Course Overview

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Systems Admin II course is designed to follow an identical set of topics as the Red Hat® course with the added benefit of very comprehensive lab exercises and detailed lecture material.

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) system administration topics covered in this course along with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Systems Admin I course cover the certification objects of the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) exam.

CLASS INFORMATION
Price: 
$2,700
Duration: 
4 days
Version: 
D03
Certification: 
Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
  • The topics covered include automating installation with Kickstart, intermediate and advanced level command line building blocks and tools, troubleshooting, network file sharing server configuration, connecting to a directory service, managing advanced security settings, maintenance tasks, and kernel tuning.

  • Module 1: AUTOMATED INSTALLATION WITH KICKSTART

    • Kickstart
    • Anaconda: An Overview
    • Anaconda: Booting the System
    • Anaconda: Common Boot Options
    • Anaconda: Loading Anaconda and Packages
    • Anaconda: Storage Options
    • Anaconda: Troubleshooting

    Module 2: USE REGULAR EXPRESSIONS WITH GREP

    • Searching Inside Files
    • The Streaming Editor
    • Regular Expression Overview
    • Regular Expressions
    • RE Character Classes
    • Regex Quantifiers
    • RE Parenthesis

    Module 3: CREATE AND EDIT TEXT FILES WITH VIM

    • Text Editing
    • vi and Vim
    • Learning Vim
    • Basic vi
    • Intermediate vi

    Module 4: SCHEDULE FUTURE LINUX TASKS

    • Automating Tasks
    • at/batch
    • cron
    • The crontab Command
    • crontab Format
    • /etc/cron.*/ Directories
    • Anacron

    Module 5: MANAGE PRIORITY OF LINUX PROCESSES

    • Viewing Processes
    • Managing Processes
    • Tuning Process Scheduling

    Module 6 CONTROL ACCESS TO FILES WITH ACCESS CONTROL LISTS (ACL)

    • File and Directory Permissions
    • File Access Control Lists
    • Manipulating FACLs
    • Viewing FACLs
    • Backing Up FACLs

    Module 7: MANAGE SELINUX SECURITY

    • SELinux Security Framework
    • SELinux Modes
    • SELinux Commands
    • Choosing an SELinux Policy
    • SELinux Booleans
    • Permissive Domains
    • SELinux Policy Tools
    • SELinux Troubleshooting
    • SELinux Troubleshooting Continued

    Module 8: CONNECT TO NETWORK-DEFINED USERS AND GROUPS

    • RHEL DS Client Configuration
    • System Security Services Daemon (SSSD)

    Module 9: ADD DISKS, PARTITIONS, AND FILE SYSTEMS TO A LINUX SYSTEM

    • Partitioning Disks with fdisk & gdisk
    • Resizing a GPT Partition with gdisk
    • Partitioning Disks with parted
    • Filesystem Creation
    • Filesystem Maintenance
    • Managing an XFS Filesystem
    • Swap

    Module 10: MANAGE LOGICAL VOLUME MANAGEMENT (LVM) STORAGE

    • Logical Volume Management
    • Implementing LVM
    • Creating Logical Volumes
    • Activating LVM VGs
    • Exporting and Importing a VG
    • Examining LVM Components
    • Changing LVM Components
    • Advanced LVM Overview
    • Advanced LVM: Components & Object Tags
    • Advanced LVM: Automated Storage Tiering
    • Advanced LVM: Thin Provisioning
    • Advanced LVM: Striping & Mirroring
    • Advanced LVM: RAID Volumes
    • gnome-disk-utility

    Module 11: ACCESS NETWORKED ATTACHED STORAGE WITH NETWORK FILE SYSTEM (NFS)

    • File Sharing via NFS
    • NFSv4+
    • NFS Clients
    • NFS
    • NFS Server Configuration

    Module 12: ACCESS NETWORKED ATTACHED STORAGE WITH SMB

    • Accessing Windows/Samba Shares from Linux
    • AutoFS
    • AutoFS Configuration

    Module 13: CONTROL AND TROUBLESHOOT THE RED HAT ENTERPRISE LINUX BOOT PROCESS

    • System Boot Method Overview
    • systemd System and Service Manager
    • systemd Targets
    • Using systemd
    • Legacy Support for SysV init
    • Booting Linux on PCs
    • GRUB 2
    • GRUB 2 Configuration
    • GRUB 2 Security
    • Boot Parameters
    • Initial RAM Filesystem
    • init
    • Linux Runlevels Aliases
    • Systemd local-fs.target and sysinit.target
    • Systemd basic.target and multi-user.target
    • Legacy local bootup script support
    • System Configuration Files
    • RHEL7 Configuration Utilities
    • Shutdown and Reboot

    Module 14: LINUX NETWORK COMMUNICATION WITH FIREWALL

    • Netfilter: Stateful Packet Filter Firewall
    • Netfilter Concepts
    • Using the iptables Command
    • Netfilter Rule Syntax
    • Targets
    • Common match_specs
    • Connection Tracking
    • FirewallD

    Module 15 COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW

    • System Administration II
    • Module 1 LAB TASKS
      • Linux Installation
      • Automating Installation with Kickstart
    • Module 2 LAB TASKS
      • Pattern Matching with Regular Expressions
      • Extended Regular Expressions
      • Using Regular Expressions With sed
    • Module 3 LAB TASKS
      • Text Editing with Vim
    • Module 4 LAB TASKS
      • Creating and Managing User Cron Jobs
      • Adding System cron Jobs
    • Module 5 LAB TASKS
      • Process Management Basics
    • Module 6 LAB TASKS
      • Using Filesystem ACLs
    • Module 7 LAB TASKS
      • Exploring SELinux Modes
      • SELinux File Contexts
    • Module 8 LAB TASKS
      • Using LDAP for Centralized User Accounts
    • Module 9 LAB TASKS
      • Creating and Managing Filesystems
      • Hot Adding Swap
    • Module 10 LAB TASKS
      • Creating and Managing LVM Volumes
    • Module 11 LAB TASKS
      • NFS Server Configuration
    • Module 12 LAB TASKS
      • Using autofs
    • Module 13 LAB TASKS
      • Boot Process
      • Booting directly to a bash shell
      • GRUB Command Line
      • Basic GRUB Security
      • Managing Services With Systemd’s systemctl
      • Creating a systemd unit file
      • Troubleshooting Practice: Boot Process
    • Module 14 LAB TASKS
      • Securing Services with Netfilter
      • FirewallD
    • Module 15 LAB TASKS
      • Understand And Use Essential Tools
      • Operate Running Systems
      • Configure Local Storage and Filesystems
      • Users, Groups, and File Permissions
      • Maintenance and Recovery
  • Completion of or skills equal to the Linux Systems Administration I course.