Veritas™ Cluster Server One 5.0 User's Guide

Article:DOC2715  |  Created: 2010-08-20  |  Updated: 2010-08-20  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC2715
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Table of Contents:
Concepts
Introducing Veritas Cluster Server One
About Veritas Cluster Server One
About the Simulator
What you can do with VCS One
Sample solutions using VCS One
Where to get more information about VCS One
Components of Veritas Cluster Server One
Components of application management
About managed applications
About resources and resource dependencies
About service groups and service group dependencies
About composite service groups
About systems
About the Organization Tree
About users, user groups, and their roles
About extended attributes
Physical components of a VCS One environment
About the physical systems in the VCS One cluster
About customer systems
About storage in the VCS One cluster
About networking in the VCS One cluster
Policy Master components
How VCS One works
How the Policy Master manages the applications
About the client daemon vcsoneclientd
About agents
How the Policy Master and the VCS One clients start up
First initialization of the VCS One cluster
Policy Master start up modes
How the Policy Master loads the VCS One cluster configuration
How the Policy Master and client systems resolve failures in communication
VCS One cluster membership
How you can define service group load and system capacity
How to control the scheduling class and scheduling priority of agent operations
How you can configure automated tasks and group operations
Schedule
Events
How VCS One provides security in communications
How VCS One global clusters work
About VCS One global clusters
About global cluster building blocks
Typical VCS One global cluster setup
How global clusters work
How VCS One global clusters communicate with each other
How VCS One enables wide-area failover of a multi-tier application
How VCS One determines the state of a multi-tier application
How VCS One resolves authority for application that spans clusters
How VCS One responds to various disasters
How the Policy Master cluster protects data
About protecting data in the VCS One cluster
About communications in the Policy Master cluster
About communications between systems in the Policy Master cluster
About inter-system Policy Master cluster communications
About membership in the Policy master cluster
Initial joining of systems to the Policy Master cluster membership
Ongoing Policy Master cluster membership
About membership arbitration in the Policy Master cluster
Components of membership arbitration
How the fencing module starts up
How membership arbitration works
About data protection in the Policy Master cluster using SCSI-3 storage
How I/O fencing works
About the I/O fencing algorithm
Two system Policy Master cluster where one system fails
Four system Policy Master cluster where cluster interconnect fails
Best practices for Policy Master cluster communications
Getting started
Starting and stopping Veritas Cluster Server One
About VCS One user interfaces
Setting the PATH variable to use the CLI
Before starting the VCS One console
Changing Web browser settings
Starting and logging on to the VCS One console
Logging on to VCS One using the command line
Logging off from the VCS One console
Using the VCS One console
About the VCS One console
About VCS One console ports
Managing SSL certificates
Configuring and Managing SSL certificates (optional)
VCS One console layout
About the tab bar
About disabled menu items
About panes
About console refresh
About tables
About selecting menu commands
About filtering objects using the organization tree
About the History menu bar
About wizards
About VCS One Help
Logging off from the VCS One console
Summary information on the Home tab
Manage tab options
Workload tab menus
Service Groups tab operations
Composite Service Groups tab operations
Systems tab operations
Resources tab operations
Disaster Recovery tab operations
Jobs tab operations
Business Rules tab and Notification Rules tab operations
Logs tab options
About log message filters
About log message deletion
Administration tab options
Users tab operations
Roles tab operations
Organization Units tab operations
Extended Attributes tab operations
Sets tab operations
Settings tab operations
Summary information on the Search tab
Using the Simulator
About the Simulator
The difference between a real and a simulated VCS One cluster
Choosing a configuration for the Simulator
Components of the Simulator
About the Simulator's start-up modes
About multiple Simulator instances
About Simulator scripts and commands
Viewing Simulator command usage
Starting the default Simulator instance
Adding a Simulator instance
Starting a Simulator instance
Starting a Simulator instance
Starting a Simulator instance with the same state information that is in the database
Starting a Simulator instance in read-only mode
Starting a Simulator instance with non-default ports
Loading or changing a configuration in the Simulator
Loading a sample configuration and starting a Simulator instance
Loading a custom configuration and starting a Simulator instance
