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Oracle Linux 7 Administration

This highly practical instructor led Oracle Linux 7 Administration training course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of the Oracle Linux operating system and basic systems administration.

Targeted to closely follow the Oracle Linux courses, this course together with the follow on Advanced Administration of Oracle Linux course will enable the delegate to work towards achieving the Oracle Linux Certified Associate Certification (1Z0-100).

The attendee will gain administration techniques used in the workplace.

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Learn how to install Oracle Linux 7
  • Manage users and groups
  • Understand the boot process, system daemons and using systemd
  • Install packages from the Unbreakable Linux Network repositories
  • Learn about how ksplice can be used to update a running kernel
  • Configure kernel module parameters and load/unload modules
  • Understand disk organisation, Logical Volume Manager and RAID devices
  • Create ext, XFS and btrfs filesystems
  • Managing networks
  • Configure network services (NFS, FTP, NTP and OpenSSH)
  • Perform basic security using firewalld and iptables
  • Considerations for running an Oracle database on Oracle Linux
  • Basic troubleshooting

Who will the Course Benefit?

The Oracle Linux 7 Administration training course is suitable for anyone who knows the Linux Essentials and needs to understand how to perform basic administration of the operating system.  The course will particularly appeal to system administrators, Support Engineers, Database Administrators, network administrators, Unix administrators wishing to switch over/expand their skills or  move to more popular Linux platforms, other operating system professionals or anyone who requires a proficiency in Linux.

Learning Objectives

Course Objectives

To provide command line and GUI the skills required to work productively in the workplace using Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL).  The delegate will possess at the end of the course the majority of the skills required to begin their studies towards achieving the various Oracle Linux certifications.

Pre-Requisites

Requirements

The delegate should be familiar with the topics covered on the Linux Fundamentals course including use of the 'vi' editor, working with files and directories, Linux command line and shell scripting.

Pre-Requisite Courses

  • Linux Fundamentals

Follow-On Courses

  • Oracle Linux 7 Advanced Administration
  • Apache Web Server
  • Perl Programming
  • Oracle SQL
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.

Course Content

Day 1

Course Introduction

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

Session 1: AN INTRODUCTION TO ORACLE LINUX

  • A brief history of UNIX and LINUX
  • GNU project
  • GPL - GNU General Public license
  • The LINUX kernel
  • The Bash Shell
  • Login sessions
  • GUI sessions and tools
  • Exercise

Session 2: INSTALLING ORACLE LINUX

  • Downloading Oracle Linux
  • Using the anaconda installer
  • Installation process
  • Firstboot
  • Exercise

Session 3: SYSTEMD AND USING SYSTEMCTL TO CONTROL BOOT SERVICES

  • The boot process, bootloader and GRUB2
  • The systemd daemon
  • Control Services using systemctl etc.
  • Related commands
  • System Shutdown and Reboot management
  • Exercise

Day 2

Session 4: CONFIGURING THE SYSTEM

  • Setting date and time
  • Configuring Network Time Protocol (NTP)
  • Various configuration files
  • Using the sysctl utility
  • Exercise

Session 5: USING RPM and YUM  PACKAGE MANAGEMENT TOOLS

  • Installing removing software manually using rpm
  • RPM queries and verifying packages
  • Dependency problems and resolution
  • Other RPM features
  • The YUM management tool
  • The software repositories
  • Oracle Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN)
  • Exercise

Session 6: CONFIGURING LOG FILES and SYSTEM MONITORING

  • System Log Files
  • rsyslog configuration
  • Analysing and rotating log files
  • Use logrotate
  • Basics of journald and using journalctl
  • Monitoring tools:- sosreport, iostat, sar and top
  • Enterprise Manager Ops Center and OSWatcher
  • Exercise

Session 7: MANAGING USER ACCOUNTS

  • User and Group administration
  • User Private Group (UPG)
  • Adding, deleting and viewing users and groups
  • Setting a password
  • Profile files
  • su and sudo commands
  • Exercise

