Veritas InfoScale Availability 7.0 for Linux: Administration (HA0412)

This 5-day class is designed for IT professionals who are tasked with installing, configuring, and maintaining Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) clusters.

Type

Certified Training Course

Level

Professional

Cost

R 19 610 p.p. (Excl. VAT)*
*Pricing may be subject to change due to exchange rate volatility.

SATV Redeemable 

N/A

Delivery Method

Classroom-based, Instructor-led with emphasis on hands-on exercises.

Duration

5 days

Start time: 09:00 (Registration will commence at 08:30 on the first day)

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must at least have knowledge of and hands-on experience with the administration of Linux systems.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Describe how clustering is used to implement high availability in the data centre 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 optimise cluster behaviour.
  • 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 behaviour in a global cluster.

Exam & Certifications

None.

Course Topics

Cluster Server Basics

1. High Availability Concepts

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

2. VCS Building Blocks

  • VCS terminology
  • Cluster communication
  • VCS architecture

3. VCS Operations

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

4. VCS Configuration Methods

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

5. 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

6. Online Configuration

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

7. Offline Configuration

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

8. Configuring Notification

  • Notification overview
  • Configuring notification
  • Overview of triggers

Cluster Server Additions

9. Handling Resource Faults

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

10. Intelligent Monitoring Framework

  • IMF overview
  • IMF configuration
  • Faults and failover with intelligent monitoring

 

11. Cluster Communications

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

Cluster Server Applications

12. 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

13. Clustering Applications

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

14. Clustering Databases

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

Global Clustering

15. Global Cluster Architecture and Concepts

  • Global cluster architecture
  • Global cluster components
  • VCS features for global cluster management
  • Intercluster communication failure

16. Configuring a Global Cluster

  • Linking clusters
  • Configuring global cluster heartbeats
  • Configuring a global service group
  • Managing dynamic IP address updates

17. Managing a Global Cluster

  • Managing clusters in a global cluster environment
  • Managing global cluster heartbeats
  • Managing global service groups
  • Using VIOM for disaster recovery

18. Notification and Failover Behaviour in a Global Cluster

  • Notification in a global cluster
  • Failover behaviour of a global service group
  • Cluster state transitions
  • Simulating global clusters using the VCS Simulator