Class Details

Price: $3,500

Training Options - RH436, RH437

The training options available are:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management (RH436)


  • Red Hat Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management with Expertise Exam (RH437)
    • This is a five day course

To discuss group training options, contact us at (240) 667-7757 or email 

Course Outline

Storage and Clusters

  • Cluster and Storage Technologies

iSCSI Configuration

  • Configuring and managing iSCSI


  • Manipulating and Creating UDEV rules


  • Combining multiple paths into SAN devices into fault-tolerant virtual devices

Red Hat High-Availability 

  • Architecture and technologies in Red Hat High Availability Add-On


  • Quorum and calculations


  • Fencing overview and configuration

Resources and Groups

  • Rgmanager and resource configuration and groups

Advanced Resource Management

  • Resource dependencies and complex resources

Two-Node Cluster Problems

  • Two-node cluster utilization and limitations

Managing LVM

  • Clustered LVM (CLVM) and LVM commands

Global File System 2

  • GFS2 file system and tools to create, maintain and troubleshoot


  • XFS file system features and tools to create, maintain and troubleshoot

Red Hat Storage

  • Gluster for creating and maintaining scale-out storage solutions

Course Overview


  • Installing and Configuring Red Hat High Availability Add-On
  • Creating and Managing Highly Available Services
  • Working with Share Storage (iSCSI) and Configure Multipathing
  • Configuring GFS2 File Systems
  • Configuring XFS File Systems
  • Using the Red Hat Storage Server

Class Exam

Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Clustering and Storage Management Exam (EX436)

This exam measures the skills and ability of an individual in implementing high-availability service for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) with RHEL High Availability Add-on.


  • Length - 4 hours
  • Format - This is a performance-based exam that tests a student's ability in executing particular tasks covered in the training course.


Individuals should be capable of:

  • Configuring High-Availability Clusters, Utilizing Physical and Virtual Systems that can
    • Supply Service Fail-Over between Nodes
    • Supply Preferred Node for Services
  • Managing Logical Volumes in Clustered Environments
    • Building Volumes and Groups Available for all Members of Highly-Available Clusters
    • Creating Snapshots for Logical Volumes
  • Configuring GFS File Systems
    • Establishing Size, Layouts, and Performance Goals
    • Supporting File System Quotas
  • Configuring iSCSI Targets and Initiators
  • Managing Device Configuration with UDEV
  • Constructing and Managing Red Hat Storage Clusters
    • Building Distributed Clusters
    • Constructing Replicated Clusters
    • Implementing and Using File Systems