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Linux Server Management
DURATION: 2 days

FEE: $990

Based upon a class size of six students.

Scheduling can be adjusted to employee work hours and incorporate client assignments.

There is a surcharge associated with training two or fewer students.


  • Network Administrator
  • Support Personnel
  • Security Analyst
  • IT Professional


    1. Installing Linux
      • Install a prototypical minimally configured Linux server.
      • Customize the Linux installation for either a web or database server.
    2. System Scripts
      • Modify the system start-up scripts to initiate the daemons provided by the instructor.
      • Use cron to schedule daily maintenance procedures.
    3. Working with the Kernel
      • Optimize the Linux system by modifying the kernel configuration and recompiling the kernel.
      • Ascertain that the: 1- kernel has been successfully installed. 2- kernel is performing efficiciently.
    4. NFS: Network File System
      • Setup and configure the NFS Server for the capability to be accessed by a designated group of users.
    5. Cross-platform Integration
      • Configure Samba; it can be tested by accessing the disk using a MS Windows client.
      • Transfer files between the MS Windows and Linux systems.
    6. Networking Concepts
      • Have the network drivers loaded automatically.
      • The network drivers are placed into the /etc/modprobe.conf file that the modprobe application can load the drivers into the kernel as required; the network drivers are normally loaded by starting the network service.
      • Edit the parameters to adjustment the configuration files for each device.
      • Change the initialization scripts for all of the networking devices located in the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts directory.
    7. System Security
      • Modify the PAM policy file located in /etc/pam.conf; it contains all the PAM policies for a system.
      • A Linux system can have an alternate configuration mechanism.
      • A firewall script can be designed to separate and secure the private network (eth1) from the Internet traffic (ppp0); while simultaneously providing flexibility for the internal network. Code and test a firewall script.
    8. Implementing Mail Services
      • The configuration files for sendmail need to be backed up before any changes are made to them.
      • Configure sendmail to permit internal e-mail; do not allow external e-mails.
      • Allow incoming e-mails to be redirected to other local accounts.
    9. Apache Web Server
      • Start the Apache web server; ensure that the server is working properly by running a simple command.
      • Given a new website provided by the instructor, setup a virtual home page.
      • Setup public HTML folders with the appropriate permissions required for the server to access and serve the pages.
      • Implement DNS. Indicate to the system resolver which name servers are to be used; this information is stored in the /etc/resolv.conf file.
      • Configure the named DNS daemon to only allow queries from the local server and internal network hosts.
    10. Implementing DHCP
      • Configure a DHCP server with /etc/dhcpd.conf with more than one subnet of IP addresses.
      • The parameters specified above the "subnet" declaration are global parameters; they are applied to all subnet declarations.
      • The parameters inside each subnet override the global parameters.
    11. Network Services
      • Install and start the FTP server.
      • Display a custom welcome banner which is to be presented to each new user connecting to the server.
      • Do not allow anonymous users full download access.
    12. Troubleshooting Linux
      • The instructor will configure several scenarios; students will have to identify problems, determine which modules are associated with the problem, and resolve the problem.

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Effective February 27, 2012, the course dates listed on the SYS-ED schedules only will be available based upon approved and authorized user ID.

Copyright Acknowledgement: The software product(s) listed in this outline are owned and copyrighted by their respective companies. SYS-ED makes no representation regarding ownership in any of the software products that we train on.

SYS-ED courses are not intended for or open to the general public. They are intended for employees of Fortune 1000 companies, government municipalities, consulting companies, software, companies, healthcare providers. and mid-sized businesses. Individuals attending such courses will be required to execute a statement acknowledging that the employer will be paying for the SYS-ED course and that the employer has a licensed version of the software.