GLUSTERFS STORAGE ADMINISTRATION Training

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Course Description

 
This class is an advanced Linux storage course that covers the administration of the popular GlusterFS distributed filesystem. Storage administrators and advanced Linux administrators will learn GlusterFS for a highly available, reliable software-defined storage system on commodity hardware. This course covers installation, brick management, volume management, Geo-Replication, advanced administration, snapshotting, and troubleshooting.
Course Length: 3 Days
Course Tuition: $1690 (US)

Prerequisites

An intermediate knowledge of the Linux operating system is required. The equivalent knowledge can be found in the "Linux Fundamentals" and "Enterprise Linux Systems Administration" courses.

Course Outline

 
  1. INTRODUCTION
    1. GlusterFS Overview
    2. GlusterFS Internals
    3. Elastic Hash Algorithm
    4. GlusterFS History
    5. Example Use Case: Virtualization Servers
    6. Terminology
    7. Architectural Overview
    8. Features
    9. Comparison to Other Clustered Filesystems
    10. Scaling
    11. Using screen
    12. Running Commands on Multiple Systems
    LAB TASKS
    1. Screen Basics
    2. Running Commands on Multiple Hosts
  2. INSTALLATION
    1. Gluster Package Installation
    2. Identifying Initial Bricks
    3. Creating Bricks
    4. Formatting and Mount Bricks
    5. Setting up the GlusterFS Volume
    LAB TASKS
    1. GlusterFS QuickStart
  3. VOLUME TYPES
    1. Brick Layouts and Standards
    2. Volume Types
    3. Distributed Volume
    4. Replicated Volume
    5. Striped Volume
    6. Sharded Volume
    7. Dispersed Volume
    8. Distributed Replicate Volume
    9. Distributed Striped Replicate Volume
    10. Distributed Striped Volume
    11. Striped Replicated Volume
    12. Distributed Dispersed Volume
    LAB TASKS
    1. Creating Volumes
  4. GEO-REPLICATION
    1. Geo-replication Overview
    2. Geo-replication Deployment Scenarios
    3. Environment Requirements
    4. Master/slave Architecture
    5. Setting up Geo-replication
    6. Cascading Geo-replication
    7. Distributed Geo-replication
    8. Administration
    LAB TASKS
    1. Setting up GlusterFS Geo-replication
  5. MANAGING VOLUMES
    1. Transports
    2. Resizing Volumes
    3. Migrating Data
    4. Removing Volumes
    5. Self-Healing
    6. Bitrot Detection
  6. GLUSTERFS CLIENTS
    1. GlusterFS Client Support
    2. FUSE client
    3. FUSE mounting volumes
    4. NFS client
    5. The Network Lock Manager
    6. CIFS/SMB Client
  7. ACLS AND QUOTAS
    1. POSIX ACLs
    2. Listing and Setting ACLs
    3. Removing ACLs
    4. GlusterFS Quota Support
    5. Setting and Displaying Disk Limits
    6. Memory Cache Size and Alert Time
  8. IP FAILOVER
    1. CTDB
    2. CTDB Prerequisites
    3. Configuring CTDB
    4. Verifying CTDB Setup with Samba
  9. UNITED FILE AND OBJECT STORAGE
    1. Object Store Overview
    2. Object Store Components
    3. Prerequisites
    4. Configuration
    5. Configuring Authentication
    6. Additional Configuration
    7. Additional configuration (cont.)
  10. TROUBLESHOOTING
    1. Volume Status
    2. Statedump
    3. GlusterFS logs
    4. Geo-replication Logs
    5. Troubleshooting Geo-replication
    6. Troubleshooting NFS

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