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HA0412 : Veritas InfoScale Availability 7.0 for Linux/Unix Administration

Duration : 5 day      



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.



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.


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



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



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




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