At the core of Linux storage subsystems is a thorough knowledge of configuring logical volumes to support different tasks. This course, Mastering Linux Storage Using LVM2, will show you how to configure more than just standard volumes. First, you’ll learn the basics of LVM volumes. Next, you’ll explore advanced volumes and using provisioning. Finally, you’ll discover how to make the best use of limited access to SSDs by configuring cache volumes in LVM2. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of Linux storage that will help you as you move forward to provide the most cost-effective storage solutions for your enterprise. This course is run on Ubuntu 18.04, but any recent Linux distribution will be sufficient.
Andrew is a committed evangelist of the Linux Operating System and the concept of community and freedom that it provides. He has worked as a technical trainer since 1995 and has taught throughout the world, including Australia, the US, Germany and Eastern Europe. Andrew started teaching Linux in 2004 when Novell acquired SUSE and has been a long time supporter of Novell and provides SYSOP support the the Certifed Novell Instructor community on Linux. Andrew founded theurbanpenguin
and has been submitting video training material to his YouTube channel since 2009 and currently has over 8,500 subscribers and 1.6 Million views. Andrew has had two publications with Packt: Citrix Access Gateway VPX Essentials (2012) and Citrix XenApp (2013).
Course Overview Hi everyone, and welcome. My name is Andrew Mallett, but you might know me also The Urban Penguin. Let me introduce you to my very latest Pluralsight course, Mastering Linux Storage Using LVM2. Now I'm the owner of The Urban Penguin within the UK, and I train and consult in Linux administration, as well as dabbling a little bit in development. But pretty much, I like to build and work on deployment systems. In this course, we are preparing you for some real-life Linux administration, taking you beyond what is normally taught in any certification-level course. We will be teaching you in detail how to manage LVM in Linux. Now, the course title might give it away a little bit, but we are looking at storage within LVM2. Working with an Ubuntu 18.04 system, we build simple and much more complex logical volumes, including building LVMs using raw disk files, working with LVM snapshots, and using LVM cache volumes. And not only do we show you how to manage your LVMs from the command line; we also demonstrate and supply sample Ansible playbooks so you can automate your configuration. By the end of this course, you will be able to deploy LVM volumes for a variety of needs from the command line or via Ansible playbooks. Before beginning this course, you should have some basic Linux administration skills and be able to install your own Linux systems to work through the labs.