Unix Systems Administration
To attend this course you must have a good command line knowledge of Linux or Unix. We start from the installation of Unix systems and dive straight into the configuration of the system, so if you don\'t know how to use Unix commands, or the manual pages you will be lost. The approach of the course is to try to give an excellent understanding of the Unix systems and their configurations from a generic perspective. The course works you through from installing, through file systems and users and onto centralised network administration and more efficient administration.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
You should attend if you already have an existing knowledge of Unix/Linux and wish to see what differences there are in administering a Unix System, or if you have a good knowledge of Unix/Linux commands from an end user point and wish to move into systems administration. If you intend to use Unix within your business to replace Windows system this is the course.
The course work is based around a 50/50 approach to lecture and hands on giving the attendee the chance to set up their own Unix system and network.
A Unix/Linux Fundamentals course and 3 - 6 months solid hands on use of Unix/Linux. Alternatively if you have 2 or more years of Unix/Linux hands on or are converting from Unix to Linux this is acceptable.
DURATION: 5 DAYS
PRICE: Call for latest
1st Day: Start 9:30am - Finish
Starting with a basic install and what to expect.
Working out your system configuration, to effectively partition your Unix system. Installing/Removing packages and reading the log files.
Basic partitioning and formatting, as well as working with the LVM. The LVM is useful for large file systems.
Startup & Shutdown
Looking at the process that the system goes through and how to debug a problem, as well as modifying services. A look at GRUB configuration and LILO.
Firewalls & Security
Internal and external security issues and some of the tools available to you as standard with a Unix system to help make your environment more secure.
Users & Passwords
The basics of users, groups and passwords using the flat file method of configuration to start with.
Using your Unix systems as routers, and configuring routes.
Setting up NIS, what and why you should use it, what it can do. Set up of Primary, secondary and clients and everything that is need to make your system rhobust.
Networked File Systems
A look into NFS for Unix file shares and interfacing with Windows systems with SAMBA.
Recovery & GRUB
Dealing with systems that have start up issues such as corrupt root file systems, problematic configuration files, recovering root passwords, and dealing with GRUB CLI.
Setting up a DNS server and maintaining it, and client systems.
Setting up and maintaining Apache and Sendmail, from a basic approach. This is not a definitive section, just enough to get you going and find out more.
Monitoring, Performance & Tuning
Looking after the health of your Unix systems. This section will show you the tools available and what to watch out for.
Network Install Servers
Here we will show you how to set up a Unix system to provide installation images to other systems on your network. We will cover both attended and unattended installs over the network.
Upgrading your Unix kernel.