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Course number H6487S
Length 5 days
Delivery method* Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)
Instructor-led training (ILT)
Onsite dedicated training (OST)
Price USD $4,000
CAD $4,400
*Courses are supported in the delivery formats above, but are not necessarily scheduled in every delivery format listed. Please click the schedule links at the top of the page to see which delivery formats are currently scheduled.

Course overview

This course teaches system administrators how to effectively use Serviceguard to protect mission critical applications from a wide variety of hardware and software failures. The 5-day course is 40 percent lecture and 60 percent hands-on labs using HP servers. This course has been updated to support HP-UX 11.31 and Serviceguard version A.11.20 but is still applicable to earlier versions of the product.


Prerequisites

  • HP-UX System and Network Administration I (H3064S) and HP-UX System and Network Administration II (H3065S) or
  • HP-UX System and Network Administration for Experienced UNIX® System Administrators (H5875S) and
  • HP-UX Logical Volume Manager (LVM) (H6285S) or HP-UX VERITAS Volume Manager (VxVM) (HB505S) and
  • POSIX Shell Programming (H4322S)

Course objectives

  • Configure a volume group or disk group that can be used on multiple systems and a basic package to run in a Serviceguard environment
  • Configure and maintain a Serviceguard cluster
  • Configure and implement an application monitor
  • Replace a failed LVM lock disk
  • Change the cluster configuration and add or delete a package to a running cluster
  • Set up a Serviceguard package using the NFS toolkit and Oracle toolkit
  • Configure a highly available network using redundant hubs, routers, and networks
  • Perform a rolling upgrade
  • Use Serviceguard Manager to manage a Serviceguard cluster
  • Perform troubleshooting activities to resolve Serviceguard configuration problems

Audience

  • HP-UX system administrators who currently, or soon will, develop, design, implement, and monitor Serviceguard clusters

Benefits to you

  • Protect your mission critical applications against a wide variety of hardware and software failures through effective use of Serviceguard
  • Deliver highly available application services to your LAN-attached clients by configuring up to 16-nodes in an enterprise cluster
  • Reduce your application downtime to near zero by learning how to configure your Serviceguard cluster and using Serviceguard's rolling upgrade facility
  • Minimize, and in some instances eliminate, your application downtime by learning how to automate the detection of failures and restoration of application service

Next steps

  • HP Serviceguard II: ContinentalClusters, CFS, & Oracle RAC (U8601S) or HP Metrocluster (HB507S)

Course outline

Introduction to High Availability

  • What Are the Risks?
  • Reducing the Risk: Redundant Data
  • Disk Configurations
  • Reducing the Risk: Asymmetric Clusters
  • Reducing the Risk: Minimizing Downtime
  • Reducing the Risk: Network Redundancy
  • Multi-Network Environment
  • Redundant LAN Cards
  • Redundant Hubs
  • Redundant Routers
  • Redundant Client Networks

High Availability with Serviceguard

  • Introducing Serviceguard
  • High Availability with Serviceguard
  • Features and Benefits of Serviceguard
  • How Serviceguard Works
  • Serviceguard Packages
  • Redistributing Application Packages
  • Minimizing Planned Downtime
  • Serviceguard Bundle/Products
  • HP Serviceguard Solutions
  • Serviceguard and Integrity VM
  • Cluster File System
  • Multi-Node Packages and Package Dependencies
  • Oracle RAC and CFS
  • Storage choices based on your priorities
  • SGeRAC and LVM MORE
  • System Management Homepage
  • Serviceguard Manager
  • Serviceguard Storage Management Suite
  • Metrocluster
  • Continentalclusters

Storage for Servicegard

  • Serviceguard Disk Space Management Overview
  • Boot and Root disk concepts
  • General disk concepts
  • Volume management in Serviceguard for HP-UX
  • LUN, Disk, and DVD DSF Names for 11.31
  • Review of LVM Concepts
  • Configure a Shareable LVM Volume Group
  • LVM Issues with Serviceguard
  • Common LVM Commands
  • LVM and VxVM Command Comparison
  • Configure a Shareable VxVM Disk Group
  • CFS Filesystem

