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Course number HK750S
Length 2 days
Delivery method* Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)
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Price USD $1,600
CAD $1,760
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Special notes

This course is designed for experienced Serviceguard administrators who need to understand new features introduced in recent Serviceguard releases. Customers who have minimal Serviceguard experience should attend Serviceguard 1 (H6487S) instead.

Course overview

If you attended HP Serviceguard I (h6487) some time ago, here are the new features such as modular packages, package dependencies and priorities, multi-node packages, easy deployment, application detach and online reconfiguration. This 2-day workshop focuses on hands-on labs using the new features.


HP Serviceguard I (H6487S)


Experienced Serviceguard cluster administrators

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

Next steps

  • HP Extended Distance Clusters for HP-UX and Linux (HB507S)

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
  • HP Education services are governed by the HP Education Services Terms and Conditions 2 Minimize, and in some instances eliminate, your application downtime by learning how to automate the detection of failures and restoration of application service

Course outline

    Cluster Configuration review

  • What is a cluster
  • Cluster lock configuration
  • Quorum Server
  • Cluster Formation Requirements
  • Cluster Management Options
  • Cluster Configuration
  • Checking the cluster
  • Creating and Migrating to Modular Packages

  • Package Concepts
  • Package Configuration
  • Package Status
  • Controlling a cluster
  • Legacy and Modular Packages
  • Migrate a Legacy Package to a Modular Package
  • Package Policies

  • Package Type
  • Failover Policies
  • Package Dependencies
  • Complex Dependencies
  • Package Priorities
  • Package Weight/Node capacity
  • Node Capacity Configuration
  • Node Capacity Configuration
  • Multi-node Packages

  • cmmakepkg
  • cmrunpkg
  • cmhaltpkg
  • cmviewcl
  • cmgetpkgenv
  • Serviceguard 11.20 Enhancements

  • Live Application Detach
  • Application Packages can use NFS
  • Cluster-Wide Device Files
  • Cluster Verification
  • VxVM and LVM Monitor
  • Easy Deployment
  • Easy Deployment and Serviceguard Manager

  • Easy Deployment Commands
  • Serviceguard Manager Enhancements
  • Serviceguard Manager Easy Deploy
  • Cluster and Package Online Reconfiguration

  • Serviceguard Online Reconfiguration
  • Online cluster reconfiguration
  • Storage reconfiguration
  • Add/Remove a Node while Cluster is Running
  • Add/Remove a Package while Cluster is Running
  • Modify a Package while Cluster is Running

    Appendix A - Distributed System Administration Utilities

  • Introduction to DSAU
  • Authentication Setup
  • cuptime
  • cwall
  • ccp
  • csync
  • Consolidated Logging
  • Appendix B - Using HP Serviceguard with Integrity Virtual Machines

  • HP Integrity Virtual Machines Overview
  • VM Concepts
  • Virtual Machine Resources
  • HP Education services are governed by the HP Education Services Terms and Conditions 3

  • Backing Store
  • Virtual Switches (vswitch)
  • VM Commands
  • Serviceguard and Integrity VM Use Models
  • VMs as Nodes
  • Cluster in a Box
  • Configuring VM Guests as Serviceguard Nodes
  • Integrity VMs as Serviceguard Packages
  • Serviceguard and Online VM Guest Migration
  • Configuring VM Guests as Packages
  • Configure VM Guest on All Nodes
  • HPVM toolkit
  • Updating the Cluster
  • Starting a Serviceguard Packaged VM
  • Shutting down a Serviceguard Packaged VM
  • LAN failover
  • Appendix C - Application Monitoring Scripts and ECMT Toolkits

  • Actions Performed by Run Script
  • Control Script
  • Modular Package Startup and shutdown
  • Rules for Service Processes
  • Application Monitoring Script
  • HA Toolkit Overview
  • ECMT Version B.05.00
  • Legacy vs Modular
  • Legacy Oracle db toolkit deployment
  • Modular Oracle db toolkit deployment
  • Migrating from Legacy to Modular format

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