Red Hat High Availability Clustering

4 days


Red Hat Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management (RH436) 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 and Experienced Linux system administrators responsible for maintaining a high availability service using cluster technology.

Skills Gained

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


  • RHCE certification or equivalent experience

Course Outline

1.Review Red Hat enterprise clustering and storage management technologies

2.Storage Technologies

  • Storage Requirements
  • NAS vs SAN


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

4.Kernel Device Management

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

5.Device mapper and multipathing

  • Mapping targets
  • Multipath device configuration

6.Red Hat Cluster suite overview

  • Design and elements of clustering
  • Cluster configuration tools

7.Logical Volume Management

  • LVM Review
  • Setting up Clustered Logical Volumes

8.Global File System (GFS) 2 (MOVED UP)

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

9.Quorum and the cluster manager

  • Intracluster communication
  • Cluster tools

10.Fencing and failover

  • Fencing components
  • Failover domains

11.Quorum disk

  • Heuristic configuration

12.Resource Group Manager (rgmanager)

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

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Warsaw Warsaw4 3000 £3000 2020-01-13
South Moravian Brno4 3000 £3000 2020-01-20
wroclaw Wroclaw4 3000 £3000 2020-02-03
Ile de France Paris4 3000 £3000 2020-02-10
London London4 3000 £3000 2020-02-10
London London4 3000 £3000 2020-02-10
Bavaria Garching4 3000 £3000 2020-02-17
Gdansk Gdansk4 3000 £3000 2020-02-24
Krakow Krakow4 3000 £3000 2020-03-02
Warsaw Warsaw4 3000 £3000 2020-03-09
Katowice Katowice4 3000 £3000 2020-03-09
wroclaw Wroclaw4 3000 £3000 2020-04-20
Warsaw Warsaw4 3000 £3000 2020-05-11