Administering Red Hat Linux - Part II

4 Day Course
Hands On
Code RHSA2

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Scheduled Virtual Onsite


This highly practical instructor led Administering Red Hat Linux - Part II 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 System Linux - Part I course will enable the delegate to work towards achieving the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) qualification.

In addition, by attending the Administering Red Hat System Administration - Part I & Part II courses together with the Administrating Red Hat Linux - Part III course, will enable the attendee to work towards achieving the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) qualification.

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Automate a system install using Kickstart
  • Use switch user commandUnderstand hard and symbolic links
  • Use vim to edit text files
  • Use piping and redirection techniques
  • Search files and output using regular expressions
  • Implement and use LVM snapshots
  • Backup and Restore
  • Access a Network File System (NFS) Server
  • Configure autofs
  • Use CIFS
  • Manage password ageing
  • Managing groups, extended file permissions and Access Control Lists
  • SELinux context types and management commands
  • Manage software using YUM and configure software repositories
  • Process scheduling and control
  • Manage kernel modules
  • Manage and configure system logging
  • Troubleshooting and disaster recovery

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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.

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course. If you are unsure please ask a training advisor .

  • Administering Red Hat Linux - Part I

    Gain the fundamental skills required to work productively in the workplace using Red Hat Enterprise Linux on this 5-day Administering Red Hat Linux Part 1 course.

    5 Day Course Hands On Training Course Code RHSA1
    Scheduled Virtual Onsite

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