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Veritas Storage Foundation 6.x for Unix: Administration Fundamentals

Course Description


The Symantec Storage Foundation 6.x for UNIX: Administration Fundamentals course is designed for the IT professional tasked with installing, configuring, and maintaining Symantec Storage Foundation (SF) environments, including Volume Manager (VxVM) and File System (VxFS). This four day, Instructor led, hands-on class covers how to install and configure Symantec Storage Foundation. You learn how to manage disks, disk groups, and volumes by using a variety of SF user interfaces including the Veritas Operations Manager (VOM) Web console. You can also learn about the basics of online file system administration and how to recover from disk failures. 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 will be installing, operating, or integrating Symantec Storage Foundation.  


Knowledge of UNIX system administration.  

Key topics

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
Resolving Hardware Problems
  • How does VxVM interpret failures in hardware?
  • Recovering disabled disk groups
  • Resolving disk failures
  • Managing hot relocation at the host level
Introduction to New Features and Enhancements
  • CPI enhancements
New Features and Enhancements in SF
  • Support for caching on SSDs
  • VxVM enhancements
  • DMP enhancements


By the completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Install and configure Symantec Storage Foundation.
  • Configure and manage disks, disk groups, and volumes.
  • Administer file systems.
  • Monitor VxVM tasks and change volume layouts to improve performance.
  • Identify types of disk failures and how to resolve them.
  • Describe the SmartIO feature for caching on SSDs.

Course Duration

4 days
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