About this course

Course code TPVER_SFU_AA
Duration 5 Days

In the Storage Foundation 6.x for UNIX: Advanced Administration course, you learn to integrate, operate, and make the most of Veritas Storage Foundations advanced features, including Dynamic Multi-Pathing, File Replication, Smart Tiering, Performance Tuning and Snapshots, in a UNIX environment.

You learn how to manage the VxVM Private Region and understand different disk layouts, disk group management, and how to build volumes from scratch. You also learn about disk group split, moves and joins, volume relayout, volume sets, multivolume file systems, online file system administration, remote mirroring across sites, offline and off-host processing using volume snapshots and storage checkpoints, and dynamic storage tiering.

Prerequisites

  • Symantec Storage Foundation 6.x for UNIX Knowledge of UNIX system administration


Delegates will learn how to

  • Manage the advanced features of Veritas Storage Foundation.
  • Configure and manage disks, disk groups, and volumes.
  • Administer file systems advanced features..
  • Apply Performance Tuning principles to Veritas Volume Manager, Veritas File System and Dynamic Multi-Pathing.
  • Monitor VxVM and change volume layouts to improve performance.
  • Manage the dynamic multipathing feature.
  • Create and manage point-in-time copies for off-host and on-host processing.
  • Manage LUN snapshots.
  • Remotely mirror your data across different sites.
  • Use dynamic storage tiering for optimal storage allocation.
  • Place the boot disk under VxVM control.

Outline

Volume Manager Overview

  • Supported upgrade paths
  • Upgrade considerations
  • Operating system storage devices and virtual data storage
  • Volume Manager storage objects
  • Volume layouts


Volume Manager Advanced Features

  • Managing components in the VxVM architecture
  • Disk group information
  • Using vmmake to create Volume Manager objects
  • Viewing object attributes
  • Disk group split/move/join
  • Changing the volume layout
  • Online relayout process
  • Managing volume tasks
  • Using Configuration Backup and Restore


File System Advanced Features

  • VxFS layout versions
  • Compressing files and directories with VxFS
  • Using FileSnap feature
  • Duplicating VxFS data


Dynamic Multi-Pathing Administration

  • DMP/DDL overview
  • Event Source Daemon
  • ASL/APM Administration
  • DDL/DMP CLI Administration
  • DDL/DMP Enhancements
  • Subpath Failover Group
  • Array/Enclosure Management
  • New DMP enhancements


Volume Sets and MVFS Management

  • Creating and managing volume sets
  • Creating and managing multi-volume file systems
  • Volume device visibility
  • Administering raw device access


Implementing SmartTier (ST)

  • What is SmartTier?
  • SmartTier concepts
  • Creating storage tiers
  • Implementing file placement policies


Co-existence with Array based Snapshots

  • Understanding and selecting snapshot technologies
  • How Volume Manager detects hardware snapshots
  • Managing clone disks
  • Using disk tags


Using Full-Copy Volume Snapshots

  • Creating and managing full-copy volume snapshots
  • Using volume snapshots for off-host processing


Using Copy-on-Write SF Snapshots

  • Creating and managing space-optimized volume snapshots
  • Creating and managing storage checkpoints
  • Examples of using SF snapshot technologies for different application needs


Performance Tuning

  • VxVM Tunables and Volume best practices
  • VxFS Tunables, inode cache, and cache advisories
  • DMP Tunables


Using Site Awareness with Mirroring

  • What are remote mirroring and site awareness?
  • Configuring site awareness
  • Recovering from failures with remote mirrors
  • Verifying a site-aware environment


Replicating a Veritas File System

  • Understanding Veritas File Replicator
  • Setting up replication for a Veritas file system
  • Error recovery with Veritas File Replicator


Managing the Boot Disk with Storage Foundation

  • Placing a non-boot disk under VxVM control
  • Placing a boot disk under VxVM control
  • Creating an alternate boot disk
  • Administering the boot disk
  • Removing the book disk from VxVM control


New Features and Enhancements in Storage Foundation

  • SF 6.1 and Smart I/O
  • Support for caching on SSDs

5 Days

Duration

This is a QA approved partner course

Delivery Method

Delivery method

Classroom

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

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