Prerequisites

  • Red Hat recommends that candidates become a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) or a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) before attempting this exam but neither is required.
  • Have Red Hat High Availability Clustering (RH436) or equivalent experience.
  • Understand that real-world system administration experience is also an important aspect of preparation for the exam.
  • Review exam objectives for the Red Hat Certified Specialist in High Availability Clustering exam.

Skills Gained

Configure a high-availability cluster, using either physical or virtual systems, that:

  • Utilizes shared storage.
  • Provides service fail-over between the cluster nodes.
  • Provides preferred node for a given service.
  • Selectively fails over services based on specific constraints.
  • Preemptively removes non-functioning cluster members to prevent corruption of shared storage.
  • Manage logical volumes in a clustered environment:
  • Create volume groups that are available to all members of a highly available cluster.
  • Create logical volumes that can be simultaneously mounted by all members of a high-availability cluster.
  • Configure a GFS file system to meet specified size, layout, and performance objectives.
  • Configure iSCSI initiators.
  • Use multipathed devices.
  • Configure cluster logging.
  • Configure cluster monitoring.

Who Can Benefit?

  • Experienced Linux┬« system administrators responsible for the planning, deployment, and management of multiple physical or virtualized servers.
  • Linux system administrators who want to demonstrate competency in configuring and managing highly available failover clusters.
  • A Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) interested in earning a Red Hat Certified Specialist or an RHCA credential.

Outline for Red Hat Certified Specialist in High Availability Clustering exam Training