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EL7UP

Enterprise Linux 7 New Features for Administrators
(For RedHat 7, CentOS 7, Oracle Linux 7 and Scientific Linux 7 versions)

This three-day course covers the new administration features of Enterprise Linux 7 for those with previous Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 administraion experience.
The course is fairly intensive, but provides ample time for putting skills into practise. Topics include the GRUB2 bootloader, the new systemd boot process and service management, creating new services, new network commands (nmcli, nmtui, hostnamectl) and network teaming/bonding, firewalld-based Linux firewall facilities using firewall-cmd, Interactive installation plus Kickstart differences, an introduction to Control Groups, journald logging, chronyd times services, Btrfs and XFS file systems, and more.

In addition, a variety of troubleshooting scenarios are covered, and methods for system performance monitoring.
 We use real hardware, with each attendee having their own dedicated server throughout the course, plus access to additional virtual machines on a VMWare server.

Our Linux courses are suitable training for Linux LPI or RedHat Certification

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OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE

To become proficient in Linux Enterprise 7 administration new features.

COURSE CODE EL7UP
TUTORS
Mick Hosegood email
DURATION 3 days VENUE Newark (N) Training Centre **
PRICE £875* BOOKING CONTACT Mick Hosegood email
EXPERIENCE LEVEL Intermediate TECHNICAL CONTACT Mick Hosegood email
*See note at bottom for special savings! For pricing for a course run especially for your organisation, please see our custom page 

COURSE DATES:

Jan 2017
Apr
Jul
Sep
Dec
9-N 10-N 3-N 25-N
TBA

INTENSITY: About 40% of the course is practicals, and 60% lectures

RESOURCE: Each student will have exclusive use of a fully equipped Dell server for the duration of the course, plus the ability to create additional virtual machines. Each student will be provided with a full set of training notes.

PREREQUISITES: Experience of Enterprise Linux 5 or 6 administration is essential.

FOLLOW UPS: Enterprise Linux 7 Administration Part 3  RHCE-level course. First Alternative also offers an extensive range of Solaris courses.

PRACTICALS / TAKEAWAYS: Each student leaves the course with their own set of training notes for the material covered; around 200 pages per day of training.

Every student who attends this course will be issued with a signed certificate of course completion, which we will be happy to "authenticate" upon future request.
On this course, we hand out a number of quick reference sheets to each student on subjects such as vi and Linux commands.

SOFTWARE VERSIONS: We currently use Oracle Linux 7.3 which is the equivalent to RedHat 7.3, CentOS 7.3 and Scientific 7.3.

 

TOPICS COVERED ON THE COURSE

Network configuration
Examine and configure IPv4 network interface settings. Manage routes. Manage on-demand services.
Use manual (nmcli, nmtui) and NetworkManager (GUI) configuration techniques. Troubleshoot network problems. Monitor network activity.
Use the new hostnamectl utility. Troubleshoot network problems.

The Boot process and Service management
The GRUB2 bootloader configuration and management. The systemd service management daemon and the systemctl utility.
Control services, understand systemd units, create new service units. Troubleshoot the boot process and system services.
An introduction to the Cgroups mechanism.
 
Interactive Linux 7 Installation.
Using the new consolidated installation GUI. Understanding installation options and new features.
Review and update of the Kickstart auto-install facility for version 7.

Network Time protocol
Configure the new chronyd time daemon, and use the timedatectl utility.

System Log management
The new journald logging daemon, and the journalctl utility. How the new system fits with rsyslogd.
 
Software package management.
How to create and manage version 7 software repositories, including Oracle ULN.
 
Firewall management
The new firewalld daemon. Display and manipulate firewall rules with the firewall-cmd utility. Understanding zones
and services. Create new zones and services.
 
SCAP (Security Content Automation Protocol)
Using SCAP to generate system compliance reports.

New File Systems and other Storage issues
The XFS file system and Btrfs file system in detail.  Snapper. System Storage Manager (SSM)
 
Identity Management services featuring the FreeIPA server system (Bonus Section)
Setting up an IPA server, authenticating a client, and using kerberised logins and NFS access.
(This is only covered if time permits)

Introduction to Docker
Docker images and containers. Docker Hub Registry. The Docker Command-line interface.

 
SPECIAL SAVINGS FOR MULTIPLE BOOKINGS

Multiple Bookings
If you book more than one place on our courses at the same time, you are entitled to a 10% discount.
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