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Contact UsEnterprise Linux System Administration

Detailed Course Outline – 5 Days

Linux Hardware Discovery, Interaction, and Control

  • Hardware Discovery Tools
  • Configuring New Hardware with hwinfo
  • Hardware and System Clock
  • Serial Ports
  • SCSI Devices
  • Tape Drives
  • Tape Libraries
  • Managing Linux Device Files
  • Kernel Hardware Info - /sys/
  • /sys/ Structure
  • udev
  • Kernel Modules
  • Configuring Kernel Components and Modules
  • Handling Module Dependencies
  • Configuring the Kernel via /proc/
  • System Tools

Boot Process and SysV Init

  • Booting Linux on PCs
  • GRUB Configuration
  • Boot Parameters
  • /sbin/init
  • /etc/inittab
  • /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit
  • SUSE /etc/init.d/boot
  • Runlevel Implementation
  • System Configuration Files
  • Configuration Utilities
  • Implementing NFSv4
  • AutoFS
  • AutoFS Configuration
  • Accessing Windows/Samba Shares from Linux
  • Novell's Configuration Utilities
  • Typical SysV Init Script
  • The /etc/rc.local File
  • The /etc/init.d/*.local Files
  • Managing Daemons
  • Controlling Service Startup
  • Shutdown and Reboot
  • Run Level and Kernel Information

Software Maintenance

  • RPM Features
  • RPM Architecture
  • Working With RPMs
  • Querying and Verifying with rpm
  • Updating the Kernel RPM
  • Using the YUM command
  • YUM package groups
  • Configuring YUM
  • YUM Repositories
  • Installing Source RPM Packages
  • Software Tools Comparison Matrix

File System Administration
  • Partitioning Disks with fdisk
  • Partitioning Disks with parted
  • Filesystem creation
  • Mounting filesystems
  • Filesystem maintenance
  • Resizing filesystems
  • Swap
  • Configuring Disk Quotas
  • Setting Quotas
  • Viewing and monitoring quotas
  • Filesystem Attributes
  • Backup software
  • Filesystem creation and management

LVM and RAID

  • Logical volume management
  • Implementing LVM
  • Creating logical volumes
  • Manipulating LV’s and VG’s
  • Advanced LVM concepts
  • System-config-lvm
  • RAID concepts

User/Group Administration

  • User and Group Concepts
  • User Administration
  • Modifying Accounts
  • Group Administration

Remote Storage Administration (NFS)

  • File Sharing via NFS
  • NFSv4
  • NFS Clients
  • NFS Server Configuration

Process Administration

  • Automating Tasks
  • at & cron Usage
  • anacron
  • Viewing Processes
  • Managing Processes
  • Tuning Process Scheduling
  • Process Accounting
  • Enabling Process Accounting
  • Setting Resource Limits via ulimit

Networking

  • Linux Network Interfaces
  • Ethernet Hardware Tools
  • Network Configuration with ip Command
  • Configuring Routing Tables
  • IP to MAC Address Mapping with ARP
  • Starting and Stopping Interfaces
  • NetworkManager
  • DNS Clients
  • DHCP Clients
  • Network Diagnostics
  • Information from netstat
  • Managing Network-Wide Time
  • System Status - CPU
  • Performance Trending with sar
  • Troubleshooting Basics: The Process
  • Troubleshooting Basics: The Tools
  • System Logging
  • /etc/rsyslog.conf
  • Log Management
  • Log Anomaly Detector
  • strace and ltrace
  • Continual Time Sync with NTP
  • Configuring NTP Clients
  • Multiple IP Addresses
  • Enabling IPv6
  • Interface Bonding
  • Interface Bridging
  • 802.1q VLANS
  • Tuning Kernel Network Settings
  • Network Configuration Tools

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