Administering Red Hat Linux - Part 2

Course Description

This highly practical instructor led Administering Red Hat Linux - Part 2 training course is designed to give delegates practical experience in the administration of a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) system. With a strong emphasis on practical hands on training, this course will teach further essential administrative tasks required to successfully administer a Red Hat Linux system. Targeted to closely follow the official Red Hat certification curriculum, this course together with the Administering Red Hat System Linux - Part I (V7) course will enable the delegate to work towards achieving the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) qualification. In addition, by attending the Administering Red Hat Linux System Administration - Part 1 & Part 2 courses together with the Administrating Red Hat Linux - Part 3 course, these three courses will enable the attendee to work towards achieving the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) qualification.
4 days
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Prerequisites

Administering Red Hat Linux - Part 1

Course Objectives

On completion of this Administering Red Hat Linux - Part 2 course the delegate will have gained practical experience of the Linux commands, the GUI's and posses the technical knowledge required to perform System Administration tasks.

Examinations

This training course will teach some of the necessary skills to enable the delegate to work towards achieving the official Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) and the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification routes.
This course in conjunction with the course Administering Red Hat Linux (V7) - Part 1 leads to the RHCSA exam and only in conjunction with RHCSA does it lead to RHCE.
Before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience. The Red Hat website lists all exam requirements and these are updated regularly.
Exams are not included as part of the course.

Follow-On Courses

Administering Red Hat Linux - Part 3
Apache Web Server
Perl Programming
Oracle SQL

Introduction

Administration and Course Materials
Course Structure and Agenda
Delegate and Trainer Introductions

INTRODUCTION TO VIM

Introduction to text file editing using vi/vim
Basic commands
Copying and moving text
Search and replace features
Reading and writing from file

SEARCHING TEXT AND USING REGULAR EXPRESSIONS

Searching for text in vim
Regular Expressions
Using grep to search the contents of text files using regular expressions
Introduction to using 'sed' using regular expressions.

MANAGING PROCESS PRIORITIES

Use of nice and renice commands
Foreground and background processing
Grouping commands

INSTALLING RED HAT LINUX USING KICKSTART

How Kickstart works
Sections within a Kickstart configuration file
Pre and Post Kickstart processing
Creating a Kickstart file
Creating the Linux Install Server
Differing ways of starting a Kickstart installation

SYSTEM ACCESS CONTROLS

Access Control List (ACL's)
Authentication policies and User Private Groups
Password management using passwd, chage etc
Managing user profile files
Extended file permissions including suid,sgid
Switching to another user
Connecting to a centralized administration server

ADDING DISKS, PARTITIONS, LVM VOLUMES AND FILESYSTEMS

Creating partitions
Creating Volume Groups and Logical Volumes
Creating File Systems

FUTHER MANAGEMENT OF LVM`s

Extending Volumes and LVM file systems
LUKS encrypted partitions
Creating and Managing Swap space

CONFIGURING A BASIC FIREWALL

Limiting network access through a firewall
The firewalld program
Basic configuration using the GUI interface firewall-config

CONFIGURING AND MANAGING SELINUX

SELinux
Management of SELinux
Easy configuration and customisation of SELinux
Context types
semanage, getsebool, setsebool and chcon commands
SELinux log files

ACCESSING REMOTE SYSTEMS (NFS & SMB)

Configuring client access to an Network Filesystem Server (NFS)
Providing CIFS access (SMB)
Configuring autofs
Configure access from a client to a DNS server

FURTHER SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT

The Yellow Dog Update, Modifier Tool (YUM)
Creating a YUM repository

SCHEDULING FUTURE TASKS

Using 'at' to manage one-off jobs
Using the cron system
System crontab files
Monitoring cron access
Controlling access to the 'cron' and 'at' facilities
Using anacron

DEPLOYING AN FTP AND WEB SERVER

The Apache and Tux Web Servers
Apache server configuration files
Apache Configuration Directives
Basic Server Configuration
HTTP and SELinux
The FTP Service using vsftpd
Anonymous FTP Access

MAINTAINING THE KERNEL

Loading and removing modules
Updating the Kernel package
Using kernel arguments

TROUBLESHOOTING

Understanding the boot process
The Rescue Environment
Booting into Single User Mode
Recovery from lost root password

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