Friday, 26 January 2018

Red Hat Storage Server Administration (RH236)

Deploy scalable, highly available storage on off-the-shelf hardware and in the cloud
This course is for senior system administrators and storage administrators who are interested in deploying scalable, highly available storage on off-the-shelf hardware and in the cloud.
Students will learn how to install, configure, and maintain a cluster of Red Hat Storage servers. The course will also explore highly available common Internet file systems (CIFS) and network file systems (NFS) using CTDB, unified file and object storage, and geo-replication.
Note: Red Hat Storage Server Administration is part of our new emerging technology series of courses. These courses focus on Red Hat's newer, evolving technologies. Emerging technologies courses are feature- and functionality-focused and are conducted like guided labs, with little lecture. For more information about these courses content summary
·         Install and configure Red Hat Storage Server.
·         Create and manage different volume types.
·         Learn about IP failover for NFS and CIFS using CTDB.
·         Explore geo-replication,
·         Practice unified file and object storage using Swift.

Red Hat Storage Server Administration (RH236) course outline

Deploy scalable, highly available storage on off-the-shelf hardware and in the cloud.

Introduction to Red Hat Storage
Red Hat® Storage server features and terminology.
Explore the classroom environment
Gain familiarity with the classroom environment.
Install Red Hat Storage Server.
Basic configuration
Build a Red Hat Storage server volume.
Volume types
Understand different volume types.
Access data on Red Hat Storage server volumes from different client types.
ACLs and quotas
Implement quotas and Posix access control lists.
Extending volumes
Grow storage volumes online.
IP failover
Configure IP failover using CTDB.
Configure geo-replication.
Unified file and object storage
Configure Swift object access.
Perform basic troubleshooting tasks.


Automation with Ansible (DO407)

Course overview

Through hands-on labs, students will learn to automate system administration tasks on managed hosts with Ansible, learn how to write Ansible playbooks to standardize task execution, centrally manage playbooks and schedule recurring execution through a web interface with Ansible Tower. Students will also learn to manage encryption for Ansible with Ansible Vault, deploy Ansible Tower and use it to manage systems, and use Ansible in a DevOps environment with Vagrant.

Course content summary

·        Install and troubleshoot Ansible on central nodes and managed hosts·        Use Ansible to run ad-hoc commands and playbooks to automate tasks

·        Write effective Ansible playbooks

·        Protect encrypted data needed for tasks with Ansible Vault

·        Use Ansible Tower to more easily manage enterprise Ansible deployments

·       Work with Ansible in conjunction with Vagrant in a DevOps environment

Audience and prerequisites

System and cloud administrators who need to automate cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, intra-service orchestration, and other IT needs.

Prerequisites for this course

Have basic Red Hat Enterprise Linux administration skills or have a Red Hat Certified SystemAdministrator (RHCSA) certification is recommended.

Outline for this course
·        Course introduction
       Introduce and review the course.

·       Introduce Ansible
       Describe the terminology and architecture of Ansible.
·       Deploy Ansible
       Install Ansible and run ad hoc commands.

·       Implement playbooks
       Write Ansible plays and execute a playbook.

·       Manage variables and inclusions
       Describe variable scope and precedence, manage variables and facts in a play, and manage inclusions.

·       Implement task control
       Manage task control, handlers, and tags in Ansible playbooks.

·       Implement Jinja2 templates
       Implement a Jinja2 template.

·       Implement roles
       Create and manage roles.

·       Configure complex playbooks
       Configure connection types, delegations, and parallelism.

·       Implement Ansible Vault
       Manage encryption with Ansible Vault.

·       Troubleshoot Ansible
       Troubleshoot the Ansible control machine and managed nodes.

·       Implement Ansible Tower
       Implement Ansible Tower.

·       Implement Ansible in a DevOps environment
       Implement Ansible in a DevOps environment using Vagrant.

·        Comprehensive review
       Review tasks from the Automation with Ansible course.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Red Hat System Administration I(RH124)

Red Hat System Administration I(RH124)

Red Hat System Administration I provides a foundation for students wishing to become full-time Linux system administrators by introducing key command line concepts and other enterprise-level tools. These concepts are further developed in the follow-on course, Red Hat System Administration II (RH134)

Course content summary

  • Introduction to the command line
  • Managing physical storage
  • Learning how to install and configure software components and services
  • Establishing network connections and firewall access
  • Monitoring and managing processes
  • Managing and securing files
  • Administrating users and groups
  • Accessing Linux file systems
  • Installing and using virtualized systems
  • Reviewing the system log files and journal
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Outline for this course:
Access the command line

Log in to a Linux system and run simple commands using the shell.

Manage files from the command line

Copy, move, create, delete, and organize files from the bash shell prompt.

