Veritas InfoScale Storage 8.0 for UNIX/Linux: Administration Training Course


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This course is designed for IT professionals tasked with installing, configuring, and maintaining Veritas InfoScale Storage environments, including Volume Manager (VxVM), File System (VxFS), Cluster File System (CFS), and InfoScale for Cloud environments.

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Veritas InfoScale Storage 8.0 for UNIX/Linux: Administration Training Course

This course covers how to use InfoScale Storage to manage disks, disk groups, and volumes using a variety of InfoScale Storage user interfaces, including the Veritas InfoScale Operations Manager (VIOM) Web console. It also discussed the basics of online file system administration and recovery from disk failures. In addition, the course covers data replication using Veritas File Replicator and Veritas Volume Replicator. The course also describes how to configure Veritas Cluster Volume Manager and Veritas Cluster File System and support for cloud environments.

Course Objectives

By the end of the Veritas InfoScale Storage 8.0 for UNIX/Linux: Administration training course, you will be able to:

  • Install and configure the InfoScale Storage environment.
  • Create, configure, and manage disks, disk groups,¬†and volumes.
  • Administer file systems and manage components in the VxVM architecture.
  • Manage multiple paths to disk devices.
  • Identify types of disk failures and how to resolve¬†them.
  • Describe concepts and components specific to Veritas Replicator, and Veritas File Replicator.
  • Configure a CFS cluster according to a specified sample design.
  • Configure shared disk groups, shared volumes, and shared file systems.
  • Share local disks among systems in a cluster (FSS type storage support).
  • Describe InfoScale support for Cloud Environments.
  • Describe SmartIO support for FSS type storage in Cloud deployments.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for UNIX/Linux system administrators, system engineers, technical support personnel, network/SAN administrators, and systems integration/development staff, who will install, configure, manage, and integrate InfoScale Storage.


Knowledge of and hands-on experience with UNIX/Linux systems administration is required.

Training Course Delivery Method:

Instructor-Led Training (ILT)
Virtual Academy (VA)

Hands-On Training Course:

This course includes practical lab exercises that enable you to test your new skills and begin to transfer those skills into your working environment.

Training Course Duration:

5 Days

Training Course Start Time:

10:00 AM EST

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Training Course Outline:

Storage Foundation Basics

  • Virtual Objects
    • Operating system storage devices and virtual data storage
    • Volume Manager storage objects
    • VxVM volume layouts and RAID levels
  • Creating a Volume and File System
    • Preparing disks and disk groups for volume creation
    • Creating a volume and adding a file system
    • Displaying disk and disk group information
    • Displaying volume configuration information
    • Removing volumes, disks, and disk groups
  • Working with Volumes with Different Layouts
    • Volume layouts
    • Creating volumes with various layouts
    • Allocating storage for volumes
  • Making Configuration Changes
    • Administering mirrored volumes
    • Resizing a volume and a file system
    • Moving data between systems
    • Renaming VxVM objects
  • Administering File Systems
    • Benefits of using Veritas File System
    • Using Veritas File System commands
    • Logging in VxFS
    • Controlling file system fragmentation
    • Using thin provisioning disk arrays

Managing Devices

  • Dynamic Multi-Pathing
    • Managing components in the VxVM architecture
    • Discovering disk devices
    • Managing multiple paths to disk devices
  • Dynamic Multi-Pathing for VMware
    • DMP in a VMware ESX/ESXi environment
    • Managing DMP for VMware
    • Performance monitoring and tuning
  • Resolving Hardware Problems
    • How does VxVM interpret failures in hardware?
    • Recovering disabled disk groups
    • Resolving disk failures
    • Managing hot relocation at the host level

Cluster File System

  • Cluster File System Architecture
    • CFS overview
    • CFS architecture
    • CFS communication
  • Cluster Volume Manager
    • VxVM and CVM overview
    • CVM concepts
    • CVM configuration
  • Cluster File System
    • Cluster File System concepts
    • Data flow in CFS
    • Group Lock Manager
    • Administering CFS
  • Flexible Storage Sharing
    • Understanding Flexible Storage Sharing
    • FSS storage objects
    • FSS case study
    • FSS implementation
    • FSS configuration
    • Advantages and limitations of FSS


  • Disaster Recovery Overview
    • Disaster recovery
    • Benefits of a disaster recovery solution
    • Disaster recovery concepts
    • Veritas disaster recovery technology overview
  • Veritas File Replicator
    • Understanding Veritas File Replicator
    • Setting up replication for a Veritas file system
    • Error recovery with Veritas File Replicator
  • Veritas Volume Replicator
    • Defining replication
    • Replication options and technologies
    • Veritas Volume Replicator overview
  • Veritas Volume Replicator Components
    • Comparing volume replication with volume management
    • Volume Replicator components
    • Volume Replicator data flow

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