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How do you troubleshoot if VCS cluster is not starting ?

VCS troubleshooting

How do you start VCS cluster if its not started automatically after the  server reboot?  Have you ever faced such  issues ? If not just see how we can fix these kind of issues on veritas cluster. I have been asking this questions on the Solaris interviews but most of them are fail to impress me by saying some unrelated …

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How to Run Vertias Explorer for Specific Module ?

Veritas Explorer

Veritas explorer is a utility provided by Symantec to collect the necessary system information along with their products veritas volume manager and veritas cluster information.If you just run the veritas explorer,it will collect all their product information,logs,cores and other information for investigation. You have to provide the veritas explorer if you need any assistance from veritas/Symantec.But some times, if you …

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Veritas Volume Manager/Cluster License Keys

I Just got a time to write about my all time favourite product “veritas”. This post is all about veritas volume manager and Veritas cluster licensing. These products will be mostly used on Enterprise computing environment and it provides great on-line functionality for managing volumes & filesystems. This product is worth for the money but as a system administrator, we can’t bear this price for …

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How to configure I/O fencing on Veritas cluster ?

IO fencing

I/O fencing is required to protect the data corruption in Shared storage cluster environment. In Normal VCS operation,Veritas cluster nodes will be having heart beats and each system will send ICMP packets to ensure each machines are live and service group status is known.(Picture:1.0).I/O fencing behaves same way on system failure and cluster interconnect failure.It will not take any decision by assuming like something.The I/O fencing …

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VCS Questions Answers

Veritas cluster interview questions

I feel this is very useful post for the UNIX admins who want to give Solaris interview. You can’t escape from veritas cluster part on the interview since it is widely used clustering software on mission critical Solaris servers.Please feel free to setup VCS cluster on your laptop and practice as much as possible before going to give a interview.The …

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Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability (HA) Solutions license keys ?

veritas package download free

How can i get veritas storage foundation and High availability from Symantec ? Is it free ? No.Only Veritas Storage Foundation Basic is a free-license version of Veritas Storage Foundation . Using the basic version, you can create up to four volumes and four diskgroups and you can’t use veritas cluster service in this. But you have an option here to use full version of  Veritas Storage …

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Veritas cluster Interview Questions-2

Veritas cluster interview questions & answers part -2 will help you to overcome from L3  level VCS interview which will be asked frequently for SME position across many organizations. Here is the Top:30 VCS interview questions for you.  Please go through questions and answers. Let me know if you have any doubt by leaving comment. Adding and removing cluster node  Q-1 How to …

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how to add Solaris zone as resource in VCS 5.1

Here we will see after Creating the local zone  how to add zone as resource in vcs 5.1 . I tried to add it via java console but didn’t work .Finally it worked in command line .Assume here we have already have the configured service group.Setup:Local zone name is “zarena” and zone’s root directory is /zoravol1 SG name:arenasg  Offline the SG arenasg. …

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How to create a servicegroup using the cluster manager

This post will brief about creating new service group using Cluster manager GUI.Once you configured the vcs cluster,you need to create new service group for application and zones.This step by step guide will give you good overview about creating service group,adding new resources and creating the dependencies. Download the VCS cluster manager and install it in your Laptop.Here we go ,Open the VCS manager …

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How to configure two node VCS cluster on Solaris using Laptop/Desktop

In Unix administration, everyone wants to be expert on any of the cluster technologies. Especially on veritas cluster due to its market capitalization.But not every body will get the opportunity to work on it since VCS will be running on critical environment. Then how to learn ? Just reading the text books and attending 5 days training will give enough confidence ? …

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