Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - Part 2

This highly practical instructor led Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - Part 2 training course is designed to give delegates practical experience in the administration of a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) system. With a strong emphasis on practical hands on training, this course will teach further essential administrative tasks required to successfully administer a Red Hat Linux system.

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This course is aimed at:

anyone who has acquired basic administration skills from attending the Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - Part 1 course. This will include novice System Administrators, Network administrators, Programmers and other technical IT staff who need to acquire knowledge of the key administration tasks required to administer a Red Hat Linux system.

You will learn to:

  • Automate a system install using Kickstart
  • Search files and output using regular expressions
  • Use switch user command
  • Use vim to edit text files
  • Introduction to Cockpit Web based Management
  • Scheduling tasks to run automatically at predefined times
  • Changing the priorities at which process run
  • Understand and configure Access Control Lists (ACL's)
  • Understand and manage SELinux context types etc
  • Be able to connect to a central LDAP for checking identities
  • Use the command line to create Partitions, Volume Groups and Logical Volumes
  • Extend and decrease Volume Groups and Logical Volumes using the command line
  • Extend file systems
  • Introduction to Virtual Data Optimiser
  • Access a Network File System (NFS) Server
  • Configure autofs
  • Be capable of mounting SMB (cifs) file systems
  • Managing groups, extended file permissions
  • Troubleshooting
  • Configure a basic firewall

Course Content

Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - Part 2 Training Course

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: INTRODUCTION TO VIM

  • Introduction to text file editing using vi/vim
  • Basic commands
  • Copying and moving text
  • Search and replace features
  • Reading and writing from file
  • Exercise

Session 2: SEARCHING TEXT AND USING REGULAR EXPRESSIONS

  • Searching for text in vim
  • Regular Expressions
  • Using grep to search the contents of text files using regular expressions
  • Introduction to using 'sed' using regular expressions.
  • Exercise

Session 3: MANAGING PROCESS PRIORITIES

  • Use of nice and renice commands
  • Foreground and background processing
  • Grouping commands
  • Exercise

Session 4: INSTALLING RED HAT LINUX USING KICKSTART

  • How Kickstart works
  • Sections within a Kickstart configuration file
  • Pre and Post Kickstart processing
  • Creating a Kickstart file
  • Creating the Linux Install Server
  • Differing ways of starting a Kickstart installation
  • Exercise

Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - Part 2 Training Course

Session 5: SYSTEM ACCESS CONTROLS

  • Access Control List (ACL's)
  • Authentication policies and User Private Groups
  • Password management using passwd, chage etc
  • Managing user profile files
  • Extended file permissions including suid,sgid
  • Switching to another user
  • Connecting to a centralized administration server
  • Exercise

Session 6: ADDING DISKS, PARTITIONS, LVM VOLUMES AND FILESYSTEMS

  • Creating partitions
  • Creating Volume Groups and Logical Volumes
  • Creating File Systems
  • Exercise

Session 7: FUTHER MANAGEMENT OF LVM's

  • Extending Volumes and LVM file systems
  • LUKS encrypted partitions
  • Creating and Managing Swap space
  • Exercise

Session 8: CONFIGURING A BASIC FIREWALL

  • Limiting network access through a firewall
  • The firewalld program
  • Basic configuration using the GUI interface firewall-config
  • Exercise

Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - Part 2 Training Course

Session 9: CONFIGURING AND MANAGING SELINUX

  • SELinux
  • Management of SELinux
  • Easy configuration and customisation of SELinux
  • Context types
  • semanage, getsebool, setsebool and chcon commands
  • SELinux log files
  • Exercise

Session 10: ACCESSING REMOTE SYSTEMS (NFS & SMB)

  • Configuring client access to an Network Filesystem Server (NFS)
  • Providing CIFS access (SMB)
  • Configuring autofs
  • Configure access from a client to a DNS server
  • Exercise

Session 11: FURTHER SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT

  • The Yellow Dog Update, Modifier Tool (YUM)
  • Creating YUM and dnf repositories
  • Exercise

Session 12: SCHEDULING FUTURE TASKS

  • Using 'at' to manage one-off jobs
  • Using the cron system
  • System crontab files
  • Monitoring cron access
  • Controlling access to the 'cron' and 'at' facilities
  • Using anacron
  • Exercise

Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - Part 2 Training Course

Session 13: DEPLOYING AN FTP AND WEB SERVER

  • The Apache Web Servers
  • Apache server configuration files
  • Apache Configuration Directives
  • Basic Server Configuration
  • HTTP and SELinux
  • The FTP Service using vsftpd
  • Anonymous FTP Access
  • Exercise

Session 14: MAINTAINING THE KERNEL

  • Loading and removing modules
  • Updating the Kernel package
  • Using kernel arguments
  • Exercise

Session 15: VIRTUAL DATA OPTIMISER

  • Overview of VDO
  • Requirements and definitions
  • Installing VDO
  • Creating VDO volumes
  • Monitoring VDO
  • Increasing Physical and Logical Volume sizes

Session 16: TROUBLESHOOTING

  • Understanding the boot process
  • The Rescue Environment
  • Booting into Single User Mode
  • Recovery from lost root password
  • Exercise

£ 1,495.00 ex.vat

Data sheet

Course Duration 4 Days
Location Various
Examination Not included