Advanced Storage and Device Administration in Linux

By Matthew Pearson

This course is designed to cover the storage-related topics and utilities that are necessary when administering a Linux system.

4 hours
  • 22 Lessons
  • 3 Hands-On Labs

About the course

Welcome to Advanced Storage and Device Administration in Linux! This course is designed to cover the storage-related topics and utilities that are necessary when administering a Linux system. First, we will discuss redundancy and recovery as it pertains to RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks). This includes the understanding the various RAID levels, configuring a software RAID, and managing failover and recovery. Next, we will cover the various types of physical storage and the connections that are used to transfer data. Then, we will discover how to share storage over a network by configuring an iSCSI target and an initiator. Finally, we will learn about Logical Volume Manager (LVM) and how we can use it to group block storage into one logical unit that will give us greater flexibility in allocating storage on the host.

This is designed to be a stand-alone course but is also part of the LPIC-2 201 exam learning path.

  • Chapter 1 1 Lesson Introduction 1:38

    Course Introduction and Prerequisites

  • Chapter 2 5 Lessons Configuring RAID 1:12:14

    Understanding RAID Levels


    Configuring a System For RAID


    Creating a Software RAID


    Managing Failover and Recovery of RAID Devices


    Creating and Managing a Software RAID

    30:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 3 5 Lessons Adjusting Storage Device Access 1:37:10

    Understanding Physical Storage Devices


    Configuring Physical Storage Devices


    Creating an iSCSI Target


    Creating an iSCSI Initiator


    Configuring iSCSI on Linux

    45:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 4 10 Lessons Logical Volume Manager 1:37:39

    Introduction to Logical Volume Manager


    Understanding LVM Architecture


    Creating Physical Volumes and Volume Groups


    Creating Logical Volumes


    Creating Filesystems on Logical Volumes


    Resizing Logical Volumes


    Working with LVM Snapshots (Part 1)


    Working with LVM Snapshots (Part 2)


    Section Conclusion


    Working with Logical Volumes

    30:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 5 1 Lesson Conclusion 1:32

    Next Steps


What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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