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Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) Administration
(ES-222 equivalent)

Duration: 3 days

Prerequisites:
- Use the CDE or Gnome graphical user interface (GUI)
- Use the Solaris 2 Operating System (OS) device naming conventions
- Administer disks and file systems
- Back up and restore file systems
- Change system run levels
- Configure environmental variables
- Use basic OpenBoot commands
- Configure UNIX file systems (UFS)
- Use the following UNIX administrative commands:
- chmod, chown, chgrp, format, mkdir, mkfs, newfs, mount, patchadd, vi, and man

Upon completion of this course, students will have performed the following tasks:
Administer the Solaris Volume Manager software by using command-line programs and the Enhanced Storage tool
Administer the Solaris Volume Manager software state databases
Create and administer simple, striped, concatenated, and mirrored volumes
Create volume structures using both hard and soft partitions
Verify the status of the Solaris Volume Manager software volumes and state databases
Create and administer the Solaris Volume Manager software file systems
Replace failed volume components
Replace a failed disk
Describe the features of the Solaris Volume Manager software disksets

Course Content:
Introduction to Managing Data
      Describe the advantages of virtual disk management vs. conventional Unix file systems
      Describe RAID technology standards and terminology
      Describe the appropriate use of each supported RAID level
      Optimize system configurations for each supported RAID level

Introduction to the Solaris Volume Manager Software
      Perform basic Solaris Management Console operations
      Perform basic Enhanced Storage tool operations
      Describe state database features
      Initialize the Solaris Volume Manager software

Administer the State Database
      Describe the state database consensus algorithm
      Describe state database best practices
      Describe the Solaris Volume Manager software configuration files
      Analyze state database status flags
      Add state database replicas
      Recover from state database failures

Administer Concatenated and Striped Volumes
      Describe non-redundant volume characteristics
      Describe concatenated and striped volume best practices
      Describe logical volume naming conventions
      Use the metainit command to create non-redundant volumes
      Use the md.tab file to create non-redundant volumes
      Use the Enhanced Storage tool to create non-redundant volumes
      Display volume properties and status
      Add file systems to new volumes
      Create soft partitions

Administer Mirrored Volumes and Hot Spares
      Describe mirrored volume characteristics
      Describe mirrored volume best practices
      Use the metainit command to create mirrored volumes
      Configure hot spares for mirrored volumes
      Administer volume submirrors
      Use the Enhanced Storage tool to create mirrored volumes
      Mirror existing file systems
      Mirror the system boot disk
      Use soft partitions with mirrored volumes

Administer RAID-5 Volumes
      Describe RAID-5 volume characteristics
      Describe RAID-5 volume best practices
      Create RAID-5 volumes
      Create soft partitions on top of RAID-5 volumes

Performing Advanced Operation
      Describe using soft partitions with hardware RAID devices
      Describe how to recover from soft disk errors
      Expand existing file systems
      Use the metassist command to perform top-down volume creation
      Un-mirror the system boot disk
      Replace a failed disk drive