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Veritas InfoScale Storage 7.3 for UNIX/Linux: Administration - På anmodning


LENGTH: 40 Hours (5 dage)

PRICE: kr 25.000,00


The Veritas InfoScale Storage 7.0 for Linux: Administration course is designed for the IT professional tasked with installing, configuring, and maintaining the Veritas InfoScale Storage environments, including Volume Manager (VxVM), File System (VxFS), and Cluster File System (CFS).

This five day, instructor-led, hands-on class covers how to use InfoScale Storage to manage disks, disk groups, and volumes by using a variety of InfoScale Storage user interfaces including the Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager (VIOM) Web console. You learn the basics of online file system administration and recovery from disk failures. In addition, you learn about data replication using Veritas File Replicator and Veritas Volume Replicator. You also learn how to configure Veritas Cluster Volume Manager and Veritas Cluster File System


By the completion of this course, you will be able to: · Create, configure, and manage disks, disk groups, and volumes.
· Administer file systems.
· 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 Replicator, and Veritas File Replicator.
· Configure a CFS cluster according to a specified sample design.
· Configure shared disk groups and volumes.
· Configure shared file systems.
· Share local disks among systems in a cluster


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 Storage.


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


InfoScale Storage Basics

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

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: (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 a file system only

Administering File Systems
 Benefits of using Veritas File System
 Using Veritas File System commands
 Logging in VxFS
 Controlling file system fragmentation
 Using thin provisioning disk arrays

 Exercise A: Preparing for “Defragmenting a Veritas File System” exercise
 Exercise B: Defragmenting a Veritas File System
 Exercise C: Using SmartMove
 Exercise D: Observing thin reclamation

Managing Devices

 InfoScale Storage 7.3 SmartIO
 Support for caching on Solid State Drives (SSDs)
 Using SmartAssist Tool

 Exercise A: Configuring VxVM caching
 Exercise B: Configuring VxFS read caching
 Exercise C: Configuring VxFS writeback caching
 Exercise D: Destroying 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

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

 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

Cluster File System

Storage Foundation Cluster File System Architecture
 SFCFS overview
 SFCFS architecture
 SFCFS communication
 VCS management of SFCFS infrastructure
Cluster Volume Manager
 VxVM and CVM overview
 CVM concepts
 CVM configuration
 CVM response to storage disconnectivity

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

 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


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

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

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

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