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Veritas InfoScale Storage 7.3 for UNIX/Linux: Advanced Administration

Course Details
Code: VIS7-3-UL-AA
Tuition (USD): $4,000.00 • Classroom (5 days)

The Veritas InfoScale Storage 7.3 for UNIX/Linux: Advanced Administration course, discusses how to integrate, manage, operate, and utilize Veritas InfoScale Storage advanced features, which include Dynamic Multi-Pathing, Smart Tiering, Docker support, 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, move and joins, volume relayout, volume sets, multivolume file systems, online file system administration, remote mirroring across sites, offline and offhost processing using volume snapshots and storage checkpoints, and dynamic storage tiering.

Skills Gained

  • Manage the advanced features of VeritasStorage Foundation.
  • Configure and manage disks, disk groups, and volumes.
  • Administer Veritas File System advanced features.
  • Manage the Dynamic Multi-Pathing feature.
  • Apply performance tuning principles to Veritas Volume Manager, Veritas File System and Dynamic MultiPathing.
  • Monitor VxVM and change volume layouts to improve performance.
  • 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.
  • Provision storage in a Docker environment

Who Can Benefit

This course is for UNIX system or network administrators, system engineers, technical support personnel, and system integration/development staff who will be administering Veritas Storage Foundation advanced features.

Prerequisites

Veritas InfoScale Storage 7.3 for UNIX Knowledge of UNIX system administration.

Course Details

Volume Manager Overview

  • Supported upgrade paths
  • Upgrade considerations
  • Operating system storage devices and virtual data storage

Managing VxVM Components

  • Managing components in the VxVM architecture
  • Volume Manager storage objects
  • Volume layouts
  • Viewing object attributes

Advanced Disk Group Operations

  • Disk group information
  • Disk group split, move, and join
  • Disk group backup/restore

Advanced Volume Operations

  • Using vxmake to create volume manager objects
  • Changing the volume layout
  • Online relayout process
  • Managing volume tasks
  • Securing data at rest

File System Architecture

  • VxFS layout versions
  • Components and attributes of Veritas FileSystem

File System Advanced Features

  • Compressing files and directories with VxFS
  • Using the FileSnap feature
  • Deduplicating VxFS data
  • Migrating a native file system to VxFS

Dynamic Multi-Pathing Administration

  • DMP/DDL overview
  • Event Source Daemon
  • ASL/APM administration
  • DDL/DMP CLI administration

Dynamic Multi-Pathing Advanced Operations

  • Subpath failover groups
  • Array/enclosure management
  • Online dynamic LUN reconfiguration
  • DDL/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)

  • Introducing SmartTier
  • Defining the SmartTier concepts
  • Creating storage tiers
  • Implementing file placement policies

Co-existence with Array-based Snapshots

  • Understanding snapshot technologies
  • Identifying hardware snapshots using VolumeManager
  • 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
  • Serving business requirements

Performance Monitoring and Management

  • Performance benchmarking tools
  • Ensuring quality of service

Performance Tuning

  • Understanding the environment
  • VxVM tunables and volume best practices
  • VxFS tunables, inode cache and cache advisories
  • DMP tunables

Using Site Awareness with Mirroring

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

Support for Docker Deployments

  • Docker overview
  • Introducing support for Docker deployments
  • Provisioning storage to Docker containers
  • Additional features and limitations