Oracle Solaris Cluster Administration

Duration : 5 Days (40 Hours)

Oracle Solaris Cluster Administration Course Overview:

The Oracle Solaris Cluster Administration course, offered by Oracle University, is tailored for system administrators, application and database administrators, and IT managers. The curriculum equips participants with the expertise to establish and manage an Oracle Solaris Cluster environment. It covers an array of topics including cluster components, administration tools, infrastructure, setup, hardware and network configuration, resource and data service management, high availability solutions, monitoring, performance optimization, and troubleshooting. Students gain practical techniques for verifying cluster functionality and enhancing performance. The course is invaluable for mastering the skills essential for Oracle Solaris Cluster implementation and administration, providing crucial insights for administrators and managers, and serving as preparation for the Oracle Certified Specialist certification exam.

Intended Audience:

  • System Administrators
  • System Engineers
  • IT Architects
  • Oracle Solaris Cluster technical support representatives
  • Sales personnel
  • Field engineers
  • Consultants
  • Enterprise architects

Learning Objectives of Oracle Solaris Cluster Administration:

1. Describe the architecture and components of Oracle Solaris Cluster.
2. Configure and manage a cluster.
3. Create and administer server and storage failover services.
4. Install, configure, and manage the Oracle Solaris Cluster software and drivers.
5. Monitor and tune cluster performance.
6. Inspect system logs for messages relating to the cluster.
7. Manage and maintain hardware and software components of clusters.
8. Perform maintenance tasks, such as patching and reconfiguring a cluster.
9. Develop scripts and tools for monitoring and configuring clusters.
10. Develop disaster recovery procedures and plans.

 Module 1: Planning the Oracle Solaris Cluster Environment

  • Define Clustering
  • Describe Oracle Solaris Cluster features
  • Identify Oracle Solaris Cluster hardware environment
  • Identify the Oracle Solaris Cluster software environment
  • Identify the Oracle Solaris Cluster-Supported applications
  • Identify the Oracle Solaris Cluster High Availability Framework
  • Identify Global Storage Services
  • Identify Virtualization support in Oracle Solaris Cluster

 Module 2: Establishing Cluster Node Console Connectivity

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

 Module 3: Preparing for the Oracle Solaris Cluster Installation

  • Prepare the Oracle Solaris OS environment
  • Identify Cluster Storage topologies
  • Describe Quorum Server, Quorum Votes, and Quorum Devices
  • Describe Persistent Quorum Reservations and Cluster Amnesia
  • Describe Data Fencing
  • Configure a Cluster Interconnect
  • Identify public network adapters
  • Configure shared physical adapters

 Module 4: Installing and Configuring the Oracle Solaris Cluster Software

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

 Module 5: Performing Oracle Solaris Cluster Administration

  • Identify the cluster daemons
  • Use cluster commands
  • Use RBAC with Oracle Solaris Cluster
  • Administer Cluster Global Properties
  • Administer Cluster Nodes
  • Administer Quorum
  • Administer Disk Path Monitoring
  • Administer SCSI protocol settings of storage devices

 Module 6: Using ZFS With Oracle Solaris Cluster Software

  • Build ZFS storage pools and file systems
  • Use ZFS for Oracle Solaris Cluster failover data

 Module 7: Using Solaris Volume Manager With Oracle Solaris Cluster Software

  • Provide an overview of Solaris Volume Manager software
  • Describe shared disk sets
  • Describe Solaris Volume Manager Multi-Owner Disksets
  • Describe creating and managing shared disks
  • Build volumes in shared disk sets with soft partitions of mirrors
  • Use Solaris Volume Manager status commands
  • Perform Oracle Solaris Cluster software-level device group management
  • Mirror the boot disk with Solaris Volume Manager software

 Module 8: 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 Oracle Solaris OS server
  • Describe the operation of the in.mpathd daemon
  • List the options available for use with the ifconfig command that support IPMP and configure IPMP using /etc/hostname.x
  • Configure IPMP manually with the ifconfig command
  • Perform a forced failover of an adapter in an IPMP group
  • Describe the integration of IPMP into the Oracle Solaris Cluster software environment

 Module 9: Managing 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 guidelines for using global and highly available local file systems
  • Differentiate between standard, extension, and resource group properties

 Module 10: Configuring Scalable Services and Advanced Resource Group Relationships

  • Identify scalable services and shared addresses
  • Describe the characteristics of scalable services
  • Describe the SharedAddress resource
  • Describe the properties of resource groups and scalable groups
  • Describe how the SharedAddress resource works with scalable services
  • Add auxiliary nodes for a SharedAddress property
  • Review command examples for a scalable service
  • Control scalable resources and resource groups

 Module 11: Using Oracle Solaris Zones in Oracle Solaris Cluster

  • Describe Oracle Solaris 10 OS zones
  • Identify HA for Zones
  • Configure a failover Zone
  • Identify Zones as virtual nodes
  • Identify zone cluster
  • Create a zone cluster
  • Identify cross-cluster affinities and dependencies

 Module 12: Exploring Oracle Solaris Cluster Use Cases

  • Configure Oracle Database 11g software as a failover application

Oracle Solaris Cluster Administration Course Prerequisites:

This Oracle Solaris Cluster Administration Training course requires prior knowledge of:

  1. At least 1 year of experience in Solaris Operating System Administration.
  2. Good understanding of storage devices, RAID architectures, and fibre cabling.
  3. Familiarity with the basics of networking concepts, such as TCP/IP, subnetting, and routing.
  4. A basic understanding of clustering concepts and technologies.
  5. Working knowledge of scripting languages, such as Perl and/or Solaris safe-C (helpful, but not mandatory).

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