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VERITAS Volume Manager for Solaris

Duration: 3 days

Prerequisite: Solaris Intermediate System Administration
Recommendation Statement:
To fully succeed in this course, students should already know how to:
       Configure the Solaris (TM) 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

Course Description: 
A course for VxVM system administrators or other technical staff responsible for the management of disks on Sun storage arrays using the VxVM software (Veritas Volume Manager 3.5 or  4.0).

Upon completion of this course, students will have performed the following tasks:
       Configured layered volumes and volume attributes
       Perform disk group move, split, and join operations
       Create volume snapshots and implement off-host processing techniques
       Resize volumes, change volume layouts, and manage volume tasks
       Create an alternate boot disk

Course Content:
Virtual Objects
       Virtual Objects
       Physical Data Storage
       Virtual Data Storage
       Volume Manager Storage Objects
       Volume Manager Storage Layouts

Installing VERITAS Volume Manager
       Installing VERITAS Volume Manager
       VxVM Installation Prerequisites
       VxVM Software Packages
       VxVM patches

VERITAS Volume Manager Interfaces
       VERITAS Volume Manager Interfaces
       VxVM User Interfaces
       Using the VEA Interface
       Using the Command Line Interface
       Using the vxdiskadm Interface
       Installing the VEA Software
       Starting the VEA Server and Client
       Managing the VEA Server
       Customizing VEA Security

Managing Disks
       Managing Disks
       Naming Disk Devices
       VxVM Disk Configuration Stages
       Adding a Disk to a Disk Group
       Viewing Disk Information
       Removing a Disk from a Disk Group
       Renaming a Disk
       Moving a Disk

Managing Disk Groups
       Managing Disk Groups
       Purposes of Disk Groups
       Creating a Disk Group
       Creating Spare Disks for a Disk Group
       Deporting a Disk Group
       Importing a Disk Group
       Moving Disk Groups Between Systems
       Renaming a Disk Group
       Destroying a Disk Group
       Viewing Disk Group Information
       Upgrading a Disk Group

Creating a Volume
       Creating a Volume
       Selecting a Volume Layout
       Creating a Volume
       Displaying Volume Layout Information
       Removing a Volume

Configuring Volumes
       Configuring Volumes
       Administering Mirrors
       Changing the Volume Read Policy
       Allocating Storage for Volumes
       What Is a Layered Volume?
       Creating a Layered Volume

Volume Maintenance
       Volume Maintenance
       Resizing a Volume
       Changing the Volume Layout
       Managing Volume Tasks

Offline and Off-Host Processing
       Offline and Off-Host Processing
       Offline and Off-Host Processing Tasks
       Creating a Volume Snapshot
       Reorganizing Disk Group Contents
       Enabling FastResync
       Implementing Off-Host Processing
       Volume Replication

Encapsulation and Boot Disk Mirroring
       Encapsulation and Boot Disk Mirroring
       What Is Disk Encapsulation?
       Encapsulating the Root Disk
       Viewing Encapsulated Disks
       Unencapsulating a Root Disk
       Upgrading to a New VxVM Version

VxVM Recovery
       Introduction to Recovery
       Maintaining Data Consistency
       Hot Relocation
       Managing Spare Disks
       Replacing a Disk
       Unrelocating a Disk
       Recovering a Volume
       Protecting the VxVM Configuration