VERITAS Volume Manager 4 1 Administration

RPS Consulting pvt Ltd
In Bangalore

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  • Bangalore
  • Duration:
    5 Days

Analyze and document storage configurations. Optimize the system and volume configurations for availability and performance. Install and initialize the VxVM software. Perform VxVM disk drive operations, such as creating a new disk group, adding and removing a disk from a disk group, and displaying properties of VxVM objects. Create volumes and file systems. Perform advanced operations

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560 025, Karnataka, India
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Course programme

ES-311 VERITAS Volume Manager 4.1 Administration
Course Content :: Duration :: Course Fees
5 days

INR 37000.0 plus service taxes

The VERITAS Volume Manager 4.1 Administration course provides students with the essential information and skills to manage Sun disk storage arrays using VERITAS Volume Manager (VxVM) software. Students are introduced to the new 4.1 features and enhancements, installation, configuration of VxVM, and advanced administrative tasks. The course also covers the VERITAS File System (VxFS) software product, including: installation and configuration, online administrative tasks, modifying kernel tunable parameters, and setting VxFS quotas.


Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
· Analyze and document storage configurations
· Optimize the system and volume configurations for availability and performance
· Install and initialize the VxVM software
· Perform VxVM disk drive operations, such as creating a new disk group, adding and removing a disk from a disk group, and displaying properties of VxVM objects
· Create volumes and file systems
· Perform advanced operations, such as performing an online volume relayout, moving a populated disk to a new disk group, and creating layered volumes with a file system
· Analyze basic volume performance
· Perform basic VxFS administration
· Perform advanced VxFS administration


To succeed fully in this course, students should be able to:
· Configure the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS)
· Control Solaris OS run levels
· Understand the Solaris OS file system structure
· Perform basic file ownership and protection using the chgrp, chmod, and chown commands
· Perform common file system administration using the format, mkdir, newfs, and mount commands
· Administer Solaris OS packages using the pkgadd, pkgrm, and patchadd commands
· Use basic OpenBoot programmable read-only memory (PROM) commands
· Cable Sun systems and peripherals

Who Can Benefit

Students who can benefit from this course are system administrators or storage administrators responsible for the management of disks on Sun storage arrays, using the VERITAS storage software products.

Duration :5 days

Course Fees :INR 37000.0 plus service taxes

INR 41573.20 inclusive of service taxes

Course Content :
Sun Storage Concepts
· Describe the major disk storage administration tasks
· Describe Sun storage interface types
· Describe available Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) technologies including:

· Host-based RAID technology
· Controller-based RAID technology

· Describe disk storage concepts that are common to many storage installations, including:

· Hot swapping
· Storage area networking
· Multihost access
· Multipath access

· Identify storage configurations by:

· Conducting a physical inventory
· Displaying storage configurations
· Identifying controller addresses
· Decoding logical device paths
· Verify storage array firmware revisions

Managing Data
· List the advantages of using virtual disk management
· Describe standard RAID terminology
· List the common features of each supported RAID level including:

· Concatenation RAID 0
· Striping RAID 0
· Mirroring RAID 1
· Mirrored Stripe (Striping plus mirroring) RAID 0+1
· Mirrored Concatenation RAID 0+1
· Striped Mirror (Mirroring plus striping) RAID 1+0
· Concatenated Mirror RAID 1+0
· Striping with distributed parity RAID 5

· Describe the optimum hardware configuration for each supported RAID level

VERITAS Volume Manager Installation
· Identify the new features of VERITAS Volume Manager 4.1
· List the key elements of preinstallation planning
· Research VxVM software patch requirements
· Install the VxVM software
· Describe the three installation methods:

· The installvm method
· The installer method
· The pkgadd method

· Initialize the VxVM software
· Verify the post-installation environment
· Install the VEA client software
· Use the basic VEA features
· Use the VxVM error numbering system
· Describe upgrading the VxVM using Solaris Live Upgrade

VERITAS Volume Manager Basic Operations
· Describe the function of VxVM disk groups
· List disk group administrative operations including:

· Initialize disk drives for VxVM use
· Create disk groups
· Add and remove disk drives for a disk group
· Import and deport disk groups
· Destroy a disk group
· Rename VxVM disk drives

· Administer disk groups using the vxdiskadm utility
· Administer disk groups using command-line programs
· Administer disk groups using the Veritas Enterprise Administrator (VEA) GUI

VERITAS Volume Manager Volume Operations
· Interpret volume structure listings
· Describe volume planning activities
· Create volumes using the vxassist command
· Create volumes using the VEA GUI
· Modify volume access attributes
· Add file systems to existing volumes
· Add and remove volume logs
· Use the VEA GUI to analyze volume structures

VERITAS Volume Manager Advanced Operations
· Encapsulate and mirror the system boot disk
· Administer hot spares and hot relocation
· Evacuate all subdisks from a disk drive
· Move a disk drive without preserving data
· Move a populated disk drive to a new disk group
· Back up and restore a disk group configuration
· Describe how to import a disk group after a system crash
· Perform a volume snapshot backup
· Perform an online volume relayout
· Create VxVM layered volumes
· Perform basic Intelligent Storage Provisioning administration
· Replace a failed disk drive

VERITAS File System Basic Operations
· Describe basic VxFS features
· Install the VxFS software
· Create VxFS file systems
· Use extended VxFS mount options
· Perform online VxFS administration tasks
· Modify kernel tunable parameters
· Describe Storage Checkpoints
· Describe VxFS file system quotas

VERITAS Volume Manager Performance Management
· Describe performance improvement techniques
· Use the vxstat and vxtrace performance analysis tools
· Describe RAID-5 write performance characteristics

Related Courses (Before)
System Administration for the Solaris 10 Operating System Part 2
Solaris 10 Features for Experienced Solaris System Administrators

Related Courses (After)
Sun Cluster 3.2 Administration

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