In the Symantec High Availability Fundamentals with Veritas Storage Foundation 6.0 and Veritas Cluster Server 6.0 for Windows course, you learn how to use Symantec high-availability technology to meet the data availability goals of your operations by implementing Veritas Cluster Server and Veritas Storage Foundation. This course describes how to manage storage in a high-availability environment and perform cluster management.


After completing this course, you will be able to:


·         Configure and manage disks, disk groups, and volumes by using Veritas Storage Foundation.

·         Perform basic Veritas Storage Foundation recovery and troubleshooting operations.

·         Manage cluster services with Veritas Cluster Server and perform troubleshooting techniques.

·         Describe cluster communications, identify faults, and configure failover behavior.


This course is for Windows system administrators, system engineers, network administrators, system integration or development staff, and technical support personnel who will be working with Veritas Storage Foundation and Veritas Cluster Server.


You must have experience as a system and network administrator working in a Windows environment.


This course includes practical exercises that enable you to test your new skills and transfer them into your working environment.


Part 1: Veritas Storage Foundation 6.0: Install and Configure


Virtual Objects

·         Physical and virtual data storage

·         SFW storage objects

·         SFW RAID levels and volume layouts


Installing and Accessing SFW Interfaces

·         Storage Foundation 6.0 for Windows: Overview

·         Installation prerequisites

·         Installing SFW 6.0

·         Upgrading to SFW 6.0

·         SFW user interfaces


Working with Disk Groups and Volumes

·         Preparing disks and disk groups for volume creation

·         Creating a volume

·         Adding a file system to an existing volume

·         Displaying disk and disk group information

·         Displaying volume configuration information

·         Removing volumes, disks, and disk groups


Working with Volumes with Different Layouts

·         Comparing volume layouts

·         Creating volumes with various layouts

·         Creating a partition and logical drive


Part 2: Veritas Storage Foundation 6.0: Manage and Administer


Making Configuration Changes

·         Administering mirrored volumes

·         Resizing a volume

·         Changing a drive letter or path

·         Moving data between systems

·         Upgrading a dynamic disk group


Implementing Offline and Off-Host Processing

·         Offline and off-host processing tasks

·         Creating a volume snapshot

·         Performing dynamic disk group split and join

·         Enabling Fast Resync

·         Implementing off-host processing


Using Recovery Features

·         Monitoring objects and events

·         Maintaining data consistency

·         Configuration backup and restore

·         Managing hot relocation at the host level

·         Troubleshooting disk replacement and recovered volumes


Managing Performance

·         Monitoring I/O

·         Setting capacity monitoring parameters

·         Changing the volume layout

·         Setting caching for volumes

·         Using Smart Move

·         Manipulating sub disks and disks



Administering DMP

·         Overview of dynamic multipathing

·         Managing arrays, individual disks, and paths

·         Specifying load balancing settings

·         Specifying control timer settings for an array

·         Investigating backup mode


Part 3: Veritas Cluster Server 6.0: Install and Configure

High Availability and Clustering Concepts

·         High availability concepts

·         Clustering concepts

·         High availability application services

·         Clustering prerequisites


VCS Building Blocks

·         VCS terminology

·         Cluster communication

·         VCS architecture


Preparing a Site for VCS

·         Hardware requirements and recommendations

·         Software requirements and recommendations

·         Licensing scheme

·         Preparing installation information


Installing and Upgrading VCS

·         Installing VCS

·         Upgrading VCS

·         Configuring VCS

·         Viewing the default VCS configuration

·         Installing the Cluster Manager Java GUI


VCS Operations

·         Common VCS tools and operations

·         Service group operations

·         Resource operations

·         Using a VCS simulator


VCS Configuration Methods

·         Starting and stopping VCS

·         Overview of configuration methods

·         Online configuration

·         Offline configuration

·         Controlling access to VCS


Preparing Services for VCS

·         Performing one-time configuration tasks

·         Testing the application service

·         Stopping and migrating an application service



Online Configuration

·         Online service group configuration

·         Adding resources

·         Solving common configuration errors

·         Testing the service group


Offline Configuration

·         Offline configuration procedures

·         Solving offline configuration problems

·         Testing the service group


Configuring Notification

·         Introducing the notification resource

·         Configuring notification

·         Using triggers for notification


Handling Resource Faults

·         Introducing intelligent resource monitoring

·         VCS response to resource faults

·         Determining failover duration

·         Controlling fault behavior

·         Recovering from resource faults

·         Fault notification and event handling


Cluster Communications

·         VCS communications review

·         Cluster membership

·         Cluster interconnect configuration

·         Joining the cluster membership


System and Communication Faults

·         System failures

·         Cluster interconnect failures


Monitoring and Troubleshooting

·         Monitoring VCS

·         Troubleshooting guide

·         Archiving VCS-related files

·         Configuring the disaster recovery solution for Hyper-V

·         Miscellaneous tasks