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RH290 Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Solaris Administrators

Course Summary

When migrating platforms, it is 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 two operating systems, covering Red Hat Enterprise Linux equivalents to Solaris-specific technologies, like applying software patches, automating deployment with Jumpstart, and using advanced filesystem features. In addition, the course demonstrates
how to use RPM, yum, Red Hat Network (RHN), and Kickstart to manage your environment.

Course Content
  • Migration and maximizing performance post-migration
  • Using RPM, yum, Red Hat Network, and Quickstart
  • Boot process, kernel modules, and initialization
  • Software lifecycle management
  • Partitions and logical volume management (LVM)
  • Securing access to systems and services
  • Collecting and reporting system information
  • Saving kernel crash dumps over the network
  • Managing iSCSI disks and using multipath
  • Managing device naming with udev
  • Analyzing systems and services using SystemTap
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
Prerequisites
  • Experience in Solaris at the power user, network operations, or system administrator level
  • Two years of Solaris experience installing server operating system and software, troubleshooting servers, and configuring and securing servers and services

Course Outline

The following is an outline of the skills and knowledge represented in the training elements of the RH290 Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Solaris Administrators Course.

System overview
  • Important differences between Solaris and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including their directory structures and commands
  • Where to get more documentation
System configuration
  • Configure and access various consoles for local and remote administration
  • 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 and Red Hat Network
Special devices
  • Understand and modify the partition table
  • Create and manage logical volumes and iSCSI
Filesystems
  • Expand storage by adding new or reconfiguring existing filesystems
Security and authentication
  • 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 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
Location
Skopje, Macedonia

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