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The Veritas InfoScale Availability 7.4.2 for Unix/Linux: Administration course is designed for IT professionals tasked with installing, deploying, configuring, and maintaining Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) clusters. This course discusses how to use InfoScale Availability to manage applications in a high availability environment and support for Cloud environments. The course is designed to enable you to gain the necessary fundamental and advanced skills that are required to manage a highly available application in a cluster. It also discusses how to deploy InfoScale Availability in the lab environment to practically implement a sample cluster design and deployment.

Delivery Method(s)

This course is available in the following delivery method(s):

  •  Instructor-led training (ILT): 5 days, including 6 months of lab access
  • Virtual instructor-led training (VILT): 5 days, including 6 months of lab access
  • Learning Lab – Self-paced lesson guide plus 6 months of lab access

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.

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.
  • Describe InfoScale support for Cloud Environments.
  • Configure and manage VCS clusters on virtual machines in VMware environment.
  • Implement Just in Time Availability for single node VCS cluster on virtual machine in a VMware environment.

This course is for UNIX/Linux 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/Linux systems administration is required.

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

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

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

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 disk device names across multiple virtual machines 

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

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