Advanced Veritas Volume Manager

Course:  VERVM2
Duration:  2 Days
Level:  II
Course Summary

This course builds on the introductory course, bringing the course member to a higher level of skill in dealing with Volume Manager. The ground covered includes a detailed analysis of the Boot Process, Manipulation of Plex States. Dynamic Multi-Pathing and Troubleshooting. It is designed to enable the course member begin troubleshooting Veritas volume manager problems.

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Topics Covered In This Course

Examining the VXVM initialization process

Each step of VXVM initialization maps to a start method. Careful analysis of each method ans the command it uses helps build up a picture of how VXVM starts. This is very much needed when undertaking fault analysis.

Understanding and Manipulating Plex States

Plex states are at the heart of volume manager volume fault analysis and fault correction. The course examines this tricky topic bringing the course member to a level of skill that allows manipulation of plex states. This study also allows the intelligent creation of large mirroed volumes.

Dynamic Multi-Pathing and Device discovery.

DMP software can complicate fault diagnosis. Gaining an understanding of this layer of the software can be most illuminating. Also DDL is fundamental to looking at device problems.

Volume Sets

The course provides the opportunity to create Volume Sets and check their impact on performance.

What You Can Expect

Upon completion of this course, Course members should be able to:

  • Describe Plex states
  • Manipulate Plex states
  • Describe each step of the Boot Process.
  • Troubleshoot the boot process.
  • Avoid unnecessary mirror synchronization
  • Monitor DMP paths
  • Tune DMP attributes
  • Control DMP path status
  • Collect DMP usage statistics.
  • Describe different DMP write strategies.
  • Create Volume set
  • Separate filesystem data and metadata
Who Should Take This Course

System Administrators, Support Personnel and anyone responsible for administering an data controlled through Veritas Volume Manager.

Recommended Prerequisites

The course member should have a good general knowledge of Unix administration and should have attended our introductory Veritas Volume Manager course or have the equivalent skill level.

Training Style

The course is delivered by an experienced consultant. Lectures and demonstrations pave the way to practical exercises.

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