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Syllabus

Focus: DRBD 8x | Block Replication | Clustering

Duration: 4-Hours

  • Intro to Block Replication | Clustering | DRBD

    • Introduction - DRBD - Features
      • Discuss features and benefits
      • Discuss Disk Block Clustering
      • Explore application to various applications
      • Identify Target Hosts
      • Explore topography
      • Explore environment
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    • Cluster Initialization | Installation | General Usage
      • Gather resources for usage in Cluster
      • Discuss Cluster Resources in DRBD
      • Install DRBD on target Hosts
      • Provision Block Devices
      • Update configuration accordingly
      • Define Resources per Cluster Node
      • Synchronize Blocks
      • Allocate File System (FS) Resources
      • Confirm Disk IO within Cluster
      • Evaluate accordingly
      • Discuss common implementation
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    • Cluster IO
      • Highlight important IO concepts
      • Confirm Node Status
      • Attempt various mounts
      • Evaluate responses from various Cluster Nodes
      • Provision additional Cluster Resource
      • Weave additional resource into environment
      • Confirm current Cluster status
      • Evaluate results
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    • DRBD Cluster Utilities
      • Discuss use cases
      • Identify key Cluster client tools
      • Enumerate important details via tools
      • Discuss important client options
      • Evaluate current Cluster configuration
      • Discuss possible applications
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    • Manual Cluster Failover
      • Express usage features and concerns
      • Highlight automated alternatives
      • Create failover scenarios
      • Failover Cluster as needed and evaluate
      • Confirm data synchronization status
      • Continue with failover exercises
      • Evaluate outcomes concerning failovers
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    • Synchronization Throttling
      • Discuss defaults and applicable benefits
      • Down Secondary as needed
      • Create out-of-synch scenario
      • Examine default synch timeline
      • Tweak configuration-based synchronization bandwidth
      • Alter Cluster configuration and examine synchronization updates
      • Contrast with defaults
      • Enable temporary synchronization configuration
      • Generate out-of-synch scenario
      • Force synch of Cluster Nodes
      • Evaluate results
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    • DRBD | Cluster | Application | Examples
      • Recap key features of DRBD
      • Highlight common usage scenarios
      • Tweak Apache configuration to use DRBD resources
      • Failover and ensure availability of resources
      • Update MySQL configuration to use DRBD resources
      • Generate new MySQL information
      • Failover accordingly
      • Evaluate results

LinuxCBT Block-Replica Edition

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