About this course

Course code TPVER_IAU_A
Duration 5 Days

The Veritas InfoScale Availability 7.2 for Unix/Linux: Administration course is designed for the IT professional tasked with installing, configuring, and maintaining Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) clusters.

This class covers how to use InfoScale Availability 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 InfoScale Availability in a lab environment to implement a sample cluster design.


Knowledge of and hands-on experience with Unix/Linux systems administration; and must have taken the followingWeb-based training:

Veritas InfoScale 7.1 for Unix/Linux: Installation The installation videos are available at eLibrary > InfoScale > InfoScale 7.1 for Unix/Linux > Veritas InfoScale 7.1 for Unix/Linux: Installation (five modules).

Who Should Attend?

  • This course is for Linux system administrators, system engineers, technical support personnel, network/SAN administrators, and systems integration/development

Delegates will learn how to

  • Describe how clustering is used to implement high availability in the data center environment.
  • Describe VCS and cluster communication mechanisms.
  • Create a cluster, and 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.
  • Describe I/O fencing operations, and its implementation.
  • Configure VCS to manage an Oracle database and other applications.
  • Configure and manage VCS clusters on virtual machines in VMware environment.
  • Implement Just in Time Availability for single node VCS cluster on virtual machine in a VMware environment.


Cluster Server Basics

High Availability Concepts

  • High availability concepts
  • Clustering concepts
  • High availability application services
  • Clustering prerequisites

VCS Building Blocks

  • VCS terminology
  • Cluster communication
  • VCS architecture

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

Cluster Server Additions

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
  • Faults and failover with intelligent monitoring

Cluster Communications

  • VCS communications review
  • Cluster interconnect configuration
  • Joining the cluster membership
  • Changing the interconnect configuration

Cluster Server Applications

Using I/O Fencing for Application Data Integrity

  • Data protection requirements
  • I/O fencing concepts
  • I/O fencing operations
  • I/O fencing implementation
  • Fencing configuration

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 behavior
  • Additional Oracle agent functions

Global Clustering

Global Cluster Architecture and Concepts

  • Global cluster architecture
  • Global cluster components
  • VCS features for global cluster management
  • Intercluster communication failure

Configuring a Global Cluster

  • Linking clusters
  • Configuring global cluster heartbeats
  • Configuring a global service group
  • Managing dynamic IP address updates

Managing a Global Cluster

  • Managing clusters in a global cluster environment
  • Managing global cluster heartbeats
  • Managing global service groups
  • Using VIOM for disaster recovery

Notification and Failover Behavior in a Global Cluster

  • Notification in a global cluster
  • Failover behavior of a global service group
  • Cluster state transitions
  • Simulating global clusters using the VCS Simulator

5 Days


This is a QA approved partner course

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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