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, 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 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
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 behavior
- 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 behavior
- Additional Oracle agent functions
Introduction to New Features and Enhancements
- CPI enhancements
New Features and Enhancements in SFHA
- LLT RDMA enhancements
- 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.
Knowledge of UNIX system administration.