Veritas Course Content

Module 1 – Sun Storage Concepts

» Describe the major disk storage administration tasks
» Describe Sun storage interface types
» Describe available Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) technologies including:
» Host-based RAID technology
» Controller-based RAID technology
» Describe disk storage concepts that are common to many storage installations, including:
» Hot swapping
» Storage area networking
» Multihost access
» Multipath access
» Identify storage configurations by:
» Conducting a physical inventory
» Displaying storage configurations
» Identifying controller addresses
» Decoding logical device paths
» Verify storage array firmware revisions

Module 2 – Managing Data

» List the advantages of using virtual disk management
» Describe standard RAID terminology
» List the common features of each supported RAID level including:
» Concatenation – RAID 0
» Striping – RAID 0
» Mirroring – RAID 1
» Mirrored Stripe (Striping plus mirroring) – RAID 0+1
» Mirrored Concatenation – RAID 0+1
» Striped Mirror (Mirroring plus striping) – RAID 1+0
» Concatenated Mirror – RAID 1+0
» Striping with distributed parity – RAID 5
» Describe the optimum hardware configuration for each supported RAID level

Module 3 – VERITAS Volume Manager Installation

» Identify the new features of VERITAS Volume Manager 4.1
» List the key elements of preinstallation planning
» Research VxVM software patch requirements
» Install the VxVM software
» Describe the three installation methods:
» The installvm method
» The installer method
» The pkgadd method
» Initialize the VxVM software

Module 4 – VERITAS Volume Manager Basic Operations

» Describe the function of VxVM disk groups
» List disk group administrative operations including:
» Initialize disk drives for VxVM use
» Create disk groups
» Add and remove disk drives for a disk group
» Import and deport disk groups
» Destroy a disk group
» Rename VxVM disk drives
» Administer disk groups using the vxdiskadm utility
» Administer disk groups using command-line programs
» Administer disk groups using the Veritas Enterprise Administrator (VEA) GUI

Module 5 – VERITAS Volume Manager Volume Operations

» Interpret volume structure listings
» Describe volume planning activities
» Create volumes using the vxassist command
» Create volumes using the VEA GUI
» Modify volume access attributes
» Add file systems to existing volumes
» Add and remove volume logs
» Use the VEA GUI to analyze volume structures

Module 6 – VERITAS Volume Manager Advanced Operations

» Encapsulate and mirror the system boot disk
» Administer hot spares and hot relocation
» Evacuate all subdisks from a disk drive
» Move a disk drive without preserving data
» Move a populated disk drive to a new disk group
» Back up and restore a disk group configuration
» Describe how to import a disk group after a system crash
» Perform a volume snapshot backup
» Perform an online volume relayout
» Create VxVM layered volumes
» Perform basic Intelligent Storage Provisioning administration
» Replace a failed disk drive

Module 7 – VERITAS File System Basic Operations

» Describe basic VxFS features
» Install the VxFS software
» Create VxFS file systems
» Use extended VxFS mount options
» Perform online VxFS administration tasks
» Modify kernel tunable parameters
» Describe Storage Checkpoints
» Describe VxFS file system quotas

Module 8 – VERITAS Volume Manager Advanced Operations

» Encapsulate and mirror the system boot disk
» Administer hot spares and hot relocation
» Evacuate allSubdisk from a disk drive
» Move a populated disk drive to a new disk group
» Backup and restore a disk group configuration
» Describe how to import a disk group after a system crash
» Perform a volume Snapshot backup
» Perform an online volume relayout
» Create Vxvm Layered volumes
» Replace a failed disk drive

Module9 – VERITAS Volume Manager Performance Management

» Describe performance improvement techniques
» Use the vxstat and vxtrace performance analysis tools
» Describe RAID-5 write performance characteristics

Veritas Cluster 4.1 & 5.1

High Availability Concepts

» High availability concepts
» Clustering concepts
» HA application services
» Clustering prerequisites
» High availability references

VCS Building Blocks

» VCS Terminology
» Cluster Communication
» VCS Architecture

Preparing a Site for VCS Implementation

» Hardware requirements and recommendations
» Software requirements and recommendations
» Preparing installation information
» Preparing to upgrade

Installing VCS

» Using the Veritas Product Installer
» VCS Configuration Files
» Viewing the Default VCS Configuration
» Other Installation Considerations

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 High Availability

» Preparing applications for VCS
» Performing one-time configuration tasks
» Testing the application service
» Stopping and migrating an application service
» Collecting configuration information

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

Cluster Communications

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

Clustering NFS

» Preparing NFS for high availability
» Testing the NFS service
» Configuring NFS resources
» NFS lock failover
» Alternative NFS configurations

System and Communication Faults

» Ensuring data integrity
» Cluster interconnect failures

I/O Fencing

» Data protection requirements
» I/O fencing concepts and components
» I/O fencing operations
» I/O fencing implementation
» Configuring I/O fencing
» Coordination point server


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

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