Loading the real Policy Master configuration into a Simulator instance
Changing the configuration that is loaded in a Simulator instance
About logging on to the Simulator
Accessing the GUI for a Simulator instance
Accessing the GUI for the default Simulator
Accessing the GUI for a Simulator instance
Accessing the command line for a Simulator instance
Accessing the command line for the default Simulator instance
Accessing the command line for a Simulator instance
Creating and saving a custom configuration in the Simulator
Displaying the status of a Simulator instance
Listing Simulator instances
Listing port information for a Simulator instance
Setting up a disaster recovery configuration in the Simulator
Simulating disaster recovery operations using the Simulator
Stopping a Simulator instance
Stopping the default Simulator instance
Stopping a Simulator instance
Removing a Simulator instance
Design
Design overview
Introduction
Planning
Define your goals
Determine the current environment
Determine the difference between goals and current environment
Planning your user privilege model
Planning the names of your VCS One cluster objects and attributes
Preparing
Implementing
Configuring and verifying
Configuring the Policy Master cluster
Configuring the VCS One cluster
Designing roles and privileges for users
About designing roles and privileges for users
About user groups
About privileges
What information identifies a user or user group
About roles
About users and the Organization tree
How you manage users using the Organization Tree
About the architecture of the Organization Tree
About user permissions in the organization tree
Designing actions taken after a fault
About designing the actions taken after a fault
Resource level control
Service group level control
System level control
Configuration examples of fault handling behavior
Designing attribute values using variables
About designing attribute values using variables
Examples of using a resource variable
Example 1
Example 2
Example 3
What can be defined using a resource variable
Where a variable can be used
Resource variable syntax
Where a variable cannot be used
Design implications of resource variables
Designing service groups
About designing service groups
Managed applications planning
Defining a service group
Defining service group dependencies
Shared storage
Additional planning for applications in failover environments
About bringing running applications under VCS One control
Designing the type of service group
Designing the name of a service group
Designing the Priority of a service group
Designing application movement within a local site
Designing multi-tier applications
About designing service group dependencies
Design rules of service group dependencies
Types of service group dependencies
Service group dependency configurations
Design rules of composite service groups
Designing service groups that use off-host resources
About off-host resources in service groups
How off-host resources work
Counting off-host resources managed by an agent
Optimizing the off-host resource setup
Using multiple control groups to improve scalability
Off-host resources: user privileges
Designing service groups that run in Solaris zones
Overview of how VCS One works with zones
Designing attributes values for zone support
Designing resource dependencies
Designing service groups that run in AIX WPARs
Overview of how VCS One works with WPARs
About the WPAR agent
Designing attributes values for WPAR support
Designing resource dependencies for WPAR-enabled service groups
Designing application placement policy
About designing application placement policy
About managing applications
Application start and stop configuration
Manual application switch configuration
About automated failover configurations
About Priority
About disruption factor and kickout
Application relationships through service group compatibility
About service group Load and system Capacity for physical systems
Breaking the tie: the FragmentationPolicy attribute
Mapping an application placement decision
About the Group Transition Queue
Choosing the best target system for groups without dependencies
Choosing the best target system for groups with dependencies
Events that re-examine intent-online GTQ entries
Tasks: Managing components
Managing systems
Adding a system to the VCS One cluster
Checking installation prerequisites
Installing the VCS One client
Adding a configured system to the VCS One cluster
Locating a system
Viewing system attributes
Editing system attributes
Adding a system to the VCS One cluster using the Simulator
Deleting a system from the VCS One cluster
Freezing a system
Unfreezing a system
Starting and stopping the VCS One client daemon on a system
Faulting a system
Faulting a system using the Simulator
Repairing a system using the Simulator
Moving a system to another organization tree node
Viewing a selected list of systems
Displaying system information
Putting a system in the offline state
Simulating a system in DDNA state
Simulating a system heartbeat failure
Simulating a system heartbeat recovery
Managing service groups
About service groups
Adding a service group
Locating a service group
Using the Group Dependency View
Locating the Group Dependency View
Performing operations from the Group Dependency View
Viewing service group attributes
Editing service group attributes
Editing attributes using the All Attributes link
Refreshing a service group's SystemList
Deleting a service group
Modifying a service group
Moving a service group to another organization tree node
Bringing a service group online
Taking a service group offline
Switching a service group
Flushing a pending action on a service group
Flushing the plan of action on all service groups in the GTQ
Stopping the current action for a service group in the GTQ
Freezing a service group
Unfreezing a service group
Enabling a service group
Disabling a service group
Faulting a service group in the Simulator
Clearing a service group fault
Linking service groups
Unlinking service groups
Enabling service group resources
Disabling service group resources
Probing service group resources
Bringing service group resources online
Taking service group resources offline
Cloning service groups
Changing a service group's priority value
Changing a service group's load value
Configuring a service group's SystemList with a list of systems
Configuring a service group's SystemList with an expression
Configuring a service group's compatibility list
Configuring a service group's fault policy
Creating an off-host resource in a service group
Creating an off-host resource with NetApp Filer
Viewing off-host resource sample configuration
Managing composite service groups
About managing composite service groups
Creating a composite service group
Listing composite service groups and unassociated service groups
Viewing details about a composite service group
Modifying the group list of the CSG
Editing a composite service group's attributes
Deleting a composite service group
Moving a local composite service group in the organization tree
Bringing a composite service group online
Taking a composite service group offline
Flushing a pending action on a composite service group
Managing resources
Using the Resource Dependency View
Locating the Resource Dependency View
Performing operations from Resource Dependency View
Arranging the Resource Dependency View using the Navigator
Adding a resource to a service group
Deleting a resource from a service group
Editing resource attributes
Modifying zone resource attributes
Enabling resources in a service group
Disabling resources in a service group
Bringing a resource online
Taking a resource offline
Taking parent and child resources offline concurrently
Probing a resource
Faulting a resource using the Simulator
Repairing a resource using the Simulator
Clearing a resource fault
Clearing resources in the ADMIN_WAIT state
Linking resources
Unlinking resources
Viewing resources in the configuration by resource type
Defining an attribute value with a resource variable
Displaying values to be affected by a change in a resource variables definition
Updating the value of a resource variable
Managing application placement
About managing application placement
Defining the SystemList attribute for a service group
Defining service group priority
Defining service group compatibility or incompatibility
Defining a resource's fault policy
Defining a service group's fault policy
Defining a system's fault policy
Defining the VCS One cluster's load and capacity keys
Defining service group load
Defining system capacity
Defining the VCS One cluster's FragmentationPolicy attribute
Viewing the application placement
Managing automated tasks
About managing automated tasks
Automated business rules
Automated notification rules
Creating a rule
Creating a business rule
Creating a notification rule
Adding or modifying conditions and filters for the rule
Listing rules
Displaying the details of a rule
Viewing rules and jobs that are associated with an object
Cloning a rule
Creating a job
Associating a job with a rule
Cloning a job
Modifying a job
Running a job
Deleting a job
Changing the owner of a rule
Enabling a rule
Disabling a rule
Modifying a rule
Deleting a rule
About configuring tasks
Exporting a rule or a job to an XML file
Importing a rule or a job from an XML file
Tasks: Managing virtualization technologies
Managing objects in Solaris zones
About managing objects in Solaris zones
Zone configuration prerequisites
Deciding on the zone root location
Creating a Solaris zone
About installing applications in a zone
Configuring the application service group for the zone
Configuring the local zone to run ha-commands
Configuring Zone-Policy Master communication
Configuring Zone-Policy Master communication within a local site
Configuring Zone-Policy Master communication with a disaster recovery configuration
Viewing zone operations
Modifying zone resource attributes
Example of configuring an application to run inside a zone
Managing objects in AIX Workload Partitions (WPARs)
About managing service groups in AIX Workload Partitions
Prerequisites for configuring VCS One in WPARs
Setting the WPAR root path
Creating a WPAR root on local disk
Creating WPAR root on shared storage using NFS
Installing the application
Creating the WPAR-enabled service group
