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The Veritas InfoScale Storage 7.4.2 for UNIX/Linux: Administration course is designed for IT professionals tasked with installing, configuring, and maintaining Veritas InfoScale Storage environments, including Volume Manager (VxVM), File System (VxFS), Cluster File System (CFS), and InfoScale support for Cloud environments. This course covers how to use InfoScale Storage to manage disks, disk groups, and volumes using a variety of InfoScale Storage user interfaces, including the Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager (VIOM) Web console. It also discussed the basics of online file system administration and recovery from disk failures. In addition, the course covers data replication using Veritas File Replicator and Veritas Volume Replicator. The course also describes how to configure Veritas Cluster Volume Manager and Veritas Cluster File System.

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:

  • Install and configure the InfoScale Storage environment.
  • Create, configure, and manage disks, disk groups, and volumes.
  • Administer file systems and manage components in the VxVM architecture.
  • Manage multiple paths to disk devices.
  • Identify types of disk failures and how to resolve them.
  • Describe concepts and components specific to Veritas Volume Replicator and Veritas File Replicator.
  • Configure a CFS cluster according to a specified sample design.
  • Configure shared disk groups, shared volumes, and shared file systems.
  • Share local disks among systems in a cluster (FSS type storage support).
  • Describe InfoScale support for Cloud Environments.
  • Describe SmartIO support for FSS type storage in Cloud deployments

This course is designed for UNIX/Linux system administrators, system engineers, technical support personnel, network/SAN administrators, and systems integration/development staff, who will install, configure, manage and integrate InfoScale Storage.

Knowledge of and hands-on experience with UNIX/Linux systems administration is required.

Installing and Licensing InfoScale
Introducing the Veritas InfoScale product suite
Tools for installing InfoScale products
InfoScale Cloud offerings
Installing Veritas InfoScale Storage
Installing Veritas InfoScale Availability
Upgrading Veritas InfoScale Enterprise

Labs: Introduction
Exercise A: Viewing the virtual machine configuration
Exercise B: Displaying networking information

Labs: Installation of InfoScale Storage
Exercise A: Verifying that the system meets installation requirements
Exercise B: Installing InfoScale Storage and configuring Storage Foundation
Exercise C: Performing post-installation and version checks

Virtual Objects
Operating system storage devices and virtual data storage
Volume Manager (VxVM) storage objects
VxVM volume layouts and RAID levels

Labs
Exercise A: Text-based VxVM menu interface
Exercise B: Accessing CLI commands
Exercise C: Adding managed hosts (sys1 and sys2) to the VIOM Management Server (mgt)

Creating a Volume and File System
Volume layouts
Creating volumes with various layouts
Allocating storage for volumes
Preparing disks and disk groups for volume creation
Creating a volume and adding a file system
Displaying disk and disk group information
Displaying volume configuration information
Removing volumes, disks, and disk groups 

Labs
Exercise A: Creating disk groups, volumes and file systems: CLI
Exercise B: Removing volumes and disks: CLI
Exercise C: Destroying disk data using disk shredding: CLI
Exercise D: (Optional) Creating disk groups, volumes, and file systems: VIOM
Exercise E: (Optional) Removing volumes, disks, and disk groups: VIOM

Working with Volumes with Different Layouts
Volume layouts
Creating volumes with various layouts
Allocating storage for volumes

Labs
Exercise A: Text-based VxVM menu interface
Exercise B: Accessing CLI commands
Exercise C: Adding managed hosts (sys1 and sys2) to the VIOM Management Server (mgt)

Making Configuration Changes
Administering mirrored volumes
Resizing a volume and a file system
Moving data between systems
Renaming VxVM objects

Labs
Exercise A: Administering mirrored volumes
Exercise B: Resizing a volume and file system
Exercise C: Renaming a disk group
Exercise D: Moving data between systems
Exercise E: (Optional) Resizing a file system only

SmartIO
InfoScale Storage 7.4.2 SmartIO
Support for caching on Solid State Drives (SSDs)
Using the SmartAssist Tool

Labs
Exercise A: Configuring VxVM caching
Exercise B: Configuring VxFS read caching
Exercise C: Configuring VxFS writeback caching
Exercise D: (Optional) Destroying cache area

Dynamic Multi-Pathing
Managing components in the VxVM architecture
Discovering disk devices
Managing multiple paths to disk devices

