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					Volume Manager with Sun StorEdge
                  Course Number 938 – 32 Hours

 The Volume Manager with Sun StorEdge course provides students with the
 essential information and skills to manage disks on Sun disk storage arrays using
 VERITAS Volume Manager (VM) software.
 Students are introduced to VM and its installation, initialization, configuration,
 and to general performance issues.

    Install and initialize VM software
    Define VM objects
    Describe public and private regions
    Start and customize the VMSA graphical user interface (GUI)
    Perform operations using the command-line interface (CLI)
    Perform disk and volume operations
    Create RAID volumes
    Set up dirty region logs
    Perform common file system operations using the VMSA GUI
    Create new disk groups, remove disks from group, move disks between disk
    groups, and deport and import disk groups between servers
    Simulate disk failure and complete a disk recovery
    Create and mange hot spare pools
    Manage and disable the hot relocation feature
    Perform basic performance analysis

    Volume manager system administrators or other technical staff responsible for
    the management of disks on Sun storage arrays using the VM software

 To succeed fully in this course, students should be able to
    Administer Solaris servers

   Maintain SPARC workstations

Module 1 – “Sun Storage Introduction”
  Describe the major disk storage administration tasks
  List the disk storage concepts common to many storage arrays
  List the general features of current Sun disk storage models
  List the main features of Sun storage array interfaces
  Decode physical and logical storage device paths

Module 2 – “Introduction to Managing Data”
  Describe problems associated with managing large numbers of disks
  List requirements and techniques for managing large amounts of data
  Describe commonly implemented RAID levels
  Describe a performance or reliability consideration relevant to each RAID
  List guidelines for choosing an optimized stripe width for sequential and
  random I/O
  Define the function and relationship of VM objects

Module 3 – “VERITAS Volume Manager Installation”
  Describe how the VERITAS Volume Manager (VM) utilizes disk space
  Install the VERITAS Volume Manager 3.x software
  Explain the difference between the VM vxinstall Quick Installation and
  Custom Installation options
  Describe the differences between disk encapsulation versus initialization
  List the requirements for boot disk encapsulation
  Initialize the VM installation with vxinstall
  Describe the basic function of the vxconfigd daemon

Module 4 – “VERITAS Volume Manager Basic Operations”
  Display properties of VM objects
  Initialize a disk drive for VM use
  Create a disk group and add disks to it
  Designate a disk as a hot spare
  Rename a VM disk drive
  Remove a disk from a disk group
  Remove a disk from VM control
  Determine available free disk space

Module 5 – “Volume Manager Storage Administrator (VMSA) Software”
  Describe the Volume Manager Storage Administrator (VMSA) server/client
  Verify the VMSA server software is running
  Start the VMSA client software
  Use the main VMSA features
  Use the Options menu to customize the behavior of VMSA
  Describe two important uses for the Task Request Monitor
  Record the command line equivalent for any VMSA operation

Module 6 – “VERITAS Volume Manager Volume Operations”
  Create simple, striped, and RAID-5 volumes
  Modify volume ownership and permissions
  Remove a volume
  Add a mirror to a volume
  Remove a mirror from a volume
  Resize a volume (make it larger)
  Display properties of a volume
  Display volume mapping
  Add a file system to a volume
  Add a dirty region log to a mirrored volume

Module 7 – “VERITAS Volume Manager Advanced Operations”
  Perform an online volume relay out
  Evacuate all subdisks from a disk drive
  Move a populated disk to a new disk group
  Move a disk group to another system
  Perform a snapshot backup
  Create a striped pro volume with a file system
  Replace a failed disk drive

Module 8 – “VERITAS Volume Manager Performance Management”
  Describe how data assignment planning can improve system performance
  List the volume configurations that can improve read and write performance
  List the VM commands that are used to gather performance information
  Describe the three types of RAID-5 write procedures
  List the three types of RAID-5 write procedures in order of performance

Module 9 – “RAID Manager Architecture”
  Discuss the features and benefits of the RAID Manager software
  Define RAID Manager terminology

Discuss hot spare usage
Describe the data reconstruction process
Describe RAID Manager device naming conventions
Define caching control options