| Advanced Linux Configuration, plus Open Enterprise Server
Today many sites are examining the use of Linux as major servers, and
many managers are just becoming familiar with Linux. We are offering a
two day follow on Linux course to enhance the knowledge of system managers
to build and maintain production servers. This course is sequential to
our popular two day introductory course and will help you move to the
We focus on SuSE Linux Enterprise Server v9, with Novell's Open Enterprise
Server additions. The course is fast paced and hands-on, much of it is
conducted through pre-written experiments. Thus it is not for raw beginners
in Linux. It is targeted at servers rather than personal/desktop Linux.
We will employ an evaluation copy of SuSE SLES 9 with OES and each delegate
will be given a handy Linux pocket reference book, all yours to keep.
Prerequisites for this course are:
All above except eDirectory are covered in our Introduction to Linux course -
- First hand experience installing and configuring a Linux system.
- Familarity with the vi editor, grep, find, netstat, chkconfig.
- The ability to work at the command line without graphical screens.
- Experience with Novell's eDirectory (NDS), typically on NetWare.
Advanced Linux Configuration Day-I
This day is concerned with refining server configuration. Topics include:
- Installing SLES 9 with OES
- Tips on surviving configuration of the X Window display
- Configuring GRUB to boot from a selection of kernels
- Theory and practice of a realistic IP filter
- Dealing with source and binary RPMs and the patch utility
- Adding infrastructure service assistants SLP, SNMP, NTP
- Disks and file systems (adding drives, backups, Novell's NSS)
Advanced Linux Configuration Day-II
Higher level applications are the subject of this course, and we can
only touch selected areas during a single day. Topics include:
- Dealing with users in Linux and eDirectory name spaces
- NFS, importing and exporting file systems
- NSS (Novell's file system) on Linux
- Creating certificates
- Tweaking Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)
- Elementary Apache configuration and adding LDAP authentication
- Adding popular applications MySQL, Mailman and Squirrelmail (these
bring in PHP and Python language support)
- Tweaking popular mail transfer agent Postfix