Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Solaris Administrators

Vendor: Red Hat Linux
Course # RH290
Course Starts On: March 10, 2014 -
Length of the Course: 3 Days
Price: $2,400 – Click Here to Pre Register

Course Description

Leverage existing Solaris skills to migrate to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

When migrating platforms, it’s critical to ensure that in-house professionals have the skills to maximize performance and maintain efficiency across the entire system. Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® for Solaris Administrators (RH290) quickly but completely covers many of the hands-on, practical skills needed when migrating from Sun Solaris to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

The course focuses on the differences between the 2 operating systems, covering Red Hat Enterprise Linux equivalents to Solaris-specific technologies, like applying software patches, automating deployment with Kickstart, and using advanced file-system features. In addition, the course demonstrates how to use RPM, yum, Red Hat Network, and Kickstart to manage your environment

Course Objectives:

Find documentation and help.
Control the boot process, kernel modules, and initialization.
Manage the software life cycle with yum and Red Hat Network.
Create and modify partitions and logical volume management (LVM) volumes.
Manage and secure access to systems and services.
Collect and report system information.
Perform automated installations using Kickstart.
Save kernel crash dumps over the network.
Manage iSCSI disks and use multipath.
Manage device naming with udev.
Analyze systems and services using SystemTap.

Course Audience:

Solaris administrators who are contemplating a migration to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and want to understand the difference in required skills
Experienced Solaris system administrators transitioning to a Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform
Solaris administrators seeking a transition course that will help them work towards Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) certification

Course PreRequisites:

Experience in Solaris at the power user, network operations, or system administrator level
2 years of Solaris experience installing server operating system and software, troubleshooting servers, and configuring and securing servers and services

Course Outline:

System overview

Learn important differences between Solaris and Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®, including their directory structures and commands.
Find out where to get more documentation.
System configuration

Configure and access various consoles for local and remote administration.
Get hands-on interaction with new tools.
System initialization, services, and shutdown

Explore the x86 boot process, kernel modules, and initialization.
Manage service startup and shutdown.
Software and update management

Manage software lifecycle with yum, Red Hat Network, and rpm.
Learn how to manage Solaris machines from Red Hat Network.
Special devices

Understand and modify the partition table, character devices, and block devices.
Create and manage software RAID, logical volumes, and iSCSI.
File systems

Expand storage by adding new or reconfiguring existing file systems and swap space.
Configure autofs for on-demand network storage.
Set up space and file quotas for users and groups.
Security and authentication

Connect to network directory services like NIS and LDAP.
Securely access systems and services using the NetFilter kernel-level firewall.
Enforce security with SELinux.
System monitoring

Collect system information, monitor system activity, and generate reports.
Set up system auditing, centralized logging, and kernel monitoring and profiling.
Enterprise deployment

Perform automated installations of Red Hat Enterprise Linux using kickstart.
Save kernel crash dumps to disk and over the network.