Red Hat High Availability Clustering

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The intensive, hands-on Red Hat® Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management course teaches storage management, the Red Hat High Availability Add-On, and the shared storage technology delivered by Red Hat Global File System 2 (GFS2) and Red Hat Storage Server.

Created for senior Linux® system administrators, this 4-day course strongly emphasizes lab-based activities. You'll learn how to deploy and manage shared storage and server clusters that provide highly available network services to a mission-critical enterprise environment.

A current Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) who successfully completes this course is prepared to take the Red Hat Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management Expertise Exam ( ).


At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Install and configure the Red Hat High Availability Add-On.
  • Create and manage highly available services.
  • Work with shared storage (iSCSI) and configure multipathing.
  • Configure GFS2 file systems.
  • Configure XFS® file systems.
  • Work with the Red Hat Storage Server.


  • Senior Linux system administrators responsible for maximizing resiliency though high-availablity clustering services and using fault-tolerant shared storage technologies
  • RHCEs interested in earning Red Hat Certificates of Expertise, as well as Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialists (RHCDSs) and Red Hat Certified Architects (RHCAs) < >


  • RHCE certification is required to take the exam ( ) or to enroll in a version of this course that includes the exam ( ).
  • If you want to take this course without the exam (RH436) and have not earned your RHCE certification, you can confirm whether you have the correct skill-set knowledge by passing the online skills assessment.


Manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux deployments

Clusters and storage

  • Get an overview of storage and cluster technologies.

ISCSI configuration

  • Set up and manage iSCSI.


  • Learn basic manipulation and creation of udev rules.


  • Combine multiple paths to SAN devices into one fault-tolerant virtual device.

Red Hat high-availability overview

  • Learn the architecture and component technologies in the Red Hat® High Availability Add-On.


  • Understand quorum and quorum calculations.


  • Understand Fencing and fencing configuration.

Resources and resource groups

  • Understand rgmanager and the configuration of resources and resource groups.

Advanced resource management

  • Understand resource dependencies and complex resources.

Two-node cluster issues

  • Understand the use and limitations of 2-node clusters.

LVM management

  • Review LVM commands and Clustered LVM (clvm).

Global File System

  • Understand the GFS2 file system and use tools to create, maintain, and troubleshoot it.


  • Explore the Features of the XFS® file system and tools required for creating, maintaining, and troubleshooting.

Red Hat Storage

  • Work with Gluster to create and maintain a scale-out storage solution.

Comprehensive review

  • Set up high-availability services and storage.

Training provider

Teaching mode: Classroom - Instructor Led
Duration: 4 days
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