Day 3

Session 8: SCHEDULING FUTURE TASKS

  • Using 'at' to manage one-off jobs
  • Using the cron system
  • System crontab files
  • Monitoring cron access
  • Controlling access to the 'cron' and 'at' facilities
  • Using anacron
  • Exercise

Session 9: MAINTAINING THE KERNEL

  • Listing, loading and removing modules (lsmod, modinfo etc)
  • Updating the Kernel package
  • Using kernel arguments
  • Working with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK)
  • What is Ksplice
  • Using Ksplice
  • Introduction to Oracle ASM
  • Exercise

Session 10: BASIC CLIENT NETWORKING

  • Configuring Network Interfaces
  • Controlling Network Devices: ifup/ifdown
  • Configuring IPV4 dynamic and static networking
  • Network Tools ip, nmcli, ifconfig, ethtool etc
  • Starting/restarting the network
  • Network Monitoring Tools netstat, tcpdump, wireshark and tshark
  • Exercise

Session 11: MANAGE LOGICAL VOLUMES

  • Creating partitions
  • Creating Volume Groups and Logical Volumes
  • Basic LVM design and configuration
  • The Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
  • Displaying information regarding LVM volumes
  • Configuring RAID devices
  • Exercise

Day 4

Session 12: CREATE AND MANAGE FILESYSTEMS

  • Creating EXT filesystems
  • Creating XFS Filesystems
  • Mounting and un-mounting file systems
  • The xfs_admin and xfs_growfs utilities
  • Extending/reducing Volume Groups, Logical Volumes and filesystems
  • Backing up and restoring XFS filesystems
  • Managing Swap Space
  • Exercise

Session 13: MANAGING BTRFS FILESYSTEMS

  • What is a btrfs filesystem
  • The btrfs utility
  • Creating and Mounting btrfs filesystems
  • Maintaining btrfs filesystems
  • snapper utility
  • Exercise

Session 14: THE OPENSSH COMMANDS

  • What is available in OpenSSH - ssh, scp and sftp
  • Using ssh-keygen, ssh-agent, ssh-add and ssh-copy-id
  • By-passing password request when connecting to remote system
  • Exercise

Day 5

Session 15:SECURING THE SYSTEM

  • The firewall Facility
  • firewall-config and firewall-cmd utilities
  • Packet Filtering using firewalld
  • iptables syntax
  • TCP wrappers
  • Exercise

Session 16:REMOTE FILE SHARING

  • Concepts of NFS
  • Configuring NFS server and client
  • Automounting NFS filesystems
  • Configuring Very Secure FTP (vsftp)
  • Troubleshooting NFS Problems
  • Exercise

Session 17:MANAGING ORACLE ON ORACLE

  • Preparing Linux for Oracle Database
  • Oracle Pre Install RPM
  • Oracle Software and Group Accounts
  • Kernel Parameters for Oracle Database
  • Configure Huge pages
  • Automatic Storage Management and ASMLIB
  • Exercise

Session 18:TROUBLESHOOTING

  • Understanding the boot process
  • The Rescue Environment
  • The chroot utility
  • dmesg utility
  • Exercise

Exams & Certification

Examinations

The Oracle Linux 7 Administration training course will provide the basic skills required to study towards taking the  Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle Linux 5 and 6 System Administrator certification (1Z0-100) ).  For those wishing to study for the Oracle Certified Professional Oracle Linux 6 System Administrator (1Z0-105) then they should also attend the Oracle Linux 7 Advanced Administration course.

For those taking certification, our courses and also with Oracle's own courses your preparation for the exam should include on the job hands-on experience which cover topics from the exam syllabus.  The courses may not cover all the exam topics and therefore the candidate should prepare appropriately.  Therefore, before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience.  The Oracle website lists all exam requirements and these are updated regularly.

Exams are not included as part of the course.

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