Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - Part 2

Course Code: RHSA2V8

Duration: 5 days

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Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - Part 2 Course Overview

This highly practical instructor led Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - 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 Linux 8 - Part 1 course, will enable the delegate to work towards achieving the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) qualification - which is available until May 2020.

In addition, by attending the Administering Red Hat Linux 8 System Administration - Part 1 & Part 2 courses together with the Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - Part 3 : Linux Automation course, these three courses will enable the attendee to work towards achieving the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE).

Exercises and examples are used throughout the course to give practical hands-on experience with the techniques covered.

Course Objectives

On completion of this Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - 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.

Who will the Course Benefit?

This Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - Part 2 course is suitable for anyone who has acquired basic administration skills from attending the Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - Part 1 course. This will include novice System Administrators, Network administrators, Programmers and other technical IT staff who need to acquire knowledge of the key administration tasks required to administer a Red Hat Linux system.

This course will teach many of the necessary skills to enable the delegate to work towards achieving the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification followed by the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification. The course assumes knowledge of the Red Hat Linux operating system to the level covered in the Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - Part 1 course.

Skills Gained

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Automate a system install using Kickstart
  • Search files and output using regular expressions
  • Use switch user command
  • Use vim to edit text files
  • Introduction to Cockpit Web based Management
  • Scheduling tasks to run automatically at predefined times
  • Changing the priorities at which process run
  • Understand and configure Access Control Lists (ACL's)
  • Understand and manage SELinux context types etc
  • Be able to connect to a central LDAP for checking identities
  • Use the command line to create Partitions, Volume Groups and Logical Volumes and Stratis
  • Extend and decrease Volume Groups and Logical Volumes using the command line
  • Extend file systems
  • Introduction to Virtual Data Optimiser
  • Access a Network File System (NFS) Server
  • Configure autofs
  • Be capable of mounting SMB (cifs) file systems
  • Managing groups, extended file permissions
  • Deploy Containers using Red Hat's new tools Podman and Buildah (these replace Docker)
  • Troubleshooting
  • Configure a basic firewall

Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - Part 2 Training Course

Course Introduction

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

Session 1: 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
  • Exercise

Session 2: 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.
  • Exercise

Session 3: MANAGING PROCESS PRIORITIES

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

Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - Part 2 Training Course

Session 4: 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
  • Exercise

Session 5: 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
  • Exercise

Session 6: ADDING DISKS, PARTITIONS, LVM VOLUMES, FILESYSTEMS & STRATIS

  • Creating partitions
  • Creating Volume Groups and Logical Volumes
  • Creating File Systems
  • Stratis Layered Storage
  • Exercise

Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - Part 2 Training Course

Session 7: FUTHER MANAGEMENT OF LVM's

  • Extending Volumes and LVM file systems
  • LUKS encrypted partitions
  • Creating and Managing Swap space
  • Extending Stratis Storage
  • Exercise

Session 8: CONFIGURING A BASIC FIREWALL

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

Session 9: 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
  • Exercise

Session 10: 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
  • Exercise

Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - Part 2 Training Course

Session 11: FURTHER SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT

  • The Yellow Dog Update, Modifier Tool (YUM)
  • Creating YUM and dnf repositories
  • Exercise

Session 12: 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
  • Exercise

Session 13: DEPLOYING AN FTP AND WEB SERVER

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

Session 14: MAINTAINING THE KERNEL

  • Loading and removing modules
  • Updating the Kernel package
  • Using kernel arguments
  • Exercise

Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - Part 2 Training Course

Session 15: VIRTUAL DATA OPTIMISER

  • Overview of VDO
  • Requirements and definitions
  • Installing VDO
  • Creating VDO volumes
  • Monitoring VDO
  • Increasing Physical and Logical Volume sizes

Session 16: DEPLOY CONTAINERS USING THE NEW PODMAN AND BUILDAH

  • What is a Linux Container
  • What are the advantages of Containers
  • Why is Red Hat's Buildah and Podman replacing Docker
  • Building a Container using Buildah
  • Running Containers with Podman
  • Exercise

Session 17: TROUBLESHOOTING

  • Understanding the boot process
  • The Rescue Environment
  • Booting into Single User Mode
  • Recovery from lost root password
  • Exercise
Notes:
  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice.
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions.

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 Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - Part 1 course leads to RHCSA certification and togheter with the Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - Part 3 : Linux Automation course leads to RHCE certification.

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.

Requirements

The course assumes knowledge of the Red Hat Linux operating system to the level covered in the Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - Part 1 course.

Pre-Requisite Courses

Course Reviews

Venue is good, instructor is super. I learned a lot. Hope to be back for next level course.

Charles - IT Director - Automotive


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