Chapter 1. Introduction

The Global File System Configuration and Administration document provides information about configuring and maintaining Red Hat GFS (Red Hat Global File System). A GFS file system can be implemented in a standalone system or as part of a cluster configuration. For information about Red Hat Cluster Suite refer to Red Hat Cluster Suite Overview and Configuring and Managing a Red Hat Cluster.
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1.1. Audience

This book is intended primarily for Linux system administrators who are familiar with the following activities:
  • Linux system administration procedures, including kernel configuration
  • Installation and configuration of shared storage networks, such as Fibre Channel SANs