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Linux clustering

A 2 day
training course

Linux clustering training course description

A hands on course focusing on Linux clustering using heartbeat v1 and v2.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Build Linux clusters.
  • Configure Linux clusters.
  • Manage Linux clusters.
  • Troubleshoot Linux clusters.

Linux clustering training course details

Who will benefit:
Technical staff working with Linux clusters.
Introduction to Linux administration
2 days

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review

"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S., Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M., London Internet Exchange

Linux clustering training course contents

HA and cluster concepts
High Availability, downtime, redundancy, single points of failure, what is clustering? Cluster components, Cluster architectures, performance, shared file systems, RAID issues, making applications highly available.

Preparing Linux for clustering
Linux hardware components, creating shared filesystems.
Hands on: Installing Linux for clustering.

What is heartbeat? Heartbeat versions, obtaining heartbeat, installing heartbeat.
Hands on: Installing Heartbeat.

Heartbeat configuration
ha.cf, Configuring the primary system, configuring the secondary system.
Hands on: Creating clusters.

Configuring resources
Resource types, Resource agents, cib.xml, resource groups, constraints. Data access architectures. IO fencing, STONITH.
Hands on: Resource configuration.

How heartbeat works
Membership, heartbeat messages, authentication. Time. Log files, crm_verify.
Hands on: Troubleshooting.

Cluster management
Failover methods, failover testing, ipfail, DRBD, verifying shared resources.
Hands on: Managing clusters, failover analysis.

Highly available network resources
DNS, DHCP, Apache, others. Configuring Heartbeat to control the applications.
Hands on: Apache and clusters

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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