SUSE Linux 12 for Experienced Linux System Administrators

3 Day Course
Hands On
Code SLFT12

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This course is designed to teach the key administration differences of a SUSE Linux Enterprise system.

This instructor led SUSE Linux 12 for Experienced Linux System Administrators training course is designed to teach the key administration differences of a SUSE Linux 12 Enterprise system.


The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • SUSE Product Offerings and Certification
  • Using the YaST tool for administration tasks
  • Installing the SUSE operating system from a local device
  • Installing the SUSE operating system from a networked server
  • Monitoring hardware
  • Managing the SUSE network environment
  • Managing system services and startup items
  • Managing system security with the YaST tool
  • Management and configuration of AppArmor
  • Installing and configuring SELinux
  • Managing packages and on-line updates
  • Enhanced package management
  • Troubleshooting and repairing a system
  • Miscellaneous SUSE features and differences

Target Audience

The SUSE Linux 12 for Experienced Linux System Administrators course is suitable for experienced Linux System Administrators who need to acquire knowledge of the key differences of administration on a SUSE Linux Enterprise system.

Delegates must have recent in-depth practical experience of administrating LINUX in a network environment on another LINUX platform such as RedHat or Debian.

Additional Information

  • 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.

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Suse Linux Product Offerings and Certification (6 topics)

  • The SuSe Linux Poduct Offerings
  • OPENSuSe(r) Linux
  • Enterprise Class Product Offerings
  • SuSe(r) Linux Enterprise Server
  • Novell Certifications
  • NCLP Practicum Examination - Examples

Miscellaneous Suse Differences (11 topics)

  • Printer Management
  • Automatically Locating Printers
  • Manually Locating Printers
  • Enabling and Disabling Printers
  • File System Types
  • Creating Partitions using Yast
  • Package Management
  • Log Files
  • Managing Raid
  • The Kernel
  • Workshop Exercises

YAST (1 topic)

  • The Yast System Configuration Tool

Installing Suse (21 topics)

  • Other Supplied DOS/Windows Utilities
  • Checking Free Space
  • Dual Booting
  • Performing the Installation
  • The Installation Program User Interface
  • Virtual Consoles
  • Console Keystrokes
  • Boot Options
  • Function Keys
  • Additional Boot Options
  • Turning off Frame Buffer Support (Screen Problem)
  • VNC Installation Options
  • Kernel Options
  • Installation Procedures
  • Hard Disk Partitioning
  • Software Selection
  • Taboo
  • Booting Screen
  • Time Zone Configuration
  • Installation Progress
  • Installation Final Stages

Suse Network Installation (21 topics)

  • Setting up an Installation Server
  • Booting the Client
  • Creating a PXE Boot Environment
  • Setup the Server as an HTTP, FTP or NFS Server
  • Install the Syslinux Package
  • Install a DHCP Server with a PXE Boot Environment
  • Configure the TFTP Environment
  • Setup the PXE Boot Menu and Options
  • Automatic Installation
  • The XML Control File
  • Example XML Control File
  • Creating a Control File with Yast
  • Editing Configuration Files and Custom Control Scripts
  • The Auto-Installation Process
  • Autoyast Command Line Parameters
  • Combining Autoyast and PXEboot
  • Troubleshooting PXEboot
  • DHCP Errors
  • tftpboot Errors
  • Installation Errors
  • Examine Network Packets

Monitoring and Managing Hardware (22 topics)

  • Monitoring Hardware
  • hwinfo
  • The lsvpd Package
  • The lscfg Command
  • siga
  • Detecting new/existing Hardware
  • The Hotplug System
  • Devices and Interfaces
  • Devices under 2.4 Kernels
  • The Sysfs Filesystem and Persistent Names
  • Device Initialisation and Interface Configuration
  • Hotplug Events
  • Hot-Plug Agents
  • Cold Plug
  • Logging/Debugging Hotplug
  • Boot Time Parameters
  • The UDEV System
  • Creating Rules
  • Configuring UDEV
  • Automatic Mounting
  • Access Privileges
  • Persistent Names for Mass Storage Devices

Managing the Suse Network Enviornment (11 topics)

  • The Basic Network Configuration Files
  • The iproute2 Suite
  • Configuring the Network Card
  • Configuring the Network Address
  • Configuring Routing
  • Configuring Interfaces: Yast
  • Multiple Addresses Per Interface (Virtual Interface)
  • Controlling Network Parameters
  • Routing under Suse
  • Configuring your Machine as a Gateway
  • Remote Administration

Managing System Services (21 topics)

  • GRUB Configuration
  • systemd and Targets
  • The /etc/inittab File
  • Managing Targets With systemd
  • The systemd Daemon
  • System Run States
  • The Startup Script Framework
  • The rc Process
  • Controlling Startup Scripts
  • Enabling/Disabling Services Using chkconfig
  • Requires and Wants
  • Managing Services With systemd
  • Viewing Unit Dependencies
  • Starting and Stopping Units With systemctl
  • systemd and System Information
  • systemd Control Groups
  • Obtaining Information
  • Enabling/Disabling Services using Yast
  • suseconfig and /etc/sysconfig
  • The YaST Sysconfig Editor
  • Workshop Exercises

Managing System Security (9 topics)

  • System Wide Security Settings
  • Password Settings
  • Boot Settings
  • Login Settings
  • User Addition
  • Miscellaneous Settings
  • Managing the Firewall
  • The seccheck Tool
  • Workshop Exercises

Package Management and Online Updates (18 topics)

  • The Red Hat Package Manager (RPM)
  • MD5 Checksum
  • GPG Signature
  • Querying Installed Packages
  • Package Documentation
  • Querying Uninstalled Packages
  • Installing Packages
  • Packages With Dependencies
  • The Upgrade Mechanism
  • Going Back To An Older Release
  • Verifying Packages
  • Removing Packages
  • Package Management Via YaST
  • Updating your System
  • Yast Online Update
  • Automatic Notification of Updates
  • Enhanced Package Management
  • Common zypper Options

Troubleshooting and Repairing a System that can't be Booted (5 topics)

  • Troubleshooting SUSE Overview
  • Booting into Maintenance Mode (Single User Mode)
  • Booting into Maintenance Mode (Forgotten Root Password)
  • Booting the Rescue System
  • Booting into Yast System Repair Mode


Delegates must have recent in-depth practical experience of administrating LINUX in a network environment on another LINUX platform such as RedHat or Debian.

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