The Veritas Cluster Server 6.x for Unix: Advanced Administration (HA0414) course is designed for the IT professional tasked with installing, configuring, and maintaining Symantec Cluster Server (VCS) clusters.
This five day, Virtual Academy, hands-on class covers how to use Symantec Cluster Server to manage applications in a high availability environment. After gaining the fundamental skills that are needed to manage a highly available application in a cluster, you can deploy VCS in a lab environment to implement a sample cluster design.
- Install VCS and create a cluster.
- Configure service groups and resources.
- Implement and verify failover and failback capability for application, storage, and network services.
- Configure and optimize cluster behaviour.
- Protect data in a shared storage environment.
- Configure VCS to manage an Oracle database and other applications.
- Describe LLT over RDMA supported connections.
- Observe the benefits of Adaptive HA.
- Describe Multi-site management.
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
- Hardware and software requirements
- Hardware and software recommendations
- Preparing installation information
- Using the Common Product Installer
- VCS configuration files
- Cluster management tools
- Common VCS tools and operations
- Service group operations
- Resource operations
VCS Configuration Methods
- Starting and stopping VCS
- Overview of configuration methods
- Online 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
- Collecting configuration information
- Online service group configuration
- Adding resources
- Solving common configuration errors
- Testing the service group
- Offline configuration examples
- Offline configuration procedures
- Solving offline configuration problems
- Testing the service group
- Notification overview
- Configuring notification
- Overview of triggers
Handling Resource Faults
- VCS response to resource faults
- Determining failover duration
- Controlling fault behaviour
- Recovering from resource faults
- Fault notification and event handling
Intelligent Monitoring Framework
- IMF overview
- IMF configuration
- VCS communications review
- Cluster interconnect configuration
- Joining the cluster membership
- System and cluster interconnect failures
- Changing the interconnect configuration
Protecting Data Using SCSI 3-Based Fencing
- Data protection requirements
- I/O fencing concepts
- I/O fencing operations
- I/O fencing implementation
- Configuring I/O fencing
- Application service overview
- VCS agents for managing applications
- The Application agent
- IMF support and prevention of concurrency violation
- VCS database agents
- Database preparation
- The database agent for Oracle
- Database failover behaviour
- Additional Oracle agent functions
Introduction to New Features and Enhancements
- CPI enhancements
New Features and Enhancements in SFHA
- LLT RDMA enhancements
- Adaptive HA
- VBS enhancements
- CPS using HTTPS
- Multi-site management
This course is for UNIX system administrators, system engineers, technical support personnel, network/SAN administrators, and systems integration development staff, who will be installing, operating, or integrating Symantec Cluster Server.
Before attending the Veritas Cluster Server for Unix course, you must have knowledge of UNIX system administration.