Symantec VirtualStore 6.0.1 Administrator's Guide - Solaris

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Symantec™ VirtualStore 6.0.1 Administrator's Guide - Solaris


I. Introducing VirtualStore
1. Overview of VirtualStore
About Symantec VirtualStore
About Veritas Storage Foundation Cluster File System High Availability
About Veritas File System
About Veritas Volume Manager
About Veritas Dynamic Multi-Pathing (DMP)
About Veritas Operations Manager
About VirtualStore solutions
2. How VirtualStore works
How VirtualStore works
When to use VirtualStore
About VirtualStore architecture
About Veritas File System features supported in cluster file systems
About the VirtualStore namespace
About asymmetric mounts
About primary and secondary cluster nodes
Determining or moving primaryship
About synchronizing time on Cluster File Systems
About file system tunables
About setting the number of parallel fsck threads
Storage Checkpoints
About VirtualStore backup strategies
About parallel I/O
About the I/O error handling policy for Cluster Volume Manager
About recovering from I/O failures
About single network link and reliability
Split-brain and jeopardy handling
About I/O fencing
VirtualStore and Veritas Volume Manager cluster functionality agents
Veritas Volume Manager cluster functionality
3. How Veritas File System works
Veritas File System features
Veritas File System performance enhancements
Using Veritas File System
4. How Veritas Volume Manager works
How Veritas Volume Manager works with the operating system
How Veritas Volume Manager handles storage management
Volume layouts in Veritas Volume Manager
Online relayout
Volume resynchronization
Dirty region logging
Volume snapshots
Volume sets
Configuration of volumes on SAN storage
5. How Veritas Dynamic Multi-Pathing works
How DMP works
Veritas Volume Manager co-existence with Oracle Automatic Storage Management disks
II. Provisioning storage
6. Provisioning new storage
Provisioning new storage
Growing the existing storage by adding a new LUN
Growing the existing storage by growing the LUN
Displaying SVS information with vxlist
7. Advanced allocation methods for configuring storage
Customizing allocation behavior
Creating volumes of a specific layout
Creating a volume on specific disks
Creating volumes on specific media types
Specifying ordered allocation of storage to volumes
Site-based allocation
Changing the read policy for mirrored volumes
8. Creating and mounting VxFS file systems
Creating a VxFS file system
Converting a file system to VxFS
Mounting a VxFS file system
Unmounting a file system
Resizing a file system
Displaying information on mounted file systems
Identifying file system types
Monitoring free space
9. Extent attributes
About extent attributes
Commands related to extent attributes
III. Administering multi-pathing with DMP
10. Administering Dynamic Multi-Pathing
Discovering and configuring newly added disk devices
Making devices invisible to VxVM
Making devices visible to VxVM
About enabling and disabling I/O for controllers and storage processors
About displaying DMP database information
Displaying the paths to a disk
Administering DMP using vxdmpadm
DMP coexistence with native multi-pathing
11. Dynamic Reconfiguration of devices
About online Dynamic Reconfiguration
Reconfiguring a LUN online that is under DMP control
Replacing a host bus adapter online
Upgrading the array controller firmware online
12. Managing devices
Displaying disk information
Changing the disk device naming scheme
About disk installation and formatting
Adding and removing disks
Renaming a disk
13. Event monitoring
About the Dynamic Multi-Pathing (DMP) event source daemon (vxesd)
Fabric Monitoring and proactive error detection
Dynamic Multi-Pathing (DMP) automated device discovery
Dynamic Multi-Pathing (DMP) discovery of iSCSI and SAN Fibre Channel topology
DMP event logging
Starting and stopping the Dynamic Multi-Pathing (DMP) event source daemon
IV. Administering VirtualStore and its components
14. Administering VirtualStore and its components
About VirtualStore administration
Administering CFS
Administering VCS
Administering CVM
Administering ODM
Administering I/O fencing
Administering SVS global clusters
15. Using Clustered NFS
About Clustered NFS
Sample use cases
Requirements for Clustered NFS
Understanding how Clustered NFS works
cfsshare manual page
Configure and unconfigure Clustered NFS
Reconciling major and minor numbers for NFS shared disks
Administering Clustered NFS
How to mount an NFS-exported file system on the NFS clients
Disabling SMF for NFS daemons
Debugging Clustered NFS
16. Using Common Internet File System
About CIFS
Requirements for CIFS
Understanding how Samba works
Configuring Clustered NFS and CIFS on CFS
cfsshare manual page
Configuring CIFS in user mode
Configuring CIFS in domain mode
Configuring CIFS in ads mode
Administering CIFS
Debugging CIFS
17. Deploying Oracle with Clustered NFS
Tasks for deploying Oracle with CNFS
About deploying Oracle with CNFS
Configuring the CNFS server for Oracle
Configuring Oracle for Direct NFS
Verifying Oracle Direct NFS usage
18. Using VirtualStore utilities for the Oracle database
About VirtualStore utilities for the Oracle database
Installing VirtualStore utilities for the Oracle database
Using the svsdbsnap command
19. Administering sites and remote mirrors
About sites and remote mirrors
Making an existing disk group site consistent
Configuring a new disk group as a Remote Mirror configuration
Fire drill — testing the configuration
Changing the site name
Administering the Remote Mirror configuration
Examples of storage allocation by specifying sites
Displaying site information
Failure and recovery scenarios
20. Administering iSCSI with VirtualStore
About iSCSI with VirtualStore
svsiscsiadm manual page
Administering iSCSI with VirtualStore
21. Administering datastores with VirtualStore
About administering datastores with VirtualStore
About svsdatastore utility
Administering NFS datastores
V. Optimizing I/O performance
22. Veritas File System I/O
About Veritas File System I/O
Buffered and Direct I/O
Concurrent I/O
Cache advisories
Freezing and thawing a file system
Getting the I/O size
About Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions products database accelerators
23. Veritas Volume Manager I/O
