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RH131VT Red Hat Linux System Administration
Course Outline

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Unit 1 – System Initialization

* Objectives
* Boot Sequence Overview
* Boot Loader Components
* GRUB and grub.conf
* Starting the Boot Process: GRUB
* Kernel Initialization
* init Initialization
* Run Levels
* /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit
* /etc/rc.d/rc
* System V run levels
* /etc/rc.d/rc.local
* Controlling Services
* Hands-on Lab 1: Managing Startup

Unit 2 – Package Management

* RPM Package Manager
* Installing and Removing Software
* Updating a Kernel RPM
* rpm Queries
* rpm Verification
* About yum
* Using yum
* Searching packages/files
* Configuring Additional Repositories
* Creating a private repository
* Red Hat Network
* Red Hat Network Server
* Entitlements
* Red Hat Network Client
* Hands-on Lab 2: Working with packages

Unit 3 – Kernel Services

* Objectives
* The Linux Kernel
* Kernel Images and Variants
* Kernel Modules
* Kernel Module Utilities
* Managing the initrd Image
* Accessing Drivers Through /dev
* Device Node Examples
* Managing /dev With udev
* Adding Files Under /dev
* Kernel Configuration With /proc
* /proc Examples
* sysctl : Persistent Kernel Configuration
* Exploring Hardware Devices
* Monitoring Processes and Resources
* Hands-on Lab 3: Configuring the kernel

Unit 4 – System Services

* Network Time Protocol
* System Logging
* syslog Configuration
* XOrg: The X11 Server
* XOrg Server Configuration
* XOrg in runlevel 3
* XOrg in runlevel 5
* Remote X Sessions
* SSH: Secure Shell
* VNC: Virtual Network Computing
* cron
* Controlling Access to cron
* System crontab Files
* Daily Cron Jobs
* The anacron System
* CUPS
* Hands-on Lab 4: System Services

Unit 5 – User Administration

* Adding a New User Account
* User Private Groups
* Modifying / Deleting User Accounts
* Group Administration
* Password Aging Policies
* Switching Accounts
* sudo
* Network Users
* Authentication Configuration
* Example: NIS Configuration
* Example: LDAP Configuration
* SUID and SGID Executables
* SGID Directories
* The Sticky Bit
* Default File Permissions
* Access Control Lists (ACLs)
* SELinux
* SELinux: Targeted Policy
* SELinux: Management

Unit 6 – Filesystem Management

* Objectives
* Overview: Adding New Filesystems to the Filesystem Tree
* Device Recognition
* Disk Partitioning
* Managing Partitions
* Making Filesystems
* Filesystem Labels
* tune2fs
* Mount Points and /etc/fstab
* Mounting Filesystems with mount
* Unmounting Filesystems
* mount By Example
* Handling Swap Files and Partitions
* Mounting NFS Filesystems
* Automounter
* Direct Maps
* gnome-mount
* Hands-on Lab 6: Adding New Filesystems to the Filesystem Tree

Unit 7 – Advanced Filesystem Management

* Configuring the Quota System
* Setting Quotas for Users
* Reporting Quota Status
* What is Software RAID?
* Software RAID Configuration
* Software RAID Testing and Recovery
* What is Logical Volume Manager (LVM)?
* Creating Logical Volumes
* Resizing Logical Volumes
* Logical Volume Manager Snapshots
* Using LVM Snapshots
* Archiving tools: tar
* Archiving Tools: dump/restore
* Archiving Tools: rsync:
* Hands-on Lab 7: Advanced Filesystem Mangement

Unit 8 – Network Configuration

* Objectives
* Network Inferfaces
* Driver Selection
* Speed and Duplex Settings
* IPv4 Addresses
* Dynamic IPv4 Configuration
* Static IPv4 Configuration
* Device Aliases
* Routing Table
* Default Gateway
* Configuring Routes
* Verify IP Connectivity
* Defining the Local Host Name
* Local Resolver
* Remote Resolvers
* Verify DNS Connectivity
* Network Configuration Utilities
* Transparent Dynamic Configuration
* Implementing IPv6
* IPv6: Dynamic Interface Configuration
* IPv6: StaticInterface Configuration
* IPv6: Routing Configuration
* New and Modified Utilities
* Hands-on Lab 8: Manage Network Settings

Unit 9 – Installation

* Anaconda, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Installer
* First Stage: Starting the Installation
* First Stage: Boot Media
* Accessing the Installer
* First Stage: Installation Method
* Network Installation Server
* Second Stage: Installation Overview
* Configuring File Systems
* Advanced Partitioning
* Package Selection
* First Boot: Post-Install Configuration
* Kickstart
* Starting a Kickstart Installation
* Anatomy of a Kickstart File
* Kickstart: Commands Section
* Kickstart: Commands section
* Kickstart: Packages Section
* Kickstart: %pre, %post
* Hands-on Lab 9: Installation and System-Initialization

Unit 10 – Virtualization with Xen

* Virtualization with Xen
* Hardware Considerations
* Preparing Domain-0
* Virtual Resources
* Domain-U Configuration
* Installing a new Domain-U
* Domain Management with xm
* Activating Domains on boot
* Hands-on Lab 10: Exploring Virtualization

Unit 11 – Troubleshooting

* Method of Fault Analysis
* Fault Analysis: Gathering Data
* Things to Check: X
* Things to Check: Networking
* Order of the Boot Process
* Filesystem Corruption
* Filesystem Recovery
* Recovery Run-levels
* Rescue Environment
* Rescue Environment Utilities
* Rescue Environment Details
* Hands-on Lab 11: System Rescue and Troubleshooting

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