Veritas InfoScale Availability 7.0 for UNIX: Administration
The Veritas InfoScale Availability 7.0 for Linux: Administration course is designed for the IT professional tasked with installing, configuring, and maintaining Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) clusters. This five day, instructor-led, hands-on class covers how to use InfoScale Availability 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 InfoScale Availability in a lab environment to implement a sample cluster design.
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.
AudienceThis course is for Linux system administrators, system engineers, technical support personnel, network/SAN administrators, and systems integration/development staff, who will be installing, operating, or integrating InfoScale Availability.
Knowledge of and hands-on experience with Linux systems administration.
Cluster Server Basics High Availability Concepts
- High availability concepts
- Clustering concepts
- High availability application services
- Clustering prerequisites
- VCS Terminology
- Cluster Communication
- VCS architecture
- Common VCS tools and operations
- Service group operations
- Resource operations
- Starting and stopping VCS
- Overview of configuration methods
- Online configuration
- Controlling access to VSC
- Preparing applications for VCS
- Performing one-time configuration tasks
- Testing the application service
- Stopping and migrating an application service
- Collecting configuration informatino
- Online service group configuration
- Adding resources
- Solving common configuration errors
- Testing the service group
- Offline configuration examples
- Offline configuration procedures
- Solving offline configuration problems
- Testing the service group
- Notification overview
- Configuring notification
- Overview of triggers
- VCS response to resource faults
- Determining failover duration
- Controlling fault behavior
- Recovering from resource faults
- Fault notification and event handling
- IMF overview
- IMF configuration
- Faults and failover with intelligent monitoring
- VCS communications review
- Cluster interconnect configuration
- Joining the cluster membership
- Changing the interconnect configuration
- Data protection requirements
- I/O fencing concepts
- I/O fencing operations
- I/O fencing implementation
- Fencing configuration
- Application service overview
- VCS agents for managing applications
- The Application agent
- IMF support and prevention of concurrency violation
- VCS database agents
- Database preparation
- The database agent for Oracle
- Database failover behavior
- Additional Oracle agent functions
- Global cluster architecture
- Global cluster components
- VCS features for global cluster management
- Inter cluster communication failure
- Linking clusters
- Configuring global cluster heartbeats
- Configuring a global service group
- Managing dynamic IP address updates
- Managing clusters in a global cluster environment
- Managing global cluster heartbeats
- Managing global service groups
- Using VIOM for disaster recovery
- Notification in a global cluster
- Failover behavior of a global service group
- Cluster state transitions
- Simulating global clusters using the VCS Simulator
By the completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe how clustering is used to implement high availability in the data center environment.
- Describe VCS and cluster communication mechanisms.
- Create a cluster, and 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.
- Describe I/O fencing operations, and its implementation.
- Configure VCS to manage an Oracle database and other applications.
- Configure a global cluster environment, including remote clusters, global heartbeats, and global service groups.
- Configure notification and failover behavior in a global cluster.