Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Solaris Administrators (RH290)

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About this Course

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.

At Course Completion

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • 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 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 and Red Hat Network.

Special devices

  • Understand and modify the partition table.
  • Create and manage logical volumes and iSCSI.
  • Manage disks using multipath.

File systems

  • Expand storage by adding new or reconfiguring existing file systems.

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 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.