Red Hat Storage Server Administration (RH236)

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About this Course

Students will learn how to install, configure, and maintain a cluster of Red Hat Storage servers. The course will also explore highly available common Internet file systems (CIFS) and network file systems (NFS) using CTDB, unified file and object storage, and geo-replication.

Note: Red Hat Storage Server Administration is part of our emerging technology series of courses. These courses focus on Red Hat's newer, evolving technologies. Emerging technologies courses are feature- and functionality-focused and are conducted like guided labs, with little lecture. For more information about these courses, please contact us.

Audience Profile

  • Linux system administrators and storage administrators interested in, or responsible for, maintaining large storage clusters using Red Hat Storage
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification or an equivalent level of knowledge is highly recommended

Course Content

During this course, students will:

  • Install and configure Red Hat Storage Server
  • Create and manage different volume types
  • Learn about IP failover for NFS and CIFS using CTDB
  • Explore geo-replication
  • Practice unified file and object storage using Swi


  • RHCSA certification or equivalent experience
  • For candidates who have not earned their RHCSA, confirmation of the needed skills can be obtained by passing the online skills assessment.

Course Outline

1. Introduction to Red Hat Storage

Understand Red Hat® Storage server features and terminology.

2. Explore the classroom environment

Gain familiarity with the classroom environment.

3. Installation

Install Red Hat Storage Server.

4. Basic configuration

Build a Red Hat Storage server volume.

5. Volume types

Understand different volume types.

6. Clients

Access data on Red Hat Storage server volumes from different client types.

7. ACLs and quotas

Implement quotas and Posix access control lists.

8. Extending volumes

Grow storage volumes online.

9. IP failover

Configure IP failover using CTDB.

10. Geo-replication

Configure geo-replication.

11. Unified file and object storage

Configure Swift object access.

12. Troubleshooting

Perform basic troubleshooting tasks.