Join Grant McWilliams for an in-depth discussion in this video What you need, part of Linux System Engineer: iSCSI Storage Area Networks.
- [Instructor] In this course we'll be using CentOS 7 Linux. CentOS 7 is a near exact clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. CentOS 7 is freely downloadable from Centos.org. If you have access to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, you can use that as well. We'll be running CentOS 7 in a virtual machine in VirtualBox. You can run VirtualBox on most any host operating system including Windows, Mac OS, or Linux. You may want to have high-speed internet for doing Linux OS software updates. You will also want to have 15 to 20 gigabytes of free hard drive space for the Linux virtual machine.
You can also use any CentOS 7 server with GUI installation. This means choosing server with GUI on the software selection screen. You will also want to make sure the first user is an administrator. The first course in this RHCE certification track is RHCE Cert Prep: Networking and SSH. That course covers the initial CentOS 7 intallation and configuration. If you took RHCE Cert Prep: Networking and SSH, you can keep using that CentOS 7 virtual machine if you wish.
If you did not take that course, we have provided videos in this course for installing CentOS 7 and installing VirtualBox guest editions. I do, however, recommend taking RHCE Cert Prep: Networking and SSH as it creates the foundation for the rest of the RHCE cert prep series. Another course that would be useful is RHCE Cert Prep: Advanced Disk Systems and System Backups as it covers file system and LVM in depth.
- What is iSCSI?
- Creating iSCSI backstores
- Configuring ACL and firewall credentials
- Configuring targets and initiators
- Partitioning and mounting drives
- Creating iSCSI LUNs