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Oracle ASM Clustered File System Administration Training (ASM / ACFS)
2 Day Onsite or 14 Hour Online Hands-On Training

Learn Oracle Automatic Storage Management and ASM Clustered File System administration with Oracle Certified Master John Watson.

In this class Oracle Certified Master John Watson will teach you how to install, configure and manage Oracle (ASM) and the Oracle Clustered File System (ACFS).  This class is not "death by powerpoint"!  This is a fully instructor-led class with demonstrations and hands-on workshops.

ASM / ACFS is much more that a storage platform for Oracle databases: it can also replace third party file servers and clustered file systems, acting as a highly available and fault tolerant storage medium that can be used by any application.  Learn why ASM and Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System (ACFS) are so important for performance and reliability of Oracle systems and how to exploit their capabilities to the full and why ASM is the best performing storage option available for Oracle Databases.

This course is designed for 11g and 12c database environments.

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1. RAC and Grid Infrastructure

   Architectural summary

   Flex clusters

   The ASM bootstrap

2. Administering ASM Instances

    Administration privileges and the password file

    ASM Initialization Parameters

    Adjusting ASM Instance Parameters in SPFILEs

    Starting and Stopping ASM Instances Using srvctl and other tools

    Tuning and monitoring the ASM instance

3. Administering ASM Disks

    Disk storage options: LUNs, directly attached storage, network attached storage

    Using the ASMLib

    Using the udev facility

4. Administering ASM Disk Groups

   Creating And Deleting ASM Disk Groups

   The importance of the RDBMS, ASM, and ACFS compatibilities

    Placing the OCR and voting files on ASM devices

    ASM Disk Group Maintenance Tasks

    The various levels of redundancy

    Templates for striping and mirroring

    Hot and cold areas: exploit the geometry of the disks

    Fast mirror resynch

    choosing an allocation unit  size and a sector size

    Preferred Read Failure Groups

    Metadata backup and restore

    Performance And Scalability Considerations For ASM Disk Groups

5. ASM Files, Directories, and Templates

    Using Different Client Tools to Access ASM Files

    Creating and Managing ASM files, Directories and Aliases

    Applying templates to files

    File extents, segment extents, and allocation units

    Techniques for moving files within, into, and out of ASM

    Security and Access Control Lists

6. Administering ASM Cluster File Systems

    The ASM Dynamic Volume Manager

    The ACFS file system driver

    The ACFS bootstrap

    Managing ASM Volumes: striping and mirroring

    ACFS file system snapshots

    ACFS  file system replication

    ACFS file system encrption

    The administration tools: srvctl, asmca, acfsutil, Unix utilities

7.  Flex ASM

    Conversion from standard ASM to Flex ASM

    Conversion from standard cluster to flex cluster

    Configuring and using Flex ASM

    The ASM network

    The ASM listeners

    Set the ASM instance cardinality

    Relocate ASM instances and clients

    The ADVM proxy service for ACFS in a Flex ASM environment

8. ASM, ACFS, and the database

    Defining dependencies between a database and diskgroups

    Defining dependencies between a database and file systems

    Using ACFS for the database Oracle Home

    Using ACFS to store database files

9. ASM in a non-clustered environment

    The Grid Infrastructure Restart facility

    Using ASM with single instance databases

10. Tools for interacting with ASM





    FTP and HTTP

    Clusterware Utilities: crsctl and srvctl


11. Some of the practical exercises

Install and configure the ASMLib

Set up the udev facility for persistent device naming and access modes

Create ASM devices of various types

Create and managing disk groups

Relocate, and, and remove voting files

Add OCR mirrors

Backup, restore, export, and import the OCR

Simulate and recover from disk failures

Create and use ACFS volumes

Configure ACFS snapshots, replication, and encryption

Convert from standard ASM to 12c Flex ASM

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