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Cloud Storage with Red Hat Ceph Storage (CL260)

Learn how to manage hybrid cloud Red Hat Ceph Storage


Reliable and performant data storage is a critical component for enterprise application and infrastructure solutions. Software-defined storage offers organizations the flexibility to grow their data storage requirements while enabling applications to operate at cloud-scale. Red Hat Ceph Storage leverages commodity hardware to create distributed and scalable storage volumes that are both fault-tolerant and provide access via object, block, and file data levels.  Successful planning, deployment and operation of a storage cluster can be achieved through completion of Cloud Storage with Red Hat Ceph Storage course.

The release of Cloud Storage with Red Hat Ceph Storage (CL260) for Red Hat Ceph Storage 4.2. Red Hat Ceph Storage can reduce costs by providing object, block and file storage formats in a single, cloud-scalable platform which easily integrates with legacy, virtualized, and containerized applications in enterprise and hybrid cloud environments. 

This new course, a complete rewrite of the popular CEPH125 Ceph 3 Storage Administration course, teaches storage administrators and cloud operators the skills needed to deploy and manage a Red Hat Ceph Storage cluster in a production data center environment or as a component of a Red Hat OpenStack Platform infrastructure.   

Storage administrators will be able to create, manage, and troubleshoot storage resources, devices, services, and gateways for dynamically scalable business environments.

This course is recommended training in the Red Hat OpenStack Platform Administration Curriculum track for managing storage in a private enterprise cloud.  Customer organizations will find Red Hat Ceph Storage 4.2 to be significantly easier to install and manage while handling more diverse types of cloud and legacy workload storage requirements. 

Red Hat Ceph Storage 4.2 enhancements address evolving customer requirements for enterprise cloud storage:

Enhancements in Object Storage Devices (OSDs), to use the latest BlueStore back end to store objects directly on the block devices without an intermediary file system interface, greatly improving the performance of Ceph storage clusters.

Major redesign of the storage device technology for preparing, activating, and starting OSDs, to allow the use of any LVM volume-compatible structure and eliminate the GPT partitioning dependency.

Certified FIPS support for Red Hat Ceph Storage installed on Red Hat Enterprise Linux where the FIPS mode is enabled.

Standardization on a common set of ceph-ansible playbooks for all installation methods, using the popular Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform.

Significant enhancements in the Red Hat Ceph Storage Dashboard providing feature and performance improvements in resource visibility, monitoring, security and pool management.


This course is intended for storage administrators and cloud operators who want to learn how to deploy and manage Red Hat Ceph Storage for use by servers in an enterprise data center or within a Red Hat OpenStack Platform environment.

Developers writing applications who use cloud-based storage will learn the distinctions of various storage types and client access methods.

Prerequisites for this course:

  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification, Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible Automation certification, or equivalent experience.
  • For candidates that have not earned an RHCE or equivalent, confirmation of the correct skill set knowledge can be obtained by passing the online skills assessment at https://www.redhat.com/rhtapps/assessment/?partner=ipsr_kerala
  • Some experience with storage administration is recommended but not required.

The Cloud Storage with Red Hat Ceph Storage (CL260) for RHCS 4.2 course is available in all modalities of training – Virtual Training, Video Classroom and Online Learning.

Skills Path 

The skills path graphic displayed here is for storage administrators or cloud operators who are maintaining a Red Hat Ceph Storage cluster in a Red Hat OpenStack Platform infrastructure.

Storage administrators managing standalone Red Hat Ceph Storage clusters should obtain the Red Hat Certified System Administrator Certification, or possess equivalent knowledge, before taking the Cloud Storage with Red Hat Ceph Storage (CL260) course.

Impact of this course

Impact on the organization

This course develops the skills needed to deploy a software-defined storage system on commodity hardware, permitting distributed, scalable, and fault-tolerant object, block, and file data storage. Red Hat Ceph Storage deployment infrastructure can grow at the same pace as your expanding data and processing requirements, allowing scaled and managed investment to accommodate business growth.

Impact on the individual

As a result of attending this course, students will be able to deploy, operate, and manage a Red Hat Ceph Storage cluster. Students will learn that Red Hat Ceph Storage is the standard, integrated cloud storage solution for Red Hat OpenStack Platform. 

Developer students will learn to implement each available storage type and method offered by Red Hat Ceph Storage, and be able to choose the correct type and method for their enterprise storage scenarios and applications.

Administrators and operators will be able to perform Ceph cluster management, including configuration, daily operations,troubleshooting, performance tuning, and scaling.

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