Veritas Cluster Server 5.1 for Windows

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High Availability Concepts (134 topics)

  • High Availability Concepts
  • Clustering Concepts
  • High Availability Application Services
  • Clustering Prerequisites
  • VCS Building Blocks
  • VCS Terminology
  • Cluster Communication
  • VCS Architecture
  • Preparing a Site for VCS
  • Hardware Requirements and Recommendations
  • Software Requirements and Recommendations
  • Preparing Installation Information
  • Installing VCS
  • Using the Symantec Product Installer
  • VCS Configuration Files
  • Viewing the Default VCS Configuration
  • Installing the Cluster Manager Java GUI
  • VCS Operations
  • Common VCS Tools and Operations
  • Service Group Operations
  • Resource Operations
  • Using the VCS Simulator
  • VCS Configuration Methods
  • Starting and Stopping VCS
  • Overview of Configuration Methods
  • Online Configuration
  • Offline 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 an Application Service
  • Online Configuration
  • Online Service Group Configuration
  • Adding Resources
  • Solving Common Configuration Errors
  • Testing the Service Group
  • Offline Configuration
  • Offline Configuration Procedures
  • Solving Offline Configuration Problems
  • Testing the Service Group
  • Configuring Notification
  • Notification Overview
  • Configuring Notification
  • Using Triggers for Notification
  • Handling Resource Faults
  • VCS Response to Resource Faults
  • Determining Failover Duration
  • Controlling Fault Behavior
  • Recovering from Resource Faults
  • Fault Notification and Event Handling
  • Cluster Communications
  • VCS Communications Review
  • Cluster Membership
  • Cluster Interconnect Configuration
  • Joining the Cluster Membership
  • Changing the Interconnect Configuration
  • System and Communication Failures
  • System Failures
  • Cluster Interconnect Failures
  • Troubleshooting
  • Monitoring VCS
  • Troubleshooting Guide
  • Archiving VCS-Related Files
  • Part II: Veritas Cluster Server 5.1 - Manage and
  • Administer
  • Example Application Configurations
  • Clustering Applications
  • Application Service Overview
  • VCS Agents for Managing Applications
  • The GenericService Agent
  • The ServiceMonitor Agent
  • Clustering SQL Server
  • SQL Server in the VCS Environment
  • Managing Registry Keys
  • The SQLServer2005 Agent
  • Installing SQL Server in the Cluster
  • Configuring a SQL Server 2005 Service Group
  • SQLServer2005 Detail Monitoring
  • Clustering Exchange Server
  • Exchange Server in the VCS Environment
  • Configuring the Domain Controller
  • Installing Exchange Server
  • Configuring an Exchange Service Group
  • Clustering File Shares
  • Preparing File Shares for High Availability
  • VCS Resources for Managing File Shares
  • Using the FileShare Configuration Wizard
  • Cluster Management Workshop - Reconfiguring Cluster Membership
  • 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 Dependencies
  • Common Application Relationships
  • Service Group Dependencies
  • Service Group Dependency Examples
  • Configuring Service Group Dependencies
  • Alternative Methods of Controlling Interactions
  • Startup and Failover Policies
  • Startup Rules and Policies
  • Failover Rules and Policies
  • Limits and Prerequisites
  • Modeling Startup and Failover Policies
  • Data Center Availability
  • VCS Management Console
  • Storage Foundation Management Server
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Enterprise Messaging Management

VCS Building Blocks (3 topics)

  • VCS Terminology
  • Cluster Communication
  • VCS Architecture

Preparing a Site for VCS (3 topics)

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

Installing VCS (4 topics)

  • Using the Symantec Product Installer
  • VCS Configuration Files
  • Viewing the Default VCS Configuration
  • Installing the Cluster Manager Java GUI

VCS Operations (4 topics)

  • Common VCS Tools and Operations
  • Service Group Operations
  • Resource 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 VCS (4 topics)

  • Preparing Applications for VCS
  • Performing 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 (7 topics)

  • Offline Configuration Procedures
  • Solving Offline Configuration Problems
  • Testing the Service Group
  • Configuring Notification
  • Notification Overview
  • Configuring Notification
  • Using Triggers for Notification

Handling 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 Failures (2 topics)

  • System Failures
  • Cluster Interconnect Failures

Troubleshooting (3 topics)

  • Monitoring VCS
  • Troubleshooting Guide
  • Archiving VCS-Related Files

Clustering Applications (4 topics)

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

Clustering SQL Server (6 topics)

  • SQL Server in the VCS Environment
  • Managing Registry Keys
  • The SQLServer2005 Agent
  • Installing SQL Server in the Cluster
  • Configuring a SQL Server 2005 Service Group
  • SQLServer2005 Detail Monitoring

Clustering Exchange Server (4 topics)

  • Exchange Server in the VCS Environment
  • Configuring the Domain Controller
  • Installing Exchange Server
  • Configuring an Exchange Service Group

Clustering File Shares (3 topics)

  • Preparing File Shares for High Availability
  • VCS Resources for Managing File Shares
  • Using the FileShare Configuration Wizard

Cluster Management Workshop - Reconfiguring Cluster Membership (3 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 Dependencies (5 topics)

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

Startup and Failover Policies (4 topics)

  • Startup Rules and Policies
  • Failover Rules and Policies
  • Limits and Prerequisites
  • Modeling Startup and Failover Policies

Data Center Availability (4 topics)

  • VCS Management Console
  • Storage Foundation Management Server
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Enterprise Messaging Management

Prerequisites

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

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