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Sun Clustering



Module 1 - Introducing Sun Cluster Hardware and Software

    • Define the concept of clustering
    • Describe the hardware and software environment
    • Identify the data service support
    • Explore the high availability (HA) framework
    • Define global storage services differences


Module 2 - Exploring Node Console Connectivity and the Cluster Console Software

    • Access the Node consoles on domain-based servers
    • Configure the Sun Cluster console software
    • Use the Cluster console tools

Module 3 - Preparing for Installation and Understanding Quorum Devices

    • List the Sun Cluster software boot disk requirements and restrictions
    • Identify typical cluster storage topologies
    • Describe quorum votes and quorum devices
    • Configure a quorum server
    • Describe persistent quorum reservations and cluster amnesia
    • Describe data fencing
    • Configure a supported cluster interconnect system
    • Identify public network adapters
    • Configure shared physical adapters

Module 4 - Installing and Configuring the Sun Cluster Software Framework

    • Install the Sun Cluster packages using the Sun Java Enterprise System (Java ES) installer
    • Describe the Sun Cluster Framework configuration
    • Describe the files and settings that are automatically configured by scinstall
    • Perform automatic quorum configuration
    • Describe the manual quorum selection

Module 5 - Performing Basic Cluster Administration

    • Identify the cluster daemons
    • Perform basic cluster startup and shutdown operations
    • Describe the Sun Cluster administration utilities

Module 6 - Using VERITAS Volume Manager for Volume Management

    • Describe the most important concepts of VERITAS Volume Manager (VxVM)
    • Initialize a VERITAS Volume Manager disk
    • Install VxVM 5.0 software
    • Use basic commands to put disks in disk groups and build volumes
    • Register and resynchronize VxVM disk groups with the cluster

Module 7 - Managing Volumes With Solaris Volume Manager

    • Describe the most important concepts of Solaris Volume Manager
    • Describe Solaris Volume Manager soft partitions
    • Explain shared disksets, local disksets and multiowner disksets
    • Describe volume database (metadb) management issues
    • Install and configure the software
    • Create the local metadbs
    • Add disks to shared disksets
    • Perform device group management
    • Perform cluster-specific changes to device groups
    • Create global file systems
    • Mirror the boot disk

Module 8 - Managing the Public Network With IPMP

    • Define the concepts for an IPMP group
    • List examples of network adapters in IPMP groups
    • Describe the operation of the in.mpathd daemon
    • List the new options to the ifconfig command that support IPMP, and configure IPMP with /etc/ files
    • Perform a forced failover of an adapter in an IPMP group
    • Configure IPMP manually
    • Describe the integration of IPMP into the Sun Cluster software environment

Module 9 - Introducing Data Services, Resource Groups, and HA-NFS

    • List the components of a data service agent
    • Describe the primary purpose of resource groups
    • Differentiate between failover and scalable data services
    • Use the clrg and clres command to control resources and resource groups
    • Use the rg and clres cstat command to view resource and group status
    • Use the clsetup utility for resources and resource group operations

Module 10 - Configuring Scalable Services and Advanced Resource Group Relationships

    • Describe scalable services
    • Create the failover resource group
    • Create the scalable resource group
    • Describe the SharedAddress resource
    • Use the clrg and clres commands






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