3 Day(s)


This lab-intensive course trains experience system administrators how to use cluster technology with a Quorum service and appropriate LVM structures to support Oracle 9i and Oracle 10g in data center environments. Students will set up and test a failover cluster, upgrade and downgrade clusters to support 2-node and 4-node configurations, explore "extended distance clusters," upgrade from Oracle 9i 10g RAC and configure a Continental Cluster


HP-UX system administrators who develop, design, implement, and monitor Serviceguard clusters


  • Posix Shell Programming OR experience in shell scripting. H4322S
  • HP-UX System and Network Administration I. H3064S
  • HP.-UX System and Network Administration II H3065S
  • Hands-On with Logical Volume Manager and Mirror Disk/UX. H6285S
  • Hands On with MC/Serviceguard. H6487S

Please note that students who have not taken H6487S are likely to have great difficulty with U8601S.

Course Specifics

Course Outline

  • Review Serviceguard concepts.
  • On individual clusters, set up the LVM structures needed for Oracle 9i and for Oracle 10g.
  • Upgrade individual clusters to 4-node clusters, and downgrade back to individual 2-node clusters.
  • Upgrade from an Oracle 9i failover cluster to an Oracle 10g RAC cluster.
  • Configure a separate cluster with the Quorum service as a package.
  • Configure and test Oracle 9i as a failover cluster.
  • Discuss and understand "extended distance clusters."
  • Understand and configure a Continental Cluster.

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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