Description

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.

Objectives

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.

Audience

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.

Prerequisites

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

Hands-On

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

Topics

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