Enterprise Linux 7 System Administration

Course:  RHEL7A
Duration:  5 Days
Level:  II
Course Summary

This five day course covers essential administration skills including user and group management; local storage administration and logical volumes; network and network services configuration; remote access using SSH; firewall and basic SELinux management; creating Virtual Machines and installing the OS automatically.

It is intended for those who have previous Linux, Solaris or UNIX experience and are comfortable using the command line and editing text files.

The course is fairly intensive, but provides ample time for putting skills into practice. This course helps with preparation for the RH200 exam.

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Topics Covered In This Course

Access the command line (Review only)

Log in to a Linux system and run a variety of daya-to-day commands using the shell.

Manage files from the command line (Review only)

Carry out file and directory management from the bash prompt.

Managing Users and groups

Manage Linux users and groups and including password policies.

Control access to files/directories with permissions

Set permissions on files and directories, and interpret the security effects of different permission settings. Apply Access Control Lists (ACLs) with setfacl and getfacl.

Manage SELinux security

Use SELinux to manage access to files and interpret and troubleshoot SELinux security effects.

Monitor and manage processes

Monitor and manage processes active on the system.

Manage software packages and repositories

Manage software package installs and updates from yum package repositories.

Manage system services and daemons

Manage and monitor network services and system daemons using systemd.

Configure networking

Configure basic IPv4 networking, including Network Manager and bonding.

Viewing and managing logs

Locate and view system log files to facilitate troubleshooting.

Managing storage and file systems

Create and manage disk partitions, logical volumes with LVM. Create file systems, and swap areas.

Scheduling system tasks

Schedule repetitive system tasks using cron and systemd timer units.

Create shares and access network file systems

Share file systems using network file system (NFS) exports. Mount NFS and server message block (SMB/CIFS) shares from file servers.

Limiting network communication with firewalld

Configure a basic firewall using firewalld commands.

Virtualization and kickstart

Create and Manage Kernel VMs and install them with the Kickstart automated installer facility.

What You Can Expect

At the end of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Access the shell command line to run processes, use file and directory management, and understand Linux file system permissions and ACLs. (Note: this is a review section ? students are expected to know these topics before attending this course).
  • Manage network and network services configuration.
  • Manage system software using rpm and yum, and configure yum repositories.
  • Perform user and group administration.
  • Configure and manage system logging, and regular maintenance jobs with cron.
  • Use Linux security features such as chroot, firewalld and PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) authentication.
  • Understand the use of the SELinux security layer.
  • Access remote systems with Secure Shell.
  • Deploy secure file sharing services with NFS (Network File System); perform NFS and SMB mounts.
  • Manage local disk storage, including logical volumes.
  • Manage the boot process, including the GRUB bootloader and systemd, plus on-demand network services and the TCP wrappers security feature. Manage services post-boot using systemd.
  • Create and manage Kernel virtual machines, and automate their installation using Kickstart.
Who Should Take This Course

Those wishing to become proficient in day-to-day management of Enterprise Linux servers, and aspiring to achieve RedHat Certified System Administrator level.

Recommended Prerequisites

Proficient with UNIX/Linux file system navigation, the shell command line and editing text files. Some previous system administration experience would be helpful.

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