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Oracle Linux 7 Advanced Administration

This highly practical instructor led Oracle Linux 7 Advanced Administration training course is designed to give delegates practical experience in the administration of an Oracle Enterprise Linux (OL) system. With a strong emphasis on practical hands on training, this course will teach further essential administrative tasks required to successfully administer an Oracle Linux system.

Targeted to closely follow the official Oracle certification curriculum, this course together with the Administering Oracle Linux 7 course will enable the delegate to work towards achieving the Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Linux 6 System Administrator (1Z0-105) qualification.

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Automate a system install using Kickstart
  • Configure a DNS server
  • Configure Samba, DHCP and HTTP servers
  • How to configure client access to LDAP
  • Learn about advanced network facilities and configure aggregated network links (teaming/network bonding)
  • Advanced use of RPM and YUM package management tools
  • Access Control Lists and Disk Quotas
  • Virtualisation using Linux Containers, Docker and KVM
  • Managing resources using systemd and control groups
  • Introduction to SELinux (Security Enhanced Linux)
  • Configure ISCSI
  • Introduction to OCFS2 and Clusterware
  • Use of DTrace to monitor performance

Who will the Course Benefit?

The Oracle Linux 7 Advanced Administration course is suitable for anyone who has acquired basic administration skills from attending the Linux Fundamentals and Oracle Linux 7 Administration course.  This will include System Administrators, Support Engineers, Data Centre Managers, System Integrators and other technical IT staff who need to acquire knowledge of the key administration tasks required to administer a Oracle Linux system.

This course will teach many of the necessary skills to enable the delegate to work towards achieving the Oracle Certified Professional Oracle Linux 6 System Administrator (1Z0-105).  The course assumes knowledge of the Oracle Linux operating system to at least the level covered in the Linux Fundamentals course and the Oracle Linux 7 Administration course.

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Learning Objectives

Course Objectives

On completion of this Oracle Linux 7 Advanced Administration the delegate will have gained practical experience of the Linux commands, the GUI's and will posses the technical knowledge required to perform Advanced System Administration tasks.

Pre-Requisites

Requirements

Familiarisation with the topics covered on the Oracle Linux 7 Administration course. Knowledge of configuring various network services and be able to setup firewall services using firewalld is also advisable.

Pre-Requisite Courses

  • Oracle Linux 7 Administration

Follow-On Courses

  • 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: NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND NAME SERVICES

  • Configuring a DHCP server and client
  • Configuring a DNS server and client access
  • Master/Slave Zones
  • Reverse lookup Zones
  • Record types and their syntax
  • Address Match Lists (acl)
  • Configuring a Caching Only Name Server
  • DNS in a chroot environment
  • Testing a DNS server
  • Exercise

Session 2: AUTHENTICATION AND DIRECTORY SERVICES

  • What is LDAP?
  • Configure access to an LDAP server
  • Configure Kerberos
  • System Security Services daemon (sss)
  • Exercise

Session 3: CENTRALISED AND SECURE STORAGE (ISCSI)

  • What is ISCSI?
  • Setting up ISCSI Target and Initiator
  • Accessing Centralised Storage
  • Exercise

Day 2

Session 4: CONFIGURE SAMBA SERVICES

  • Configure file sharing between hosts with CIFS (Samba)
  • Using smbclient and Konqueror to access shares
  • Exercise

Session 5: CONFIGURING AND MANAGING SELINUX

  • Configuration and customisation of SELinux
  • Context types
  • semanage, getsebool, setsebool, sealeart and chcon commands
  • SELinux log files)
  • Exercise

Session 6: FURTHER MANAGEMENT OF STORAGE

  • Access Control List (ACL's)
  • Use of Extended attributes
  • Authentication policies and User Private Groups
  • Managing password files
  • Using Disk Quota
  • Overview of udev
  • Exercise

Session 7: ADVANCED SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT

  • The Yellow Dog Update, Modifier Tool (YUM)
  • Creating a YUM repository
  • Building a package
  • Yum Plug-ins
  • Exercise

Day 3

Session 8: PAM MODULES

  • What is PAM?
  • PAM Configuration
  • PAM Authentication Modules
  • Exercise

Session 9: BASIC MAIL SERVER CONFIGURATION

  • Email Components
  • Mail User, Mail Transport and Mail User Agents
  • Postfix Configuration
  • Configuring a null client using Postfix
  • Dovecot - POP and IMAP services
  • Exercise

Session 10: DEPLOYING A WEB SERVER

  • The Apache and Tux Web Servers
  • Apache server configuration files
  • Apache Configuration Directives
  • Basic Server Configuration
  • HTTP and SELinux
  • Configuring https
  • Exercise

Session 11: LINUX CONTAINERS and DOCKER

  • What is a Linux Container?
  • What are the advantages of Containers
  • Creating and using a container
  • What is Docker?
  • Installing and configuring Docker
  • Exercise

Day 4

Session 12: VIRTUALISATION WITH XEN AND KVM

  • XEN and KVM differences
  • Creating a KVM Virtual Machine
  • Managing Linux on a Virtual System
  • Exercise

Session 13: INSTALLING ORACLE LINUX USING KICKSTART

  • How Kickstart works
  • Sections within a Kickstart configuration file
  • Pre and Post Kickstart processing
  • Creating a Kickstart file
  • Creating the Linux Install Server
  • Differing ways of starting a Kickstart installation
  • Exercise

Session 14: INTRODUCTION TO OCFS2 and CLUSTERWARE

  • What facilities are provided by OCFS2 and CLUSTERWARE
  • Configuring OCFS2 on Linux
  • Configuring Oracle Clusterware
  • Clusterware Hardware and Software requirements
  • Network configuration
  • The voting disk and OCR
  • Clusterware Daemons and Log files
  • Lesson Review

Day 5

Session 15:MANAGING RESOURCES USING CONTROL GROUPS

  • What are Control Groups?
  • Controlling access to System Resources
  • Configuring Control Units
  • Exercise

Session 16:CORE DUMP ANALYSIS

  • CCore Dump collection with Kdump and Kexec
  • Using the crash utility
  • Kernel Tuning Parameters
  • Exercise

Session 17:DTRACE

  • What is Dtrace?
  • Dtrace Facilities
  • Dtrace Scripts
  • Built in Variables
  • Exercise

Exams & Certification

Examinations

This training course will teach some of the necessary skills to enable the delegate to work towards achieving the official  Oracle Certified Professional Oracle Linux 6 System Administrator (1Z0-105) certification.

Before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience. For those taking certification, preparation for the exam should include 'on the job' hands-on experience which will 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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