Storage Foundation 5.0 Administration

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Storage Foundation 5.0 Administration

Description: The Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 Administration course provides students with the essential information and skills to manage disk storage using Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM) and Veritas File System software. Students practice the administrative tasks to build the skills that transfer to their working environments, including planning, implementation, configuration, and administration.


  • System Administrators or Storage Administrators responsible for the management of storage resources in Solaris OS environments, using the Veritas storage software products.

Duration: 5 Days

Required Prerequisites:

  • Configure the Solaris 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
  • System Administration for the Solaris 10 OS Part 2 (SA-202-S10)

Suggested Prerequisites:

  • Perform common file system administration using the format,
  • Administer Solaris OS packages using the pkgadd, pkgrm, and
  • Use basic OpenBoot programmable read-only memory (PROM) comm
  • Cable Sun systems and peripherals

Course Objectives:

  • Investigate Sun storage concepts and examine hardware configurations
  • Explore data management concepts
  • Install and initialize the Storage Foundation software
  • Perform disk drive operations, such as creating a new disk group, adding and removing a disk from a disk group, and displaying properties of VxVM objects
  • Examine the association of volumes objects and create volumes and file systems
  • Use the Veritas Enterprise Administrator (VEA) to perform disk group, volume, and file system operations
  • Perform advanced operations
  • Perform advanced VxFS operations
  • Analyze basic volume performance


Sun Storage Concepts

  • Define disk storage management
  • Identify storage configurations
  • Examine hardware interfaces
  • Describe disk storage concepts

Managing Data

  • Describe the concepts and advantages of virtual storage management
  • Describe standard RAID terminology
  • List the common features of each supported RAID levels

Veritas Storage Foundation Installation

  • List the key elements of pre-installation planning
  • Install the Veritas Storage Foundation 5.0 software
  • Verify the post-installation environment
  • Explore the Veritas Enterprise Administrator (VEA) console features
  • Describe the VxVM error numbering system

Veritas Volume Manager Basic Operations

  • Control disk storage resources
  • Describe the function of VxVM disk groups
  • Administer disk groups using command-line programs
  • Administer disk groups Using the vxdiskadm utility
  • Protect storage devices from usage

Veritas Volume Manager Volume Operations

  • Examine volume components and structures
  • Create volumes using the vxassist command
  • Add file systems to existing volumes
  • Resize volumes and file systems
  • Modify volume access attributes
  • Administer volume logs
  • Removing a volume

Disk Management Using the VEA GUI

  • Creating disk groups, volumes, and file systems
  • Administering disks, disk groups, volumes, and file systems

Veritas Volume Manager Advanced Operations

  • Encapsulate and mirror the system boot disk
  • Administer hot-relocation
  • Evacuate all subdisks from a disk drive
  • Move a populated disk drives to a new disk group
  • Back up and restore a disk group configurations
  • Perform a volume snapshot backups
  • Create VxVM layered volumes
  • Replace a failed disk drive

Veritas File System Basic Operations

  • Use extended VxFS mount options
  • Perform online VxFS administration tasks
  • Convert a UFS file system to a VxFS file system
  • Add a VxFS file system to a non-global zone
  • Veritas Volume Manager Performance Management

    • Describe performance improvement techniques
    • Use the vxstat and vxtrace performance analysis tools
    • Describe RAID-5 write performance characteristics
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    Call for Live Virtual Class Dates5 $5,800Register