Course 9211

Clustering with the SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension and a SAN

In this course you learn about the installation and configuration of the fundamental components of the SLE HA Extension as well as the installation and configuration of a Corosync/OpenAIS, Pacemaker cluster. You are also introduced to the configuration of basic cluster resources and node fencing (using SBD).


Audience Summary

This course is designed for system administrators who want to configure high availability clustering using the SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension.

Course Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you must be a Novell Certified Linux Professional (CLP) or have equivalent knowledge and experience.

Course Outline

SECTION 1 - Introduction to HA Clustering in SLE11

  • Objective 1: Lab Environment Overview
  • Objective 2: Cluster Terminology
  • Objective 3: Overview of SLE HA
  • Objective 4: SLE HA ArchitectureM

SECTION 2 - Install and Configure HA Clustering in SLE11

  • Objective 1: HA Daemon Configuration Overview
  • Objective 2: Important Files and Directories
  • Objective 3: Configure the HA Daemon

SECTION 3 - Introduction to the Cluster Information Base

  • Objective 1: Introduction to Cluster Management Utilities
  • Objective 2: Overview of Cluster Resources
  • Objective 3: Resource Agents
  • Objective 4: Cluster Resources

SECTION 4 - Introduction to Cluster Resources

  • Objective 1: Introduction to Cluster Management Utilities
  • Objective 2: Overview of Cluster Resources
  • Objective 3: Resource Agents
  • Objective 4: Cluster Resources

SECTION 5 - Manage Clustered Storage with a SAN

  • Objective 1: Introduction to Clustered SAN Storage
  • Objective 2: SAN Alternatives
  • Objective 3: Configure Storage Cluster Resources

SECTION 6 - Split-Brain Avoidance and Management

  • Objective 1: Overview of Split-Brain Avoidance and Management
  • Objective 2: Resource Fencing
  • Objective 3: Node Fencing

SECTION 7 - Configure Safe Logical Clustered Storage

  • Objective 1: Manage Flexible Storage in a Clustered Environment
  • Objective 2: Manage Flexible Storage on the SAN
  • Objective 3: Manage Flexible Storage on the Cluster Nodes
  • Objective 4: Components of the Highly Available Storage Infrastructure

SECTION 8 - Configure Active-Active Clustered Storage

  • Objectives 1: Introduction to OCFS2
  • Objectives 2: OCFS2 Architecture
  • Objectives 3: Configure an OCFS2 Cluster
  • Objectives 4: Install and Tune an OCFS2 File System
  • Objectives 5: Mount an OCFS2 File System