Red Hat Linux 7 for Experienced Red Hat Linux 6 Administrators

Course Code: RHV7RHV6

Duration: 2 days

 
 

Red Hat Linux 7 for Experienced Red Hat Linux 6 Administrators Course Overview

This is a fast paced instructor led Red Hat Linux 7 for Experienced Red Hat Linux 6 Administrators training course. It is designed to give the delegates practical experience in the administration of a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL7) system. With a strong emphasis on practical hands on training, this course will teach administrative tasks required to successfully administer a Red Hat Linux 7 system.

Targeted to closely follow the official Red Hat certification curriculum, this course along with existing knowledge will enable the delegate to work towards achieving the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) and/or Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification.

The course assumes that the delegate will have a good knowledge of all the topics covered in the Administering Red Hat Linux 6 - Part 1, Administering Red Hat Linux 6 - Part 2and Administering Red Hat Linux 6 - Part 3courses for RHEL6.

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

Course Objectives

On completion of the Red Hat Linux 7 for Experienced Red Hat Linux 6 Administrators course the delegate will have gained practical experience of the major differences between RHEL6 and RHEL7 on the topics covered in the Administering Red Hat Linux 7 - Part 1, Administering Red Hat Linux 7 - Part 2 and Administering Red Hat Linux 7 - Part 3courses.

Who will the Course Benefit?

This Red Hat Linux 7 for Experienced Red Hat Linux 6 Administrators course is suitable for anyone who has already acquired administration skills for RHEL6.

Along with existing knowledge this course will teach many of the necessary skills to enable the delegate to work towards achieving Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) and 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 6 - Part 1, Administering Red Hat Linux 6 - Part 2 and Administering Red Hat Linux 6 - Part 3 courses for RHEL6.

Skills Gained

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Upgrade Considerations and Tools
  • Managing services and boot up process using systemd and systemctl
  • XFS Filesystems
  • Network Management and IPV6
  • Configuring a RHELv7 firewall (firewall-cmd and firewall-config)
  • Setting Up Centralised Storage iSCSI
  • Overview of Linux Containers
  • Install, configure, query and backup a MariaDB database
  • Booting into recovery mode

Red Hat Linux 7 for Experienced Red Hat Linux 6 Administrators Training Course

Course Introduction

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

Session 1: UPGRADE CONSIDERATIONS

  • Which types of systems can be upgraded
  • Implications of Upgrading
  • Preupgrade Assistant
  • Red Hat Upgrade Tool
  • New root filesystem layout
  • ifconfig output changes
  • Changes to login.defs
  • RPM changes
  • Changes effecting httpd
  • Initiating a kickstart at RHELv7
  • New Backup Commands for XFS
  • New Desktops - Gnome Classic, Gnome3 and KDE Plasma
  • Deprecated and Removed software
  • Exercise

Session 2: USING SYSTEMD AND CONTROLLING SERVICES

  • The systemd deamon
  • Control Services using systemctl etc.
  • System Shutdown and Reboot management
  • Exercise

Session 3: USING XFS FILESYSTEMS

  • What is XFS
  • Features of XFS
  • Creating, extending and mounting XFS
  • Repairing XFS filesystems
  • Exercise

Session 4: CONFIGURING A RHELv7 FIREWALL

  • Limiting network access through a firewall
  • The firewalld program
  • Basic configuration using the GUI interface firewall-config
  • Packet Filtering using firewalld
  • Command line tool firewall-cmd
  • Rule Targets
  • Basic Rules and their Operation
  • Connection Tracking
  • Source and Destination NAT Configuration
  • Exercise

Red Hat Linux 7 for Experienced Red Hat Linux 6 Administrators Training Course

Session 5: BOOTING INTO RECOVERY MODE

  • The Rescue Environment
  • Booting into Single User Mode
  • Recovery from lost root password
  • Exercise

Session 6: NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND IPV6

  • IP suite of tools
  • IPV6 Addressing
  • Local Network Bridges
  • Configure Ethernet Bonding (Link aggregation, teaming)
  • Exercise

Session 7: CENTRALISED AND SECURE STORAGE

  • What is ISCSI
  • Setting up ISCSI Target and Initiator
  • Accessing Centralised Storage
  • Exercise

Session 8: CONFIGURING A MARIADB DATABASE

  • Install and configure MariaDB
  • Backup and Restore a database
  • Create a simple database schema
  • Perform simple SQL queries on the database
  • Exercise

Session 9: OVERVIEW OF LINUX CONTAINERS

  • What is a Linux Container
  • What are the advantages of Containers
  • Overview of Docker
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 Systems Administrators (RHCSA) and the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification routes.

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

This is a fast paced course therefore a good knowledge of all the content covered in the Administering Red Hat Linux 6 - Part 1, Administering Red Hat Linux 6 - Part 2 and Administering Red Hat Linux 6 - Part 3 courses for RHEL6 is essential.

Course Reviews

Well delivered and planned course on differences between RHEL 6 and 7. Overall very useful top-up course for experience administrators and keen technical users alike, but previous experience with RHEL is definitely required.

Andy - Senior Technical Specialist - IT


Out instructor was very knowledgeable and his presentation was concise and to the point. He was patient and ensure everyone was present and handled their technical issues to the best he could. I would recommend this course and the instructor any day.

Lalgudi - IT System Engineer - Specialist


Excellent!

John - UNIX Engineer - IT


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