Chapter 66. RH436: Red Hat Enterprise storage management

Deploy and manage Red Hat's cluster file system technology.
Equipment-intensive:
  1. five servers
  2. storage array

66.1. Course Description

RH436 provides intensive hands-on experience with the emerging Shared Storage technology delivered by Red Hat Global File System (GFS). This four-day course focuses on the implementation of native Red Hat Enterprise Linux technologies included in Red Hat Cluster Suite and GFS.

66.1.1. Prerequisites

RH253 at a minimum, RHCE certification preferred, or comparable skills and knowledge. All prospective course participants without RHCE certification are encouraged to verify skills with Red Hat's free online pre—assessment tests.

66.1.2. Goal

This course is designed to train people with RHCE-level competency on skills required to deploy and manage highly available storage data to the mission-critical enterprise computing environment. Complementing skills gained in RH401, this course delivers extensive hands-on training with the cluster file system, GFS.

66.1.3. Audience

Senior Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators and other IT professionals working in enterprise environments and mission-critical systems.

66.1.4. Course Objectives

  1. Review Red Hat Enterprise Linux storage management technologies
  2. Data storage design: Data sharing
  3. Cluster Suite overview
  4. Global File System (GFS) overview
  5. GFS management
  6. Modify the online GFS environment: Managing data capacity
  7. Monitor GFS
  8. Implement GFS modifications
  9. Migrating Cluster Suite NFS from DAS to GFS
  10. Re-visit Cluster Suite using GFS

66.1.5. Follow-on Courses

RHS333 Enterprise Security: Securing Network Services
RH401 Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management
RH423 Red Hat Enterprise Directory Services and Authentication
RH442 Red Hat Enterprise System Monitoring and Performance Tuning
"The class gave me a chance to use some of the latest Linux tools, and was a reminder of the benefits of using Linux for high-availability systems."——Paul W. Frields, FBI — Operational Technology Division Quantico, VA, USA