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Veritas High Availability Fundamentals with Storage Foundation 6.x and Veritas Cluster Server 6.x for Unix

Course Description


This five-day class is a condensed version of the four-day Veritas Storage Foundation 6.x for UNIX: Administration Fundamentals course and the five-day Veritas Cluster Server 6.x for UNIX: Administration Fundamentals course. It covers a subset of the topics in those two courses. Hands-On 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 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 is required.  

Key topics

PART 1: Veritas Storage Foundation 6.x for UNIX: Administration Fundamentals Virtual Objects
  • Operating system storage devices and virtual data storage
  • Volume Manager storage objects
  • VxVM volume layouts and RAID levels
Installing Storage Foundation and Accessing SF Interfaces
  • Preparing to install Storage Foundation
  • Installing Storage Foundation
  • Storage Foundation resources
  • Storage Foundation user interfaces
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
Managing Devices within the VxVM Architecture
  • Managing components in the VxVM architecture
  • Discovering disk devices
  • Managing multiple paths to disk devices
PART 2: Veritas Cluster Server 6.x for UNIX: Administration Fundamentals 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 trigge
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


By the completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Install and configure Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability. 
  • Configure and manage disks, disk groups, and volumes.  
  • Administer file systems.  
  • Create a VCS 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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