SUSE Linux 12 for Experienced Linux System Administrators

3 Day Course
Hands On
Code SLFT12

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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

Prerequisites

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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