Red Hat Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management

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Manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux deployments

The intensive, hands-on Red Hat® Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management course teaches storage management, the Red Hat High Availability Add-On, and the shared storage technology delivered by Red Hat Global File System 2 (GFS2) and Red Hat Storage Server.

Course Overview

Created for senior Linux® system administrators, this four-day course strongly emphasizes lab-based activities. You'll learn how to deploy and manage shared storage and server clusters that provide highly available network services to a mission-critical enterprise environment.

This course also helps you prepare for the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Clustering and Storage Management exam (EX436).

Content summary

  • Install and configure the Red Hat High Availability Add-On
  • Create and manage highly available services
  • Work with shared storage (iSCSI) and configure multipathing
  • Configure GFS2 file systems
  • Configure XFS® file systems
  • Work with the Red Hat Storage Server

Audience and prerequisites

Audience for this course

  • Senior Linux system administrators responsible for maximizing resiliency though high-availability clustering services and using fault-tolerant shared storage technologies

Prerequisites for this course

  • If you want to take this course without the exam (RH436) and have not earned your RHCE certification, you can confirm whether you have the correct skill-set knowledge by passing the online skills assessment.

Outline for this course

Clusters and storage
Get an overview of storage and cluster technologies.
ISCSI configuration
Set up and manage iSCSI.
Learn basic manipulation and creation of udev rules.
Combine multiple paths to SAN devices into one fault-tolerant virtual device.
Red Hat high-availability overview
Learn the architecture and component technologies in the Red Hat® High Availability Add-On.
Understand quorum and quorum calculations.
Understand fencing and fencing configuration.
Resources and resource groups
Understand rgmanager and the configuration of resources and resource groups.
Advanced resource management
Understand resource dependencies and complex resources.
Two-node cluster issues
Understand the use and limitations of two-node clusters.
LVM management
Review LVM commands and Clustered LVM (CLVM).
Global File System 2
Understand the GFS2 file system and use tools to create, maintain, and troubleshoot it.
Explore the features of the XFS® file system and tools required for creating, maintaining, and troubleshooting.
Red Hat Storage
Work with Gluster to create and maintain a scale-out storage solution.
Comprehensive review
Set up high-availability services and storage.

Note: Course outline is subject to change with technology advances and as the nature of the underlying job evolves. For questions or confirmation on a specific objective or topic, please contact a training specialist.

Recommended next exam or course

Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Clustering and Storage Management Exam (EX436)
Hands-on, performance-based, 4-hour exam.
Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management (RH401)
Equips senior administrators for large-scale deployment and management of Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems, including Red Hat Network Satellite server.
Red Hat Enterprise System Monitoring and Performance Tuning (RH442)
Gives senior administrators the methodology and experience with performance tuning and capacity planning for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
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