Cluster Concepts and Configuration

  • Definition of a Cluster
  • Major Components of a Cluster
  • Network Interface Configuration
  • Cluster Lock Configuration Using LVM Disks
  • Cluster Lock Configuration Using a Quorum Server
  • Quorum Server Redundancy
  • Cluster Lock Configuration using Lock LUN
  • Lock LUN support for HP-UX
  • Lock LUN rules
  • Comparison
  • Heartbeat Configuration
  • cmcld Process
  • Cluster Formation Requirements
  • Steps to Configure a Cluster
  • Cluster Configuration Procedure
  • Viewing the Cluster - cmviewcl Command
  • Checking the Cluster Log

Additional Cluster Features

  • Serviceguard Volume Groups
  • Marking Volume Groups for use in Serviceguard
  • Exclusive Mode Volume Group Activation
  • Cluster Formation and Reformations
  • Ways to Initially Form the Cluster
  • Node Failures and Node Joins
  • Cluster Reformation ExamplevLocal LAN Card Failover - Normal Network Flow
  • Local LAN Card Failover - Network Flow to Standby LAN Card

Packages and Services

  • Packaging Concepts
  • Sample Package Configuration
  • Sample Configuration after Node Failure
  • Package Switching
  • Viewing Package Status
  • Package Owner and State
  • Modifying Package Status
  • Review Commands for Controlling a Cluster
  • Configuration of Packages
  • Package Modules Types
  • Modularized Package Control Script
  • Modularized Package Control File
  • Package Configuration Procedure
  • Create the Package Configuration File
  • Edit the Package Configuration File
  • Verify and Distribute the Binary File
  • Enhancements to cmapplyconf/cmcheckconf
  • The Package Script Log File

Package Policies

  • Package Policies
  • Package Type
  • Failover Policies
  • Failback Policies
  • Example of Automatic Failback
  • Access Control Policies
  • Node Fail Fast and Service Fail Fast
  • Package Dependencies
  • Dependency Rules
  • Complex Dependencies
  • Cross node dependencies example
  • Exclusionary dependency example
  • cmapplyconf warning
  • Complex dependency challenge
  • Package Priorities
  • Setting Package Priority
  • Resource Dependency
  • cmrunpkg review
  • Package Weight/Node capacity
  • Node Capacity / Package Weight challenge
  • Configuration file example
  • Node Capacity Configuration
  • Package Weight Configuration Methods
  • Package Weight/Node Capacity Rules
  • Capacity "ackage_limit"
  • Package priority & package weight rules
  • Priority and Weight challenge

Application Monitoring Scripts and ECMT Toolkits

  • Package Startup and shutdown
  • Rules for Service Processes
  • Application Monitoring Script
  • HA Toolkit Overview (or how to use monitoring)
  • ECMT Version B.06.00
  • Modular toolkit architecture
  • Modular Oracle db toolkit deployment
  • Configuration directory operations for Modular Package

Cluster Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting in Serviceguard
  • Approaches to identifying problems
  • Double-checking supported configurations
  • Log files
  • Monitoring the syslog File
  • Monitoring the package log file
  • Useful Troubleshooting Commands
  • Using cmviewconf and cmgetconf
  • Using cmquerycl and cmcheckconf
  • Using cmviewcl
  • Common problem categories
  • System administration errors
  • Package control script hangs or failures
  • Package Log File Enhancements
  • Causes of cluster reformations
  • Approaches to fixing problems
  • Resolving Serviceguard command hangs
  • Modifying debugging options
  • Modifying startup debugging options
  • Starting applications outside of a Serviceguard package
  • cmgetconf
  • The Built-in Safety Net
  • Patch recommendations
  • Common Cluster Configuration Issues
  • Testing Cluster Operations
  • Testing the package manager
  • Testing the cluster manager
  • Testing the network manager
  • Notification for Package Failure

Cluster and Package Online Reconfiguration

  • Serviceguard Online Reconfiguration
  • Online cluster reconfiguration
  • Storage reconfiguration
  • Add a Node while a Cluster Is Running
  • Remove a Node while a Cluster Is Running
  • Add a Package while a Cluster Is Running
  • Remove a Package while a Cluster Is Running
  • Modify a Package while the Cluster and Package are Running
  • Modify a Package while the Cluster Is Running, but the Package Is Down
  • New Preview Functionality
  • SG commands - t option

Highly Available NFS

  • Highly Available NFS Server Package
  • Using the modular NFS Server Toolkit
  • Highly Available NFS Client Package

