Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 for Experienced Unix Administrators

Course:  RHL4UA
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 for Unix Administrators courses is designed to cover in detail the differences between RHEL and other Unix based systems.

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Unix Administrators course will allow delegates to manage the network services of their RHEL. systems including installation and package management, kernel configuration, setting up web and proxy servers, file sharing services, DNS 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

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

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 vs FTP
  • Configuring the Samba Windows server

The Domain Name Service

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

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)
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
  • Understand the kernel and recompiling
  • Introduction to Linux RAID and Logical Volume Management
  • Configure Apache web server
  • Configure Squid proxy server
  • Configure Network File System services
  • Setting up an FTP server
  • Configure the Samba Windows server
  • Install and configure the Domain Name Server
  • 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 RHEL6 system
Who Should Take This Course

Experienced Unix Administrators who are now required to set-up, configure and run RHEL systems.

Recommended Prerequisites

Delegates must have at least one year experience of administering other Unix based systems e.g. Solaris, HP-UX, AIX etc.

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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