Course 3117

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 Management

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is a highly reliable, interoperable and manageable server operating system that enables firms to cost-effectively and securely deliver mission critical services. In this course, you learn the tasks essential to server administration such as installing and configuring SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.2, managing printing, configuring a web server, performing health checks, and more.

In this course, you learn the following concepts and skills necessary for managing SLES 11.2:

  • Configure Fundamental Networking Services
  • Manage Printing
  • Configure and Use Open LDAP
  • Configure and Use Samba
  • Configure a Web Server
  • Configure and Use IPv6
  • Perform a Health Check and Performance Tuning
  • Create Shell Scripts
  • Deploy SUSE Linux Enterprise
  • Xen

Audience Summary

The course is designed for those who already have experience with Linux, including general system configuration and command line work. The course is also ideal for those seeking advanced administration skills on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.2, those who have completed the previous two courses in the Novell CLP 11 curriculum, and those preparing to take the Novell CLP 11 Practicum.

Course Prerequisites

Before attending this course, it is highly recommended that you have a good working knowledge of Linux and are able to

  • Install SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.2
  • Perform partitioning and file system setup and maintenance
  • Perform system configuration including network setup and user management
  • Manage software packages
  • Work on the command line including file management and text editing

Course Outline

SECTION 1: Configure Fundamental Networking Services

  • Objective 1: Configure NFS
  • Objective 2: Configure time on SLES11
  • Objective 3: Enable the Extended Internet Daemon (xinetd)
  • Objective 4: Enable an FTP Serve

SECTION 2: Manage Printing

  • Objective 1: Configure CUPS
  • Objective 2: Manage Print Jobs and Queues
  • Objective 3: Understand how CUPS Works
  • Objective 4: Configure and Manage Print Server Access
  • Objective 5: Use the Web Interface to Manage a CUPS Server

SECTION 3: Configure and Use Open LDAP

  • Objective 1: Understand the Basics of LDAP
  • Objective 2: Install and Set up an OpenLDAP Server
  • Objective 3: Add, Modify, and Delete Entries in the OpenLDAP Database
  • Objective 4: Query the OpenLDAP Database
  • Objective 5: Activate OpenLDAP Authentication

SECTION 4: Configure and Use Samba

  • Objective 1: Understand Samba
  • Objective 2: Configure a Simple File Server
  • Objective 3: Configure User Authentication
  • Objective 4: Use Samba's Client Tools
  • Objective 5: Use Samba as a Domain Controller
  • Objective 6: Integrate Samba in a Windows Domain
  • Objective 7: Configure Samba as a Print Server

SECTION 5: Configure a Web Server

  • Objective 1: Set Up a Basic Web Server
  • Objective 2: Configure Virtual Hosts
  • Objective 3: Limit Access to the Web Server
  • Objective 4: Configure Apache with OpenSSL
  • Objective 5: Install PHP

SECTION 6: Configure and Use IPv6

  • Objective 1: IPv6 Theory
  • Objective 2: IPv6 on SLE11

SECTION 7: Perform a Health Check and Performance Tuning

  • Objective 1: Find Performance Bottlenecks
  • Objective 2: Reduce System Memory Load
  • Objective 3: Optimize the Storage System
  • Objective 4: Tune the Network Performance

SECTION 8: Create Shell Scripts

  • Objective 1: Understand the Course Project
  • Objective 2: Use Basic Script Elements
  • Objective 3: Understand Variables and Command Substitution
  • Objective 4: Use Control Structures
  • Objective 5: Use Arithmetic Operators
  • Objective 6: Read User Input
  • Objective 7: Use Arrays
  • Objective 8: Finalize the Course Project
  • Objective 9: Use Advanced Scripting Techniques
  • Objective 10: Learn About Useful Commands in Shell Scripts

SECTION 9: Deploy SUSE Linux Enterprise

  • Objective 1: Installation Options and Deployment Strategies
  • Objective 2: Installation Server: Setup and Use
  • Objective 3: Set Up of PXE Boot for Installation
  • Objective 4: Auto-Installation Basics
  • Objective 5: The Configuration File for AutoYaST
  • Objective 6: Automated Installation

SECTION 10: Xen

  • Objective 1: Understand How Virtualization with Xen Works
  • Objective 2: Install Xen
  • Objective 3: Manage Xen Domains with Virt-Manager
  • Objective 4: Manage Xen Domains form the Command Line
  • Objective 5: Understand Xen Networking

SECTION 11: LiveFire Exercise