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Veritas InfoScale Availability 7.4.2 for UNIX/Linux: Administration (ISAUA)

Detailed Course Outline

Cluster Server Basics

High Availability Concepts
  • High availability concepts
  • Clustering concepts
  • High availability application services
  • Clustering prerequisites
Labs: Intro Lab
  • Exercise A: Viewing the virtual machine
  • Exercise B: Verifying network
Labs: Validating Site Preparation
  • Exercise A: Performing a CPI pre-installation verification
  • Exercise B: Performing a SORT pre-installation verification
Installing and Licensing InfoScale
  • Introducing the Veritas InfoScale product suite
  • Tools for installing InfoScale products
  • Installing Veritas InfoScale Availability
  • InfoScale cloud offerings
  • Upgrading to InfoScale Enterprise
Labs:
  • Exercise A: Installing InfoScale Enterprise using the Common Product Installer (CPI)]
  • Exercise B: Running a post-installation check
  • Exercise C: Adding cluster systems to VIOM as managed hosts
VCS Building Blocks
  • VCS terminology
  • Cluster communication
  • VCS architecture
  • Multi version cluster
Labs:
  • Exercise A: Working with the VIOM GUI Dashboard and inventory information
  • Exercise B: Exploring the VIOM GUI Licensing option
  • Exercise C: Working with the VIOM GUI Settings option
VCS Operations
  • Common VCS tools and operations
  • Service group operations
  • Resource operations
Labs
  • Exercise A: Displaying cluster information
  • Exercise B: Displaying status and attributes
  • Exercise C: Performing service group operations
  • Exercise D: Manipulating resources
VCS Configuration Methods
  • Starting and stopping VCS
  • Overview of configuration methods
  • Online configuration
  • Controlling access to VCS
Labs
  • Exercise A: VCS configuration state and stopping VCS
  • Exercise B: Configuring automatic backup of the VCS configuration
  • Exercise C: Setting non default VCS stop options
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
Labs
  • Exercise A: Configuring and examining storage for the service
  • Exercise B: Examining the application
  • Exercise C: Manually starting and stopping the application
Online Configuration
  • Online service group configuration
  • Adding resources
  • Solving common configuration errors
  • Testing the service group
Labs
  • Exercise A: Creating a service group for the loopy application
  • Exercise B: Configuring resources for the loopy application
  • Exercise C: Performing a virtual fire drill on the service group
  • Exercise D: Testing the service group
  • Exercise E: Setting resources to critical
  • Exercise F: (Optional) Examining Veritas File System locking by VCS
Offline Configuration
  • Offline configuration examples
  • Offline configuration procedures
  • Solving offline configuration problems
  • Testing the service group
Labs
  • Exercise A: Editing a copy of the main.cf file using a system editor
  • Exercise B: Stopping VCS
  • Exercise C: Restarting VCS using the edited main.cf file
Configuring Notification
  • Notification overview
  • Configuring notification
  • Overview of triggers
Labs
  • Exercise A: Configuring and testing the notifier using VIOM
  • Exercise B: Configuring trigger scripts

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
Labs
  • Exercise A: Observing non-critical resource faults
  • Exercise B: Observing critical resource faults
  • Exercise C: (Optional) Observing faults in frozen service groups
  • Exercise D: (Optional) Observing ManageFaults behavior
  • Exercise E: (Optional) Observing restart limit behavior
Intelligent Monitoring Framework
  • IMF overview
  • IMF configuration
  • Faults and failover with intelligent monitoring
Labs
  • Exercise A: Examining IMF monitoring on a resource
  • Exercise B: (Optional) Examining the IMF default configuration
Cluster Communications
  • VCS communications review
  • Cluster interconnect configuration
  • Cluster startup
  • System and cluster interconnect failure
  • Changing the interconnect configuration
Labs
  • Exercise A: Reconfiguring LLT
  • Exercise B: Observing jeopardy membership

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
Labs
  • Exercise A: Fencing configuration pre-checks
  • Exercise B: Configuring VCS for I/O fencing
  • Exercise C: I/O fencing configuration verification
  • Exercise D: Verifying data disks for I/O fencing
Clustering Applications
  • Application service overview
  • VCS agents for managing applications
  • The Application agent
  • IMF support and prevention of concurrency violation
Labs
  • Exercise A: Adding a resource of type Application
  • Exercise B: Testing the resource
  • Exercise C: IMF and Application agent monitoring options
Clustering Databases
  • VCS database agents
  • Database preparation
  • The database agent for Oracle
  • Database failover behavior
  • Additional Oracle agent functions
Labs
  • Exercise A: Verifying the Oracle configuration
  • Exercise B: Preparing storage and network resources for the Oracle service group
  • Exercise C: Testing the Oracle database manually
  • Exercise D: Configuring Oracle under VCS control
  • Exercise E: Running a virtual fire drill and switching the Oracle service group
  • Exercise F: (Optional) Oracle monitoring

In-Guest Clustering

InfoScale support for Cloud Environments
  • InfoScale solutions for cloud environments
  • Preparing for InfoScale installations in cloud environments
  • Configurations for cloud environments
  • Troubleshooting issues in cloud environments
Labs
  • Exercise A: Verify S3 server details (sys3)
  • Exercise B: Create InfoScale storage support for S3 connector
  • Exercise C: Using VIOM deploy Application Migration Add-on
VMware vSphere Data Center Architecture
  • VMware vSphere high availability architecture
  • VMware administration
  • VMware storage architecture
  • Server and storage migration
Labs
  • Exercise A: Verifying the VMware vSphere lab environment
  • Exercise B: Connecting to the nested virtual machines
  • Exercise C: Testing vMotion
Veritas High Availability Deployment in VMware
  • Veritas high availability architecture in VMware
  • Deploying InfoScale Availability on virtual machines
  • Configuring the vSphere Web Client for Veritas HA
Labs
  • Exercise A: Preparing the nested virtual machine lab environment
  • Exercise B: Deploying a Veritas cluster on nested virtual machines
  • Exercise C: Adding cluster systems as managed hosts to VIOM
  • Exercise D: Installing the VIOM Control Host add-on on mgt
  • Exercise E: Adding virtualization information to the VIOM management server
  • Exercise F: Installing and registering the Veritas HA Plug-in for vSphere Web Client
Veritas High Availability Configuration and Administration
  • Configuring storage for VCS failover cluster
  • Configuring shared storage for CFS clusters
  • Configuring availability
  • Veritas high availability operations
  • Just-In-Time Availability solution
Labs – Part A
  • Exercise A: Preparing the nested virtual machine lab environment
  • Exercise B: Using the vSphere Web Client to monitor Veritas high availability
  • Exercise C: Setting EnableUUID parameter for virtual machine disks
  • Exercise D: Testing vMotion with Veritas in-guest clustering
  • Exercise E: (Optional) Managing the Oracle Disk group configuration
Labs – Part B
  • Exercise A: Preparing the nested virtual machine lab environment
  • Exercise B: Configuring a shared VMFS datastore
  • Exercise C: Configuring virtual and physical RDM disks on sys3
  • Exercise D: Creating a service group to manage the virtual and physical RDM disks
  • Exercise E: (Optional) Observing vMotion with RDM disks
  • Exercise F: (Optional) Enabling shared storage across multiple VMs using physical RDM disks
  • Exercise G: (Optional) Aligning the shared
Labs: Challenge Lab (Linux)
  • Exercise A: Creating a 4-Node West cluster (VCS type)
  • Exercise B: Creating a local mount point (VxFS type) and backup data to S3 server (sys3)
  • Exercise C: Using VIOM install Application Migration and Control Host Add-ons