Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 System Administration Part 1

Course:  RHL1
Duration:  5 Days
Level:  II
Course Summary

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is finding its way into business, education and government. Due to its outstanding reliability, performance and low cost, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is being used extensively for file, database and web server applications. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux System Administration courses are designed to cover in detail the essential topics required to administer these systems.

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux System Administration course will allow delegates to manage their Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) system including adding user accounts; install software and hardware; access disk devices and boot-up and shut down systems.

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Topics Covered In This Course

RHEL6 Introduction

  • Obtaining RHEL6
  • RHEL6 versions
  • Rebuild versions of RHEL
  • RH Certification Program

Hardware and Installation

  • Hardware compatibility
  • CPU, RAM, Hotswap Buses
  • RHEL6 installation
  • Post install steps
  • Network based installation

The Boot Process

  • BIOS initialisation
  • The GRUB boot loader
  • Kernel initialisation
  • The init process and inittab file
  • Controlling services
  • System configuration files

The Linux Filesystem

  • Partitioning hard disks
  • Managing filesystems
  • The automounter
  • Access control lists

Package Management

  • The Red Hat package manager
  • The Red Hat Network
  • Using pup, pirut and yum
  • Using KickStart to automate installation

User Administration

  • User account Management
  • Basic user environment
  • Shell configuration files
  • Disk quotas
  • Special groups
  • Pluggable Authentication Module
  • NIS and LDAP clients

System Administration Tools

  • Network configuration
  • The CUPS print system
  • Using cron and at
  • Managing log files

Kernel Services and configuration

  • Kernel basics
  • Kernel source code
  • Recompiling the Kernel
  • Introduction to Linux RAID
  • Introduction to Logical Volume Management
What You Can Expect

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

  • Install RHEL6 from DVD
  • Install RHEL6 using KickStart
  • Boot and shutdown RHEL and understand the boot process
  • Administer the Linux File System and partition disks
  • Add software and packages
  • Add, delete and manage users
  • Perform basic network configuration
  • Add, delete and manage the print system
  • Perform batch processing tasks
  • Monitor and maintain log files
  • Understand the kernel and recompiling
  • Introduction to Linux RAID and Logical Volume Management
Who Should Take This Course

Computer users who will be required to administer one or more RHEL6 systems.

Recommended Prerequisites

Delegates should have attended the UNIX/Linux Essentials course or have equivalent knowledge.

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