Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 System Administration Part 2

Course:  RHL2
Duration:  4 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 part 2 course will allow delegates to manage the network services of their Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) systems including setting up web and proxy servers, file sharing services, DNS, electronic mail, and inetd services. The course also covers X Window system configuration, security services and a trouble shooting session.

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Topics Covered In This Course

Apache and Squid

  • The Apache web server
  • Access configuration
  • Virtual host configuration
  • The Squid proxy server

Network File Sharing Services

  • Configuring the Network File System
  • NFS Clients
  • The FTP server vsFTP
  • Configuring the Samba Windows server

The Domain Name Service

  • DNS Zones, Domains and delegation
  • The Berkeley Internet Domain (BIND)

Electronic Mail

  • Mail agents
  • Configuring Dovecot
  • Sendmail configuration
  • Configuring Postfix

Network Services

  • The Extended Internet Services Daemon, xinetd
  • The Secure Shell Package
  • Configuring a DHCP server
  • The Network Time Protocol (NTP)

The X Window System

  • X Window clients and servers
  • The server configuration
  • Running remote configuration
  • Desktop and window managers

Securing Services

  • Using tcp_wrappers
  • Firewalls and packet filtering
  • Network Address Translation
  • Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux)


  • Troubleshooting skills
What You Can Expect

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

  • Configure Apache web server
  • Configure Squid proxy server
  • Configure Network File System services
  • Set up an FTP server
  • Configure the Samba Windows server
  • Install and configure the Domain Name Server
  • Set up Sendmail, Dovecot and Postfix for basic mail operations
  • Configure xinetd, secure shell, network time protocol and DHCP services
  • Configure the X Window system
  • Configure the Linux firewall
  • Use the Security Enhanced Linux environment
  • Troubleshoot a RHEL system
Who Should Take This Course

Administrators who are required to set-up, configure and run RHEL network services.

Recommended Prerequisites

Delegates should have attended the Red Hat Enterprise Linux System Administration Part 1 course.

Training Style

Instructor led training. The course is split into theory and practical with the delegates being encouraged to try operations as they are being presented.

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