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GL645 - RHEL Clustering and Storage Management

Current Version: C04

Prerequisites:

This course requires an advanced knowledge of Linux system administration. These skills are taught in the GL250 "Enterprise Linux Systems Administration" and GL120 "Linux Fundamentals".

Supported Distributions:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Course Outline:

  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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Lab Tasks

    1. Manipulating Block Devices

  5. 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

  6. Lab Tasks

    1. iSCSI Initiator Configuration

  7. Kernel Device Management

    1. Managing Linux Device Files

    2. Kernel Hardware Info – /sys/

    3. /sys/ Structure

    4. udev

    5. I/O Elevators

  8. Lab Tasks

    1. Creating Custom UDEV Rules

  9. Device Mapper and Multipathing

    1. SAN Multipathing

    2. Multipath Configuration

    3. Multipathing Best Practices

  10. Lab Tasks

    1. Multipath Configuration

  11. 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

  12. Lab Tasks

    1. Creating and Managing LVM Volumes

    2. cLVM

  13. 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

  14. Lab Tasks

    1. GFS2

  15. 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

  16. Lab Tasks

    1. Totem RRP

    2. Quorum and Qdisk

    3. Conga

  17. 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

  18. Lab Tasks

    1. Fencing with fence_scsi

    2. Failover Domains

  19. 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

  20. Lab Tasks

    1. Resource Group Manager

 

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