Labs
Exercise A: Administering the Device Discovery Layer
Exercise B: Displaying DMP information
Exercise C: Displaying DMP statistics
Exercise D: Enabling and disabling DMP paths
Exercise E: Managing array policies

Veritas Dynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware
DMP in a VMware ESX/ESXi environment
Managing DMP for VMware
Administering the SmartPool
Performance monitoring and tuning using the DMP console

Resolving Hardware Problems
How does VxVM interpret failures in hardware?
Recovering disabled disk groups
Resolving disk failures

Labs
Exercise A: Recovering a temporarily disabled disk group
Exercise B: Preparing for disk failure labs
Exercise C: Recovering from temporary disk failure
Exercise D: Recovering from permanent disk failure
Exercise E: (Optional) Recovering from temporary disk failure – Layered volume
Exercise F: (Optional) Recovering from permanent disk failure – Layered volume
Exercise G: (Optional) Replacing physical drives – without hot relocation
Exercise H: (Optional) Replacing physical drives – with hot relocation
Exercise I: (Optional) Recovering from temporary disk failure with vxattachd daemon
Exercise J: (Optional) Exploring spare disk behavior
Exercise K: (Optional) Using the Support Web Site

Installing InfoScale Storage for using Cluster File System
SFCFS overview
SFCFS architecture
SFCFS communication
VCS management of SFCFS infrastructure

Labs
Exercise A: Performing a pre-installation check using the installer utility
Exercise B: Installing Veritas InfoScale Storage and configuring Cluster File System
Exercise C: Configuring the Cluster File System component in an environment with pre-installed InfoScale Storage
Exercise D: (Optional) Performing post-installation and version checks
Exercise E: Verifying cluster communications
Exercise F: Adding managed hosts to the VIOM management server

Cluster Volume Manager
VxVM and CVM overview
CVM concepts
CVM configuration
CVM response to storage dysconnectivity 

Labs
Exercise A: Creating shared disk groups and volumes using CLI
Exercise B: Creating a shared disk group and volume using VIOM
Exercise C: Converting a disk group from shared to private and vice versa
Exercise D: Investigating the impact of the disk group activation modes
Exercise E: (Optional) Observing the impact of rebooting the master node in a storage cluster

Cluster File System
Cluster File System concepts
Data flow in CFS
Administering CFS Flexible Storage Sharing

Labs
Exercise A: Creating a shared file system – CLI
Exercise B: Changing the primary node role – CLI
Exercise C: Placing the shared file system under the storage cluster control – CLI
Exercise D: Deleting shared file systems and disk groups

Flexible Storage Sharing
Understanding Flexible Storage Sharing
FSS storage objects
FSS case study
Flexible Storage Sharing implementation
FSS configuration

Labs
Exercise A: Administering flexible storage sharing (FSS)
Exercise B: Testing flexible storage sharing

Disaster Recovery and Replication Overview
Disaster recovery concepts
Defining replication
Replication options and technologies
Veritas technologies for disaster recovery

Veritas File Replicator
Veritas Volume Replicator overview
Comparing volume replication with volume management
Volume Replicator components
Volume Replicator data flow

Labs
Exercise A: Setting up and performing replication for a VxFS file system
Exercise B: Restoring the source file system using the replication target

Veritas Volume Replicator Components
Veritas Volume Replicator overview
Comparing volume replication with volume management
Volume Replicator components
Volume Replicator data flow

Veritas Volume Replicator Operations
Replication setup
Assessing the status of the replication environment
Migration, takeover, and fast failback

Labs
Exercise A: Preparing storage for replication
Exercise B: Establishing replication
Exercise C: Observing data replication
Exercise D: Migrating the primary role

InfoScale support for Cloud environments
Overview of InfoScale solutions in 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: (Optional) Create FSS and SmartIO type storage and backup data to S3 server

Challenge Lab (Linux)
Exercise A: Create a 4-Node storage cluster (CVM type)
Exercise B: Create a local mount point (VxFS type) and backup data to S3 server (sys3)
Exercise C: Create a FSS storage type cluster mount point and backup data to S3 server (sys3)

Appendix A: Working with Erasure coding
Erasure Coded Overview
Erasure Coded Architecture
Erasure Coded volume enhancements in 7.4
Erasure Coded performance comparison

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