Prerequisite: Oracle Linux 7 Administration

Length: 5 days

Recommendation Statement:
It is assumed that the student has an understanding of UNIX. You must be familiar with basic UNIX commands, and the VI editor. The Linux fundamentals course or an equivalent Linux fundamentals course is recommended.

Course Description:
This course teaches basic to intermediate topics in Oracle Linux system administration. The operating system will be Oracle Linux 7.  This course explores installation, configuration and maintenance of an Oracle Linux server. Specific topics are described below:

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • An overview of Oracle Linux, GPL licensing, and where it fits with other Linux distributions
  • The Linux kernel and devices
  • Understand the boot process:  systemd, services and run levels
  • The bootloader (GRUB2)
  • Managing local storage
  • Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
  • Manage network storage:  NFS, iSCSI, and SAN storage
  • Manage user accounts and groups
  • Security administration
  • Configure networking (basic and advanced topics)
  • Administer log files
  • Monitor and troubleshoot system performance
  • Plan an Oracle Linux installation
  • Manage virtual machines
  • Manage system processes
  • Backups – Techniques to backup the OS and Best Practices
  • Manage a local Oracle Linux repository
  • Manage and install Kernel and OS updates – Best Practices
  • Use Ksplice to keep the kernel updated