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LINUX Administrator

(RedHat Advanced Server 5.0)

Instructor:  Chen Chen

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Red Hat Certifations:

  1. Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT) proves core system administrator skills. An RHCT can install, and configure a new Linux system and attach it to the corporate network. Installation and core system administration concepts, tools, and troubleshooting are explored in depth.  For detail please referring to http://www.redhat.com/certification/rhct/?s_kwcid=TC|8574|rhct||S|b|3689178291
  2. Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) demonstrates senior system administrator skills. An RHCE has RHCT skills plus the ability to configure network services and security. An RHCE can make decisions about which services should be deployed on the corporate network and how.  For detail please referring to http://www.redhat.com/certification/rhce/?s_kwcid=TC|8574|rhce||S|p|3689171181
  3. Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) establishes architect skills. An RHCA has RHCE skills plus deeper and additional skills needed to deploy and manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux throughout the enterprise in numerous and varied applications. The curriculum emphasizes technology and processes for software deployment and systems management, directory services and authentication, storage management, system monitoring, performance tuning, and advanced network services and security.  For detail please referring to http://www.redhat.com/certification/rhca/?s_kwcid=TC|8574|rhca||S|b|3689179011

What does this class cover? 
           This class covers RHCT and RHCE.  We may introduce some RHCA topics but we won’t systematically discuss them.

Class Material

b). http://www.redhat.com/mirrors/LDP/ - Linux Document Project, you can find lots of “How-To” here

c). http://www.linuxquestions.org/ - Linux questions and answers

d). http://www-1.ibm.com/linux/ - Linux at IBM

e). http://h10018.www1.hp.com/wwsolutions/linux/index.html - Linux for the Real World from HP

f). http://www.linuxiso.org/distro.php?distro=7 – download RedHat 9 OS softwares and other good stuff

g). http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/6/idpl/958598 - RPM search

h). http://www.linux.org/docs/index.html - How-to’s, FAQ, man pages, downloads, etc

i). http://stommel.tamu.edu/~baum/linuxlist/linuxlist/linuxlist.html - Linux Software Encyclopedia

j). http://www.megaloman.com/~hany/RPM/index.html - Linux rpm repository

k). http://www.symantec.com/enterprise/support/index.jsp - Symantec Veritas VM and other products

l). http://www.otn.oracle.com  – download Oracle s/w here

  1. Text book for RH course RH033, “Introduction to Red Hat Linux”.  Check with Winnie for detail.
  2. Book from internet – Study the book “Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide“ from http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/.
  3. Material from internet - Redhat/IBM/HP/Veritas/Oracle websites

    a). http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/ - Red Hat manuals.  Materials from following manuals are used accordingly for this class:

Course Contents:

Introduction to Red Hat Linux
Popularly used Linix commands
Introduction to Hardware and Device Configuration
Lab:  1) Unit 3 Lab in text book for RH033;  2) commandline1.pdf;  3) xterm exercise;  4) vi exercise; 5) set up putty

Introduction to Red Hat Installation
User and Group Administration
System Initialization and Services and Run Level
Lab:  1) Exercise 1,2,6,7 in commandline2.pdf ;2) Install Virtual box and Red Hat Linux;  3) Unit 4 Lab in text book for RH033

File system Management
RPM Management
Boot Loaders
Kernel Services and Configuration
Process control and task automation
Printing Service
Lab: 1) Exercise 3,4,5 in commandline2.pdf ; 2) Build RPM; 3) Booting into a maintenance runlevel; 4) Setup crontab; 5) Creating a new filesystem; 6) adding swap

System Administration Tools (/usr/sbin/system*; /usr/bin/system*)
Network Configuration
Linux Security
NFS Setup
Lab – 1) Get familiar with system-config-* utilities; 2) Creation static network settings; 3) Create a NFS  system and an auto-mount  home directory system; 4) Set iptable rules

DNS – Domain Name System
FTP – File Transfer Protocol
NIS – Network Information System
DHCP – Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Lab – 1) Configure DNS client (and server, optional); 2) Configure anonymous FTP server; 3) Configure a NIS server

Kickstart installation
Bash Shell Scripting
Other Advanced Topics – Performance tuning, etc
Lab: 1) Configure a kickstart installation server; 2) Bash shell scripting exercise 1,2,3