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Školení: ES-311

VERITAS Volume Manager 4.1 Administration

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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 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.Students who can benefit from this courseSystem Administrators or Storage Administrators responsible for the management of disks on Sun storage arrays, using the VERITAS storage software products.

Vstupní předpoklady:

  • Configure the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS)
  • Perform common file system administration using the format,
  • Control Solaris OS run levels
  • Administer Solaris OS packages using the pkgadd, pkgrm, and
  • Understand the Solaris OS file system structure
  • Use basic OpenBoot programmable read-only memory (PROM) comm
  • Perform basic file ownership and protection using the chgrp, chmod, and chown commands
  • Cable Sun systems and peripherals

Co se u nás naučíte:

  • 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 relay out, 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


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 and Controller-based RAID technology
  • Describe disk storage concepts such as hot swapping, storage area networking, multihost access, and multipath access
  • Identify storage configurations by conducting a physical inventory, displaying storage configurations,
  • identifying controller addresses, and decoding logical device paths

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, striping, mirroring, mirrored stripe, mirrored concatenation, striped mirror, and concatenated mirror
  • Describe the optimum hardware configuration for each supported RAID level

VERITAS Volume Manager Installation

  • List the key elements of pre-installation planning
  • Research VxVM software patch requirements
  • Install the VxVM software
  • Describe the three installation methods: the installvm method, the installer method, and the pkgadd method
  • Initialize the VxVM software and verify the post-installation environment
  • Install the VEA client software and 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 initializing disk drives for VxVM use, creating disk groups, and adding and removing disk drives to a disk group
  • 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
  • Move a populated disk drive to a new disk group
  • Backup and restore a disk group configuration
  • Describe how to import a disk group after a system crash
  • Perform a volume snapshot backup
  • Create VxVM layered volumes
  • 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

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