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.
Certified Training Course
R 19 610 p.p. (Excl. VAT)*
*Pricing may be subject to change due to exchange rate volatility.
Classroom-based, Instructor-led with emphasis on hands-on exercises.
Start time: 09:00 (Registration will commence at 08:30 on the first day)
Before attending this course, students must at least have knowledge of and hands-on experience with the administration of Linux systems.
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
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
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