Red Hat 7 System Administration - Part 3

This course is for the experienced Linux Administrator who wants to broaden their skills, possibly with a view towards gaining the RHCE certification.


Delegates should already have significant Red Hat 7 experience. It is assumed that delegates have attended both the Red Hat 7 System Administration - Part 1 and Red Hat 7 System Administration - Part 2 courses.


Linux is heavily relied upon in business, education and government. Due to its outstanding reliability, performance and low cost, Linux is being used extensively for file, database and web server applications. Of all the various Linux systems available, Red Hat Enterprise Linux has become the corporate Linux standard.

This Red Hat 7 System Administration course is aimed at users and administrators who need to manage Enterprise Linux systems, not just Red Hat but also any of the rebuild projects like CentOS and Scientific Linux.

The course will teach students advanced Enterprise Linux administration techniques, including; advanced network configuration, Bash scripting and network filesystem management.

You will learn

  • Control Services and Daemons: Review how to manage services and the boot-up process using systemctl and systemd.
  • Manage IPv6 Networking: Configure and troubleshoot basic IPv6 networking on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.
  • Configure Link Aggregation and Bridging: Configure and troubleshoot advanced network interface functionality including bonding, teaming, and local software bridges.
  • Control Network Port Security: Permit and reject access to network services using advanced SELinux and firewalld filtering techniques.
  • Manage DNS for Servers: Set and verify correct DNS records for systems and configure secure DNS caching.
  • Configure Email Delivery: Relay all email sent by the system to an SMTP gateway for central delivery.
  • Provide Block-Based Storage: Provide and use networked iSCSI block devices as remote disks.
  • Provide File-Based Storage: Provide NFS exports and SMB file shares to specific systems and users.
  • Configure MariaDB Databases: Provide a MariaDB SQL database for use by programs and database administrators.
  • Configure the Apache HTTPD Web Service: Configure Apache HTTPD to provide Transport Layer Security (TLS) enabled websites and virtual hosts.
  • Write Bash Scripts: Write simple shell scripts using Bash, then progress to using Bash conditionals and other control structures to write more sophisticated shell commands and scripts.
  • Configure the Shell Environment: Customize Bash startup and use environment variables, Bash aliases, and Bash functions.
  • Linux Containers Preview: Preview the capabilities of Linux containers, Docker, and other related technologies in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.