Get help in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Resolve problems by using online help systems and Red Hat support utilities.

Create, view, and edit text files

Create, view, and edit text files from command output or in an editor.

Manage local Linux users and groups

Manage local Linux users and groups, and administer local password policies.

Control access to files with Linux file system permissions

Set Linux file system permissions on files and interpret the security effects of different permission settings.

Monitor and manage Linux processes

Obtain information about the system, and control processes running on it.

Control services and daemons

Control and monitor network services and system daemons using system

Configure and secure OpenSSH service

Access and provide access to the command line on remote systems securely using OpenSSH

Analyze and store logs

Locate and accurately interpret relevant system log files for troubleshooting purposes.

Manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux networking

Configure basic IPv4 networking on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.

Archive and copy files between systems

Archive files and copy them from one system to another.

Install and update software packages

Download, install, update, and manage software packages from Red Hat and yum package repositories.

Access Linux file systems

Access and inspect existing file systems on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system.

Use virtualized systems

Create and use Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtual machines with KVM and libvirt.

Comprehensive review

Practice and demonstrate the knowledge and skills learned in this course.

Red Hat System Administration II (RH134)

This course goes deeper into enterprise Linux administration including file systems and partitioning, logical volumes, SELinux, firewalling, and troubleshooting. Attending both Red Hat System Administration I and Red Hat System Administration II can help you in your preparation for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator exam (EX200).

Course content summarys

  • Installation using Kickstart
  • Manage filesystems and logical volumes
  • Manage scheduled jobs
  • Access network filesystems
  • Manage SELinux
  • Control firewalling
  • Troubleshooting
Outline for this course
Automate installation with Kickstart
Automate the installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems with Kickstart.
Use regular expressions with grep
Write regular expressions that, when partnered with grep, will allow you to quickly isolate or locate content within text files.
Create and Edit text files with vim
Introduce the vim text editor, with which you can open, edit, and save text files.
Schedule future Linux tasks
Schedule tasks to automatically execute in the future.
Manage priority of Linux processes
Influence the relative priorities at which Linux processes run.
Control access to files with access control lists (ACL)
Manage file security using POSIX access control lists.
Manage SELinux security
Manage the Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) behavior of a system to keep it secure in case of a network service compromise.
Connect to network-defined users and groups
Configure systems to use central identity management services.
Add disks, partitions, and file systems to a Linux system
Manage simple partitions and file systems.
Manage logical volume management (LVM) storage
Manage logical volumes from the command line.
Access networked attached storage with network file system (NFS)
Access (secure) NFS SHARES .
Access networked storage with SMB
Use autofs and the command line to mount and unmount SMB file systems.
Control and troubleshoot the Red Hat Enterprise Linux boot process
Limit network communication with firewall
Configure a basic firewall.
Comprehensive review
Practice and demonstrate knowledge and skills learned in this course.

Red Hat System Administration III (RH254)
The course is focused on deploying and managing network servers running caching Domain Name Service (DNS), MariaDB, Apache HTTPD, Postfix SMTP nullclients, network file SHARING with Network File System (NFS) and Server Message Block (SMB), iSCSI initiators and targets, advanced networking and firewalld configurations, and the use of Bash shell scripting to help automate, configure, and troubleshoot the system. Through lectures and hands-on labs, students who have already earned the RHCSA certification will be exposed to all competencies covered by the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam (EX300).
Outline for this course
Control services and daemons
Review how to manage services and the boot-up process using systemctl

Manage IPv6 networking
Configure and troubleshoot basic IPv6 networking on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems

Configure link aggregation and bridging
Configure and troubleshoot advanced network interface functionality including bonding, teaming, and local software bridges

Control network port security

Permit and reject access to network services using advanced SELinux and firewalld filtering techniques

Manage DNS for servers

Set and verify correct DNS records for systems and configure secure DNS caching

Configure email delivery

Relay all email sent by the system to an SMTP gateway for central delivery

Provide block-based storage

Provide and use networked iSCSI block devices as remote disks

Provide file-based storage

Provide NFS exports and SMB file SHARES  to specific systems and users

Configure MariaDB databases

Provide a MariaDB SQL database for use by programs and database administrators

Provide Apache HTTPD web service

Configure Apache HTTPD to provide Transport Layer Security (TLS)-enabled websites and virtual hosts

Write Bash scripts

Write simple shell scripts using Bash

Bash conditionals and control structures

Use Bash conditionals and other control structures to write more sophisticated shell commands and scripts

Configure the shell environment

Customize Bash startup and use environment variables, Bash aliases, and Bash functions

Linux containers preview

Preview the capabilities of Linux containers, Docker, and other related technologies in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Comprehensive review

Practice and demonstrate knowledge and skills learned in Red Hat System Administration III.