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Highly Available Cloud Storage with DRBD

by Andrew Mallett

OpenStack makes up the majority of the Open Source Cloud in today's enterprise market. You can now add highly available volumes to your cloud instances using DRBD integration with Cinder, enabling you to deploy your own cloud storage solutions.

What you'll learn

With the prevalence of OpenStack and virtual machines creeping evermore into your enterprise, you have to cater for providing highly available cloud instances. The last thing you want to do is have to alter each instance to support HA, so being able to provision this as a cloud service is paramount. In this course, Highly Available Cloud Storage with DRBD, you'll cover how to utilize highly available cloud instances. First, you'll begin by learning how to build up your multi-node cloud environment using DevStack. Next, you'll explore how to manage Cinder, the cloud volume service and how storage backends are configured. Finally, you'll discover how to use DRBD and integrate highly available storage devices into your cloud. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge needed to deploy your own cost-effective cloud storage solutions. Software required: Ubuntu 16.04.

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About the author

Andrew is an all around Linux professional with in depth knowledge of the OS and this is supported with scripting in bash, perl, python and ruby and application development in C, C++ and Java. Having worked for many years in training, Andrew has developed automated course build systems after endless time wasted on Friday nights. The first build system he built was aptly named "Friday nights." This has inspired his interest in all things deployment related. He has authored training courses on M... more

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