Course 3125

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Advanced Administration

The course SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Advanced Administration builds upon the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12: Administration course and teaches advanced system administration task on SLES 12.

SLES 12 comes with several innovative technologies – such as systemd as a SystemV init replacement, GRUB2, UEFI, GPT support, and others. This course covers these innovations and also teaches a system administrator how to administer SLES 12 efficiently and effectively.

After attending the course, the student should be capable to administer SLES 12, including systemd, to deal with specialized networking and storage setups, and should have a solid understanding of basic Bash scripts.

Attending students should have a good working knowledge of general system configuration and command line work with Linux.

In instructor-led classes, students may be offered to take the SUSE Certified Linux Professional Practicum exam in the last afternoon of the class.

Course Information

Delivery Method: Classroom, Virtual Classroom, Self-Study Kit, Exam

Course Duration: 5 days

Course Level: Intermediate

Key Objectives

The goal of this course is to enable the SLES 12 administrator to

  • Use the Shell efficiently and create Shell scripts
  • Configure IPv6 and manage specialized network configuration setups
  • Manage Storage
  • Manage Processes, the boot process, and Systemd
  • Configure common network services
  • Establish server health and troubleshoot problems

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 ideal for those seeking advanced administration skills on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, those who have completed the previous course in the SUSE CLP 12 curriculum, and those preparing to take the SUSE CLP 12 Practicum.

Course Outline

1. Identity and Security

  • Delegation of Privilege (sudo/polkit)
  • ACLs
  • AppArmor

2. Advanced Network Configuration

  • Bonding
  • VLAN
  • IPv6

3. Manage Storage

  • iSCSI
  • MPIO

4. Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • Configure System Logging
  • Backup/Recovery, Snapper
  • Establish Server Health
  • Troubleshooting

5. Advanced System Administration

  • Configure systemd
  • Understand AutoYaST

6. Network Services

  • SSH
  • xinetd
  • NFSv4
  • Apache2
  • Samba 4

7. Shell Scripting

  • Elements of Shell Scripts
  • Control Structures
  • Interactive Scripts

Course Prerequisites

Before attending this course, it is highly recommended that students have a good working knowledge of Linux and should be able to:

  • 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

This knowledge can be gained through the SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Administration Course.