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Red Hat Linux 8 for Experienced Red Hat Linux 7 Administrators

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2 days
1,100 GBP excl. VAT
Professional Training
Next available date: 11/11/2021 09:30 - Online courses
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Online courses
1,100 GBP
11/11/2021

Online courses
1,100 GBP
06/01/2022

London
1,100 GBP
11/11/2021

London
1,100 GBP
06/01/2022

Course description

This is a fast paced instructor led Red Hat Linux 8 for Experienced Red Hat Linux 7 Administrators training course. It is designed to give the delegates practical experience in the administration of a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (RHEL8) system.

With a strong emphasis on using the command line and practical hands-on training, this course will teach the administrative tasks required to successfully administer a Red Hat Linux 8 system.

Exercises and examples are used throughout the course to give practical hands-on experience with the techniques covered.

Skills Gained

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Awareness of the major differences between Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • Creating system images using Composer
  • Using DNF for Package and Software Management
  • Further features of DNF
  • Using Cockpit for Volume Management
  • Performing Volume and Filesystem Management using Stratis
  • Creating Virtual Data Optimiser (VDO) Volumes
  • Configuring Identity Management using authselect and PAM modules
  • Modifying authselect Profiles
  • Deploying Containers using Podman and Buildah
  • Overview of Docker
  • Configuring firewall rules using NFTables
  • Writing and executing NFTable Scripts
  • Overview of Ansible
Who will the Course Benefit?

This Red Hat Linux 8 for Experienced Red Hat Linux 7 Administrators course is suitable for anyone who has already acquired administration skills for RHEL7 who wishes to acquire knowledge of the new features available within the Red Hat 8 operating system.

Course Objectives

On completion of this Red Hat Linux 8 for Experienced Red Hat Linux 7 Administrators course, the delegate will have gained practical experience of the required Linux commands to perform system administration tasks on RHEL8 systems.

Requirements

This is a fast paced course assumes good knowledge of the Red Hat Linux operating system to the level covered in the pre-requisite courses.

Pre-Requisite Courses
  • Red Hat 7 System Administration - Part 1
  • Red Hat 7 System Administration - Part 2
Follow-On Courses
  • Red Hat 8 System Administration - Part 3: Linux Automation with Ansible
  • Red Hat 8 Advanced System Administration
  • Red Hat System Security
  • Red Hat Networking
  • Linux Shell Programming
  • Linux Advanced Shell Programming Tools
  • Apache Web Server
Notes:
  • 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.
Red Hat Linux 8 for Experienced Red Hat Linux 7 Administrators Training Course

Course Contents - DAY 1

Course Introduction

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

Session 1: UPGRADE CONSIDERATIONS

  • Which types of systems can be upgraded
  • Implications of upgrading RHEL7
  • Overview new features
  • Deprecated and removed software
  • Preparing a RHEL7 system for upgrade

Session 2: CREATING SYSTEM IMAGES USING COMPOSER

  • Composer Introduction
  • Creating Composer images
  • Using Composer within Cockpit
  • Image Builder requirements and output formats
  • Composing images from blueprints
  • Exercise

Session 3: USING DNF FOR PACKAGE AND SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT

  • Introduction and advantages of DNF
  • Configuring Repositories for DNF
  • DNF command syntax
  • Further features of DNF
  • Exercise

Session 4: USING COCKPIT FOR VOLUME MANAGEMENT

  • Cockpit Introduction
  • Facilities provided by Cockpit
  • Cockpit for Filesystems and Volume Management
  • Exercise

Session 5: PERFORMING VOLUME AND FILESYSTEM MANAGEMENT USING STRATIS

  • Stratis layered Storage Introduction
  • Stratis storage considerations
  • Creating Stratis Pools and Filesystems
  • Extending Stratis storage
  • Exercise
Red Hat Linux 8 for Experienced Red Hat Linux 7 Administrators Training Course

Course Contents - DAY 2

Session 6: INTRODUCTION TO VIRTUAL DATA OPTIMISER

  • VDO requirements and utilities
  • Creating VDO volumes
  • Increasing the size of Logical and Physical volumes
  • Configuring VDO with Cockpit
  • Exercise

Session 7: CONFIGURE IDENTITY MANAGEMENT USING AUTHSELECT AND PAM MODULES

  • authselect Overview
  • Selecting an authselect profile
  • PAM Modules
  • Modifying authselect profiles
  • Exercise

Session 8: DEPLOY CONTAINERS USING PODMAN AND BUILDAH

  • Linux Container Overview
  • Advantages of Containers over Virtualization
  • Docker Overview
  • Building a Container using Buildah
  • Running Containers with Podman
  • Exercise

Session 9: CONFIGURE FIREWALL RULES USING NFT COMMAND

  • NFTables Introduction
  • When to use NFTables, iptables or firewalld
  • Converting iptable rules to NFTable rules
  • IPv4 and IPv6 address families
  • Writing and executing NFTable rules
  • Configuring Port Forwarding
  • Writing NFTable scripts
  • Automatically loading NFTable rules at boot time
  • Exercise

Session 10: OVERVIEW OF ANSIBLE

  • Ansible Introduction
  • Ansible Inventories
  • Ansible Modules and Playbooks
  • Tasks and Roles

Addendum: Reference Materials (provided within the course handbook for additional reading)

APPENDIX A - SYSTEMD SOCKETS

  • Working with systemd unit files
  • Monitoring overridden units

APPENDIX B - DEPLOYING ANSIBLE

  • Installing and configuring Ansible
  • Ansible user and Inventory file
  • Ansible client configuration

Expenses

£1,100.00

Continuing Studies

Follow on courses: Red Hat 8 System Administration - Part 3: Linux Automation with Ansible, Red Hat 8 Advanced System Administration, Red Hat System Security, Red Hat Networking, Linux Shell Programming, Linux Advanced Shell Programming Tools, Apache Web Server

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