Linux Advanced Administration

Chapter 1- Introduction to Linux and History

  History of Linux

  Latest releases of CentOS & Red Hat Enterprise Linux

  Hardware Requirements for installation

 Chapter 2- Installing CentOS

  Performing a stand-alone install

  Making partitions for installing CentOS with Encryption

  Dual boot with Windows and Linux

  Core packages of the distribution

Chapter 3 - Introduction to CentOS Interfaces

  Introduction to Interfaces & Terminal

  Gnome and KDE Desktop Environment

  Terminal User Interface and Command-Line interface

Chapter 4 - Essential System Administration Tools

  Configuring a Secure RunLevel

  Using and Protecting Single User Mode

  Changing System Root, GRUB and Encrypted Password

  GRUB Components and Configuration

Chapter 5- Using Shell commands

  Browsing, the file system

  Disk Mounting commands

  File/Folder searching commands

  Storage Device Capacity Measuring commands

  System Information commands

  Users, Groups and Permissions

Chapter 6 - Managing Software in CentOS

  About yum

  Introduction to RPM

  Managing Packages with YUM

  Advanced Queries with RPM

  Enabling YUM Repositories

Chapter 7- The Linux Boot Process

  The Linux Boot sequence

  Configuring Grub

  Boot run level and targets

  System shutdown and rebooting

      Chapter 8- Introducing Bash Shell Scripting

  Understanding shell variables

  Working with shell arguments

  Creating loops  (for, while)

  Creating and Executing shell scripts

Chapter 9 -  Configuring Linux root password

  Changing Linux root password

  Protecting Linux root password

  By using Linux 1st CD breaking Linux password

Chapter 10- CentOS Linux System Administration

  Managing Network Settings

  Introduction to TCP/IP

  Introduction to Network classes

  Introduction to Subnetting

  Configuring a LAN with  TCP/IP

  Setting the Hostname

  Troubleshooting General Network Connectivity

  Centralized User Administration with NIS

  NIS Master Server

  NIS Slave Server

  Accessing Network File Shares using NFS (Automounting with autofs)

  Remote Access with SSH

  SAMBA Server (Configuring windows file server using samba server)

  Managing Printers with CUPS

  Configuring SQUID Proxy Server for Internet Sharing (Generate reports through SARG)

  Configuring DNS Server using BIND

  Configuring DHCP Server

  Configuring Apache Web Server

  Hosting, Multiple Web Sites Using Virtual IPs

  Configuring Mail Server using Sendmail

  Configuring Evolution mail client

  Configuring Squirrelmail Webmail Client

  Configuring FTP Server

  Enabling the Firewall with IPTable

Chapter 11 - Configuring Cisco routers through Linux

  Connectivity between routers

  Taking IOS backups (TFTP)

  Configure Cisco Logs

 Chapter 12- User, Group Management

  Creating users and Groups

  Configuring Disk Quotas

  Configuring sudoers 

13 - Automated Linux Installations

  Install Automation with Kick-start

  Starting a Kick-start installation

  Creating a Network Installation Server (NFS, FTP, HTTP) 

14  Linux PXE installation

  Setting up Atftp and DHCP server  for PXE boot

  Automate Linux installation by using kick-start file

15  Monitering and Optimizing performance

  Using top to monitor CPU, memory and processor

  Analyzing CPU, memory and storage performance

  Understanding Network performance

  CPU, memory tuning

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