HPE Serviceguard on Linux H4C12S

Course Overview

This course is designed for experienced Linux system and network administrators implementing HPE Serviceguard A.12.40. Topics include the basic requirements of a highly available system and progress through to the configuration of a Serviceguard cluster/packages, culminating in using both NFS and Oracle 11gR2 and 12G toolkit packages along with the cluster simulator and analytics utilities. The course is 50 percent lecture and 50 percent hands-on labs using RHEL 7.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to:
• Configure, implement, and manage an HPE SG cluster and packages
• Install HPE Serviceguard A.12.00 and Serviceguard Manager
• Use “cmeasyinstall”
• Utilize basic troubleshooting techniques
• Install and configure NFS and Oracle packages using the toolkits
• Use Live Application Detach and “rolling upgrade”
• Configure generic resources
• Use the SG simulator and SG cluster analytics


Background in Linux system and network administration including Logical Volume Manager (LVM) and/or Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM).

Who Should Attend

• Linux system and network administrators who currently, or soon will, develop, design, implement, and monitor Serviceguard (SG) clusters on Linux

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Course Modules

Module 1: Course Introduction

Module 2: Introduction to High Availability
• What is high availability and reducing the risk
• Storage technologies and HA network design

Module 3: High Availability with Serviceguard (SG)
• SG features and benefits and SG packages
• Minimizing planned downtime
• Installing prerequisite software
• Serviceguard Manager

Module 4: Storage for Serviceguard
• Volume management
• Persistent reservation overview
• Review of LVM and VxVM concepts
• Configure a shared LVM volume and VxVM data group
• Using hosttags

Module 5: Cluster Concepts and Configuration
• Describe the difference between heartbeat, stationary, and standby LAN interfaces
• Configure active/standby LAN interfaces using channel bonding
• Cluster arbitration using a LockLUN and Quorum server
• Steps to configure a Serviceguard cluster
• View the status of the cluster and log file

Module 6: Additional Cluster Features
• Test the local LAN failover
• Node failures and cluster reformation
• Node joining and leaving a cluster
• Basic cluster management

Module 7: Packages and Services
• Configure a basic Serviceguard package
• The package configuration file
• Package and node switching management
• Interpret package status from cmviewcl
• Package log file

Module 8: Package Policies
• Package FAILOVER and FAILBACK policies
• Package access control
• Using package dependencies, priorities, and weights

Module 9: Application Monitoring Scripts and Toolkits
• Writing and using an application monitor
• The package control script
• Application integration toolkits

Module 10: Cluster Troubleshooting
• Test clusters and packages for problems
• Using the log files
• Using Serviceguard commands for troubleshooting
• Approaches to troubleshooting

Module 11: Cluster and Package Online Reconfiguration
• Cluster modifications online and online package modifications
• Storage reconfiguration
• Add and remove a node or package while the cluster is running

Module 12: Highly Available NFS
• Install the NFS server toolkit
• Configure an NFS server package using the NFS toolkit
• Configure an NFS client package
• Test the NFS server package for various failures

Module 13: Highly Available Oracle Database
• Install the Oracle database toolkit
• Configure an Oracle 11gR2 database package using the Oracle toolkit
• Check the operation of the Oracle database and failover

Module 14: Cluster and Package Maintenance
• Rolling upgrade of Serviceguard
• Kernel parameter change using Live Application Detach
• Package partial startup

Module 15: Generic Resources
• Configure and use generic resources in a package

Module 16: Cluster Simulation
• Investigate the simulator interface and actions

Module 17: Cluster Analytics
• Install the Analytics utility
• Display data collected by Serviceguard Cluster Analytics

Module 18: Advanced Tookits
• Discuss the following tookits for Serviceguard: SAP/HANA, Oracle, MS/SQL on Linux, DB2

Course Schedule
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