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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

YaST

  • 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

Onze voordelen :

  • Type of training: Inter-company, intra-company and individual
  • 100% flexible & personalised training : You choose the place, the dates and the training program
  • Offer request : Response within 24 hours
  • 50% discount for SME’s from Brussels-Capital Region
  • Free parking, lunch & drinks
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Training Managing Solaris 10 for Experienced Solaris 8 and 9 Systems Administrators – 3 days

Class overview :

This course presents the essential differences between administrating Solaris 8 or Solaris 9 and the Solaris 10 Operating Systems. The course covers skills and tasks that are new or are changed in Solaris 10 from Solaris 8 and 9. The course also covers tasks in Solaris 10 that replace previous Solaris tasks.

Class goals :

By the end of the course the delegate should be able to administer services with the Service Management Facility, describe features of Multiterabyte UFS, manage patches with the Sun Update Connection Services, configure various security features, create RAID volumes with the Solaris Volume Manager, create and manage ZFS file systems, control Log file rotation, manage Flash Archives for installation, install updates with the Live Upgrade feature and describe other differences between Solaris 10 and older Solaris versions.

The delegate will practice:

  • Administer services with the Service Management Facility
  • Control Log file rotation
  • Create RAID volumes with the Solaris Volume Manager
  • Create and manage ZFS file systems
  • Manage Flash Archives for installation
  • Install updates with the Live Upgrade feature
  • Configure various security features

Content of Managing Solaris 10 for Experienced Solaris 8 and 9 Systems Administrators

Course Introduction

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

Service Management Facility (SMF)

  • Identify features of the Service Management Facility (SMF)
  • Manage services with various SMF commands

Disk and File Management

  • Identify changes to the format command
  • Implement EFI disk labels
  • Identify changes to the behaviour of the devfsadm command
  • Identify new pseudo file systems
  • Describe features of the Multiterabyte UFS
  • Describe changes related to logging in UFS
  • Display file activity with fsstat
  • Describe the effect of the /etc/inet/ipnodes file on the loghost variable for syslog
  • Log file rotation

Solaris Volume Manager (SVM)

  • Describe Solaris Volume Manager Software RAID concepts
  • Build a RAID-0 (concatenated) volume
  • Build a RAID-1 (mirror) volume for a file system including root
  • Backup a mirrored volume
  • Build a RAID-5 volume
  • Manage Hot Spares

ZFS

  • Basic Description
  • Requirements
  • Main Features
  • The ZFS Tools
  • Managing ZFS Pools with zpool
  • Managing ZFS File Systems with zfs
  • Installing a ZFS root File System

Software Management

  • State the installation requirements for the Solaris 10 OS
  • Describe additional software groups introduced in the Solaris 10 OS
  • Describe differences in Jumpstart Server configuration
  • Describe WAN boot installation
  • Describe how signed packages and patches are implemented
  • Describe related options with pkgadd and patchadd

Sun Connection Services and Patch Management

  • Implement patch management using the Sun Update Connection Services
  • Manage patches with the Sun Update Manager application and the smpatch command

Managing Flash Archives

  • Describe the Flash installation feature
  • Create a Flash archive
  • Use a Flash archive for installation

Using Live Upagrade

  • Create an alternate boot environment cloned from a running system
  • Create a differential flash archive in a Live Upgrade boot environment
  • Create an empty alternative boot environment for updating with a Flash Archive
  • Extend a base boot environment with a differential flash archive

User Management and Security

  • Manage users and groups with the Solaris Management Console (SMC)
  • Manage users and groups with SMC commands
  • Manage password generation
  • Manage user logins for failed attempts

Networking Services

  • Describe differences in managing the DNS (server and client) and LDAP (client) Naming Services
  • Describe the differences in the Network File System (NFS)
  • Describe the enhancements to Network File System version 4
  • Describe changes to managing AutoFS

Miscellaneous Features

  • Identify changes in printing services
  • Desktop Printer Management Tool
  • Describe the differences in the coreadm command from Solaris 10
  • Describe MPSS (Multiple Page Size Support)
  • System Administration with Solaris Management Console (SMC)
  • System Administration with Webmin

Zone (optional topic, depending on time)

  • Basic Description
  • Main Features and Benefits
  • Zone Configuration Settings and Characteristics
  • Creating Zones (zonecfg, zoneadm, zlogin)
  • Accessing Zones
  • Managing the Zone State
  • Zone Migration
  • Zone System Processes

GRUB (optional topic, depending on time)

  • Booting from an INTEL System with GRUB
  • Booting Procedures with GRUB
  • GRUB Files
  • Modifying the Boot Behaviour
Managing Solaris 10
Training Managing Solaris 10

Onze voordelen :

  • Type of training: Inter-company, intra-company and individual
  • 100% flexible & personalised training : You choose the place, the dates and the training program
  • Offer request : Response within 24 hours
  • 50% discount for SME’s from Brussels-Capital Region
  • Free parking, lunch & drinks
  • Free use of our Digital Competence Centre: Manuals, courses, exercises, …