Administering Red Hat Linux - Part II

4 Day Course
Hands On
Code RHSA2

This course has been superseded by the Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - Part 2 course.


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Installing Red Hat Linux Using Kickstart (7 topics)

  • 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

Introduction to VIM (7 topics)

  • Introduction to text file editing using vi/vim
  • Basic commands
  • Copying and moving text
  • Search and replace features
  • Reading and writing from file
  • Regular Expressions
  • Exercise

More Shell Facilities and Commands (6 topics)

  • Searching the contents of text files
  • Sorting Files
  • Piping and Redirection
  • Compressing files using gzip and bzip2
  • Backing up files using tar
  • Exercise

Additional Shell Commands (3 topics)

  • Hard and symbolic links
  • Other useful commands
  • Exercise

User Administration (8 topics)

  • Authentication policies and User Private Groups
  • Password management using passwd, chage etc
  • Managing user profile files
  • Extended file permissions including suid,sgid
  • Access Control List (ACL's)
  • Switching to another user
  • Connecting to a centralized administration server
  • Exercise

LVM Volumes (4 topics)

  • LUKS encrypted partitions
  • Extending LVM file systems
  • LVM Snapshots
  • Exercise

Accessing Remote Systems (5 topics)

  • Configuring client access to an Network Filesystem Server (NFS)
  • Providing CIFS access
  • Configuring autofs
  • Configure access from a client to a DNS server
  • Exercise

Configuring and Managing Selinux (4 topics)

  • Context types
  • semanage, getsebool, setsebool and chcon commands
  • SELinux log files
  • Exercise

Use YUM to Install and Manage Software (4 topics)

  • The YUM management tool
  • The software repositories
  • Accessing repositories from a client
  • Exercise

Network Services (6 topics)

  • Ports and Socket Connections
  • The xinetd Daemon Operation
  • Controlling xinetd Services and Access
  • Controlling Services using chkconfig
  • The 'service' command
  • Exercise

System Monitoring (5 topics)

  • System Log Files
  • Syslogd and klogd Configuration
  • Advanced syslogd Configuration
  • Analysing and rotating logfiles
  • Exercise

Process Scheduling (7 topics)

  • 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

Maintaining the Kernel (3 topics)

  • Loading and removing modules
  • Using kernel arguments
  • Exercise

Troubleshooting (8 topics)

  • Understanding the boot process
  • The Rescue Environment
  • Using the anaconda rescue environment
  • The Networked Rescue Environment
  • Overriding Boot Levels from grub
  • Booting from USB devices
  • Common boot problems and their resolution
  • Exercise


Delegates must have attended the Administering Red Hat Linux Part I course.

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