HA0414 – Veritas Cluster Server 6.x for Unix Advanced Administration


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Upcoming Dates

  Feb 7 - Feb 11, 2022
09:00 - 17:00

HA0414 – Veritas Cluster Server 6.x for Unix Advanced Administration
5 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Data/Application Availability

Course Details

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.


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  • 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

Installing VCS

  • Using the Common Product Installer
  • VCS configuration files
  • Cluster management tools

VCS Operations

  • 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 Configuration

  • Online service group configuration
  • Adding resources
  • Solving common configuration errors
  • Testing the service group

Offline Configuration

  • Offline configuration examples
  • Offline configuration procedures
  • Solving offline configuration problems
  • Testing the service group

Configuring Notification

  • 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

Cluster Communications

  • 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

Clustering Applications

  • Application service overview
  • VCS agents for managing applications
  • The Application agent
  • IMF support and prevention of concurrency violation

Clustering Databases

  • 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

Target Audience

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.