SUSE Linux System Administration — A 5 day course
This instructor led SUSE Linux System Administration training course is designed to teach the key administration, security, networking and performance tasks required on a SUSE Linux Enterprise system. Targeted to closely follow the official Novell Certified Linux Professional (NCP) curriculum, this course together with the SUSE Linux Essentials and the SUSE Linux Advanced System Administration course will enable the delegate to work towards achieving the Novell Certified Linux Professional (NCP - SLES 11) qualification.
This instructor led SUSE Linux System Administration training course is designed to teach the key administration, security, networking and performance tasks required on a SUSE Linux Enterprise system.
The delegate will have knowledge in all, and practise in some, of the following:
- Performing administrative tasks with supplied tools such as YaST.
- Installing and updating SUSE Linux.
- Listing device information.
- Managing user and group account information.
- Managing the Linux file systems.
- Listing, creating and removing swap space.
- Managing software packages.
- System startup/shutdown management.
- Managing system services.
- Configuring local and remote printers.
- Process monitoring and job scheduling.
- Manage system security with encryption
- Connecting the server to the network.
- Managing basic network services (ftp, telnet, ssh etc).
- Performing local and remote backups.
- Troubleshooting and responding to boot problems.
- Manage system logging.
This SUSE Linux System Administration training course is suitable for novice Linux System Administrators, Programmers and other technical IT staff who need to acquire administration knowledge of the key administrative, networking, performance and security tasks required on SUSE Linux within the Enterprise.
This SUSE Linux System Administration course assumes good knowledge of the SUSE Linux operating system in an Enterprise environment to the level covered on the Linux Introduction course. Knowledge of Linux Shell Programming to the level covered on the Linux Shell Programming course would also be beneficial.
Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices
London — £1595 (+VAT)
- Administration and Course Materials
- Course Structure and Agenda
- Delegate and Trainer Introductions
- 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
Devices Under Linux
- Device files
- Device file naming conventions
- Examining hardware under the /proc directory
- Using the hwinfo command
- Investigating bus/devices: - lspci, lsdev, lsusb commands etc.
- Detecting new/existing devices
- Monitoring the system with siga
- 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
- The Native Linux filesystems ext2, ext3, ext4 and resierfs
- Filesystem journals
- Disk partitioning: fdisk and parted
- Filesystem administration and Maintenance (mkfs, mount, umount and fsck)
- Creating ISO images
- Managing disk quotas
- Swap overview
- Creating and monitoring swap space (swapon, swapoff and mkswap)
- 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
- System startup procedure
- The boot process and run-levels (init and /etc/inittab)
- Managing services (chkconfig and rc commands)
- Modifying system settings in /etc/sysconfig
- Shutdown commands
- 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
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
- The Secure shell: OpenSSH
- Encryption and Authentication Under SSH
- SSH and Port Tunnelling
- GPG Tools
- Managing keys and encryption
- Managing digital signatures
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
- 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
Back-Up 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 dd
- File compression and archiving (tar, gzip, bzip2)
- Mirroring data between systems with rsync
- Backing up and restoring with yast
- 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
- syslog Configuration
- The /etc/syslog.conf Configuration File
- Editing the syslog.conf File
- Testing Using logger
- Managing Logs with logrotate
Reference Materials (provided within the course handbook for additional reading)
- Configuring Postfix Mail
Customising and Using X Windows
- Configuring the X Windows GUI interface and desktops
- Configuring the desktop for disabled users
- Geographical considerations and character sets
YUM and APT
- Additional software package management tools
- Miscellaneous Shell commands