The Highly Available Oracle Database

  • Highly Available Oracle Package - Overview
  • Serviceguard Toolkits
  • ECMT modular Toolkit Contents
  • Create Oracle Package

WBEM, EMS Resources and Serviceguard Packages

  • EMS Overview
  • Configuration of EMS Requests
  • What can be configured
  • Select EMS Resources
  • Select EMS Configuration
  • Resource Dependency
  • Setting up a Package to use an EMS Resource
  • WBEM Overview
  • WBEM Services Value Proposition
  • WBEM relative to SNMP, DMI and EMS
  • HP WBEM Based Enterprise Management
  • HP-UX 11i WBEM Providers

High Availability Networking

  • Network Redundancy
  • Multi-Network Environment
  • Redundant LAN Cards, Hubs and Routers
  • Redundant Client Networks
  • Multiple IP Addresses
  • Cross-subnet support
  • Serviceguard Command Changes
  • Serviceguard Package Configuration Changes
  • Cross subnet network configuration requirements
  • APA Auto-Port Aggregation (APA) Overview
  • APA/LAN Monitor Requirements
  • Configuring APA
  • IPv6 Networks
  • IP Monitor
  • Failures and Recovery

Rolling Upgrade

  • Minimizing Planned Downtime
  • Rules for Rolling Upgrade
  • New Cluster Manager (CM2) in SG 11.19
  • Special Considerations for Upgrade to Serviceguard A.11.20
  • CM2 Changes
  • CM2 similarity to CM
  • Cluster Reformation
  • Rolling Upgrade CM to CM2 Process
  • Special Considerations for Upgrade to Serviceguard A.11.20
  • syslog messages during protocol switch
  • Rolling upgrade to A.11.19 restrictions
  • Special Considerations for Upgrade to Serviceguard A.11.20
  • Serviceguard Rolling Upgrades
  • Operating System Rolling Upgrades
  • Cluster before Rolling Upgrade
  • Example of a Rolling Upgrade - Running Cluster with Packages Moved
  • Example of Rolling Upgrade - Node1 Upgraded to HP-UX 11.31
  • Example of Rolling Upgrade - Install Serviceguard, Rejoin Cluster
  • Example of Rolling Upgrade - Run Cluster with all Packages on Node1
  • Example of Rolling Upgrade - Upgrade Node2
  • When a Rolling Upgrade Is Not Possible
  • Dynamic Root Disk (DRD) for Serviceguard
  • DRD Use-case - recovery
  • DRD Use-case - maintenance

Storage Maintenance for Packages

  • Storage Maintenance for Packages
  • Modifying a Volume Group
  • Modifying a Logical Volume
  • Extending a Logical Volume to a specific disk
  • Reducing the size of a Logical Volume
  • Moving all data on one LVM disk to another
  • Make a Logical Volume / File System Larger or Smaller
  • LVM Maintenance to a Package
  • Add Disk to Volume Group Owned by a Package
  • Add Logical Volume / File System to Volume Group Owned by a Package
  • Add a Volume Group to a Package
  • Manage VxVM Disk Groups
  • Manage VxVM Volumes

Serviceguard Manager

  • HP Cluster Monitoring Tools
  • Serviceguard Manager B.03.xx for SMH
  • SG Mgr B.03.00.10 Enhancements
  • Topology Map Feature Highlights
  • Graphical Map
  • Navigation
  • Contextual Menu
  • Pop-up Summary
  • Drag and Drop

Live Application Detach and Other Features

  • Serviceguard 11.20 Enhancements
  • Live Application Detach (LAD)
  • Live Application Detach - Rules
  • Application Packages Can Use NFS
  • Cluster-Wide Device File Names
  • Cluster-Wide Device Files
  • Cluster Verification
  • Cluster Verification with SG Manager
  • VxVM and LVM Monitor
  • Serviceguard Manager A.05.03
  • Easy Deployment

Easy Deployment

  • Easy Deployment Commands - cmdeploycl
  • Easy Deployment Commands - cmpreparecl
  • Easy Deployment Commands - cmpreparestg
  • Easy Deployment Commands - cmquerycl cmapplyconf
  • Serviceguard Manager B.03.00 Enhancements
  • Serviceguard Manager Easy Deploy
  • Easy Deploy Cluster Creation

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