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Oracle Linux 7 Administration

This highly practical instructor led Oracle Linux 7 Administration training course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of the Oracle Linux operating system and basic systems administration.

Targeted to closely follow the Oracle Linux courses, this course together with the follow on Advanced Administration of Oracle Linux course will enable the delegate to work towards achieving the Oracle Linux Certified Associate Certification (1Z0-100).

The attendee will gain administration techniques used in the workplace.

Exercises and examples are used throughout the course to give practical hands-on experience with the techniques covered.

Course Objectives

To provide command line and GUI the skills required to work productively in the workplace using Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL). The delegate will possess at the end of the course the majority of the skills required to begin their studies towards achieving the various Oracle Linux certifications.

Who will the Course Benefit?

The Oracle Linux 7 Administration training course is suitable for anyone who knows the Linux Essentials and needs to understand how to perform basic administration of the operating system. The course will particularly appeal to system administrators, Support Engineers, Database Administrators, network administrators, Unix administrators wishing to switch over/expand their skills or move to more popular Linux platforms, other operating system professionals or anyone who requires a proficiency in Linux.

Skills Gained

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

Learn how to install Oracle Linux 7
Manage users and groups
Understand the boot process, system daemons and using systemd
Install packages from the Unbreakable Linux Network repositories
Learn about how ksplice can be used to update a running kernel
Configure kernel module parameters and load/unload modules
Understand disk organisation, Logical Volume Manager and RAID devices
Create ext, XFS and btrfs filesystems
Managing networks
Configure network services (NFS, FTP, NTP and OpenSSH)
Perform basic security using firewalld and iptables
Considerations for running an Oracle database on Oracle Linux
Basic troubleshooting

Prerequisites

The delegate should be familiar with the topics covered on the Linux Fundamentals course including use of the ‘vi’ editor, working with files and directories, Linux command line and shell scripting.

Pre-Requisite Courses
Linux Fundamentals

Examinations

The Oracle Linux 7 Administration training course will provide the basic skills required to study towards taking the Oracle Certified Associate, Oracle Linux 5 and 6 System Administrator certification (1Z0-100) ). For those wishing to study for the Oracle Certified Professional Oracle Linux 6 System Administrator (1Z0-105) then they should also attend the Oracle Linux 7 Advanced Administration course.

For those taking certification, our courses and also with Oracle’s own courses your preparation for the exam should include on the job hands-on experience which cover topics from the exam syllabus. The courses may not cover all the exam topics and therefore the candidate should prepare appropriately. Therefore, before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience. The Oracle website lists all exam requirements and these are updated regularly.

Exams are not included as part of the course.


  • Course content

    Day 1

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

    Session 1: AN INTRODUCTION TO ORACLE LINUX

    A brief history of UNIX and LINUX
    GNU project
    GPL – GNU General Public license
    The LINUX kernel
    The Bash Shell
    Login sessions
    GUI sessions and tools
    Exercise

    Session 2: INSTALLING ORACLE LINUX

    Downloading Oracle Linux
    Using the anaconda installer
    Installation process
    Firstboot
    Exercise

    Session 3: SYSTEMD AND USING SYSTEMCTL TO CONTROL BOOT SERVICES

    The boot process, bootloader and GRUB2
    The systemd daemon
    Control Services using systemctl etc.
    Related commands
    System Shutdown and Reboot management
    Exercise

    Day 2

    Session 4: CONFIGURING THE SYSTEM

    Setting date and time
    Configuring Network Time Protocol (NTP)
    Various configuration files
    Using the sysctl utility
    Exercise

    Session 5: USING RPM and YUM PACKAGE MANAGEMENT TOOLS

    Installing removing software manually using rpm
    RPM queries and verifying packages
    Dependency problems and resolution
    Other RPM features
    The YUM management tool
    The software repositories
    Oracle Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN)
    Exercise

    Session 6: CONFIGURING LOG FILES and SYSTEM MONITORING

    System Log Files
    rsyslog configuration
    Analysing and rotating log files
    Use logrotate
    Basics of journald and using journalctl
    Monitoring tools:- sosreport, iostat, sar and top
    Enterprise Manager Ops Center and OSWatcher
    Exercise

    Session 7: MANAGING USER ACCOUNTS

    User and Group administration
    User Private Group (UPG)
    Adding, deleting and viewing users and groups
    Setting a password
    Profile files
    su and sudo commands
    Exercise

    Day 3

    Session 8: SCHEDULING FUTURE TASKS

    Using ‘at’ to manage one-off jobs
    Using the cron system
    System crontab files
    Monitoring cron access
    Controlling access to the ‘cron’ and ‘at’ facilities
    Using anacron
    Exercise

    Session 9: MAINTAINING THE KERNEL

    Listing, loading and removing modules (lsmod, modinfo etc)
    Updating the Kernel package
    Using kernel arguments
    Working with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK)
    What is Ksplice
    Using Ksplice
    Introduction to Oracle ASM
    Exercise

    Session 10: BASIC CLIENT NETWORKING

    Configuring Network Interfaces
    Controlling Network Devices: ifup/ifdown
    Configuring IPV4 dynamic and static networking
    Network Tools ip, nmcli, ifconfig, ethtool etc
    Starting/restarting the network
    Network Monitoring Tools netstat, tcpdump, wireshark and tshark
    Exercise

    Session 11: MANAGE LOGICAL VOLUMES

    Creating partitions
    Creating Volume Groups and Logical Volumes
    Basic LVM design and configuration
    The Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
    Displaying information regarding LVM volumes
    Configuring RAID devices
    Exercise

    Day 4

    Session 12: CREATE AND MANAGE FILESYSTEMS

    Creating EXT filesystems
    Creating XFS Filesystems
    Mounting and un-mounting file systems
    The xfs_admin and xfs_growfs utilities
    Extending/reducing Volume Groups, Logical Volumes and filesystems
    Backing up and restoring XFS filesystems
    Managing Swap Space
    Exercise

    Session 13: MANAGING BTRFS FILESYSTEMS

    What is a btrfs filesystem
    The btrfs utility
    Creating and Mounting btrfs filesystems
    Maintaining btrfs filesystems
    snapper utility
    Exercise

    Session 14: THE OPENSSH COMMANDS

    What is available in OpenSSH – ssh, scp and sftp
    Using ssh-keygen, ssh-agent, ssh-add and ssh-copy-id
    By-passing password request when connecting to remote system
    Exercise

    Day 5

    Session 15:SECURING THE SYSTEM

    The firewall Facility
    firewall-config and firewall-cmd utilities
    Packet Filtering using firewalld
    iptables syntax
    TCP wrappers
    Exercise

    Session 16:REMOTE FILE SHARING

    Concepts of NFS
    Configuring NFS server and client
    Automounting NFS filesystems
    Configuring Very Secure FTP (vsftp)
    Troubleshooting NFS Problems
    Exercise

    Session 17:MANAGING ORACLE ON ORACLE

    Preparing Linux for Oracle Database
    Oracle Pre Install RPM
    Oracle Software and Group Accounts
    Kernel Parameters for Oracle Database
    Configure Huge pages
    Automatic Storage Management and ASMLIB
    Exercise

    Session 18:TROUBLESHOOTING

    Understanding the boot process
    The Rescue Environment
    The chroot utility
    dmesg utility
    Exercise

Duration: 5 days
Price: £2195 + VAT

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