Solaris Volume Manager Administration

Duration : 3 Days (24 Hours)

Solaris Volume Manager Administration Course Overview:

The Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) course equips system administrators with the skills to efficiently manage storage volumes on Solaris systems. Covering installation, configuration, and advanced features like mirroring and striping, the course enables participants to create and oversee disk volumes, manage disk namespace, handle replacements, implement various RAID configurations, and perform software volume expansion. Participants will also gain expertise in performance monitoring. Successful completion of this course empowers administrators to configure, manage, and maintain both basic and advanced SVM setups effectively.

Intended Audience:

  • System Administrators
  • Storage Administrators
  • Experienced Technicians
  • Storage Engineers and Professionals

Learning Objectives of Solaris Volume Manager Administration:

Solaris Volume Manager Administration Training provides learners with a comprehensive overview of Solaris Volume Manager (SVM), a flexible, robust and integrated logical volume manager. Objectives of the training include:
1. Provision basic and advanced knowledge in configuring and managing SVM volumes, such as Disk Sets, LSM, and RAID 1+0.
2. Build a strong foundation in troubleshooting SVM-related problems, such as disk and file system failures, disk full conditions, and other miscellaneous LVM issues.
3. Understand the various SVM-related scripting and scripting utilities, such as the Metatool, metarename, metaset and metadb, in order to automate SVM management tasks.
4. Develop skills in setting up Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) and other SVM-related products.
5. Learn to securely perform online/offline system maintenance operations, including how to snap in and replace mirrored disks.
6. Gain insights into deploying SVM and integrating it into existing enterprise environments.

 Module 1: Introduction to Managing Data

  • Describe the advantages of virtual disk management
  • Describe RAID technology standards and terminology
  • Describe the appropriate use of each supported RAID level
  • Optimize system configurations for each supported RAID level

 Module 2: Introduction to the Solaris Volume Manager Software

  • Describe the upgrade process for the Solaris 10 OS
  • Perform basic Solaris Management Console operations
  • Perform basic Enhanced Storage tool operations
  • Describe state database features
  • Initialize the Solaris Volume Manager software

 Module 3: 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

 Module 4: Administer Concatenated and Striped Volumes

  • Describe concatenated and striped volume best practices
  • Describe logical volume naming conventions
  • Use the metainit command to create non-redundant volumes
  • Use the 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

 Module 5: Administer Mirrored Volumes and Hot Spares

  • Describe mirrored volume characteristics and best practices
  • Describe optimized mirror resynchronization
  • Describe mirrored volume read, write, and synchronization policies
  • Use the metainit command to create mirrored volumes
  • Configure hot spares for mirrored volumes
  • Use the Enhanced Storage tool to create mirrored volumes
  • Mirror existing file systems and the system boot disk
  • Use soft partitions with mirrored volumes

 Module 6: 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

 Module 7: Performing Advanced Operations

  • Modify the mdmonitord daemon error reporting behavior
  • 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

Solaris Volume Manager Administration Course Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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