The Perforce Knowledge Base and documentation contain the information needed to implement backup and recovery procedures, troubleshoot replication issues, and execute failover. But do you have the confidence in your ability to apply that knowledge when disaster strikes at 2:00 AM?
- Learn to plan a Perforce deployment architecture that meets typical enterprise requirements.
- Learn the critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a variety of simulated failure scenarios.
- Prior hands-on experience administering Perforce.
- Completion of Introduction to Helix Core, Introduction to Helix Administration, and Advanced Helix Administration training courses, or equivalent work experience.
- Hands-on labs are run on Linux, so basic familiarity with Linux OS is required. The underlying principles of Perforce can be applied to all other supported operating systems such as Windows and UNIX.
Part 1: Deployment Architecture Planning
We'll explore the following topics related to planning an enterprise deployment architecture:
- High availability and how to limit downtime and data loss in common failure scenarios
- Disaster recovery and how to provide for business continuity in the event of a site-wide disaster
- Failover terminology and common failover options, such as local failover (same machine), high-availability failover, and disaster recovery failover
- Globally distributed development and how to take advantage of proxies and replicas to support multiple development sites and remote users
- Capacity planning and how to support a large number of demanding users
- Comprehensive digital asset management, including version control for much more than source code
Part 2: Battle School Labs
The Battle School Labs will test how much knowledge administrators can quickly apply when disaster strikes. In a virtual lab environment, we simulate nasty things happening to Helix servers. Then help you learn the skills and knowledge to repair and recover from the damage in a variety of failure scenarios. We will help you determine what problems you are facing in each scenario and examine the critical thinking required of an admin in a firefight.