Oracle/Solaris Volume Manager Administration

Solaris Volume Manager Administration Certification Training Course Overview

This course is meant for Sun partners, customers, and resellers. It offers the skills required to effectively implement, as well as support the Solaris Volume Manager software. Participants become proficient in various tasks, some of which include planning, configuring, and administering the software.
Students become capable of catering to system storage requirements by using the Solaris Volume Manager application. Participants build capabilities needed for designing, modifying, and using RAID-0 volumes. They also deploy soft partitions, RAID-5 volumes, and RAID-1 volumes.

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Course Modules

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
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Course Prerequisites
  • Administer disks and file systems
  • Backup and restore file systems
  • Change system run levels
  • Configure environmental variables
  • Use basic OpenBoot commands
  • Configure UNIX file systems (UFS)
    • Regular Track: Any candidate with basic knowledge of Oracle Solaris 10
    • Fast Track: Candidate with intermediate knowledge of Oracle Solaris 10.
    • Super Fast Track: Candidate with strong knowledge of Oracle Solaris 10.
On course completion, participants will be able to learn:
  • Administer the Solaris Volume Manager software by using the command-line and GUI interface
  • Administer the Solaris Volume Manager software state databases
  • Create and administer simple, striped, concatenated, and mirrored volumes
  • Create volume structures using both hard and soft partitions
  • Verify the status of the Solaris Volume Manager software volumes and state databases
  • Create and administer the Solaris Volume Manager software file systems
  • Replace failed volume components
  • Replace a failed disk
  • Describe the features of the Solaris Volume Manager software disksets