Advanced Unix / Linux System Administration

Description

This course is designed to give experienced Unix/Linux users the skills and knowledge needed to be qualified system administrators.

Course Content

  1. Hardware Compatibility and Resources
  2. CPU and Memory Support
  3. Filesystem Device Nodes
  4. System and Hotswappable Bus Support
  5. Laptops
  6. Block Devices and Filesystem Schemes
  7. Red Hat Installer Features
  8. Red Hat Linux Installation
  9. Partitioning Hard Drives
  10. Configuring Software RAID at Installation
  11. Configuring Flexible Filesystems with LVM
  12. Network Configuration and Firewall Setup
  13. Package Selection
  14. Validating the Installation
  15. Serial Console Installation
  16. Noprobe Mode
  17. Driver Disks
  18. Post-Install Configuration
  1. Creating and Managing Partitions
  2. Filesystem Basics and Attributes
  3. Filesystem Creation
  4. Ext3: Journaling for Ext2 Filesystems
  5. The Filesystem Hierarchy
  6. Mount options and configurationConnecting to Network Resources with NFS and SMB/CIFS
  7. Unmounting Filesystems
  8. The Auto-Mounter
  9. Swap partitions
  10. Filesystem Maintenance
  11. Determining Filesystem Usage
  12. Adding a Drive
  1. The Boot Sequence
  2. BIOS Initialization
  3. The Boot Loader
  4. Kernel Initialization
  5. init Initialization
  6. Run levels
  7. Daemon Processes
  8. The rc.sysinit Script
  9. System V run levels
  10. The rc.local Script
  11. Virtual Consoles
  12. System Shutdown and Reboot
  13. Controlling Services
  1. User Policy Considerations
  2. The User Account Database
  3. Adding a New User Account
  4. Modifying/Deleting Accounts
  5. Password Aging Policies
  6. Authentication Configuration
  7. NIS Configuration
  8. Group Administration
  9. Switching Accounts
  10. File Ownership
  11. Linux File Permission
  12. SUID / SGID Executables
  13. The Sticky Bit and Setgid Access Mode
  14. Default File Permissions
  15. User Private Groups
  16. Filesystem Quota Setup and Administration
  1. Network Device Recognition
  2. Network Interfaces
  3. Address Resolution Protocol
  4. Bringing Network Interfaces Up and Down
  5. Interface Configuration Files
  6. Configuration Utilities
  7. Multiple NICs
  8. Binding Multiple IP Addresses
  9. DHCP/BOOTP
  10. Allowing User Control of Network Interfaces
  11. Basic IP Routes
  12. System Default Route
  13. IP Forwarding
  14. Global Network Parameters
  15. Name Resolution
  16. DNS Client Configuration
  17. DNS and Network Diagnostics and Troubleshooting
  1. Using the Alternatives System
  2. The Print System User Interface
  3. CUPS Printing System Configuration
  4. CUPS Queue Management
  5. Task Automation With at and cron
  6. Controlling Access to Task Automation
  7. crontab format
  8. System crontab Files
  9. Using tmpwatch
  10. Configuring, Maintaining and Monitoring System Logs
  11. Managing the whatis Database
  12. System Monitoring and Process Control
  13. Tape Backups
  14. Archiving with tar, dump/restore, and cpio
  15. Remote Backups
  1. Introduction to the RPM Package Manager
  2. Installing and Removing Software with RPM
  3. Installing Kernel Errata
  4. RPM Queries and Verification
  5. RPM Utilities and Features
  6. Red Hat Network in the Enterprise
  7. Red Hat Network Registration
  8. The up2date utility
  9. Remote Administration
  10. Boot Loader Components
  11. GRUB and grub.conf
  12. Starting the Boot Process
  13. Multiboot Systems
  14. Configuring a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Network Installation Server
  15. Using Kickstart to Automate Installation
  16. The Kickstart Configuration File
  1. Kernel Modules and Their Configuration
  2. The /proc filesystem
  3. /proc/sys configuration with sysctl
  4. Software RAID Configuration and Recovery
  5. Flexible Filesystems with LVM
  6. Using LVM to Create Snapshot Logical Volumes
  1. The X Protocol
  2. X Security
  3. xauth with ssh
  4. X Modularity
  5. X Extensibility
  6. Window Managers
  7. Display Managers
  8. XFree86 Startup
  9. X Server Configuration
  10. The X Font Server
  11. Module 10: Troubleshooting
  12. Basic Troubleshooting Guidelines
  13. Troubleshooting X
  14. Troubleshooting Services
  15. Troubleshooting Networking
  16. Troubleshooting Boot Problems
  17. Filesystem Corruption and Recovery
  18. Recovery Run-levels
  19. Boot Floppies
  20. Rescue Environment Utilities
  21. Rescue Environment Details
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