High Availability Linux Architecture Training (Linux Foundation Course)

The High Availability Linux Architecture training is a Linux Foundation course designed for IT managers, system administrators, DevOps, and technical personnel operating highly-available mission-critical Linux systems. Students should have a good working knowledge of fundamental operating system and hardware concepts and experiencing with network addressing and topologies. A basic foundation in mission critical deployments will also be beneficial.

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Course Duration Price ZAR(ex vat) Price USD
High Availability Linux Architecture Training Summary
High Availability Linux Architecture Training 4 days R8,000 $650

Course Outline

Uptime is critical, and this course will teach you the concepts and tools you need to maintain an extremely high level of availability for Linux servers, even under heavy load.

You cant afford to have mission-critical systems go down, and this course will teach you how to ensure that your servers stand up under even the most intense pressure. Developed for some of the largest Linux deployments in the world, this course will teach you:

  • How to create and maintain systems that allow for highly-available applications.
  • The concepts and best practices used to meet security and high availability requirements using the latest hardware technologies.
  • Becoming familiar with tools that help you maintain and operate highly-available systems easily.

This course is designed to work with a wide range of Linux distributions, so you will be able to apply these concepts regardless of your distro.



  • Linux Foundation
  • Linux Foundation Training
  • Logistics

The Basics

  • Course Objectives
  • Agenda
  • Mission Critical Systems
  • The Intel RAS Features
  • From Unix to Enterprise Linux
  • Linux distributions and commercial support
  • An Introduction To High Availability
  • Storage Options

The Basics, Part 2

  • Advanced Open-Source Storage Solutions
  • Linux Distributions' HA Stacks

Linux HA Stacks

  • Agenda
  • Linux High Availability Stacks
  • Introduction To Corosync

Linux HA Stacks, Part 2

  • Introduction To Pacemaker

Linux HA Stacks, Part 3

  • Node Fencing In Pacemaker Clusters

Linux HA Stacks, Part 4

  • Highly Available MySQL With DRBD And Pacemaker

Advanced Corosync/Pacemaker Clusters

  • Agenda
  • Resource Monitoring And Recovery With Pacemaker

Advanced Corosync/Pacemaker Clusters, Part 2

  • Integrating Advanced Storage Solutions And Pacemaker

Advanced Corosync/Pacemaker Clusters, Part 3

  • Highly Available Virtualization With GlusterFS And Pacemaker

Advanced Corosync/Pacemaker Clusters, Part 4

  • Site Fail-Over With The Linux High Availability Cluster Stack

Advanced Corosync/Pacemaker Clusters, Part 5

  • Cluster Maintenance And Upgrades

Automating, Monitoring And Designing HA-Clusters

  • Agenda
  • Monitoring Linux-HA Clusters
  • Automating Linux-HA Cluster Deployments
  • Designing Systems For High Availability
  • Additional Considerations