LPIC-304

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Contents

Introduction

The description of the entire LPIC-3 programme is listed here.

Version Information

These objectives are version 1.0.0.

The version 2.x objectives can be found here.


Translations of Objectives

The following translations of the objectives are available on this wiki:


Objectives

Topic 330: Virtualization

330.1 Virtualization Concepts and Theory (weight: 10)

Weight 10
Description Candidates should know and understand the general concepts, theory and terminology of Virtualization. This includes Xen and KVM terminology.

Key Knowledge Areas:

  • Terminology
  • Pros and Cons of Virtualization
  • Variations of Virtual Machine Monitors

The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:

  • Hypervisor
  • HVM(HardwareVirtualMachine)
  • PV(Paravirtualization)
  • domains
  • emulation and simulation
  • CPU flags


330.2 Xen (weight: 10)

Weight 10
Description Candidates should be able to install, configure, maintain and troubleshoot Xen installations.

Key Knowledge Areas:

  • Xen configuration
  • Xen utilities
  • Troubleshooting Xen installations

The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:

  • Xen w/Intel VT
  • Xen w/AMD-V
  • Dom0 DomU GuestOS HostOS
  • xm
  • /etc/xen
  • xmdomain.cfg
  • xentop


330.3 KVM (weight: 7)

Weight 7
Description Candidates should be able to install, configure, maintain and troubleshoot KVM installations.

Key Knowledge Areas:

  • KVM configuration
  • KVM utilities
  • Troubleshooting KVM installations

The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:

  • /proc/cpuinfo
  • kernel modules: kvm kvm-intel kvm-amd
  • /etc/kvm/
  • kvm-qemu
  • kvm_stat
  • kvm netwoking
  • kvm monitor
  • kvm storage
  • qemu


330.4 Other Virtualization Solutions (weight: 3)

Weight 3
Description Candidates should have some basic knowledge and experience with alternatives to Xen and KVM.

Key Knowledge Areas:

  • Awareness of other virtualization technologies
  • Basic technical knowledge of other virtualization technologies

The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:

  • OpenVZ
  • VirtualBox



Topic 331: Load Balancing

331.1 Linux Virtual Server (weight: 5)

Weight 5
Description Candidates should know how to install, configure, maintain and troubleshoot LVS. This includes the configuration and use of keepalived.

Key Knowledge Areas:

  • IPVS
  • VRRP
  • keepalived configuration

The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:

  • ipvsadm
  • syncd
  • LVS-NAT/Tun/DR/LocalNode
  • connection scheduling algorithms
  • genhash


331.2 HAProxy (weight: 3)

Weight 3
Description Exam candidates should be able to install, configure, maintain and troubleshoot HAProxy.

Key Knowledge Areas:

  • HAProxy

The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:

  • ACLs
  • load balancing algorithms


331.3 LinuxPMI (weight: 1)

Weight 1
Description Candidates should understand the concepts of LinuxPMI. Basic experience in the installation of LinuxPMI is also expected.

Key Knowledge Areas:

  • kernel patching
  • SSI vs MSI

The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:

  • linuxPMI


Topic 332: Cluster Management

332.1 Pacemaker (weight: 5)

Weight 5
Description Candidates should have experience in the installation, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of the Pacemaker cluster management set of technologies. This includes the use of heartbeat version 2.

Key Knowledge Areas:

  • Essential cluster configuration
  • resource agents

The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:

  • crmd
  • PEngine
  • CIB ptest
  • cibadmin
  • crmadmin
  • crm_* resource agents (heartbeat v2, LSB, OCF)
  • authkeys
  • /usr/lib/heartbeat/ResourceManager
  • /etc/ha.d/


332.2 Advanced Pacemaker (weight: 3)

Weight 3
Description Candidates should have experience in advanced features of the Pacemaker cluster management set of technologies. This includes the use of OpenAIS and corosync.

Key Knowledge Areas:

  • fencing
  • quorum
  • data integrity
  • integration with file systems

The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:

  • STONITHd
  • OCFS2
  • ldirectord
  • softdog
  • OpenAIS and corosync


332.3 Red Hat Cluster Suite (weight: 3)

Weight 3
Description Candidates should have experience in the installation, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of the Red Hat Cluster Suite cluster management set of technologies.

Key Knowledge Areas:

  • Essential cluster configuration
  • resource agents

The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:

  • ccs
  • OpenAIS
  • rgmanager
  • /etc/ais/
  • /etc/corosync/


332.4 Advanced Red Hat Cluster Suite (weight: 3)

Weight 3
Description Candidates should have experience in advanced features of the Red Hat Cluster Suite cluster management set of technologies. This includes the use and integration with LVS and GFS.

Key Knowledge Areas:

  • fencing
  • quorum
  • data integrity
  • integration with file systems
  • integration with LVS

The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:

  • qdiskd
  • /etc/lvs.cf
  • Piranha
  • GFS
  • Conga


Topic 333: Cluster Storage

333.1 DRBD (weight: 3)

Weight 3
Description Candidates are expected to have the experience and knowledge to install, configure, maintain and troubleshoot DRBD devices. This includes integration with Pacemaker and heartbeat.

Key Knowledge Areas:

  • BRBD

The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:

  • w/Pacemaker
  • w/heartbeat


333.2 Global File System and OCFS2 (weight: 3)

Weight 3
Description Candidates should know how to install, maintain and troubleshoot installations using GFS and OCFS2.

Key Knowledge Areas:

  • GFS2
  • OCFS2

The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:

  • Distributed Lock Manager


333.3 Other Clustered File Systems (weight: 1)

Weight 1
Description Candidates should have an awareness of other clustered filesystems available in a Linux environment.

Key Knowledge Areas:

  • Coda
  • AFS

The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:

  • GlusterFS



Reference Material

Virtualization Theory and Concepts:


Load Balancing:


Cluster Management:


Cluster Storage: