GlusterFS for System Administrators

Course Code



21 hours (usually 3 days including breaks)


  • An understanding of storage concepts
  • Linux administration experience


GlusterFS is an open-source distributed file storage system that can scale up to petabytes of capacity. GlusterFS is designed to provide additional space depending on the user's storage requirements. A common application for GlusterFS is cloud computing storage systems.

In this instructor-led training, participants will learn how to use normal, off-the-shelf hardware to create and deploy a storage system that is scalable and always available. 

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Install, configure, and maintain a full-scale GlusterFS system.
  • Implement large-scale storage systems in different types of environments.


  • System administrators
  • Storage administrators

Format of the Course

  • Part lecture, part discussion, exercises and heavy hands-on practice.

Course Outline

Introduction to GlusterFS

  • Terminologies used

Overview of GlusterFS architecture

Installing of the GlusterFS

Controlling and monitoring the installed GlusterFS

Using the Gluster Console Manager

Creating the Trusted Storage Pools

Understanding of the volume types

Creating the GlusterFS client

Understanding geo-replication

Managing the GLusterFS volume, client, geo-replication and directory quota

GlusterFS workload monitoring

Accessing the control lists

Monitoring the unified file and object storage

Monitoring the Hadoop compatible storage

Discussing the snapshots

GlusterFS troubleshooting

Closing Remarks

Bookings, Prices and Enquiries

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Private Classroom

From £3750

Private Remote

From £3300 (102)

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