RED HAT™ ENTERPRISE LINUX 6 CLUSTERING AND STORAGE MANAGEMENT – GTU17

Course Description

This hands on course covers the high availability clustering and storage management technologies found in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6+.

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Duration

3 days

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Target Audience

This course is designed for the experienced Linux Administrators who require a more indepth knowledge of specialty Linux Administration.

Supported Distributions

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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Course Prerequisites

This course requires an advanced knowledge of Linux system administration. These skills are taught in the following courses:

If you have any questions or doubts as to whether you meet the pre-requisites for this course, or indeed are wondering which course best suits you, please contact us to discuss your suitability for course attendance.

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Suggested Follow on Courses

There are a number of options of suitable follow-on courses, depending on your business needs. Please Contact Us for further details.

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Course Content

1. Introduction to Clustering and Storage Management

  1. Clustering Introduction
  2. Cluster Building Blocks
  3. Shared Storage
  4. Operating System Setup
  5. Network Considerations
  6. Split Brain Prevention with Fencing
  7. HA Components
  8. Clustered Resources
  9. Configuration Tools
  10. Red Hat Cluster Stack Roadmap
  11. Running Commands on Multiple Systems

Lab Tasks

  1. Running Commands on Multiple Hosts
  2. Prepare System for Clustering
  3. Install and Configure Ricci
  4. Basic Client Networking
  5. SAN Network Configuration
  6. Cluster Network Configuration
  7. Cluster Pre-Configuration Verification

2. Storage Technologies

  1. Remote Storage Overview
  2. Remote Filesystem Protocols
  3. Remote Block Device Protocols
  4. Block Devices and the Device Mapper
  5. Managing Loopback Devices

Lab Tasks

  1. Manipulating Block Devices

3. iscsi

  1. iSCSI Architecture
  2. iSCSI Target Implementations
  3. iSCSI Target Configuration (tgt)
  4. iSCSI Target LUN Configuration (tgt)
  5. iSCSI Target Auth Configuration (tgt)
  6. iSCSI Persistent Configuration (tgt)
  7. Open-iSCSI Initiator Implementation
  8. iSCSI Initiator Discovery
  9. iSCSI Initiator Node Administration
  10. Mounting iSCSI Targets at Boot
  11. iSCSI Multipathing Considerations

Lab Tasks

  1. iSCSI Initiator Configuration

4. Kernel Device Management

  1. Managing Linux Device Files
  2. Kernel Hardware Info – /sys/
  3. /sys/ Structure
  4. udev
  5. I/O Elevators

Lab Tasks

  1. Creating Custom UDEV Rules

5. Device Mapper and Multipathing

  1. SAN Multipathing
  2. Multipath Configuration
  3. Multipathing Best Practices

Lab Tasks

  1. Multipath Configuration

6. Logical Volume Management

  1. Logical Volume Management
  2. Implementing LVM
  3. Creating Logical Volumes
  4. Manipulating VGs & LVs
  5. Advanced LVM Concepts
  6. system-config-lvm
  7. cLVM

Lab Tasks

  1. Creating and Managing LVM Volumes
  2. cLVM

7. Global File System (GFS) 2

  1. GFS2 Overview
  2. GFS2 Capabilities
  3. GFS2 Theory of Operation
  4. GFS2 Configuration Prerequisites
  5. Setting Up Cluster LVM
  6. GFS2 Filesystem Creation
  7. GFS2 Filesystem Management
  8. GFS2 Fencing Requirement

Lab Tasks

  1. GFS2

8. Quorum and the Cluster Manager

  1. Vocabulary
  2. Network Topology
  3. Host Configuration
  4. Ethernet Bonding
  5. Communication Methods
  6. IPv6 Considerations
  7. Daemon Interdependencies
  8. Ricci
  9. cluster.conf Overview
  10. CCS & Conga
  11. Cluster Quorum
  12. Corosync
  13. Corosync – Dual Ring Configuration
  14. CMAN
  15. CMAN Utility: cman_tool
  16. Quorum Administration
  17. Quorum Disk
  18. Upgrading
  19. Distributed Lock Manager
  20. dlm_tool

Lab Tasks

  1. Totem RRP
  2. Quorum and Qdisk
  3. Conga

9. Fencing and Failover

  1. Fencing Introduction
  2. Node Based Fencing
  3. Resource Based Fencing
  4. Fencing Architecture
  5. Fencing Agents
  6. Fencing Agents listing
  7. Fencing Daemon
  8. Fencing in cluster.conf
  9. Fencing Daemon Tuning
  10. Manual Fencing
  11. Best Practices
  12. Failover Domains
  13. Failover Domain Characteristics
  14. Failover Domain Administration

Lab Tasks

  1. Fencing with fence_scsi
  2. Failover Domains

10. Resource Group Manager

  1. Resource Management Overview
  2. Component Relationships
  3. Resource Agents
  4. Discover Resource Agents
  5. Available Resource Agents
  6. Resources
  7. Resource Scope
  8. Resource Actions: Timeout
  9. Resource Actions: Status
  10. Resource Administration
  11. Resource Group Management
  12. Service Group Attributes & Policies
  13. Service Group Administration
  14. Service Group States
  15. Service Group Operations
  16. Service Group Administration
  17. Best Practices & Troubleshooting

Lab Tasks

  1. Resource Group Manager

 

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