Symantec Cluster Server 6.x for UNIX: Administration Fundamentals

Symantec Cluster Server 6.x for UNIX: Administration Fundamentals Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

The Symantec Cluster Server 6.x for UNIX: Administration Fundamentals course is designed for the IT professional tasked with installing, configuring, and maintaining Symantec Cluster Server (VCS) clusters. This five day, Instructor led, 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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Intended Audience for this Symantec Cluster Server 6.x for UNIX: Administration Fundamentals Course

  • » 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.

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Symantec Cluster Server 6.x for UNIX: Administration Fundamentals Course Objectives

  • » 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 behavior.
  • » 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 AdaptiveHA.
  • » Describe Multi-site management.

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Symantec Cluster Server 6.x for UNIX: Administration Fundamentals Course Outline

      1. PART 1: Symantec Cluster Server 6.x for UNIX: Administration Fundamentals
        1. High Availability Concepts
        2. High availability concepts
        3. Clustering concepts
        4. HA application services
        5. Clustering prerequisites
        6. High availability references
        7. VCS Building Blocks
        8. VCS terminology
        9. Cluster communication
        10. VCS architecture
        11. Preparing a Site for VCS
        12. Hardware and software requirements
        13. Hardware and software recommendations
        14. Preparing installation information
        15. Installing VCS
        16. Using the Common Product Installer
        17. VCS configuration files
        18. Cluster management tools
        19. VCS Operations
        20. Common VCS tools and operations
        21. Service group operations
        22. Resource operations
        23. VCS Configuration Methods
        24. Starting and stopping VCS
        25. Overview of configuration methods
        26. Online configuration
        27. Controlling access to VCS
        28. Preparing Services for VCS
        29. Preparing applications for VCS
        30. Performing one-time configuration tasks
        31. Testing the application service
        32. Stopping and migrating an application service
        33. Collecting configuration information
        34. Online Configuration
        35. Online service group configuration
        36. Adding resources
        37. Solving common configuration errors
        38. Testing the service group
        39. Offline Configuration
        40. Offline configuration examples
        41. Offline configuration procedures
        42. Solving offline configuration problems
        43. Testing the service group
        44. Configuring Notification
        45. Notification overview
        46. Configuring notification
        47. Overview of triggers
        48. Handling Resource Faults
        49. VCS response to resource faults
        50. Determining failover duration
        51. Controlling fault behavior
        52. Recovering from resource faults
        53. Fault notification and event handling
        54. Intelligent Monitoring Framework
        55. IMF overview
        56. IMF configuration
        57. Cluster Communications
        58. VCS communications review
        59. Cluster interconnect configuration
        60. Joining the cluster membership
        61. System and cluster interconnect failures
        62. Changing the interconnect configuration
        63. Protecting Data Using SCSI 3-Based Fencing
        64. Data protection requirements
        65. I/O fencing concepts
        66. I/O fencing operations
        67. I/O fencing implementation
        68. Configuring I/O fencing
        69. Clustering Applications
        70. Application service overview
        71. VCS agents for managing applications
        72. The Application agent
        73. IMF support and prevention of concurrency violation
        74. Clustering Databases
        75. VCS database agents
        76. Database preparation
        77. The database agent for Oracle
        78. Database failover behavior
        79. Additional Oracle agent functions
      2. PART 2: Storage Foundation High Availability for UNIX: What's New
        1. Introduction to the New Features and Enhancements
        2. CPI enhancements
        3. New Features and Enhancements in the High Availability Solutions
        4. LLT RDMA enhancements
        5. AdaptiveHA
        6. VBS enhancements
        7. CPS using HTTPS
        8. Multi-site management

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