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HA0414 – Veritas Cluster Server 6.x for Unix: Advanced Administration

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5 Days Course
Data/Application Availability

Classroom + Online

Course Details

Overview

The Symantec Cluster Server 6.x for UNIX: Administration Fundamentals course is designed for the IT professional tasked with installing, configuring, and maintaining Symantec Cluster Server (VCS) clusters.

 

This five day, Virtual Academy, hands-on class covers how to use Symantec Cluster Server to manage applications in a high availability environment. After gaining the fundamental skills that are needed to manage a highly available application in a cluster, you can deploy VCS in a lab environment to implement a sample cluster design.

Objectives

  • Install VCS and create a cluster.
  • 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.
  • Configure VCS to manage an Oracle database and other applications.
  • Describe LLT over RDMA supported connections.
  • Observe the benefits of AdaptiveHA.
  • Describe Multi-site management

Outline

High Availability Concepts

  • High availability concepts
  • Clustering concepts
  • HA application services
  • Clustering prerequisites
  • High availability references

VCS Building Blocks

  • VCS terminology
  • Cluster communication
  • VCS architecture

Preparing a Site for VCS

  • Hardware and software requirements
  • Hardware and software recommendations
  • Preparing installation information

Installing VCS

  • Using the Common Product Installer
  • VCS configuration files
  • Cluster management tools

VCS Operations

  • Common VCS tools and operations
  • Service group operations
  • Resource operations

VCS Configuration Methods

  • Starting and stopping VCS
  • Overview of configuration methods
  • Online configuration
  • Controlling access to VCS

Preparing Services for VCS

  • Preparing applications for VCS
  • Performing one-time configuration tasks
  • Testing the application service
  • Stopping and migrating an application service
  • Collecting configuration information

Online Configuration

  • Online service group configuration
  • Adding resources
  • Solving common configuration errors
  • Testing the service group

Offline Configuration

  • Offline configuration examples
  • Offline configuration procedures
  • Solving offline configuration problems
  • Testing the service group

Configuring Notification

  • Notification overview
  • Configuring notification
  • Overview of triggers

Handling Resource Faults

  • VCS response to resource faults
  • Determining failover duration
  • Controlling fault behavior
  • Recovering from resource faults
  • Fault notification and event handling

Intelligent Monitoring Framework

  • IMF overview
  • IMF configuration

Cluster Communications

  • VCS communications review
  • Cluster interconnect configuration
  • Joining the cluster membership
  • System and cluster interconnect failures
  • Changing the interconnect configuration

Protecting Data Using SCSI 3-Based Fencing

  • Data protection requirements
  • I/O fencing concepts
  • I/O fencing operations
  • I/O fencing implementation
  • Configuring I/O fencing

Clustering Applications

  • Application service overview
  • VCS agents for managing applications
  • The Application agent
  • IMF support and prevention of concurrency violation

Clustering Databases

  • VCS database agents
  • Database preparation
  • The database agent for Oracle
  • Database failover behavior
  • Additional Oracle agent functions

Introduction to New Features and Enhancements

  • CPI enhancements

New Features and Enhancements in SFHA

  • LLT RDMA enhancements
  • AdaptiveHA
  • VBS enhancements
  • CPS using HTTPS
  • Multi-site management

Target Audience

This course is for UNIX system administrators, system engineers, technical support personnel, network/SAN administrators, and systems integration/development staff, who will be installing, operating, or integrating Symantec Cluster Server.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of UNIX system administration.