Storage is at the heart of every Linux system and something that you will need to know as a Linux administrator. This course will teach you how to use block devices in Linux, preparing them with partitions and creating logical volumes with LVM2.
Administering Linux servers has to involve managing disk and local storage. In this course, RHEL 8: Configuring Local Storage, you’ll learn to list and analyze your local block devices, creating new loopback devices as required. First, you’ll explore the tools used to list block devices. Next, you’ll discover how to add more block devices using losetup, creating loopback devices and partitioning them using parted. Finally, you’ll learn how to create and manage LVM2 logical volumes. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Linux storage enabling you to partition an existing disk or create new loopback devices. You also be able to manage ongoing storage in a dynamic manner using LVM2.
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 Hello everyone, and welcome. My name is Andrew Mallett, and you are just minutes away from fulfilling your knowledge of Linux storage. Let me introduce to you my latest course on Pluralsight, RHEL 8: Configuring Local Storage. Now I'm the owner of The Urban Penguin in the UK, training and consulting in Linux, and I've been doing so now for many years, probably too many to mention. I'm working both as a system administrator and a dabbling developer. The use of Linux, as you all know, is on the increase, and you'll want a certification that tests you on what you can do, not just what you can read from a book. Both the Linux Foundation and Red Hat certifications are performance based, where you are tested on a running system. This course is designed to get you up and running with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and block storage, seeing how they are used and why they are used. Some of the topics that we cover include creating systemd unit files to mount loop devices. We'll be taking a look at how we can partition disks by using the utility parted. We'll be working with logical volumes and understanding the benefits that they offer, as well as working with Linux swap space. By the end of this course, you'll know how to manage storage subsystems within RHEL 8. You'll learn how disk devices relate to kernel modules and the limitations of those drivers. You'll be able to partition disks and virtual disks created with losetup. The course will finish by giving you the knowledge to manage logical volumes, and you will soon see the benefits that using an LVM2 system will provide. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with working at the Linux command line.