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Course Outline

HA0412 : Veritas InfoScale Availability 7.0 for Linux/Unix Administration

Duration : 5 day      

ABOUT THIS COURSE

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The VeritasInfoScale Availability 7.0 for Linux/Unix:Administration course is designed for the IT professionaltasked with installing, configuring, and maintainingVeritas Cluster Server (VCS) clusters.

 

This five day, instructor-led, hands-on class covers howto use InfoScale Availability to manage applications in ahigh 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.

 

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 how clustering is used to implement highavailability in the data center environment.
  • Describe VCS and cluster communicationmechanisms.
  • Create a cluster, and configure service groups andresources.
  • 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 itsimplementation.
  • Configure VCS to manage an Oracle database andother applications.
  • Configure a global cluster environment, includingremote clusters, global heartbeats, and globalservice groups.
  • Configure notification and failover behavior in aglobal cluster.
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is for Linux/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

 

PREREQUISITES

Knowledge of and hands-on experience with Linux/Unix systems administration.

 

HANDS-ON

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 application services
  • 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 an application 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 problems
  • 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
  • Joining the cluster membership
  • 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