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Linux System Administration

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5 days
1,899 GBP excl. VAT
London
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Course description

Linux System Administration

This instructor led Linux System Administration (LPI) training course is designed to teach the key administration, security, networking and performance tasks required on a Linux Enterprise system.Targeted to closely follow the official LPI curriculum (generic Linux), this course together with the Linux Introduction and the Linux Shell Programming course will enable the Participant to work towards achieving the LPIC-1 qualification.Who will the Course Benefit?The Linux System Administration (LPI) training course is suitable for novice Linux System Administrators who need to acquire administration knowledge of the key administrative, networking, performance and security tasks required on Linux within the Enterprise.

The typical Participant will be working in an environment using several different Linux distributions and therefore knowledge of skills common to all the different Linux distributions is required. For the purpose of practical exercises, SUSE Linux will be used.

Note: Should the Participant only require knowledge of Red Hat Linux then they should instead consider attending our range of Red Hat Linux Administration courses.Course ObjectivesOn completion of this course the Participant will have technical knowledge of what is required to administer Linux within the Enterprise. They will have gained practical experience of configuring administrative, networking and security aspects of a Linux Enterprise system. The Participant will possess the essential knowledge required to work towards achieving the LPIC-1 qualification.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Linux Introduction

Training Course Content

DAY 1

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Participant and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: INSTALLING LINUX Information required

  • Installation using virtual consoles
  • Installation methods (local CD and networked)
  • Installing via a remote system using VNC
  • Using boot time options
  • Partitioning and software selection
  • Installation procedures
  • Exercise

Session 2: DEVICES UNDER LINUX

  • Device files
  • Device file naming conventions
  • Examining hardware under the /proc directory
  • Using the hw info command
  • Investigating bus/devices:
  • lspci, lsdev, lsusb commands etc.
  • Detecting new/existing devices
  • Monitoring the system with siga
  • Exercise

Session 3: ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

  • Files used in creating users and groups
  • Adding, modifying and deleting users and groups
  • Password administration
  • The shells and the user environment - login files ulimit command
  • setuid, setgid and sticky bit permissions
  • The sudo command
  • Exercise

DAY 2

Session 4: FILE SYSTEM CONFIGURATION

  • The Native Linux file systems ext2, ext3, ext4 and resierfs
  • File system journals
  • Disk partitioning: fdisk and parted
  • File
  • system administration and Maintenance (mkfs, mount, umount and fsck)
  • Creating ISO images
  • Managing disk quotas
  • Exercise

Session 5: SWAP

  • Swap overview
  • Creating and monitoring swap space (swapon, swapoff and mkswap)
  • Exercise

Session 6: PACKAGE MANAGEMENT

  • The Redhat Package Management (RPM) system
  • The SUSE zypper package manager
  • Installing, updating and removing software
  • Querying and verifying packages
  • Dependency problems and resolution
  • System updating - manual and automatic
  • Exercise

DAY 3 

Session 7: SYSTEM STARTUP/SHUTDOWN

  • System startup procedure
  • The boot process and run-levels (init and /etc/inittab)
  • Managing services (chkconfig and rc commands)
  • Modifying system settings in /etc/sys config
  • Shutdown commands
  • Exercise

Session 8: PRINTER MANAGEMENT

  • The CUPS printing System - local and remote printing
  • Administering CUPS using the web browser interface
  • Administering CUPS using other graphical tools
  • Print queue management
  • Print commands
  • Exercise

Session 9: PROCESS MONITORING AND SCHEDULING

  • Monitoring system processes (strace, top, pstree and ksysguard)
  • Scheduling jobs using 'at' and 'crontab'
  • Controlling access to the 'at' and 'crontab' utilities
  • Exercise

DAY 4

Session 10: SYSTEM SECURITY

  • The Secure shell: Open SSH Encryption and Authentication Under SSH
  • SSH and Port Tunnelling GPG
  • GPG Tools Managing keys and encryption
  • Managing digital signatures
  • Exercise

Session 11: CONNECTING LINUX TO THE NETWORK

  • Basic network configuration (i.p. addresses, classes, masks, MAC address)
  • IPv4 and IPv6 addressing
  • Network protocols
  • Service port numbers
  • Configuration files
  • Managing network devices (ifup, ifdown, ifstatus)
  • Configuring network information (hostnames, i.p addressing, domains)
  • Changing media speed (mii-tool, ethtool)
  • Managing routing
  • Exercise

Session 12: INTERNET SERVICES

  • The extended internet daemon (xinetd)
  • Handling network service requests with xinetd
  • Enable and configuring access to a service
  • Configuring TCP/IP wrappers for security
  • Configuring the network time protocol daemon for a client
  • Exercise

DAY 5

Session 13: BACKUP AND RESTORE

  • Tape devices
  • Controlling tapes (mt)
  • Backing and restoring with the tar command
  • Backing and restoring with the cpio command
  • Using dump and restore commands to backup and restore file systems
  • Backing up raw data with ddFile compression and archiving (tar, gzip, bzip2)
  • Mirroring data between systems with rsync
  • Backing up and restoring with yast
  • Exercise

Session 14: TROUBLE SHOOTING LINUX

  • Troubleshooting process check list
  • Manual booting into single user mode
  • Automatic booting into single user mode (fsck checking)
  • Rescue environment utilities and operation
  • Common boot problems and their resolution
  • Exercise

Session 15: SYSTEM LOGGING

  • syslog Configuration
  • The /etc/syslog.conf
  • Configuration File
  • Editing the syslog.conf
  • File
  • Testing Using logger
  • Managing Logs with log rotate
  • Exercise

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