Linux Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management



Timing Location
13 – 16 December 2015 9:00AM – 5:00PM Dubai Knowledge Village

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4 days


Participation Fees

$3,200 USD per participant


Course Description

Linux Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management provides intensive, hands-on experience with storage management, Red Hat Cluster Suite, and the shared storage technology delivered by Red Hat Global File System™ (GFS). Created for Senior Linux system administrators, this 4-day course has a strong emphasis on lab-based activities . At the end of the course, students will have learned to deploy and manage shared storage and server clusters that provide highly available network services to a mission-critical enterprise environment.


  • Experienced Linux system administrators responsible for managing shared storage across one or more Linux systems
  • Experienced Linux system administrators responsible for maintaining a high availability service using cluster technology


  • RHCE certification or equivalent experience

Course Content

  • Review of Red Hat Enterprise Clustering and storage management technologies
  • Linux dynamic device management
  • iSCSI
  • Advanced software RAID
  • Device mapper and multipathing


Course Outline

Unit 1 – Review Red Hat Enterprise clustering and storage management technologies

Unit 2 – Storage Technologies

  • Storage Requirements
  • NAS vs SAN

Unit 3 – iSCSI

  • iSCSI as a shared storage device
  • Configuring an iSCSI initiator
  • Configuring an iSCSI target
  • Authentication

Unit 4 – Kernel Device Management

  • udev Features
  • udev Rule Configuration
  • I/O Scheduler

Unit 5 – Device mapper and multipathing

  • Mapping targets
  • Multipath device configuration

Unit 6 – Red Hat Cluster suite overview

  • Design and elements of clustering
  • Cluster configuration tools

Unit 7 – Logical Volume Management

  • LVM Review
  • Setting up Clusered Logical Volumes

Unit 8 – Global File System (GFS) 2

  • Implementation and configuration
  • Lock management
  • Planning for and growing on-line GFS
  • Monitoring tools
  • Journal configuration and management

Unit 9 – Quorum and the cluster manager

  • Intracluster communication
  • Cluster tools

Unit 10 – Fencing and failover

  • Fencing components
  • Failover domains

Unit 11 – Quorum disk

  • Heuristic configuration

Unit 12 – Resource Group Manager (rgmanager)

  • Resource groups and recovery
  • Hierarchical resource ordering
  • High availability services

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