Introduction to LVM

By Matthew Pearson

Learn the basics of Logical Volume Management.

2 hours
  • 9 Lessons
  • 1 Hands-On Lab

About the course

Welcome to the Introduction to LVM! This course is designed to cover all the basics of Logical Volume Management. We begin with the overall architecture of LVM and showcase how the different pieces fit together. Afterward, we explore all of the command line utilities and options for creating and using logical volumes. This includes creating physical volumes, volume groups, and ultimately logical volumes that we use to create filesystems on the host. We cover LVM snapshots, which are a point-in-time copy of a logical volume that are used to restore a logical volume to its original state. No knowledge of LVM is required to take this course and after completion, you will be proficient in the basics of LVM!

  • Chapter 1 2 Lessons Introduction 4:07

    Course Introduction and Prerequisites


    Understanding LVM Architecture

  • Chapter 2 6 Lessons Creating and Managing Logical Volumes 1:18:35

    Creating Physical Volumes and Volume Groups


    Creating Logical Volumes


    Creating and Mounting Filesystems with Logical Volumes


    Resizing Filesystems on Logical Volumes


    Creating LVM Snapshots


    Working with Logical Volumes

    30:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 3 1 Lesson Conclusion 1:27

    Conclusion and What’s Next


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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