Arrow Electronics, Inc.

InfoScale Availability 7.0 for UNIX: Administration


LENGTH: 40 Hours (5 days)

PRICE: kr33 000,00


The Veritas InfoScale Availability 7.0 for UNIX: Administration course is designed for the IT professional tasked with installing, configuring, and maintaining Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) clusters. This five day, instructor-led, hands-on class covers how to use InfoScale Availability 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 InfoScale Availability in a lab environment to implement a sample cluster design.


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.
· Configure a global cluster environment, including remote clusters, global heartbeats, and global service groups.
· Configure notification and failover behavior in a global cluster.


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 InfoScale Availability.


Knowledge of and hands-on experience with UNIX systems administration; and recommended online training:

· Veritas InfoScale 7.0 for UNIX: Installation


Cluster Server Basics

High Availability Concepts
· High availability concepts
· Clustering concepts
· High availability applications
· Clustering prerequisites

VCS Building Blocks
· VCS terminology
· Cluster communication
· VCS architecture

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 a 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 errors
· Testing the service group

Configuring Notification
· Notification overview
· Configuring notification
· Overview of triggers

Cluster Server Additions

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
· Faults and failover with intelligent monitoring

Cluster Communications
· VCS communications review
· Cluster interconnect configuration
· Cluster startup
· System and cluster interconnect failures
· Changing the interconnect configuration

Cluster Server Applications

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

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

Global Clustering

Global Cluster Architecture and Concepts
· Global cluster architecture
· Global cluster components
· VCS features for global cluster management
· Intercluster communication failure

Configuring a Global Cluster
· Linking clusters
· Configuring global cluster heartbeats
· Configuring a global service group
· Managing dynamic IP address updates

Managing a Global Cluster
· Managing clusters in a global cluster environment
· Managing global cluster heartbeats
· Managing global service groups
· Using VIOM for disaster recovery


Notification and Failover Behavior in a Global Cluster · Notification in a global cluster
· Failover behavior of a global service group
· Cluster state transitions
· Simulating global clusters using the VCS Simulator



Special agreements and discounts do not apply to this course.

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