LPIC-3 304: Virtualisation & High Availability Study Guide
LPIC is a distribution-neutral Linux based certification. If you’re studying towards LPIC-3 Virtualisation & High Availability, then you may find this page useful.
I spent a great deal of time preparing for the LPI 304-200 exam (both studying and practicing), and ended up with a ton of notes about various exam covering topics. I’ve set this page up to put everything in one place. You shall find here practical tutorials and some tips about the LPI 304-200.
Please be advised that LPI exams are covered by a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and I’m not allowed to discuss their content etc. Articles posted on this website are based on the exam objectives and not on real questions, even though the level of difficulty is similar.
As am in full time employment and do some consulting after hours, my free time is fairly limited. I plan to do more write-ups on the topics covered by the LPI 304-200 and update the page when having a spare moment.
A Brief Introduction to LPIC-3: Virtualisation & High Availability
LPIC-3 is designed for the enterprise-level Linux professional and represents the highest level of professional, distribution-neutral Linux certification within the industry. You must have an active LPIC-2 certification to receive LPIC-3 certification, but the LPIC-2 and LPIC-3 exams may be taken in any order. To pass LPIC-3 you should be able to administer Linux enterprise-wide with an emphasis on Virtualisation and High Availability.
This page is based on the newest (at the time of writing) version 2.0 of the LPIC-3 304 exam that went live in December 2014.
Objectives and Study Resources
Exam Objectives (Version 2.0) and Study Guide 2015/2016
LPI 304-200 (previously known as 117-304) exam objectives can be found here.
I am not aware of any LPIC-3 Virtualisation & High Availability book, but heard rumours that there is one in the making. Stay tuned.
I suggest to set up a home lab and get your hands straight on. Related work experience helps a lot too, obviously.
LPI 304 Exam Topics Priorities and Weighting
330: Virtualisation (36)
330.1: Virtualisation Concepts and Theory (8)
330.2: Xen (9)
330.3: KVM (9)
330.4: Other Virtualization Solutions (3)
330.5: Libvirt and Related Tools (5)
330.6: Cloud Management Tools (2)
334: High Availability Cluster Management (18)
334.1: High Availability Concepts and Theory (5)
334.2: Load Balanced Clusters (6)
Setting Up a Load-Balancing LVS (NAT) Cluster with Piranha
Setting Up a Load-Balancing LVS (Direct Routing) Cluster with Piranha
Setting Up a Load-Balancing HAProxy Cluster with Keepalived
Setting Up a Load-Balancing Cluster with Heartbeat and Ldirectord
334.3: Failover Clusters (6)
Active/Passive Cluster With Pacemaker, Corosync and DRBD on CentOS 7: Part 1 – Cluster Installation
Active/Passive Cluster With Pacemaker, Corosync and DRBD on CentOS 7: Part 2 – Add and Configure Resources
Active/Passive Cluster With Pacemaker, Corosync and DRBD on CentOS 7: Part 3 – Replicate Storage with DRBD
Active/Passive Cluster With Pacemaker, Corosync and DRBD on CentOS 7: Part 4 – Configure Fencing (STONITH)
334.4 High Availability in Enterprise Linux Distributions (1)
335: High Availability Cluster Storage (6)
335.1: DRBD / cLVM (3)
335.2 Clustered File Systems (3)