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Veritas InfoScale Availability 7.0 for Unix: Administration Course Outline

 (5 days)
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The Veritas InfoScale Availability 7.0 for UNIX: Administration course is designed for the IT professional tasked with installing, configuring, and maintaining Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) clusters.

This five day, instructor-led, hands-on class covers how to use InfoScale Availability to manage applications in a high availability environment. After gaining the fundamental skills that are needed to manage a highly available application in a cluster, you can deploy InfoScale Availability in a lab environment to implement a sample cluster design.

Delivery Method
Instructor-Led Training (ILT)

Five days

Course Objectives
By the completion of this course, you will be able to:
Describe how clustering is used to implement high availability in the data center environment.
Describe VCS and cluster communication mechanisms.
Create a cluster, and configure service groups and resources.
Implement and verify failover and failback capability for application, storage, and network services.
Configure and optimize cluster behavior.
Protect data in a shared storage environment.
Describe I/O fencing operations, and its implementation.
Configure VCS to manage an Oracle database and other applications.
Configure a global cluster environment, including remote clusters, global heartbeats, and global service groups.
Configure notification and failover behavior in a global cluster.

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 Availability.

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

Cluster Server Basics

High Availability Concepts
 High availability concepts
 Clustering concepts
 High availability applications
 Clustering prerequisites
VCS Building Blocks
 VCS terminology
 Cluster communication
 VCS architecture
VCS Operations
 Common VCS tools and operations
 Service group operations
 Resource operations
VCS Configuration Methods
 Starting and stopping VCS
 Overview of configuration methods
 Online configuration
 Controlling access to VCS
Preparing Services for VCS
 Preparing applications for VCS
 Performing one-time configuration tasks
 Testing the application service
 Stopping and migrating a service
 Collecting configuration information
Online Configuration
 Online service group configuration
 Adding resources
 Solving common configuration errors
 Testing the service group
Offline Configuration
 Offline configuration examples
 Offline configuration procedures
 Solving offline configuration errors
 Testing the service group
Configuring Notification
 Notification overview
 Configuring notification
 Overview of triggers

Cluster Server Additions

Handling Resource Faults
 VCS response to resource faults
 Determining failover duration
 Controlling fault behavior
 Recovering from resource faults
 Fault notification and event handling
Intelligent Monitoring Framework
 IMF overview
 IMF configuration
 Faults and failover with intelligent monitoring
Cluster Communications
 VCS communications review
 Cluster interconnect configuration
 Cluster startup
 System and cluster interconnect failures
 Changing the interconnect configuration

Cluster Server Applications
Using I/O Fencing for Application Data Integrity
 Data protection requirements
 I/O fencing concepts
 I/O fencing operations
 I/O fencing implementation
 Fencing configuration
Clustering Applications
 Application service overview
 VCS agents for managing applications
 The Application agent
 IMF support and prevention of concurrency violation
Clustering Databases
 VCS database agents
 Database preparation
 The database agent for Oracle
 Database failover behavior
 Additional Oracle agent functions

Global Clustering
Global Cluster Architecture and Concepts
 Global cluster architecture
 Global cluster components
 VCS features for global cluster management
 Intercluster communication failure
Configuring a Global Cluster
 Linking clusters
 Configuring global cluster heartbeats
 Configuring a global service group
 Managing dynamic IP address updates
Managing a Global Cluster
 Managing clusters in a global cluster environment
 Managing global cluster heartbeats
 Managing global service groups
 Using VIOM for disaster recovery
Notification and Failover Behavior in a Global Cluster
 Notification in a global cluster
 Failover behavior of a global service group
 Cluster state transitions
 Simulating global clusters using the VCS Simulator

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