Configuring WPAR-Policy Master communication
Adding the WPAR hostname as a principal
Maintenance tasks
Tasks: Setting up and managing global clusters
Setting up VCS One global clusters
About setting up VCS One global clusters
Setting up a global cluster configuration
Configuring application and replication
Configuring clusters
Configuring service groups
Configuring global CSGs
Testing VCS One disaster recovery support
Managing remote clusters
About managing remote clusters
Adding remote clusters
Determining the connection role of clusters
Viewing remote clusters
Viewing remote cluster details
Editing remote cluster attributes
Deleting remote clusters
Enabling connections between clusters
Disabling connections between clusters
Viewing the status of individual network links
Viewing the consolidated status of network links
Viewing the state of the clusters
Modifying remote cluster configuration
Changing the local cluster's DR port value
Changing the local cluster's DR address value
Faulting a remote cluster using the Simulator
Clearing a simulated cluster fault using the Simulator
Simulating a link fault
Clearing a simulated link fault
Managing global composite service groups
About managing global composite service groups
Configuring a global CSG
Requesting authority for a global CSG
Bringing a global CSG online
Switching a global CSG
Taking over a global CSG
Tasks: Administering your Enterprise environment
Administering the organization tree
About administrating the organization tree
About building an organization tree
How to build an organization tree
Administering the organization tree
Viewing the organization tree hierarchy
Moving systems, service groups, or users between organization tree nodes
List the OUName for an OUValue
List the set of OUValues for an OUName
List the defined set of objects associated with an organizational unit
Deleting an OUName node from the organization tree
Deleting OUValue nodes from the organization tree
Administering attributes and settings
About administering attributes and settings
Editing VCS One cluster attributes
About extended attributes
Defining an extended attribute
Assigning an extended attribute a value
Combining extended attributes in an expression
Deleting an extended attribute
Modifying the value of an inherited extended attribute
Modifying the value of a locally defined extended attribute
Modifying notification settings
Enabling notification settings
Disabling notification settings
Enabling syslog notifications
Disabling syslog notifications
Enabling script execution
Disabling script execution
Testing notification settings
Administering users and roles
About administering users and roles
Checking your VCS One cluster privileges
Adding or deleting a user or usergroup
Adding a user or usergroup
Cloning a user or user group
Deleting a user or usergroup
Assigning or unassigning a role and objects to a user or usergroup
Adding custom roles
Cloning a role
Editing a role
Deleting a role
Modifying user or usergroup settings
Editing user or user group attributes
Moving a user to another Organization Tree node:
Enabling a user or usergroup
Disabling a user or usergroup
Viewing a user's or user group's settings, roles and associated objects
Displaying roles
Displaying role types
Displaying the permitted operations for a role type:
Authenticating VCS One users
Issuing commands from the command line
Issuing commands through a script from client systems
Administering sets of objects
About administrating sets of objects
Building a set
Viewing objects in a set
Viewing the details of a set definition
Deleting a set
Modifying a set
Configuring a custom view of the organization tree and extended attributes
Deleting a custom view
Modifying a custom view
Tasks: Administering the Veritas Cluster Server One product
Administering the Policy Master service group
About administering the Policy Master service group
About the Policy Master service group
Monitoring the state of the Policy Master service group
Tuning attributes of the Policy Master service group
Tuning the DetailMonitoring attribute of the Policy Master resource
Bringing the PMSG online
Taking the PMSG offline
Administering the VCS One cluster configuration database
About the VCS One configuration
About the configuration files
Location of the configuration files
About the types file
Starting the Policy Master in Cold mode
Managing the configuration database
Starting the database
Cleaning the database
Verifying the configuration
Seeding the database using XML files
Seeding the database using existing database files
Stopping the database
Restarting the database
Viewing the database status
Changing the database password
Initializing the database
Backing up and restoring VCS One data
Backing up the VCS One configuration database
Restoring the VCS One configuration database
Backing up Symantec Product Authentication Service configuration information
Restoring Symantec Product Authentication Service configuration information
Troubleshooting VCS One issues
About VCS One log messages
Adding custom log messages to the log file
Policy Master logs
VCS One client logs
Simulator logs
Symantec Web server logs
