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Veritas InfoScale Storage 7.0 for Unix: Administration Course Outline

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The Veritas InfoScale Storage 7.0 for UNIX: Administration course is designed for the IT professional tasked with installing, configuring, and maintaining the Veritas InfoScale Storage environments, including Volume Manager (VxVM), File System (VxFS), and Cluster File System (CFS).

This five day, instructor-led, hands-on class covers how to use InfoScale Storage to manage disks, disk groups, and volumes by using a variety of InfoScale Storage user interfaces including the Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager (VIOM) Web console. You learn the basics of online file system administration and recovery from disk failures. In addition, you learn about data replication using Veritas File Replicator and Veritas Volume Replicator. You also learn how to configure Veritas Cluster Volume Manager and Veritas Cluster File System.

Delivery Method
Instructor-Led Training (ILT)

Five days

Course Objectives
By the completion of this course, you will be able to:
Create, configure, and manage disks, disk groups, and volumes.
Administer file systems.
Manage components in the VxVM architecture.
Manage multiple paths to disk devices.
Identify types of disk failures and how to resolve them.
Configure a CFS cluster according to a specified sample design.
Configure shared disk groups and volumes.
Configure shared file systems.
Share local disks among systems in a cluster.
Describe concepts and components specific to Veritas Volume Replicator, and Veritas File Replicator.

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

Knowledge of and hands-on experience with UNIX systems administration; and recommended online training:
Veritas InfoScale 7.0 for UNIX: Installation

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

Course Outline

Storage Foundation Basics
Virtual Objects
 Operating system storage devices and virtual data storage
 Volume Manager storage objects
 VxVM volume layouts and RAID levels
Creating a Volume and File System
 Preparing disks and disk groups for volume creation
 Creating a volume and adding a file system
 Displaying disk and disk group information
 Displaying volume configuration information
 Removing volumes, disks, and disk groups
Working with Volumes with Different Layouts
 Volume layouts
 Creating volumes with various layouts
 Allocating storage for volumes
Making Configuration Changes
 Administering mirrored volumes
 Resizing a volume and a file system
 Moving data between systems
 Renaming VxVM objects
Administering File Systems
 Benefits of using Veritas File System
 Using Veritas File System commands
 Logging in VxFS
 Controlling file system fragmentation
 Using thin provisioning disk arrays

Managing Devices
Dynamic Multi-Pathing
 Managing components in the VxVM architecture
 Discovering disk devices
 Managing multiple paths to disk devices
Dynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware
 DMP in a VMware ESX/ESXi environment
 Managing DMP for VMware
 Performance monitoring and tuning
Resolving Hardware Problems
 How does VxVM interpret failures in hardware?
 Recovering disabled disk groups
 Resolving disk failures
 Managing hot relocation at the host level

Cluster File System
Cluster File System Architecture
 CFS overview
 CFS architecture
 CFS communication
Cluster Volume Manager
 VxVM and CVM overview
 CVM concepts
 CVM configuration
Cluster File System
 Cluster File System concepts
 Data flow in CFS
 Group Lock Manager
 Administering CFS
Flexible Storage Sharing
 Understanding Flexible Storage Sharing
 FSS storage objects
 FSS case study
 FSS implementation
 FSS configuration
 Advantages and limitations of FSS

Disaster Recovery Overview
 Disaster recovery
 Benefits of a disaster recovery solution
 Disaster recovery concepts
 Veritas disaster recovery technology overview
Veritas File Replicator
 Understanding Veritas File Replicator
 Setting up replication for a Veritas file system
 Error recovery with Veritas File Replicator
Veritas Volume Replicator
 Defining replication
 Replication options and technologies
 Veritas Volume Replicator overview
Veritas Volume Replicator Components
 Comparing volume replication with volume management
 Volume Replicator components
 Volume Replicator data flow
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