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Disaster Recovery using Veritas Replicator 6.0 and Global Cluster Option (VCS 6.0) for UNIX

Course Details
Code: DRVR-6-0-UNIX
Tuition (USD): $4,000.00 • Classroom (5 days)

The Disaster Recovery using Veritas Replicator 6.0 and Global Cluster Option (VCS 6.0) for UNIX course is designed for system administrators who implement, manage, and support disaster recovery environments that include VCS clusters across multiple sites with replication between sites. In this hands-on course, you learn the fundamentals of data replication and become proficient in planning, implementing, and managing the Veritas Replicator component of your disaster recovery strategy. You will be able to use Veritas Replicator in cluster environments together with Veritas Cluster Server for disaster recovery purposes

Skills Gained

  • Describe industry-standard replication technology concepts and components.
  • Describe concepts and components specific to Veritas Replicator.
  • Develop a plan and implement Veritas Replicator.
  • Initialize, synchronize, and replicate sample data.
  • Perform a takeover, migration, and failback.
  • Use a bunker site for disaster recovery.
  • Perform off-host processing at the secondary replication site.
  • Troubleshoot a replicated data environment.
  • Configure a global cluster using the VCS Global Cluster Option.
  • Manage a global cluster environment, including remote clusters, global heartbeats, and global service groups.
  • Configure notification and failover behavior in a global cluster.
  • Describe how VCS supports replication.
  • Implement and manage replication in a global cluster.
  • Perform off-host processing under VCS control.
  • Implement a replicated data cluster.

Who Can Benefit

This course is for VCS administrators who are responsible for implementing and managing clusters across multiple sites using VVR as the data replication method.

Prerequisites

You must have working knowledge of UNIX system administration and configuration. Completion of the Storage Foundation 6.0 and Veritas Cluster Server 6.0 Administration courses or equivalent experience on each product is required.

Course Details

Veritas Replicator 6.0 for UNIX

Disaster Recovery Overview

  • Disaster recovery
  • Benefits of a disaster recovery solution
  • Disaster recovery concepts
  • Veritas disaster recovery technology overview

Replication Overview

  • Defining replication
  • Replication options and technologies
  • Veritas Volume Replicator overview

VVR Components

  • Comparing volume replication with volume management
  • Volume Replicator components
  • Volume Replicator data flow

Replication Control

  • Replication mode and SRL overflow
  • Latency protection
  • Bandwidth throttling
  • How VVR detects failure of a secondary RVG

Installation and Tuning

  • VVR installation
  • Tuning VVR
  • VVR interfaces

Establishing Replication

  • Replication setup
  • Preparing for an initial synchronization of data
  • Methods for synchronizing a secondary RVG
  • Assessing the status of the replication environment

VVR Administration

  • Volume, RVG, and RLINK administration
  • Validating replicated data

VVR Recovery after Failures

  • Recovery overview
  • Migration, takeover, and fast failback
  • Recovery from volume errors

Bunker Replication

  • What is bunker replication?
  • Setting up bunker replication
  • Administering bunker replication

Off-Host Processing

  • Off-host processing with VVR
  • In-band control messaging
  • Using fire drill operation for disaster recovery testing

Planning a VVR Environment

  • Satisfying business needs when planning a VVR installation
  • SRL planning
  • Network planning
  • The VRAdvisor tool

VVR Troubleshooting

  • What you need to know to troubleshoot VVR
  • Common VVR trouble areas

Veritas Cluster Server 6.0 for UNIX: Global Clustering

Global Cluster Architecture and Concepts

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

Configuring a Global Cluster

  • Configuring the Global Cluster Option
  • 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 VOM 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

Veritas Cluster Server 6.0 for UNIX, Implementing Clusters with Veritas Replicator 6.0

Replication support in VCS

  • Cluster topologies using replication
  • Veritas Volume Replicator overview
  • VCS agents for VVR

Integrating Replication into a Global Cluster

  • Configuring replication using VVR in a global cluster
  • Failover behavior of a replicated global service group
  • Managing replication in a global cluster

Off-Host Processing Under VCS Control

  • Off-host processing in a VCS cluster
  • Configuring and using the fire drill

Optional Lesson: Implementing a Replicated Data Cluster

  • Replicated data cluster architecture
  • Implementing a replicated data cluster using VVR
  • Managing a replicated data cluster