Managing File Systems on RHEL 8

30 minutes
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

Whether you are using a disk partition, or a logical volume to store your data, you will need to put a file system on top of it before you can put it to use. In this hands-on lab, we will create, mount, unmount, and use vfat, ext4, and xfs file systems. In addition, we will mount, and unmount network file systems using NFS.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Create, Mount, Unmount, and Use VFAT, ext4, and XFS File Systems
  1. Query available disks.
  2. Partition the disks with primary, extended, and logical partitions.
  3. Format the various partitions with ext3, ext4, xfs and vfat filesystems.
  4. Mount, verify function, and then ensure the filesystems are persistent across reboots
Mount and Unmount Network File Systems Using NFS
  1. Determine the NFS Server status.
  2. Create and share an exports directory via NFS.
  3. Query and mount the exports on another system.
  4. Ensure that share will be mounted persistently.
  5. Verify files are being created and shared properly.

Additional Resources

In this lab, you'll be working as a sysadmin who needs to create various types of partitions and set them up properly for the filesystems that they will contain, including primary, extended, and logical partitions, as well as configuring the partition type for specialized instances of particular filesystems for compatibility.

Then you'll configure two systems to be an nfs server and nfs client, setting up the shared directory, mounting the directory to the other system, testing that everything worked properly, and then ensuring that the remote share is mounted so that it's available persistently.

Red Hat Exam Requirements Covered:

  • Create, mount, unmount, and use vfat, ext4, and xfs file systems
  • Mount and unmount network file systems using NFS
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