Veritas Volume Replicator 5.0 for Solaris

The Veritas Volume Replicator 5.0 for Solaris course is designed for system administrators tasked with deploying
and managing a replicated data environment using Veritas Volume Replicator. This three-day, instructor-led class covers product components and features, such as replicated volume groups and data sets, storage replicator logs, RLINKs, data change maps, and off-host processing. Hands-on labs illustrate how data replication is accomplished in a variety of failure situations. Students also learn the fundamentals of data replication and become proficient in planning, implementing, and managing the Veritas Volume Replicator component of their disaster recovery strategy.

Delivery Method

Three days

Course Objectives
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
• Describe industry-standard replication technology concepts and components.
• Describe Veritas Volume Replicator-specific concepts and components.
• Develop a plan and implement Veritas Volume Replicator.
• Initialize, synchronize, and replicate sample data.
• Perform a takeover, a migration, and a failback.
• Use a bunker site for disaster recovery.
• Perform off-host processing at the secondary replication site.
• Troubleshoot a replicated data environment.

Who Should Attend
This course is for Solaris system administrators, system engineers, and technical support representatives who work with Veritas Volume Replicator.

You should have working knowledge of system administration and configuration on the Solaris platform. Completion of the Storage Foundation 5.0 course, or equivalent experience, is required.

This course includes practical exercises, assessment
items, and demonstrations that enable you to test your
new skills and begin to transfer them into your working

Disaster Recovery Overview

• Disaster Recovery
• Benefits of a Disaster Recovery Solution
• Disaster Recovery Concepts
• Overview of Symantec Disaster Recovery Technologies

Replication Overview
• Defining Replication
• Replication Options and Technologies
• Veritas Volume Replicator Overview

VVR Components
• Comparing Volume Replication with Volume Management
• Volume Replicator Components
• Volume Replicator Data Flow

Replication Control
• Replication Mode and SRL Overflow
• Latency Protection
• Bandwidth Throttling
• How VVR Detects Failure of a Secondary RVG

Installation and Tuning
• VVR Installation
• Tuning VVR
• VVR Interfaces

Establishing Replication
• Replication Setup
• Preparing for an Initial Synchronization of Data
• Methods for Synchronizing a Secondary RVG
• Assessing the Status of the Replication Environment

VVR Administration
• Starting and Stopping Replication
• Volume, RVG, and RLINK Administration
• Validating Replicated Data

VVR Recovery After Failures
• Recovery Overview
• Migration, Takeover, and Fast Failback
• Recovery from Volume Errors

Bunker Replication
• What Is Bunker Replication?
• Setting Up Bunker Replication
• Administering Bunker Replication

Off-Host Processing
• Off-Host Processing with VVR
• In-Band Control Messaging
• Using Fire Drill Operation for Disaster Recovery Testing

Planning a VVR Environment
• Satisfying Business Needs when Planning a VVR Installation
• SRL Planning
• Network Planning
• The VRAdvisor Tool

VVR Troubleshooting
• What You Need to Know to Troubleshoot VVR
• Common VVR Trouble Areas
• Managing VVR Using Storage Foundation Manager

Optional Workshop: VVR Troubleshooting
Restoring the Secondary Site from a Secondary Backup
• Restoring the Secondary Site from a Primary Backup
• Recovering from an SRL Failure at the Primary Site
• Recovering from Data Volume Failure at the Primary Site