Course Description

The intensive, hands-on Red Hat® High Availability Clustering (RH436) 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 Gluster Storage.

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.

The duration of training

4 days


If you want to take this course without the exam (RH436) and have not earned your RHCE® certification, you can confirm that you have the necessary knowledge by passing the online skills assessment.

Course outline

  • Clusters and storage
    Get an overview of storage and cluster technologies.
  • Create high-availability clusters.
    Review and create the architecture of Pacemaker-based high-availability clusters.
  • Nodes and quorum
    Review cluster node membership and how quorum is used to control clusters.
  • Fencing
    Understand fencing and fencing configuration.
  • Resource groups
    Create and configure simple resource groups to provide high-availability services to clients.
  • Troubleshoot high-availability clusters
    Identify and troubleshoot cluster problems.
  • Complex resource groups
    Control complex resource groups by using constraints.
  • Two-node clusters
    Identify and work around two-node clusters issues.
  • ISCSI initiators
    Manage iSCSI initiators for access to shared storage.
  • Multipath Storage
    Configure redundant storage access.
  • Logical volume manager (LVM) clusters
    Manage clustered LV.
  • Global File System 2
    Create symmetric shared file systems.
  • Eliminate single points of failure
    Eliminate single points of failure to increase service availability.
  • Comprehensive review
    Set up high-availability services and storage.

Note: Course outline is subject to change with technology advances and as the nature of the underlying job evolves. For questions or confirmation on a specific objective or topic, please contact us.

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