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Veritas Cluster Server 6.x for Unix: Administration

Course Description


The Symantec Cluster Server 6.x for UNIX: Administration Fundamentals course is designed for the IT professional tasked with installing, configuring, and maintaining Symantec Cluster Server (VCS) clusters. This five day, Virtual Academy, hands-on class covers how to use Symantec Cluster Server to manage applications in a high availability environment. After gaining the fundamental skills that are needed to manage a highly available application in a cluster, you can deploy VCS in a lab environment to implement a sample cluster design.  


This course is for UNIX system administrators, system engineers, technical support personnel, network/SAN administrators, and systems integration/development staff, who will be installing, operating, or integrating Symantec Cluster Server.  


Knowledge of UNIX system administration.  

Key topics

High Availability Concepts • High availability concepts • Clustering concepts • HA application services • Clustering prerequisites • High availability references VCS Building Blocks • VCS terminology • Cluster communication • VCS architecture Preparing a Site for VCS • Hardware and software requirements • Hardware and software recommendations • Preparing installation information Installing VCS • Using the Common Product Installer • VCS configuration files • Cluster management tools 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 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 Cluster Communications • VCS communications review • Cluster interconnect configuration • Joining the cluster membership • System and cluster interconnect failures • Changing the interconnect configuration Protecting Data Using SCSI 3-Based Fencing • Data protection requirements • I/O fencing concepts • I/O fencing operations • I/O fencing implementation • Configuring I/O fencing Clustering Applications • Application service overview • VCS agents for managing applications • The Application agent • IMF support and prevention of concurrency violation Clustering Databases • VCS database agents • Database preparation • The database agent for Oracle • Database failover behavior • Additional Oracle agent functions Introduction to New Features and Enhancements • CPI enhancements New Features and Enhancements in SFHA • LLT RDMA enhancements • AdaptiveHA • VBS enhancements • CPS using HTTPS • Multi-site management  


By the completion of this course, you will be able to:
  •  Install VCS and create a cluster.
  •  Configure service groups and resources.
  •  Implement and verify failover and failback capability for application, storage, and network services.
  •  Configure and optimize cluster behavior.
  •  Protect data in a shared storage environment.
  •  Configure VCS to manage an Oracle database and other applications.
  •  Describe LLT over RDMA supported connections.
  •  Observe the benefits of AdaptiveHA.
  •  Describe Multi-site management.

Course Duration

5 Days
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