Enterprise Linux 7
Systems Administration Part 2
four-day course covers the additional essential
administration features of Enterprise Linux 7
for those who have attended the Part 1
Administration course, or who already have
knowledge and experience to that level. As with
all our other courses, students have exclusive
use of deskside servers, plus additional VMware
ESXi hosted virtual machines.
(RH134 RHCSA equivalent for RedHat, CentOS,
Oracle and Scientific Linux versions)
Topics include automated OS install using the
Kickstart mechanism, file system and logical
volume management, scheduled job management,
network file system configuration and
management, configure and manage the SELinux
security features, creating and managing a
firewall based on firewalld, along with a
variety of troubleshooting scenarios.
The course is fairly intensive, but provides
ample time for putting skills into practise.
This course is available to be run, fully
resourced, at your site; see here for on-site
details and prices.
This course helps with the preparation for
several certifications, but is aimed mainly at
RedHat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
when combined with the Linux Enterprise
Administration Part 1 course. The course is
suitable for any RedHat or rebuild distribution
such as CentOS, Oracle Linux (OL) and Scientific
Our Linux courses are suitable
training for Linux LPI or RedHat
for related courses
of all courses
OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE
To become proficient in Linux
Enterprise administration to a level required
for the RedHat RHCSA exam.
COURSE DATES: This course is only available at
the client site, fully resourced. Dates by
INTENSITY: About 30% of
the course is practicals, and 70% lectures
RESOURCE: Each student
will have exclusive use of a fully equipped
Dell server for the duration of the course.
Each student will be provided with a full set
of training notes, and quick reference cards
to assist with file editing and Linux
commands. A full reference for Linux resources
will also be provided in the notes.
Knowledge to a level taught on the Enterprise Linux 7
Administration Part 1 course.
FOLLOW UPS: Enterprise
Linux Adminstration Part 3
for an RHCE-level course. First Alternative
also offers an extensive range of Solaris courses but
only on-site at client premises.
PRACTICALS / TAKEAWAYS:
Each student leaves the course with their own
set of training notes for the material
covered; around 120 pages per day of training.
Quick reference sheets are provided as
|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.
SOFTWARE VERSIONS: We
currently use CentOS Linux 7.5 which is the
equivalent to RedHat 7, CentOS 7 and
TOPICS COVERED ON THE COURSE
installation with Kickstart
Automate the installation of an Enterprise
Linux system with the Kickstart
Configure and manage the required services,
and create and deploy a kickstart file.
Build a KVM virtual machine using the
prepared kickstart file and services.
Use regular expressions with grep and other
Use regular expressions
that will allow you to search content
within text files and command output.
Regular expressions are recognised by several
utilities including grep, awk and the sed
Editing with vim
section to gain proficiency with
the ubiquitous vim text editor.
Schedule Linux tasks
Submit tasks to
execute at a future time using
cron and at.
Using the crontab coammnd.
Linux process priority
Manage Linux process
priorities. The nice and renice commands.
kernel packages. List, load and unload
Examine and set kernel parameters,
with a real-world Oracle database
command line arguments. The role of
systemd-udevd with devices and
control lists (ACLs)
Manage file security using POSIX
access control lists using setfacl and
getfacl. Setting default ACLs.
Configure and manage the
Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux)
features to ensure added security.
and setting context types, using web content
as an example. SELinux boolean settings.
View SELinux log messages and implement
boolean and context changes to the
Configure systems to use central
identity management services (LDAP.)
in as an LDAP user and mount a home
directory with NFS.
Add local storage devices,
partitions, and file systems to a Linux
Add and detect new disk
storage devices, create partitions, and
EXT4 and XFS file systems.
MBR and GPT disk labels. Use the fdisk
Overview of additional tools parted and
Mount files systems and
make mounts permanent.
Create and manage logical
volumes such as RAID1 mirrors using command
Logical Volumes for usage
and disk failures.
file system (NFS)
Access NFS shares from a
remote server. Create NFS shares. NFS
SMB shares using SAMBA
(CIFS) shares and access SMB
In-depth GRUB2 configuration. Examine
various scenarios which may occur in
boot failure, and see how to fix them.
Enable the firewalld
service and use firewall-cmd
to examine and create/modify firewall
Carry out further practical
exercises to reinforce topics learned during