Veritas Volume Manager throttling of administrative I/O
VI. Using Point-in-time copies
24. Understanding point-in-time copy methods
About point-in-time copies
When to use point-in-time copies
About Storage Foundation point-in-time copy technologies
Volume-level snapshots
Storage Checkpoints
About FileSnaps
About snapshot file systems
25. Administering volume snapshots
About volume snapshots
How traditional third-mirror break-off snapshots work
How full-sized instant snapshots work
Linked break-off snapshot volumes
Cascaded snapshots
Creating multiple snapshots
Restoring the original volume from a snapshot
Creating instant snapshots
Creating traditional third-mirror break-off snapshots
Adding a version 0 DCO and DCO volume
26. Administering Storage Checkpoints
About Storage Checkpoints
Storage Checkpoint administration
Storage Checkpoint space management considerations
Restoring from a Storage Checkpoint
Storage Checkpoint quotas
27. Administering FileSnaps
FileSnap creation
Using FileSnaps
Using FileSnaps to create point-in-time copies of files
Comparison of the logical size output of the fsadm -S shared, du, and df commands
28. Administering snapshot file systems
Snapshot file system backups
Snapshot file system performance
About snapshot file system disk structure
Differences between snapshots and Storage Checkpoints
Creating a snapshot file system
Examples of creating snapshot file systems
VII. Optimizing storage with VirtualStore
29. Understanding storage optimization solutions in VirtualStore
About thin provisioning
About thin optimization solutions in VirtualStore
About SmartMove
About the Thin Reclamation feature
Determining when to reclaim space on a thin reclamation LUN
How automatic reclamation works
30. Migrating data from thick storage to thin storage
About using SmartMove to migrate to Thin Storage
Migrating to thin provisioning
31. Maintaining Thin Storage with Thin Reclamation
Reclamation of storage on thin reclamation arrays
Identifying thin and thin reclamation LUNs
Displaying VxFS file system usage on thin reclamation LUNs
Reclaiming space on a file system
Reclaiming space on a disk, disk group, or enclosure
About the reclamation log file
Monitoring Thin Reclamation using the vxtask command
Configuring automatic reclamation
VIII. Maximizing storage utilization
32. Understanding storage tiering with SmartTier
About SmartTier
How the SmartTier policy works with the shared extents
SmartTier in a High Availability (HA) environment
33. Creating and administering volume sets
About volume sets
Creating a volume set
Adding a volume to a volume set
Removing a volume from a volume set
Listing details of volume sets
Stopping and starting volume sets
Managing raw device nodes of component volumes
34. Multi-volume file systems
About multi-volume file systems
About volume types
Features implemented using multi-volume support
Creating multi-volume file systems
Converting a single volume file system to a multi-volume file system
Adding a volume to and removing a volume from a multi-volume file system
Volume encapsulation
Reporting file extents
Load balancing
Converting a multi-volume file system to a single volume file system
35. Administering SmartTier
About SmartTier
Supported SmartTier document type definitions
Placement classes
Administering placement policies
File placement policy grammar
File placement policy rules
Calculating I/O temperature and access temperature
Multiple criteria in file placement policy rule statements
File placement policy rule and statement ordering
File placement policies and extending files
Using SmartTier with solid state disks
Sub-file relocation
36. Administering hot-relocation
About hot-relocation
How hot-relocation works
Configuring a system for hot-relocation
Displaying spare disk information
Marking a disk as a hot-relocation spare
Removing a disk from use as a hot-relocation spare
Excluding a disk from hot-relocation use
Making a disk available for hot-relocation use
Configuring hot-relocation to use only spare disks
Moving relocated subdisks
Modifying the behavior of hot-relocation
37. Deduplicating data on Solaris SPARC
About deduplicating data
Deduplicating data
Deduplication results
Deduplication supportability
Deduplication use cases
Deduplication limitations
38. Compressing files
About compressing files
Compressing files with the vxcompress command
Interaction of compressed files and other commands
Interaction of compressed files and other features
Interaction of compressed files and applications
Use cases for compressing files
IX. Administering storage
39. Managing volumes and disk groups
Rules for determining the default disk group
Moving volumes or disks
Monitoring and controlling tasks
Using vxnotify to monitor configuration changes
Performing online relayout
Adding a mirror to a volume
Configuring SmartMove
Removing a mirror
Setting tags on volumes
Managing disk groups
Managing plexes and subdisks
Decommissioning storage
40. Rootability
Encapsulating a disk
Administering an encapsulated boot disk
Unencapsulating the root disk
41. Quotas
About quota limits
About quota files on Veritas File System
About quota commands
About quota checking with Veritas File System
Using quotas
42. File Change Log
About File Change Log
About the File Change Log file
File Change Log administrative interface
File Change Log programmatic interface
Summary of API functions
X. Reference
43. Reverse path name lookup
About reverse path name lookup
A. Tunable parameters
About tuning Symantec VirtualStore
Tuning the VxFS file system
DMP tunable parameters
Methods to change Veritas Dynamic Multi-Pathing tunable parameters
Tunable parameters for VxVM
Methods to change Veritas Volume Manager tunable parameters
About LLT tunable parameters
About GAB tunable parameters
About VXFEN tunable parameters
About AMF tunable parameters
B. Veritas File System disk layout
About Veritas File System disk layouts
VxFS Version 7 disk layout
VxFS Version 8 disk layout
VxFS Version 9 disk layout
C. Command reference
Command completion for Veritas commands
VirtualStore command summary
Veritas Volume Manager command reference
Veritas Volume Manager manual pages
Veritas File System command summary
Veritas File System manual pages

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