Linux Enterprise Server for Experienced Unix Administrators

5 days


Enterprise Linux is finding its way into business, education and government. Due to its outstanding reliability, performance and low cost, RHEL is being used extensively for file, database and web server applications.

The course builds on the delegates current UNIX experience and introduces the differences between Unix systems and Enterprise Linux.

Topics include:

  • Creating a local area network
  • Setting up a Network File System server and clients
  • Network Information Services and DNS
  • An introduction to Samba to enable Windows based systems access to Linux services
  • The use of Apache for web server applications


This class is designed for existing UNIX administrators who are moving over to a role that includes Linux administration.


This Enterprise Linux for Experienced Unix Administrators course is aimed at delegates who have at least one years experience of administering another UNIX flavour (e.g., Solaris, HPUX, AIX etc.).

The course starts at a very high level and concentrates on the differences between UNIX administration and Linux Enterprise Server administration. The course is primarily aimed at Red Hat Enterprise (RHEL6), FedoraTM or CentOS systems.

This course is available on site only. Please call for details.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Enterprise Linux systems
  • Planning the Installation of Enterprise Linux systems
  • Installing an Enterprise Linux Server
  • Setting up and using automated installation with Kickstart
  • Package administration
  • Boot, init and shutdown procedures
  • Configuring Linux RAID devices
  • Introduction to Logical Volume Management
  • Understand the kernel and how it is recompiled
  • Setting up network client services
  • Sharing files with NFS
  • Sharing Windows and Linux resources with Samba
  • Setting up a proxy server with Squid
  • Setting up Network Information Services (NIS)
  • Configuring DHCP servers and clients
  • Setting up Domain Name Service (DNS) and BIND
  • Using Apache to provide web services
  • Setting up E-Mail services
  • Setting up telnet and FTP Services
  • Operational recovery and security

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Onsite5 3500 3500 2019-07-20
Western Australia
Perth5 2500 £2500 2019-11-11
Brisbane5 2500 £2500 2019-11-11