VERITAS Storage Foundation HA 5.x Fundamentals Workshop (Solaris / Linux)

Course:  VERHA
Duration:  5 Days
Level:  II
Course Summary

VERITAS Volume Manager (VxVM) enables an organization to better manage their disk storage, and increase the size of their file systems from the standard partitioning model. The VERITAS File System (VxFS) integrates with VxVM to provide advanced file system services and facilities. Combined, these two products form the basis of Storage Foundation (SF).

VERITAS Cluster Server (VCS) enables an organization to monitor systems and application services, and to restart services on a different system when hardware or software fails. The key to understanding VCS is to learn the various components and how they interact with one another. These include: clusters, resources and resource types, service groups, agents, and communications (GAB and LLT).

Together, these products form the basis of The VERITAS Storage Foundation HA Suite.

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Topics Covered In This Course

VOLUME MANAGER CONCEPTS

  • Storage virtualization
  • VxVM storage objects
  • RAID Levels

INSTALLING STORAGE FOUNDATION AND ACCESSING STORAGE FOUNDATION INTERFACES

  • Installing Storage Foundation
  • Storage Foundation resources
  • Storage Foundation user interfaces
  • Managing the VERITAS Enterprise Administrator Software

CREATING A VOLUME AND FILE SYSTEM

  • Preparing disks and disk groups for volume creation
  • Creating a volume
  • Adding a file system to a volume
  • Displaying disk information
  • Displaying disk group information
  • Displaying volume configuration information
  • Removing volumes, disks, and disk groups

DIFFERENT VOLUME LAYOUTS

  • Volume layouts
  • Creating volumes with various layouts
  • Creating layered volumes
  • Allocating storage for volumes

MAKING CONFIGURATION CHANGES

  • Administering mirrored volumes
  • Resizing volumes and file systems
  • Moving data between systems
  • Renaming disks and disk groups
  • Managing disk group versions

ADMINISTERING FILE SYSTEMS

  • Using VxFS commands
  • Controlling fragmentation

RESOLVING HARDWARE PROBLEMS

  • How VxVM interprets failures in hardware
  • Recovering disabled disk groups
  • Resolving disk failures
  • Managing hot relocation at the host level

USING POINT-IN-TIME COPIES

  • Creating and managing traditional volume and file system snapshots

CLUSTER SERVER CONCEPTS

  • High availability (HA) concepts
  • Clustering concepts
  • Clustering prerequisites

VCS BUILDING BLOCKS

  • VCS terminology
  • Cluster communication
  • VCS architecture

PREPARING FOR VCS IMPLEMENTATION

  • Requirements and recommendations for hardware and software
  • Preparing for installation

INSTALLING VCS

  • Using the VERITAS product installer
  • VCS configuration files
  • Viewing the default VCS configuration
  • Other installation considerations

VCS OPERATIONS

  • Managing applications in a cluster environment
  • Service group operations
  • Using the VCS Simulator

VCS CONFIGURATION METHODS

  • Starting and stopping VCS
  • Configuration methods
  • Controlling access to VCS

PREPARING SERVICES FOR HA

  • Preparing applications for VCS
  • One-time configuration tasks
  • Testing the application service
  • Stopping an application service
  • Migrating an application service

ONLINE CONFIGURATION

  • Adding resources
  • Solving common configuration errors
  • Testing the service group

OFFLINE CONFIGURATION

  • Offline configuration practices and tools
  • Solving offline configuration problems
  • Testing the service group

CONFIGURING NOTIFICATION

  • Notification overview
  • Configuring notification
  • Using triggers for notification

HANDLING RESOURCE FAULTS

  • How VCS responds to resource faults
  • Determining failover duration
  • Controlling fault behavior
  • Recovering from resource faults
  • Fault notification
  • Event handling

CLUSTER COMMUNICATIONS

  • VCS communications review
  • Cluster membership
  • Cluster interconnect configuration
  • Joining the cluster membership
  • Changing the interconnect configuration

SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION FAULTS

  • Ensuring data integrity
  • Cluster interconnect failures

I/O FENCING

  • Data protection requirements
  • I/O fencing concepts and components
  • I/O fencing operations
  • I/O fencing implementation
  • Configuring I/O fencing

TROUBLESHOOTING

  • Monitoring VCS
  • Troubleshooting guide
  • Archiving VCS-related files

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What You Can Expect

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

  • Understand and configure VERITAS Storage Foundation
  • Configure and manage disks, disk groups, and volumes by using VxVM
  • Perform online file system administration
  • Manage cluster services with VCS
  • Describe cluster communications
  • Identify faults within a VCS cluster
  • Configure service group failover behavior
Who Should Take This Course

This workshop is intended for system administrators and technical support staff who will be working with VERITAS Storage Foundation HA.

Recommended Prerequisites

The workshop requires a prior knowledge of UNIX system administration (specifically Solaris or Linux), including knowledge of basic UNIX file systems, formatting, partitioning and associated tools.

Training Style

This workshop introduces the concepts of VxVM and VxFS on Solaris / Linux. The theory provides the student with the principles of volume and file system management and recovery, high availability and clustering concepts. The practical aspects of the course instruct the delegate on how to manage various types of volume, file system and cluster configurations, use of the appropriate administration tools. This course covers VERITAS Storage Foundation HA 5.x.

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