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RHEL 8: Configuring Local Storage

by Andrew Mallett

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.

What you'll learn

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.

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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