This in-depth course explores installation, configuration, and maintenance of Linux systems. The course focuses on issues universal to every workstation and server and provides extensive hands-on experience. Topics include installation and configuration, the boot process, user and group administration, filesystem administration including quotas, FACLs, RAID, and LVM, task automation, client networking, SELinux, software management, log files, troubleshooting and more.
Before taking this course, students should already be comfortable working in a Linux or UNIX environment. Fundamentals such as the Linux filesystem, process management, and how to edit files are not covered. An understanding of network concepts and the TCP/IP protocol suite is helpful. These skills are taught in Linux Fundamentals (U8583S, PT8405).
5 Days Lecture/Lab
This course is designed for new Linux system administrators.