Turning on Symantec Product Authentication Service logs
Viewing logs from commands generated by the VCS One console
About logs generated from events
About logs generated from rules
Deleting event and rule log entries
Deleting job log entries
About the first failure data capture (FFDC) log
Interpreting VCS One log messages
Troubleshooting VCS One issues
Using the Simulator to reproduce issues
How to use the Simulator to duplicate your live installation
About disabled menu items
CLI commands appear to hang
The Search tab does not display
Tuning the Policy Master to use a higher number of file descriptors
ha- commands run slowly when NIS or LDAP is unavailable
State of service group is unknown
State of service group is incorrect
Faulted resource state not reflected in service group state
Duplicate TCP line messages
VCS One client does not connect to Policy Master
Policy Master service group stuck in PARTIAL state
Increasing LogFileSize generates error
Negative values not displayed in the Workload section
User gets unexpectedly logged out from the VCS One console
Small fonts displayed in Flash components
Organization Tree and Extended Attributes views not click-able
Organization Tree right-click menu not functional on Linux Firefox
Summary and Workload sections not automatically refreshed
Web browser crashes while performing AWM tasks
Views containing Flash content take a long time to load
I/O fencing on client system appears to fail
Console displays an unexpected error message
Loading XML configuration into the database fails
Service group will not go offline
Resource stuck in the unable to offline state
A rule does not execute
VCS One ha- commands do not work in a WPAR
Resource does not come online in the WPAR
Error messages occur when using the command script generated from the haconf command
Troubleshooting Simulator issues
Console connection issue when using multiple Simulator instances through Firefox
Non-administrator users cannot start the Simulator on Windows Vista
Simulator does not start
Simulator fails to start in remote sessions
Network connection error during Simulator startup
Enterprise users cannot execute non-Simulator commands
Simuser log on failure with real-time VCS One cluster configuration
Troubleshooting VCS One global cluster issues
Unable to establish connection between VCS One clusters
VCS One cannot online DRSG service group
Unable to view or modify remote cluster attributes
Unable to view CSG attributes for a remote cluster
Inter-cluster operations fail for the CSG
No concurrency violation triggered when CSG is online at both sites
Service groups that belong to a CSG fail to come online
Resources or groups that belong to a CSG fail to come online
CSG concurrency violation when the state of the CSG is up-to-date
CSG concurrency violation when the state of the CSG is stale
ATTN flag is set for the CSG
VCS One does not clear the PENDING flag in the CSGState attribute
Value of the LinkStatus attribute toggles between UP and DISABLED
Troubleshooting authentication issues
Changing FQDN causes authentication failure
Authentication broker and Policy Master trust not established
Symantec Web Server log on failure
VCS One client certificate verification failure
VCS One console fails to start
VCS One CLI commands fail to execute
Business policy automation not working
About the hagetcf utility
About Symantec Technical Support
Reference
Reference of privileges
Pre-defined roles in VCS One
About role categories
About privileges categories
Catalog of farm privileges
Catalog of object privileges
Catalog of system privileges
Catalog of group privileges
Catalog of composite service group privileges
Catalog of resource privileges
Catalog of user privileges
Catalog of organization tree privileges
Catalog of notifier privileges
Catalog of VObject privileges
Catalog of Pframe privileges
Catalog of Vframe privileges
Catalog of automation privileges
Automated tasks reference
About events
Policy Master events reference
About rules
Rule conditions reference
About jobs
Components of a job
Privileges of a job
About tasks
Privileges of a task
Configuration file reference
About the VCS One configuration in XML
Building blocks of an XML configuration file
The main.xml file format
Sample main.xml configuration file
The bpa.xml file format
Business rule definition
Job Definition
Notification rule definition
Automation Settings
Sample bpa.xml configuration file
The prefs.xml file
Attributes reference
About attributes
About the data-type of attributes
About the dimension of attributes
Viewing and editing attributes
VCS One cluster level attributes
Composite service group attributes
Remote cluster attributes
System attributes
Service group attributes
Resource type attributes
Overriding static resource type attributes
Resource attributes
Role attributes
User attributes
Group Transition Queue attributes
Action entry attributes
Set name attributes
OUname attributes
OUvalue attributes
State reference
Cluster states in VCS One global clusters
Examples of VCS One cluster state transitions
Network link states in VCS One global clusters
Examples of network link state transitions

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