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The Veritas InfoScale Storage 8.0 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 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 and support for cloud environments.

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

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.
  • 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.

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
Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager (VIOM): Overview

Exercise A: Using Text-based VxVM Menu Interface
Exercise B: Accessing CLI Commands
Exercise C: Adding Managed Hosts to the VIOM Management Server
Exercise D: Working with the VIOM GUI Dashboard and Inventory Information
Exercise E: Exploring the VIOM GUI Licensing Option
Exercise F: Working with the VIOM GUI Settings Option

Creating a Volume and File System
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

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

Exercise A: Creating Volumes with Different Layouts (CLI)
Exercise B: Creating Erasure Coded Volume for Object Store (CLI)
Exercise C: (Optional) Creating Volumes with User Defaults (CLI)

Making Configuration Changes
Administering Mirrored Volumes
Resizing a Volume and a File System
Moving Data Between Systems
Renaming VxVM Objects

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 Only the File System

Administering File Systems
Veritas File System: Benefits
Using Veritas File System Commands
Veritas File System: Logging
Controlling File System Fragmentation
Using Thin Provisioning Disk Arrays

Exercise A: Preparing to Defragment the Veritas File System
Exercise B: Defragmenting a Veritas File System
Exercise C: Working with SmartMove
Exercise D: Observing Thin Reclamation

InfoScale Storage 8.0: SmartIO
Support for Caching on Solid State Drives
Using the SmartAssist Tool

Exercise A: Configuring VxVM Caching
Exercise B: Configuring VxFS Read Caching
Exercise C: Configuring VxFS WriteBack Caching
Exercise D: (Optional) Destroying the Cache Area

Dynamic Multi-Pathing
Managing Components in the VxVM Architecture
Discovering Disk Devices
Managing Multiple Paths to Disk Devices

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

Resolving Hardware Problems
VxVM and Hardware Failures
Recovering Disabled Disk Groups
Resolving Disk Failures

Exercise A: Recovering a Temporarily Disabled Disk Group
Exercise B: Inducing a Disk Failure in the Lab Environment
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

Storage Foundation Cluster File System Architecture
Storage Foundation Cluster File System: Overview
SFCFS Architecture
SFCFS Communication
VCS Management of SFCFS Infrastructure

Exercise A: Performing a Pre-Installation Check Using he Installer Utility
Exercise B: Installing Veritas InfoScale Storage and Configuring Cluster File System
Exercise C: Configuring Cluster File System in a PreInstalled InfoScale Storage Environment
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
Volume Manager and Cluster Volume Manager: Overview
Cluster Volume Manager: Concepts
Cluster Volume Manager: Configuration
CVM Response to Storage Disconnectivity

Exercise A: Creating Shared Disk Groups and Volumes (CLI)
Exercise B: Creating a Shared Disk Group and Volume (VIOM)
Exercise C: Converting a Disk Group from Shared to Private and Vice-versa
Exercise D: Investigating the Impact of 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
Group Lock Manager
Administering CFS

Exercise A: Creating a Shared File System (CLI)
Exercise B: Changing the Primary Node Role (CLI)
Exercise C: Placing the Shared File System Under Storage Cluster Control (CLI)
Exercise D: Deleting the Shared File System and Disk Groups

Flexible Storage Sharing
Understanding Flexible Storage Sharing
Flexible Storage Sharing: Storage Objects
Flexible Storage Sharing Case Study
Flexible Storage Sharing: Implementation
Flexible Storage Sharing: Configuration

Exercise A: Administering Flexible Storage Sharing
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
Understanding Veritas File Replicator
Setting up Replication for a Veritas File System
Error Recovery with Veritas File Replicator

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
Configuring the Replication Setup
Assessing the Status of the Replication Environment
Performing Migration, Takeover, and Fast Failback Operations

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
InfoScale Solutions for Cloud Environments
Preparing for InfoScale Installations in Cloud Environments
Configuration for Cloud Environments
Support for Kubernetes on Linux
Troubleshooting Issues in Cloud Environment

Exercise A: Configuring REST API Server
Exercise B: Verifying S3 Server Details
Exercise C: Creating InfoScale Storage Support for S3 Connector
Exercise D: (Optional) Creating FSS and SmartIO Type Storage and Backing Up Data to the S3 Server
Exercise E: Adding VIOM Management Server in the Global Reports Perspective
Exercise F: Generating VIOM Reports

Appendix A: Working with Erasure coding
Erasure Coded: Overview
Erasure Coded Architecture
Erasure Coded Volume Enhancements: InfoScale 7.4
Erasure Coded Performance Comparison

Challenge Lab (Linux)
Task A: Creating a 4-Node Storage Cluster (CVM Type)
Task B: Creating a Local Mount Point (VxFS Type) and Backing Up Data to S3 Server
Task C: Creating an FSS Storage Type Cluster Mount Point and Backing Up Data to S3 Server

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