Oracle Linux 7: System Administration Ed 1

Duration: 5 Days


What you will learn

The Oracle Linux 7: System Administration training helps you develop a range of skills, including installation, using the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, configuring Linux services, preparing the system for the Oracle Database, monitoring and troubleshooting. Work with expert Oracle University instructors to develop expertise using this solution to benefit your business.In this course, you will be introduced to the Oracle IaaS Cloud Solution.


Learn To:


Enable kernel features.

Set up users and groups.

Configure system logging, the boot process, the network and storage. Install additional software packages.

Keep the kernel up to date by using Ksplice.

Understand how implementing Ksplice gives you zero down time kernel updates. Configure services such as NTP, NFS, FTP, OpenSSH, firewalls and iptables.

Gain an understanding of the Oracle IaaS Cloud Solution.




Benefits to You



By taking this course, you’ll walk away with the knowledge and skills to handle typical issues faced by administrators, while understanding the kernel development model and Linux distributions. Become more familiar with how Oracle Linux brings you the latest Linux innovations, delivering extreme performance, advanced scalability and reliability for enterprise applications and systems.




Database Administrators Support Engineer System Administrator Technical Consultant



Related Training


Required Prerequisites


Types of user accounts & Working with files and directories in Unix Unix shell command line features & Basic shell scripting

Archiving and compressing files in Unix & Performing remote connections and file transfers


Text editing using vi & Unix process control UNIX and Linux Essentials



Course Objectives

Create Ext, XFS, and Btrfs file systems Maintain swap space

Use Logical Volume Manager (LVM) Configure RAID devices

Configure File Sharing services (NFS, FTP, OpenSSH)


Perform Security Administration (firewalld, iptables, chroot, TCP wrappers) Gain an understanding of the Oracle IaaS Cloud Solution

Install software packages from Unbreakable Linux Network and other repositories Use Ksplice to update the kernel on a running system

Configure system logging


Load kernel modules and configure kernel module parameters Prepare Oracle Linux system for Oracle database Troubleshoot problems and perform corrective action

Install Oracle Linux 7


Load and configure the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Perform User and Group administration


Course Topics Course Introduction


Elements of course environment Course structure


Introduction to Oracle Linux Development of Linux Kernel Linux kernel development model Linux distributions


Oracle’s commitment to the success of Linux

Oracle’s technical contributions to the Linux community Oracle’s Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK)


Installing Oracle Linux 7 Obtaining Oracle Linux 7 Oracle Software Delivery Cloud Anaconda installer

Installation steps Firstboot tool


Oracle Linux 7 Boot Process Oracle Linux 7 boot process GRUB 2 bootloader

kernel boot parameters

systemd system and service manager systemd service units

The systemctl utility systemd target units


System Configuration

Configuring system date time

Using Network Time Protocol (NTP) Configuring NTP by using Chrony System configuration files

The proc filesystem The sysfs filesystem The sysctl utility


Package Management

Introduction to Oracle Linux package management The rpm utility

Oracle Public Yum server Yum configuration

The yum utility

Oracle Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) ULN channels

Switching from RHN to ULN



Introduction to Ksplice How Ksplice works Ksplice implementation Ksplice packages on ULN Using Ksplice Uptrack

Ksplice Uptrack command summary Ksplice Offline Client


Automate Tasks Automating system tasks Configuring cron jobs

Other cron directories and files


The crontab utility Configuring anacron jobs The at and batch utilities


Kernel Module Configuration Loadable Kernel Modules (LKM) Using the lsmod utility

Using the modinfo utility

Loading and unloading kernel modules Using the modprobe utility

The insmod, depmod, and rmmod utilities

ASM Cluster File System (ACFS) and ASM Dynamic Volume Manager (ADVM) drivers Kernel module parameters


User and Group Administration User and group configuration files Adding a user account

Modifying and deleting user accounts Group account administration

User Private Groups (UPG) Password configuration User Manager Tools

su and sudo commands


Partitions, File Systems, and Swap

Disk Partitions

Partition Table Manipulation Utilities File System Types

Making Ext File Systems Mounting File Systems The /etc/fstab File

Swap Space


Implementing the XFS File System

XFS: Introduction

Creating an XFS File System The xfs_growfs utility

The xfs_admin utility Enabling disk quotas The xfs_quota utility

Backing up and restoring XFS File Systems XFS File Systems Maintenance


Implementing the Btrfs File System

Btrfs: Introduction

Creating a Btrfs File System The btrfs utility

Btrfs Subvolumes and Snapshots Mounting a Subvolume or Snapshot Btrfs File Systems Maintenance Converting Ext File Systems to Btrfs


Storage Administration Logical Volume Manager Physical Volume Utilities Volume Group Utilities Logical Volume Utilities

Backing up and restoring volume group metadata LVM Thin Provisioning

The snapper utility Configuring RAID devices


Network Configuration Network interface file naming Network configuration files Starting the Network Service The ethtool utility NetworkManager

The nmcli utility The ip utility


File Sharing

NFS server configuration The /etc/exports file Starting the NFS services The exportfs utility

NFS client configuration Automounting filesystems vsftpd configuration options


OpenSSH Service OpenSSH configuration Using OpenSSH utilities

The ssh, scp, and sftp utilities Using the ssh-keygen utility

Connecting to a remote system without supplying a password Using ssh-agent

Using ssh-add


Security Administration The chroot utility Implementing a chroot jail Packet-filtering firewalls The firewalld service

The firewall-config utility The firewall-cmd utility The iptables service TCP wrappers


Oracle on Oracle

Oracle software user and group accounts System resource tuning and network tuning Linux shared memory kernel parameters Semaphores kernel parameter


File handles and Asynchronous IO (AIO) kernel parameter Oracle-related shell limits

Configuring HugePages Oracle ASM


System Monitoring & System Logging

The sosreport utility

The iostat, mpstat, vmstat, sar, top, iotop, strace, netstat, and tcpdump utilities Wireshark GUI and tshark CLI

OSWatcher Black Box (OSWbb) System Logging: Introduction rsyslog configuration Facility/Priority-based filters rsyslog Actions and Templates



Two-phased approach to troubleshooting Operating system logs

The dmesg utility Troubleshooting resources Problem causes

Boot problems NFS problems


Oracle Cloud Computing

Overview of the different Oracle Cloud Solutions Begin with Oracle Compute Cloud Subscriptions Oracle Compute Cloud Service Terminology Oracle-Provided Linux Images on the Cloud

Workflow to Create Your First Oracle Linux Instance on the Cloud Create an SSH-Enabled User on an Oracle Linux Instance