Veritas Cluster Server 6.0 for UNIX: Administration (CSU)

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About this Course

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, Instructor led, 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.

Who should attend

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.

Class Prerequisites

  • Knowledge of UNIX system administration

What You Will Learn

  • 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: Veritas Cluster Server 6.0 for UNIX: Administration (CSU)

Module 1: High Availability Concepts
  • High availability concepts
  • Clustering concepts
  • HA application services
  • Clustering prerequisites
  • High availability references
Module 2: VCS Building Blocks
  • VCS terminology
  • Cluster communication
  • VCS architecture
Module 3: Preparing a Site for VCS
  • Hardware and software requirements
  • Hardware and software recommendations
  • Preparing installation information
Module 4: Installing VCS
  • Using the Common Product Installer
  • VCS configuration files
  • Cluster management tools
Module 5: VCS Operations
  • Common VCS tools and operations
  • Service group operations
  • Resource operations
Module 6: VCS Configuration Methods
  • Starting and stopping VCS
  • Overview of configuration methods
  • Online configuration
  • Controlling access to VCS
Module 7: 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
Module 8:Online Configuration
  • Online service group configuration
  • Adding resources
  • Solving common configuration errors
  • Testing the service group
Module 9: Offline Configuration
  • •Offline configuration examples
  • Offline configuration procedures
  • Solving offline configuration problems
  • Testing the service group
Module 10: Configuring Notification
  • Notification overview
  • Configuring notification
  • Overview of triggers
Module 11: Handling Resource Faults
  • VCS response to resource faults
  • Determining failover duration
  • Controlling fault behavior
  • Recovering from resource faults
  • Fault notification and event handling
Module 12: Intelligent Monitoring Framework
  • IMF overview
  • IMF configuration
Module 13: Cluster Communications
  • VCS communications review
  • Cluster interconnect configuration
  • Joining the cluster membership
  • System and cluster interconnect failures
  • Changing the interconnect configuration
Module 14: 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
Module 15: Clustering Applications
  • Application service overview
  • VCS agents for managing applications
  • The Application agent
  • IMF support and prevention of concurrency violation
Module 16: Clustering Databases
  • VCS database agents
  • Database preparation
  • The database agent for Oracle
  • Database failover behavior
  • Additional Oracle agent functions
Module 17: Introduction to the New Features and Enhancements
  • CPI enhancements
Module 18: New Features and Enhancements in the High Availability Solutions
  • LLT RDMA enhancements
  • AdaptiveHA
  • VBS enhancements
  • CPS using HTTPS
  • Multi-site management
Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

  • United States: US$ 3,500
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Online Training

Duration 5 days

  • United States: US$ 3,500
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