Oracle Linux 7 Administration

5 Day Course
Hands On
Code OL7A

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This highly practical instructor led Oracle Linux 7 Administration training course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of the Oracle Linux operating system and basic systems administration.

Targeted to closely follow the Oracle Linux courses, this course together with the follow on Advanced Administration of Oracle Linux course will enable the delegate to work towards achieving the Oracle Linux Certified Associate Certification (1Z0-100).

The attendee will gain administration techniques used in the workplace.


The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Learn how to install Oracle Linux 7
  • Manage users and groups
  • Understand the boot process, system daemons and using systemd
  • Install packages from the Unbreakable Linux Network repositories
  • Learn about how ksplice can be used to update a running kernel
  • Configure kernel module parameters and load/unload modules
  • Understand disk organisation, Logical Volume Manager and RAID devices
  • Create ext, XFS and btrfs filesystems
  • Managing networks
  • Configure network services (NFS, FTP, NTP and OpenSSH)
  • Perform basic security using firewalld and iptables
  • Considerations for running an Oracle database on Oracle Linux
  • Basic troubleshooting

Target Audience

The Oracle Linux 7 Administration training course is suitable for anyone who knows the Linux Essentials and needs to understand how to perform basic administration of the operating system. The course will particularly appeal to system administrators, Support Engineers, Database Administrators, network administrators, Unix administrators wishing to switch over/expand their skills or move to more popular Linux platforms, other operating system professionals or anyone who requires a proficiency in Linux.

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.

Training Partners

We work with the following best of breed training partners using our bulk buying power to bring you a wider range of dates, locations and prices.


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An Introduction to Oracle Linux (8 topics)

  • A brief history of UNIX and LINUX
  • GNU project
  • GPL - GNU General Public license
  • The LINUX kernel
  • The Bash Shell
  • Login sessions
  • GUI sessions and tools
  • Exercise

Installing Oracle Linux (5 topics)

  • Downloading Oracle Linux
  • Using the anaconda installer
  • Installation process
  • Firstboot
  • Exercise

Systemd and Using Systemctl to Control Boot Services (6 topics)

  • The boot process, bootloader and GRUB2
  • The systemd daemon
  • Control Services using systemctl etc.
  • Related commands
  • System Shutdown and Reboot management
  • Exercise

Configuring the System (5 topics)

  • Setting date and time
  • Configuring Network Time Protocol (NTP)
  • Various configuration files
  • Using the sysctl utility
  • Exercise

Using RPM and YUM Package Management Tools (8 topics)

  • Installing removing software manually using rpm
  • RPM queries and verifying packages
  • Dependency problems and resolution
  • Other RPM features
  • The YUM management tool
  • The software repositories
  • Oracle Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN)
  • Exercise

Configuring Log Files and System Monitoring (8 topics)

  • System Log Files
  • rsyslog configuration
  • Analysing and rotating log files
  • Use logrotate
  • Basics of journald and using journalctl
  • Monitoring tools:- sosreport, iostat, sar and top
  • Enterprise Manager Ops Center and OSWatcher
  • Exercise

Managing User Accounts (7 topics)

  • User and Group administration
  • User Private Group (UPG)
  • Adding, deleting and viewing users and groups
  • Setting a password
  • Profile files
  • su and sudo commands
  • Exercise

Scheduling Future Tasks (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 (8 topics)

  • Listing, loading and removing modules (lsmod, modinfo etc)
  • Updating the Kernel package
  • Using kernel arguments
  • Working with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK)
  • What is Ksplice
  • Using Ksplice
  • Introduction to Oracle ASM
  • Exercise

Basic Client Networking (7 topics)

  • Configuring Network Interfaces
  • Controlling Network Devices: ifup/ifdown
  • Configuring IPV4 dynamic and static networking
  • Network Tools ip, nmcli, ifconfig, ethtool etc
  • Starting/restarting the network
  • Network Monitoring Tools netstat, tcpdump, wireshark and tshark
  • Exercise

Manage Logical Volumes (7 topics)

  • Creating partitions
  • Creating Volume Groups and Logical Volumes
  • Basic LVM design and configuration
  • The Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
  • Displaying information regarding LVM volumes
  • Configuring RAID devices
  • Exercise

Create and Manage Filesystems (8 topics)

  • Creating EXT filesystems
  • Creating XFS Filesystems
  • Mounting and un-mounting file systems
  • The xfs_admin and xfs_growfs utilities
  • Extending/reducing Volume Groups, Logical Volumes and filesystems
  • Backing up and restoring XFS filesystems
  • Managing Swap Space
  • Exercise

Managing BTRFS Filesystems (6 topics)

  • What is a btrfs filesystem
  • The btrfs utility
  • Creating and Mounting btrfs filesystems
  • Maintaining btrfs filesystems
  • snapper utility
  • Exercise

The OpenSSH Commands (4 topics)

  • What is available in OpenSSH - ssh, scp and sftp
  • Using ssh-keygen, ssh-agent, ssh-add and ssh-copy-id
  • By-passing password request when connecting to remote system
  • Exercise

Securing the System (6 topics)

  • The firewall Facility
  • firewall-config and firewall-cmd utilities
  • Packet Filtering using firewalld
  • iptables syntax
  • TCP wrappers
  • Exercise

Remote File Sharing (6 topics)

  • Concepts of NFS
  • Configuring NFS server and client
  • Automounting NFS filesystems
  • Configuring Very Secure FTP (vsftp)
  • Troubleshooting NFS Problems
  • Exercise

Managing Oracle on Oracle (7 topics)

  • Preparing Linux for Oracle Database
  • Oracle Pre Install RPM
  • Oracle Software and Group Accounts
  • Kernel Parameters for Oracle Database
  • Configure Huge pages
  • Automatic Storage Management and ASMLIB
  • Exercise

Troubleshooting (5 topics)

  • Understanding the boot process
  • The Rescue Environment
  • The chroot utility
  • dmesg utility
  • Exercise


The delegate should be familiar with the topics covered on the Linux Fundamentals course including use of the 'vi' editor, working with files and directories, Linux command line and shell scripting.

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

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Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

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Virtual Classroom (London)
5 Days $2,700

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