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Red Hat Gluster Storage Administration with Expertise exam

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Deploy scalable, highly available storage on off-the-shelf hardware and in cloud environments

This course is for senior system and storage administrators who are interested in deploying scalable, highly available storage on off-the-shelf hardware and in cloud environments.

This course can help you prepare for the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Hybrid Cloud Storage exam (EX236), which is included with this course.

This course is based on Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.

Course overview

Students will learn how to install, configure, and maintain a cluster of Red Hat Gluster Storage servers. The course will also explore highly available common Internet file systems (CIFS) and network file systems (NFS) using Clustered Trivial DataBase (CTDB), unified file and object storage, and geo-replication. Finally, students will learn about the Hadoop plugin for Red Hat Storage, snapshots, and geo-replication.

Course content summary

  • Install and configure Red Hat Gluster Storage
  • Create and manage different volume types
  • Learn about IP failover for NFS and CIFS
  • Explore georeplication
  • Practice unified file and object storage using Swift
  • Learn about snapshots
  • Learn about the Hadoop plugin

Audience and prerequisites

  • Linux system administrators and storage administrators interested in, or responsible for, maintaining large storage clusters using Red Hat Gluster Storage.

Prerequisites for this course

For candidates who have not earned their RHCSA, confirmation of the needed skills can be obtained by passing the online skills assessment.

Outline for this course

Introduction to Red Hat Gluster Storage
Understand Red Hat Gluster Storage server features and terminology.
Explore the classroom environment
Gain familiarity with the classroom environment.
Install Red Hat Storage Server.
Basic configuration
Build a Red Hat Storage server volume.
Volume types
Understand different volume types.
Access data on Red Hat Storage server volumes from different client types.
ACLs and quotas
Implement quotas and Posix access control lists.
Extending volumes
Grow storage volumes online.
IP failover
Configure IP failover.
Configure georeplication.
Unified file and object storage
Configure Swift object access.
Perform basic troubleshooting tasks.
Managing snapshots
Manage snapshots in Red Hat Storage.
Hadoop plugin
Learn about the Hadoop plugin configuration.

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 us.

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