Administering Red Hat Linux 6 - Part 2

This highly practical instructor led Administering Red Hat Linux 6 - 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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Skills Gained

The delegate will have knowledge in all, and practice in some, of the following:

  • Automate a system install using Kickstart
  • Use switch user command
  • Understand hard and symbolic links
  • Use vim to edit text files
  • Use further piping and redirection techniques
  • Search files and output using regular expressions
  • Create Partitions, Volume Groups and Logical Volumes
  • Extend and decrease Volume Groups and Logical Volumes
  • Extend file systems
  • Implement and use LVM snapshots
  • Backup, Restoring and Compressing files
  • Access a Network File System (NFS) Server
  • Configure autofs
  • Use CIFS
  • Manage password ageing
  • Managing groups, extended file permissions and Access Control Lists
  • SELinux context types and management commands
  • Manage software using YUM and configure software repositories
  • Process scheduling and control
  • Manage kernel modules
  • Manage and configure system logging
  • Troubleshooting and disaster recovery

Who will the Course Benefit?

This Administering Red Hat Linux 6 - Part 2 course is suitable for anyone who has acquired basic administration skills from attending the Administering Red Hat Linux (V6) - 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.

The course assumes knowledge of the Red Hat Linux operating system to the level covered in the Administering Red Hat Linux (V6) - Part 1 course.

Course Objectives

On completion of this Administering Red Hat Linux 6 - Part 2 course the delegate will have gained practical experience of the Linux commands, the GUI's and posses the technical knowledge required to perform System Administration tasks.

Pre-Requisite Courses

  • Administering Red Hat Linux 6 - Part 1

Course Contents - DAY 1

Course Introduction

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

Session 1: 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

Session 2: 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
  • Regular Expressions
  • Exercise

Session 3: MORE SHELL FACILITIES AND COMMANDS

  • Searching the contents of text files
  • Sorting Files
  • Piping and Redirection
  • Compressing files using gzip and bzip2
  • Backing up files using tar
  • Exercise

Course Contents - DAY 2

Session 4: ADDITIONAL SHELL COMMANDS

  • Hard and symbolic links
  • Other useful commands
  • Exercise

Session 5: USER ADMINISTRATION

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

Session 6: LVM VOLUMES

  • Creating partitions
  • Creating Volume Groups and Logical Volumes
  • Creating File Systems
  • Extending LVM file systems
  • LVM Snapshots
  • LUKS encrypted partitions
  • Exercise

Session 7: CONFIGURING AND MANAGING SELINUX

  • Context types
  • semanage, getsebool, setsebool and chcon commands
  • SELinux log files
  • Exercise

Course Contents - DAY 3

Session 8: ACCESSING REMOTE SYSTEMS

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

Session 9: USE YUM TO INSTALL AND MANAGE SOFTWARE

  • The YUM management tool
  • The software repositories
  • Accessing repositories from a client
  • Exercise

Session 10: NETWORK SERVICES

  • Ports and Socket Connections
  • The xinetd Daemon Operation
  • Controlling xinetd Services and Access
  • Controlling Services using chkconfig
  • The 'service' command
  • Exercise

Session 11: PROCESS SCHEDULING

  • 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

Session 12: SYSTEM MONITORING

  • System Log Files
  • rsyslogd configuration
  • Analysing and rotating logfiles
  • Exercise

Course Contents - DAY 4

Session 13: MAINTAINING THE KERNEL

  • Loading and removing modules
  • Using kernel arguments
  • Exercise

Session 14: TROUBLESHOOTING

  • Understanding the boot process
  • The Rescue Environment
  • Using the anaconda rescue environment
  • Overriding Boot Levels from grub
  • Booting into Single User Mode
  • Booting from USB devices
  • Common boot problems and their resolution
  • Exercise

£ 1,750.00 ex.vat

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Course Duration 4 Days
Location London