  • 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


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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