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Cloud Storage with Red Hat Ceph Storage (CL260)

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Course description

Build, expand and maintain cloud-scale, clustered storage for your applications with Red Hat Ceph Storage

Cloud Storage with Red Hat Ceph Storage (CL260) is designed for storage administrators and cloud operators who deploy Red Hat Ceph Storage in a production data center environment or as a component of a Red Hat OpenStack Platform or OpenShift Container Platform infrastructure. Learn how to deploy, manage, and scale a Ceph storage cluster to provide hybrid storage resources, including Amazon S3 and OpenStack Swift-compatible object storage, Ceph-native and iSCSI-based block storage, and shared file storage. This course is based on Red Hat Ceph Storage 5.0.

Course summary

  • Deploy and manage a Red Hat Ceph Storage cluster on commodity servers.
  • Perform common management operations using the web-based management interface.
  • Create, expand, and control access to storage pools provided by the Ceph cluster.
  • Access Red Hat Ceph Storage from clients using object, block, and file-based methods.
  • Analyze and tune Red Hat Ceph Storage performance.
  • Integrate Red Hat OpenStack Platform image, object, block, and file storage with a Red Hat Ceph Storage cluster.
  • Integrate OpenShift Container Platform with a Red Hat Ceph Storage cluster.

Target Audience

  • This course is intended for storage administrators and cloud operators who want to learn how to deploy and manage Red Hat Ceph Storage on servers in an enterprise data center or within a Red Hat OpenStack Platform or OpenShift Container Platform environment.
  • Developers writing applications that use cloud-based storage will learn the distinctions of various storage types and client access methods.

Recommended training

Technology considerations

  • This course does not have any special technical requirements.
  • This course is not intended for BYOD.
  • Internet access is recommended.

Outline

Course outline

  1. Introducing Red Hat Ceph Storage architecture
    Describe Red Hat Ceph Storage architecture, including data organization, distribution and client access methods.
  2. Deploying Red Hat Ceph Storage
    Deploy a new Red Hat Ceph Storage cluster and expand the cluster capacity.
  3. Configuring a Red Hat Ceph Storage cluster
    Manage the Red Hat Ceph Storage configuration, including the primary settings, the use of monitors, and the cluster network layout.
  4. Creating object storage cluster components
    Create and manage the components that comprise the object storage cluster, including OSDs, pools, and the cluster authorization method.
  5. Creating and customizing storage maps
    Manage and adjust the CRUSH and OSD maps to optimize data placement to meet the performance and redundancy requirements of cloud applications.
  6. Providing block storage using RADOS Block Devices
    Configure Ceph to provide block storage for clients by using RADOS block devices (RBDs).
  7. Providing object storage using a RADOS Gateway
    Configure Ceph to provide object storage for clients by using a RADOS Gateway (RGW).
  8. Providing file storage with CephFS
    Configure Ceph to provide file storage for clients using the Ceph File System (CephFS).
  9. Managing a Red Hat Ceph Storage cluster
    Manage an operational Ceph cluster using tools to check status, monitor services, and properly start and stop all or part of the cluster. Perform cluster maintenance by replacing or repairing cluster components, including MONs, OSDs, and PGs.
  10. Tuning and troubleshooting Red Hat Ceph Storage
    Identify the key Ceph cluster performance metrics and use them to tune and troubleshoot Ceph operations for optimal performance.
  11. Managing Cloud Platforms with Red Hat Ceph Storage
    Manage Red Hat cloud infrastructure to use Red Hat Ceph Storage to provide image, block, volume, object, and shared file storage.
  12. Comprehensive review
    Review tasks from Cloud Storage with Red Hat Ceph Storage.

Outcomes

Impact on the organization

Reliable and performant data storage is a critical component for enterprise application and infrastructure solutions. Software-defined storage offers organizations the flexibility to grow their data storage requirements while enabling applications to operate at cloud-scale. Red Hat Ceph Storage leverages commodity hardware to create distributed and scalable storage volumes that are both fault-tolerant and provide access via object, block, and file data levels. Successful planning, deployment and operation of a storage cluster can be achieved through completion of Cloud Storage with Red Hat Ceph Storage course.

Impact on the individual

As a result of attending this course, students will be able to deploy, operate, and manage a Red Hat Ceph Storage cluster. Students will learn why Red Hat Ceph Storage is the standard, integrated cloud storage solution for Red Hat Cloud Platforms. Developer students will learn to implement each available storage type and method offered by Red Hat Ceph Storage, and be able to choose the correct type and method for their enterprise storage scenarios and applications. Administrators and operators will be able to perform Ceph cluster management, including configuration, daily operations, troubleshooting, performance tuning, and scaling.

Recommended next exam or course

Red Hat Certified Specialist in Cloud Storage With Red Hat Ceph Storage exam (EX260)

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