Veritas Cluster Server 5.1 for Solaris

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Symantec Curriculum
Code SYMVCS5S

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High Availability Concepts (3 topics)

  • High Availability Concepts
  • Clustering Concepts
  • Clustering Prerequisites

VCS Building Blocks (3 topics)

  • VCS Terminology
  • Cluster Communication
  • VCS Architecture

Preparing a Site for VCS Implementation (3 topics)

  • Hardware Requirements and Recommendations
  • Software Requirements and Recommendations
  • Preparing Installation Information

Installing VCS (4 topics)

  • Using the VERITAS Product Installer
  • VCS Configuration Files
  • Viewing the Default VCS Configuration
  • Other Installation Considerations

VCS Operations (3 topics)

  • Managing Applications in a Cluster Environment
  • Service Group Operations
  • Using the VCS Simulator

VCS Configuration Methods (5 topics)

  • Starting and Stopping VCS
  • Overview of Configuration Methods
  • Online Configuration
  • Offline Configuration
  • Controlling Access to VCS

Preparing Services for High Availability (4 topics)

  • Preparing Applications for VCS
  • One-Time Configuration Tasks
  • Testing the Application Service
  • Stopping and Migrating an Application Service

Online Configuration (4 topics)

  • Online Service Group Configuration
  • Adding Resources
  • Solving Common Configuration Errors
  • Testing the Service Group

Offline Configuration (4 topics)

  • Offline Configuration Procedures
  • Offline Configuration Practices and Tools
  • Solving Offline Configuration Problems
  • Testing the Service Group

Sharing Network Interfaces (3 topics)

  • Parallel Service Groups
  • Sharing Network Interfaces
  • Localizing Resource Attributes

Configuring Notification (3 topics)

  • Notification Overview
  • Configuring Notification
  • Using Triggers for Notification

Configuring VCS Response to Resource Faults (5 topics)

  • VCS Response to Resource Faults
  • Determining Failover Duration
  • Controlling Fault Behavior
  • Recovering from Resource Faults
  • Fault Notification and Event Handling

Cluster Communications (5 topics)

  • VCS Communications Review
  • Cluster Membership
  • Cluster Interconnect Configuration
  • Joining the Cluster Membership
  • Changing the Interconnect Configuration

System and Communication Faults (2 topics)

  • Ensuring Data Integrity
  • Cluster Interconnect Failures

I/O Fencing (6 topics)

  • Data Protection Requirements
  • I/O Fencing Concepts and Components
  • I/O Fencing Operations
  • I/O Fencing Implementation
  • Configuring I/O Fencing
  • Stopping and Recovering Fenced Systems

Troubleshooting (6 topics)

  • Monitoring VCS
  • Troubleshooting Guide
  • Cluster Communication Problems
  • VCS Engine Problems
  • Service Group and Resource Problems
  • Archiving VCS-Related Files

Clustering Applications (3 topics)

  • Application Service Overview
  • VCS Agents for Managing Applications
  • The Application Agent

Clustering Databases (5 topics)

  • VCS Database Agents
  • Database Preparation
  • The Enterprise Agent for Oracle
  • Database Failover Behavior
  • Additional Oracle Agent Functions

Clustering NFS (4 topics)

  • Preparing NFS for High Availability
  • Testing the NFS Service
  • Configuring an NFS Service Group
  • NFS Lock Failover

Workshop: Reconfiguring Cluster Membership (5 topics)

  • Task 1: Removing a System from a Running VCS
  • Cluster
  • Task 2: Adding a New System to a Running VCS
  • Cluster
  • Task 3: Merging Two Running VCS Clusters

Service Group Interactions (5 topics)

  • Common Application Relationships
  • Service Group Dependency Definition
  • Service Group Dependency Examples
  • Configuring Service Group Dependencies
  • Alternative Methods of Controlling Interactions

Workload Management (3 topics)

  • Startup Rules and Policies
  • Failover Rules and Policies
  • Configuring Startup and Failover Policies

Alternate Network Configurations (3 topics)

  • Alternative Network Configurations
  • Additional Network Resources
  • Example MultiNIC Setup

Data Center Availability (4 topics)

  • Cluster Management Console
  • Storage Foundation Management Server
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Symantec Data Center Foundation

Prerequisites

You should have experience as a system and network administrator working in a UNIX environment. Experience developing shell or Perl scripts is helpful.

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