SuSE Enterprise Linux 10 System Administration

Course:  SUSE10A1
Duration:  5 Days
Level:  II
Course Summary

Building on initial experience with Linux, the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Administration teaches students basic SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 administration skills. Attendees will learn how to install and configure SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, and how to manage system initialization and processes, and printing.

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Topics Covered In This Course

I SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION

  • What is a system administrator
  • System administrator tasks
  • System administration tools
    • YaST
    • SySEConfig

II

INSTALLATION REVISITED

  • Preparing to Install
  • What you should know
  • partitioning
  • LVM and RAID
  • Network configuration
  • Further installing information required
  • Installing the system
  • Validating the installation
  • Post-install configuration
  • Installation troubleshooting

III

BOOTING THE SYSTEM

  • Boot sequence Overview
  • BIOS initialization
  • Boot loader components
  • GRUB (Grand Unifying Boot Loader)
  • Kernel initialization
  • Init Initialization
  • Run levels
  • Starting system services rc......
  • Controlling services
  • System shutdown and reboot

IV MANAGE THE KERNEL

  • Understand the features of the kernel
  • Managing the kernel
  • Device drivers and interfaces
  • Adding new hardware

V FILESYSTEM MANAGEMENT

  • System initialization: device recognition
  • Disk partitioning
  • Managing partitions
  • File system types
  • Adding filesystems
  • Mounting filesystems
  • Swap
  • /proc

VI

MANAGING BACKUPS

  • Backup strategies
  • Backing up files with YaST
  • Backing up files with tar, cpio and dd
  • Automating backups with cron

VII

RPM

  • The RPM way
  • RPM Package Manager
  • Installing and removing software
  • Updating a kernel RPM
  • RPM queries
  • RPM Verification

VIII

USER ADMINISTRATION

  • User policy considerations
  • Working with accounts
  • Password ageing
  • Authentication configuration
  • User access control lists(ACLs)

IX

PRINTING

  • CUPS: Common Unix Printing Subsystem
  • Configuring local and remote printing
  • Managing print jobs and queues
  • Using the Web administration interface

X ADVANCED FILESYSTEM MANAGEMENT

  • Software RAID configuration
  • Software RAID recovery
  • Working with LVM
  • Disk quotas

XI XEN

  • Virtualization concept
  • Xen operation
  • Installing and configuring Xen

XII

PERFORMANCE MONITORING and TUNING

  • Monitor a SLES10 system
  • Use system logging services
  • Find performance bottlenecks
  • Optimize/tune the system
  • Use PowerTweak
What You Can Expect

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

• Describe the core elements of Linux system administration

• Install and configure SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10

• Configure backup, printing, remote access,

• Perform various other common tasks that are part of day-to-day Linux administration.

Who Should Take This Course

This course is designed for delegates familiar with basic Linux skills and now want to gain in depth knowledge on tasks a Linux system administrator has to perform routinely on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.

Recommended Prerequisites

This course is ideal for those who have gained basic skills with Linux.

Training Style

This course is presented as a series of short tutorials with extensive practical experiences.

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