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Red Hat Linux 7 for Experienced Red Hat Linux 6 Administrators

This is a fast paced instructor led Red Hat Linux 7 for Experienced Red Hat Linux 6 Administrators training course. It is designed to give the delegates practical experience in the administration of a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL7) system. With a strong emphasis on practical hands on training, this course will teach administrative tasks required to successfully administer a Red Hat Linux 7 system.

Targeted to closely follow the official Red Hat certification curriculum, this course along with existing knowledge will enable the delegate to work towards achieving the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) and/or Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification.

The course assumes that the delegate will have a good knowledge of all the topics covered in the RHSA1, RHSA2 and RHSA3 courses for RHEL6.

Who will the Course Benefit?

This Red Hat Linux 7 for Experienced Red Hat Linux 6 Administrators course is suitable for anyone who has already acquired administration skills for RHEL6.

Along with existing knowledge this course will teach many of the necessary skills to enable the delegate to work towards achieving Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) and Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification. The course assumes knowledge of the Red Hat Linux operating system to the level covered in the RHSA1, RHSA2 and RHSA3 courses for RHEL6.

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Learning Objectives

On completion of the Red Hat Linux 7 for Experienced Red Hat Linux 6 Administrators course the delegate will have gained practical experience of the major differences between RHEL6 and RHEL7 on the topics covered in the RHSA1V7, RHSA2V7 and RHSA3V7 courses.

The delegate will have knowledge in all, and practise in some, of the following:

  • Upgrade Considerations and Tools
  • Managing services and boot up process using systemd and systemctl
  • XFS Filesystems
  • Network Management and IPV6
  • Configuring a RHELv7 firewall (firewall-cmd and firewall-config)
  • Setting Up Centralised Storage iSCSI
  • Overview of Linux Containers
  • Install, configure, query and backup a MariaDB database
  • Booting into recovery mode

Pre-Requisites

This is a fast paced course therefore a good knowledge of all the content covered in the RHSA1, RHSA2 and RHSA3 courses for RHEL6 is essential.

Course Content

Course Contents - DAY 1

Course Introduction

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

Session 1: UPGRADE CONSIDERATIONS

  • Which types of systems can be upgraded
  • Implications of Upgrading
  • Preupgrade Assistant
  • Red Hat Upgrade Tool
  • New root filesystem layout
  • ifconfig output changes
  • Changes to login defaults
  • Initiating a kickstart at RHELv7
  • New Backup Commands
  • New Desktops - Gnome Classic, Gnome3 and KDE Plasma

Session 2: USING SYSTEMD AND CONTROLLING SERVICES

  • The systemd deamon
  • Control Services using systemctl etc.
  • System Shutdown and Reboot management
  • Exercise

Session 3: USING XFS FILESYSTEMS

  • What is XFS
  • Advantages of using XFS
  • Creating and mounting XFS
  • Exercise

Session 4: CONFIGURING A RHELv7 FIREWALL

  • Limiting network access through a firewall
  • The firewalld program
  • Basic configuration using the GUI interface firewall-config
  • Packet Filtering using firewalld
  • Command line tool firewall-cmd
  • Rule Targets
  • Basic Rules and their Operation
  • Connection Tracking
  • Source and Destination NAT Configuration
  • Exercise

Course Contents - DAY 2

Session 5: BOOTING INTO RECOVERY MODE

  • The Rescue Environment
  • Booting into Single User Mode
  • Recovery from lost root password
  • Exercise

Session 6: NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND IPV6

  • Network Manager Changes
  • IPV6 Addressing
  • Local Network Bridges
  • Configure Ethernet Bonding (Link aggregation, teaming)
  • Exercise

Session 7: CENTRALISED AND SECURE STORAGE

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

Session 8: CONFIGURING A MARIADB DATABASE

  • Install and configure MariaDB
  • Backup and Restore a database
  • Create a simple database schema
  • Perform simple SQL queries on the database
  • Exercise

Session 9: OVERVIEW OF LINUX CONTAINERS

  • What is a Linux Container
  • What are the advantages of Containers
  • Overview of Docker

Exams & Certification

Before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience. The Red Hat website lists all exam requirements and these are updated regularly.

Exams are not included as part of the course.

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