Red Hat Linux for Experienced Solaris Administrators

3 Day Course
Code RHFTSOL

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Overview

This highly practical instructor led Red Hat Linux for Experienced Solaris Administrators course is designed to give delegates practical experience in the areas of automating installs, managing ext2, ext3 and ext4 file systems, installing software using RPM and yum. With a strong emphasis on practical hands-on training, this course will also cover essential configuration, network and security tasks required on a Red Hat Linux system

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Course Contents - DAY 1 (46 topics)

  • Course Introduction
  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions
  • Session 1: OVERVIEW OF DIFFERENCES
  • The Shell and Utilities
  • Disk Volume Management - LVM vs SVM
  • File system Structure
  • Device Naming
  • Installing Packages
  • Differences when adding users
  • Password Control
  • Rsyslog
  • SystemTap
  • Session 2: Startup - SHUTDOWN AND RUN-LEVELS
  • The init program and run levels
  • The boot Sequence explained
  • The grub boot managers
  • The /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit Program
  • The Startup Script Model
  • Control Services using chkconfig, ntsysv etc.
  • System Shutdown and Reboot management
  • Exercise
  • Session 3: PACKAGE MANAGEMENT
  • The Red Hat Package Management system
  • Installing removing software manually using rpm
  • RPM queries and verifying packages
  • Dependency problems and resolution
  • Updating the Kernel from RPM's
  • Other RPM features
  • Updating using Red Hat Network
  • The Yellow Dog Update, Modifier Tool (YUM)
  • Exercise
  • Session 4: NETWORK MANAGEMENT
  • Configuring Remote Console access
  • IP Tool suite
  • Routing under Linux
  • Configuring network cards and Routing
  • Configuring the system as a Gateway
  • IPV6 Addressing Overview
  • Network tools :ethereal, tcpdump, netstat, wireshark,etc
  • Exercise

Course Contents - DAY 2 (31 topics)

  • Session 5: SECURING NETWORKS: FIREWALLS
  • Netfilter - iptables
  • Packet Filtering using iptables
  • Rule Targets
  • Basic Rules and their Operation
  • Connection Tracking
  • Firewalls with Virtual Machine Bridges
  • Debugging Route Problems
  • Source and Destination NAT Configuration
  • Red Hat supplied tools for iptables configuration
  • Exercise
  • Session 6: PARTITIONING AND LVM VOLUMES
  • Understand disk partitioning
  • LUKS encrypted partitions
  • Software RAID
  • Basic LVM design and configuration
  • The Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
  • Creating LVM file systems
  • Resizing LVM file systems
  • LVM Snapshots
  • Create file system space quotas for users and groups
  • Exercise
  • Session 7: CENTRALISED AND SECURE STORAGE
  • What is ISCSI
  • Setting up ISCSI Target and Initiator
  • Accessing Centralised Storage
  • Encrypting file systems
  • Accessing encrypted file systems
  • Exercise

Course Contents - DAY 3 (39 topics)

  • Session 8: SELinux
  • SELinux
  • Configuration of SELinux
  • Management of SELinux
  • Customising
  • Context types
  • GUI tool for SELinux
  • Exercise
  • Session 9: SHARING FILES ACROSS THE NETWORK
  • Configure file sharing using NFS
  • NFS commands
  • Automounter
  • Introduction to CIFS(SAMBA)
  • Configure file sharing between hosts with CIFS
  • Using Konqueror and Gnome to access shares
  • Connecting to an LDAP or NIS server
  • Configuring an FTP server
  • Anonymous users
  • Controlling access to the FTP server
  • Using the sftp command
  • Exercise
  • Session 10: DUMP FILE CONFIGURATION
  • Kernel Dump File Configuration Utility
  • Testing the Configuration
  • Analyzing the core Dump
  • Displaying Information
  • Message Buffer, BackTrace, process status, virtual memory etc.
  • Exercise
  • Session 11: INSTALLING RED HAT LINUX USING KICKSTART
  • 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

Prerequisites

Solaris Administrators with at least 2 years experience of the operating system and software. Students should also have been involved in configuring, securing and troubleshooting Solaris servers.

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