Training SUSE Linux for Experienced Linux System Administrators – 2 days

Class overview :

This course is designed to teach the key administration differences of a SUSE Linux Enterprise system.

Class goals :

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

  • SUSE Product Offerings and Certification
  • Use the yast tool for administration tasks
  • Install the SUSE operating system from a local device
  • Install the SUSE operating system from a networked server
  • Monitor and manage devices with UDEV and the sysfs file system
  • Manage the SUSE network environment
  • Manage system services
  • Troubleshoot and repair a system that can’t be booted
  • Manage system security with the yast tool
  • Manage on-line internet updates
  • System backup with the yast tool
  • Miscellaneous differences

Content of SUSE Linux for Experienced Linux System Administrators

SuSe Linux Poduct Offerings and Certifications

  • The SuSe Linux Poduct Offerings
  • OPENSuSe(r) Linux
  • Enterprise Class Product Offerings
  • SuSe(r) Linux Enterprise Server
  • Novell Certifications
  • NCLP Practicum Examination – Examples


  • The Yast System Configuration Tool

Installing SuSE

  • Other Supplied DOS/Windows Utilities
  • Checking Free Space
  • Dual Booting
  • Performing the Installation
  • The Installation Program User Interface
  • Virtual Consoles
  • Console Keystrokes
  • Boot Options
  • Function Keys
  • Additional Boot Options
  • Turning off Frame Buffer Support (Screen Problem)
  • VNC Installation Options
  • Kernel Options
  • Installation Procedures
  • Hard Disk Partitioning
  • Software Selection
  • Taboo
  • Booting Screen
  • Time Zone Configuration
  • Installation Progress
  • Installation Final Stages
  • Workshop Exercises

SuSE Network Installation

  • Setting up an Installation Server
  • Booting the Client
  • Creating a PXE Boot Environment
  • Setup the Server as an HTTP, FTP or NFS Server
  • Install the Syslinux Package
  • Install a DHCP Server with a PXE Boot Environment
  • Configure the TFTP Environment
  • Setup the PXE Boot Menu and Options
  • Automatic Installation
  • The XML Control File
  • Example XML Control File
  • Creating a Control File with Yast
  • Editing Configuration Files and Custom Control Scripts
  • The Auto-Installation Process
  • Autoyast Command Line Parameters
  • Combining Autoyast and PXEboot
  • Troubleshooting PXEboot
  • DHCP Errors
  • tftpboot Errors
  • Installation Errors
  • Examine Network Packets
  • Workshop Exercises

Monitoring and Managing Hardware

  • Monitoring Hardware
  • hwinfo
  • The lsvpd Package
  • The lscfg Command
  • siga
  • Detecting new/existing Hardware
  • The Hotplug System
  • Devices and Interfaces
  • Devices under 2.4 Kernels
  • The Sysfs Filesystem and Persistent Names
  • Device Initialisation and Interface Configuration
  • Hotplug Events
  • Hot-Plug Agents
  • Cold Plug
  • Logging/Debugging Hotplug
  • Boot Time Parameters
  • The UDEV System
  • Creating Rules
  • Configuring UDEV
  • Automatic Mounting
  • Access Privileges
  • Persistent Names for Mass Storage Devices
  • Workshop Exercises

Managing the SuSE Network Environment

  • The Basic Network Configuration Files
  • The icfg-eth-id-mac File
  • Managing Network Devices
  • The iproute2 Suite
  • Configuring the Network Card
  • Configuring the Network Address
  • Configuring Routing
  • Configuring Interfaces: Yast
  • Multiple Addresses Per Interface (Virtual Interface)
  • Controlling Network Parameters
  • Routing under Suse
  • Configuring your Machine as a Gateway
  • Remote Administration
  • Workshop Exercises

Managing System Services

  • Initiating a New Service
  • Starting/Stopping Services Manually
  • Enabling/Disabling Services using Yast
  • Suseconfig and /etc/sysconfig
  • The Yast Sysconfig Editor
  • Workshop Exercises
  • System Wide Security Settings
  • Managing the Firewall
  • The seccheck Tool
  • Workshop Exercises

On-line Updates

  • Updating your System
  • Registration
  • Yast Online Update
  • Automatic Notification of Updates
  • Command Line Tools

Backup with YaST

  • Backing Up and Restoring with Yast
  • The Backup Procedure
  • Manual Backup
  • Backup Profiles
  • Restoring

Troubleshooting and Reparing a System That Can’t be Booted

  • Troubleshooting SUSE Overview
  • Booting into Maintenance Mode (Single User Mode)
  • Booting into Maintenance Mode (Forgotten Root Password)
  • Booting the Rescue System
  • Booting into Yast System Repair Mode
  • Workshop Exercises

Miscellaneous SuSE Differences

  • Printer Management
  • Configuring Remote Printers – Yast
  • Example of Adding a Windows (SMB) Printer
  • File Systems
  • File Systems Supported by SUSE
  • Creating Partitions using Yast
  • Package Management
  • Log Files
  • Managing Raid
  • The Kernel
  • Powertweak
  • Workshop Exercises
SUSE Linux for Experienced Linux System Administrators
Training SUSE Linux for Experienced Linux System Administrators

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