Oracle Solaris Cluster Administration

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Oracle Solaris Cluster Administration

Description: The Oracle Solaris Cluster Administration course provides students with the essential information and skills needed to install and administer Oracle Solaris Cluster hardware and software systems. Students are introduced to Oracle Solaris Cluster hardware and software product features, hardware configuration, and software installation along with cluster configuration, data service configuration, and system operation.

Audience:

  • Data Center Manager
  • System Administrator

Duration: 5 Days

Required Prerequisites:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System administration
  • Perform basic network administration
  • Perform system boot procedures
  • Network Administration for the Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System (SA-300-S10)
  • System Administration for the Solaris 10 OS Part 2 (SA-202-S10)

Suggested Prerequisites:

  • Solaris Volume Manager Administration (ES-222)

Course Objectives:

  • Configure Solaris Volume Manager software in the Oracle Solaris Cluster software environment
  • Configure and use ZFS in the Oracle Solaris Cluster software environment
  • Create Internet Protocol Multipathing (IPMP) failover groups in the Oracle Solaris Cluster software environment
  • Describe resources and resource groups
  • Configure a failover data service resource group (NFS)
  • Configure a scalable data service resource group (Apache)
  • Configure applications in Oracle Solaris Containers
  • Describe the major Oracle Solaris Cluster hardware and software components and functions
  • Configure access to node consoles and the cluster console software
  • Install and configure the Oracle Solaris Cluster software
  • Configure Oracle Solaris Cluster quorum devices and device fencing

Topics:

Describe Oracle Solaris Cluster hardware and software

  • Define clustering
  • Describe the Solaris Cluster hardware and software environment
  • Describe the Solaris Cluster hardware environment and software support
  • Identify the types of applications in the Solaris Cluster software environment
  • Describe the Solaris Cluster software data service support
  • Describe the Solaris Cluster Software HA framework
  • Identify the global storage services
  • Define Solaris 10 Containers

Describe node console connectivity and the Cluster console software

  • Describe the different methods for accessing a console
  • Configure the Solaris Cluster console software on the administration workstation
  • Use the Solaris Cluster console tools

Prepare for installation of Solaris Cluster

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

Install and configure the Oracle Solaris Cluster software framework

  • List the Oracle Solaris Cluster installation and configuration steps
  • Install the Solaris Cluster packages using the Oracle Solaris Custer installer
  • Describe the Oracle Solaris Cluster framework configuration
  • Configure a cluster installation using all-at-once and typical modes
  • Configure a cluster installation using one-at-a-time and custom modes
  • Configure additional nodes for the one-at-a-time method
  • Describe the Solaris OS files and settings that are automatically configured by scinstall
  • Perform automatic quorum configuration

Performing Basic Cluster Administration

  • Identify the cluster daemons
  • Use cluster commands
  • View and administer cluster global properties, quorum, disk paths, and settings
  • View and administer interconnect components
  • Use the clsetup command and the Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager
  • Perform basic cluster startup and shutdown operations, including booting nodes in non-cluster mode and placing nodes into maintenance state
  • Modify the private network settings from non-cluster mode

Use ZFS with Oracle Solaris Cluster software

  • Describe when ZFS can be used for Oracle Solaris Cluster data
  • Build ZFS storage pools and file systems
  • Use ZFS root in the Oracle Solaris Cluster environment

Use Solaris Volume Manager with Oracle Solaris Cluster software

  • Describe Solaris Volume Manager traditional partitioning and soft partitions
  • Differentiate between shared disksets and local disksets
  • Describe volume database (metadb) management issues and the role of Solaris Volume Manager mediators
  • Create the local metadb replicas
  • Add disks to shared disksets
  • Build Solaris Volume Manager mirrors with soft partitions in disksets
  • Create global file systems
  • Mirror the boot disk with Solaris Volume Manager

Managing the Public Network With IPMP

  • Define the purpose of IPMP
  • Define the concepts of an IPMP group
  • List examples of network adapters in IPMP groups on a single Solaris OS server
  • Describe the operation of the in.mpathd daemon
  • List the options to the ifconfig command that support IPMP and configure IPMP using /etc/hostname.xxx files
  • Configure IPMP manually with ifconfig commands
  • Perform a forced failover of an adapter in an IPMP group
  • Describe the integration of IPMP into the Sun Cluster software environment

Describe data services, resource groups, and HA-NFS

  • Describe how data service agents enable a data service in a cluster to operate properly
  • List the components of a data service agent
  • Describe data service packaging, installation, and registration
  • Describe the primary purpose of resource groups
  • Differentiate between failover and scalable data services
  • Describe how to use special resource types
  • List the components of a resource group
  • Differentiate between standard, extension, and resource group properties

Configuring Scalable Services and Advanced Resource Group Relationships

  • Describe the characteristics of scalable services
  • Describe the function of the load-balancer
  • Create the failover resource group for the SharedAddress resource
  • Create the scalable resource group for the scalable service
  • Describe how the SharedAddress resource works with scalable services
  • Add auxiliary nodes
  • Control scalable resources and resource groups
  • Configure and run Apache as a scalable service in the cluster

Perform supplemental exercises for Oracle Solaris Cluster software

  • Configure a scalable application in non-global Solaris Containers
  • Configure HA-Oracle in a Solaris Cluster software environment as a failover application
  • Configure Oracle RAC 11g in a Solaris Cluster software environment

 

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