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RHCDS Syllabus

RHCDS Syllabus

RH401 Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management

Course Outline

 Unit 1 - Essential System Management

  • Goals of Enterprise system management
  • Standardization, centralization, and scalability
  •  Provisioning and automation

Unit 2 - Installing a Red Hat Network Satellite Server

  • Introduction to RHN Satellite - features, prerequisites
  • Installing Satellite Server software
  • Understanding software channels and entitlements
  • Importing channel content into a Satellite Server

Unit 3 - Red Hat Network Organization

  •  Organization management and trust relationships
  • Managing user accounts
  • Assigning user roles (security)
  • Managing system groups

Unit 4 - Managing Changes with Revision Control

  • Introducing revision control concepts
  • Basic Subversion repository administration
  • Using Subversion to manage revisions

Unit 5 - Red Hat Network Client Configuration

  • Secure communication with SSL
  • Red Hat Network registration
  • Creating and using activation keys
  • Registration automation with
  • Troubleshooting RHN registration

Unit 6 - Red Hat Network Software Management

  • Software channel relationships
  • Cloning existing software channels
  • Managing custom software channels
  • Notifying clients of changes: managing errata

Unit 7 - Building RPMs

  • Building open source software
  • Using RPM macros
  • Writing custom spec files
  • Using rpmbuild to create RPMs
  •  Signing packages for security

Unit 8 - RHN Application Programmer Interface

  • Uses for Red Hat Network API
  • Basic RHN API program structure
  • Sample programs

Unit 9 - Configuration File Management with Red Hat Network

  • Managing configuration channels
  • Configuration file macros
  • Configuration file management using command-line tools

Unit 10 - Provisioning with Kickstart

  • Anaconda kickstart options
  • Building a provisioning environment
  • Using Cobbler for provisioning

Unit 11 - Virtual Machine Management

  • Virtual host/virtual platform entitlements
  • Controlling Xen guests using RHN
  • Red Hat Network management of Xen virtual machines

Unit 12 - RHN Satellite Server Administration

  • High-availability options
  • Embedded database management
  • Certificate management
  • Changing from disconnected to connected operation
  • Inter-satellite synchronization (ISS)
  • Exporting software channels
  • Troubleshooting

Unit 13 - Red Hat Network Proxy Server

  • RHN proxy server installation
  • Configuring a client to use a RHN proxy server
  • Managing software with RHN package manager

RH423 Red Hat Enterprise Directory Services and Authentication

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Directory Services
    • What is a directory?
    • LDAP: models, schema, and attributes
    • Object classes
    • LDIF
  •  The LDAP Naming Model
    • Directory information trees and Distingued Names
    • X.500 and "Internet" naming suffixes
    • Planning the directory hierarchy
  •  Red Hat Directory Server: Basic Configuration
    • Installation and setup of Red Hat Directory Server
    • Using the Red Hat Console
    • Using logging to monitor Red Hat Directory Server activity
    • Backing up and restoring the directory
    • Basic performance tuning with indexes
  • Searching and Modifying the LDAP Directory
    • Using command line utilities to search the directory
    • Search filter syntax
    • Updating the directory
  •  Red Hat Directory Server: Authentication and Security
    • Configuring TLS security
    • Using access control instructions (ACI's)
    • ACI's and the Red Hat Console
  •  Linux User Authentication with NSS and PAM
    • Understanding authentication and authorization
    • Name service switch (NSS)
    •  Advanced pluggable authentication modules (PAM) configuration
  • Centralized User Authentication with LDAP
    • Central account management with LDAP
    • Using migration scripts to migrate existing data into an LDAP server
    • LDAP user authentication
  • Kerberos and LDAP
    • Introduction to Kerberos
    • Configuring the Kerberos key distribution center (KDC) and clients
    • Configuring LDAP to support Kerberos
  •  Directory Referrals and Replication
    • Referrals and replication
    • Single master configuration
    • Multiple master configuration
    • Planning for directory server availability
  •  Cross-Platform Centralized Identity Management
    • Synchronizing Red Hat Directory Server with Active Directory
    • Managing users with Winbind and LDAP
    • Mapping attributes between Linux and Windows

RH436 Red Hat Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management

Course Outline

  • Review Red Hat Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management Technologies
  • Linux Dynamic Device Management
    • udev Features
    • udev Rule Configuration
  •  iSCSI
    • iSCSI as a Shared Storage Device
    • Configuring an iSCSI initiator
    • Configuring an iSCSI target
    • Authentication
  • Advanced Software RAID
    • Types and Differences
    • Monitoring
    • Optimization Techniques
    • Growth and High Availability
  • Device Mapper and Multipathing
    • Mapping Targets
    • LVM2 Snapshots
    • Multipath Device Configuration
  • Cluster Suite Overview
    • Design and Elements of Clustering
    • Cluster Configuration Tools
    • Clustered Logical Volumes and Lock Management
  • Quorum and the Cluster Manager
    • Intracluster Communication
    • Cluster Tools
  • Fencing and Failover
    • Fencing Components
    • Failover Domains
  • Quorum Disk
    •  Heuristic Configuration
  • Service Manager
    • Resource Groups and Recovery
    • Hierarchical Resource Ordering
    • High Availability Services
  • Global File System (GFS)
    • Implementation and Configuration
    • Lock Management
    • Planning For and Growing On-line GFS
    • Monitoring Tools
    • Journal Configuration and Management