Veritas Storage Foundation Cluster File System 5.x for UNIX

Course:  VERCFS
Duration:  3 Days
Level:  II
Course Summary

Veritas Storage Foundation Cluster File System (SFCFS) is a unified file system that spans servers, providing concurrent access to storage and enabling faster failover of applications and databases. Cluster File System (CFS) significantly reduces application downtime and improves data access compared to traditional single-instance file systems. As multiple servers share storage resources, the time taken to bring storage online is drastically reduced following an application failure.

This course describes how to install, configure, verify, and troubleshoot Veritas SFCFS. We explain how the core component products of SFCFS, such as Veritas Cluster Volume Manager (CVM), Veritas CFS, and Veritas Cluster Server (VCS), are combined to manage volumes and file systems in a shared configuration.

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Topics Covered In This Course

THE NEED FOR STORAGE FOUNDATION CLUSTER FILE SYSTEM (SFCFS)

  • Storage trends and key IT issues
  • Storage architectures
  • What is SFCFS?

INSTALLING SFCFS

  • Preparing to install SFCFS
  • Installing SFCFS
  • Viewing the SFCFS configuration
  • Upgrading SFCFS
  • Administrative interfaces

SFCFS ARCHITECTURE

  • Characteristics of shared data clusters
  • SFCFS architectural overview
  • SFCFS applications

CLUSTER VOLUME MANAGER (CVM)

  • Overview of VxVM and CVM
  • CVM Concepts
  • Data Flow in a CVM Cluster
  • Administering CVM Configurations

CLUSTER FILE SYSTEM (CFS)

  • Overview of VxFS and CFS
  • Cluster File System Concepts
  • Data Flow in CFS
  • Administering CFS

HIGH AVAILABILITY IN SFCFS

  • Applications in a shared data cluster
  • The cvm service group
  • Placing shared resources under VCS control
  • Managing an SFCFS cluster using VCS

I/O FENCING

  • Data protection requirements
  • I/O fencing concepts and components
  • I/O fencing operations
  • I/O fencing implementation
  • Configuring I/O fencing
  • Coordination Point Server
  • Recovering fenced systems

POINT-IN-TIME COPIES IN SFCFS

  • Overview of point-in-time copy solutions
  • Volume-level point-in-time copies
  • Cluster File System snapshots
  • Storage checkpoints

TROUBLESHOOTING

  • Troubleshooting tools
  • Resolving potential installation issues
  • Resolving potential upgrade issues
  • Resolving operational issues
  • Resolving potential performance and high availability issues
What You Can Expect

At the end of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Install Veritas SFCFS
  • Configure a CFS cluster according to a specified sample design
  • Configure shared disk groups and volumes
  • Configure shared file systems
  • Describe how Group Lock Manager ensures file system coherency
  • Manage shared resources with VCS
  • Place application instances under VCS control
  • Configure I/O fencing for data protection
  • Create and use point-in-time copies
  • Troubleshoot common cluster failures
Who Should Take This Course

This workshop is intended for system administrators and technical support staff who will be architecting, implementing and working with SFCFS.

Recommended Prerequisites

Completion of Veritas Storage Foundation 5.x AND Veritas Cluster Server 5.x courses, or equivalent experience on each product, is required.

Training Style

This instructor led course uses extensive hands-on lab sessions to reinforce the concepts introduced at each stage of the course.

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