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Veritas Access 7.3 Administration Course Outline

 (5 days)
Version 7.3

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This course covers how to use Veritas Access to manage storage, file systems, and shares using the Veritas Access web-based GUI and command line. You learn about file system and file share administration as well as creating and maintaining NFS, CIFS, S3, and FTP file shares. In this course, you configure cloud-based storage as a secondary tier in Veritas Access. You also learn how to integrate Veritas Access as LTR storage for NetBackup.

Five days

Course Objectives
By the completion of this course, you will be able to:
Install and configure a Veritas Access cluster.
Configure authentication services in Veritas Access.
Configure Veritas Access shares (NFS/CIFS/S3/FTP).
Configure and administer storage tiers.
Deduplicate and compress data.
Configure quality of service (QoS).
Configure file retention for WORM-enabled file systems.
Configure continuous and episodic replication.
Create a scale-out file system.
Configure a cloud tier in AWS S3 and Glacier.
Move files between primary and cloud tiers.
Backup and restore data using NetBackup.
Install and configure Veritas Access as NetBackup LTR storage with optional migration to the cloud.
Perform basic troubleshooting tasks.

Who Should Attend
This course is for UNIX/Linux system architects, system administrators, system engineers, technical support personnel, network/SAN administrators, and systems integration/development staff who will be designing, installing, operating, and/or integrating Veritas Access.

You must have working knowledge of advanced computer terminology, including TCP/IP networking and Internet concepts, and administrator-level knowledge of RedHat Enterprise Linux 7.4. Knowledge of cloud technologies and Microsoft Windows 2008/2012 operating systems is a plus.

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


Introducing Veritas Access
Need for Veritas Access
Business Benefits and use cases
Technical benefits

Installing Veritas Access
Installation requirements
Licensing in Veritas Access
Installing Veritas Access
Using response files
Locating installation log files

Exploring Veritas Access User Interfaces
Veritas Access users and user interfaces
Navigating the CLISH interface
Using the GUI to administer Veritas Access
Managing licenses
Configuring networking

Configuring Authentication Services
Introducing authentication services
Configuring LDAP server settings
Configuring the NIS-related settings
Configuring NSS lookup order
Configuring authentication for NFS shares
Configuring authentication for CIFS shares
Locating authentication-related log files

Provisioning Storage
Overview of storage provisioning in Veritas Access
Performing storage discovery
Administering storage pools
Using Flexible Storage Sharing
Using iSCSI disks
Performing disk management operations
Locating log files

Creating File Systems
Creating, modifying, and deleting a filesystem
Using storage policies
Upgrading disk layout versions
Checking and repairing a file system
Configuring SmartIO
Locating log files

Configuring Veritas Access Shares
Introducing file sharing protocols
Using Veritas Access as a NFS server
Using Veritas Access as a CIFS server
Using Veritas Access as a S3 server
Providing FTP services using Veritas Access
Using Veritas Access as an iSCSI target
Locating log files

Deduplicating data
Compressing files
Encrypting Volumes
Configuring Quality of Service - Max IOPS
Configuring file retention
Configuring erasure coding
Locating log files

Replicating Data
Replication concepts
Episodic replication
Configuring episodic replication
Configuring continuous replication
Locating log files

Using Point-In-Time Copies
File system snapshots
Creating snapshots
Instant rollbacks
Creating instant rollbacks
Locating PITC log files

Configuring On-premise Storage Tiering
Overview of the SmartTier solution
Adding tiers to a file system
Administering storage tiers using SmartTier
Configuring policies for a tiered file system
Configuring schedules for a tiered file system
Locating SmartTier log files

Creating a Scale-Out File System
Overview of the scale-out file system
Specifications of a scale-out file system
Scale-out file system architecture
Creating and using a scale-out file system
Troubleshooting scale-out file system issues

Using Cloud as a Tier for Scale-Out File System
Cloud Tiering overview
Using cloud as a tier in AWS
Moving files between tiers
Using data movement policies
Monitoring data usage in the cloud tier
Locating log files

Using NetBackup with Veritas Access
NetBackup and Veritas Access integration overview
NetBackup workflow
SAN-based backup
Configuring Veritas Access for NetBackup
Monitoring and managing NetBackup Client
Backing up and restoring over NetBackup SAN client
Uninstalling and installing NetBackup Client

Using Veritas Access for LTR in NetBackup
Overview of the LTR solution
High-level architecture
Installing and configuring LTR components
Locating log files

Troubleshooting Veritas Access
Using Log files
Debugging, monitoring, and reporting
Recovering from failures
Troubleshooting network connectivity
Troubleshooting cloud tiering
Troubleshooting installation
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