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


This course is 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 experience with network addressing and topologies. A basic foundation in mission critical deployments will also be beneficial.

Course Materials

As part of your registration, a printed copy of the course manual will be course manual will be provided. If you are attending in person the material will be available onsite on the day the class begins. If you are attending virtually it will be mailed to you the week prior to the class. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you haven't received it 2 business days prior to the start of class.

Course Outline

High Availability Linux Architecture

  1. Introduction
    • Linux Foundation
    • Linux Foundation Training
    • Logistics
  2. Day 1: 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
  3. Day 1: The Basics, Part 2
    • Advanced Open-Source Storage Solutions
    • Linux Distributions' HA Stacks
  4. Day 2: Linux HA Stacks
    • Agenda
    • Linux High Availability Stacks
    • Introduction To Corosync
  5. Day 2: Linux HA Stacks, Part 2
    • Introduction To Pacemaker
  6. Day 2: Linux HA Stacks, Part 3
    • Node Fencing In Pacemaker Clusters
  7. Day 2: Linux HA Stacks, Part 4
    • Highly Available MySQL With DRBD And Pacemaker
  8. Day 3: Advanced Corosync/Pacemaker Clusters
    • Agenda
    • Resource Monitoring And Recovery With Pacemaker
  9. Day 3: Advanced Corosync/Pacemaker Clusters, Part 2
    • Integrating Advanced Storage Solutions And Pacemaker
  10. Day 3: Advanced Corosync/Pacemaker Clusters, Part 3
    • Highly Available Virtualization With GlusterFS And Pacemaker
  11. Day 3: Advanced Corosync/Pacemaker Clusters, Part 4
    • Site Fail-Over With The Linux High Availability Cluster Stack
  12. Day 3: Advanced Corosync/Pacemaker Clusters, Part 5
    • Cluster Maintenance And Upgrades
  13. Day 4: Automating, Monitoring And Designing HA-Clusters
    • Agenda
    • Monitoring Linux-HA Clusters
    • Automating Linux-HA Cluster Deployments
    • Designing Systems For High Availability
    • Additional Considerations