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Linux - LN314

Course: Linux Troubleshooting
Length: 5 days
Price: $2,395.00
  Currently, there are no scheduled dates for this course.
Course Description

This course is designed to give the Linux system administrator an in-depth look at common and not so common Linux system problems. This course takes a hands on approach to troubleshooting with a break-fix philosophy, 25% lecture, and 75% lab intensive content. Lab exercises contain a pool of over 120 simple and complex real-world troubleshooting scenarios. Lab work is flexible enough to satisfy the expectations of experienced to intermediate administrators through ranked difficulty of scenarios. Students will find the approach of this course of structure with flexibility very rewarding. Lab tasks let students choose the type of scenarios they would like to tackle, with hints, helps, and solutions to make learning very effective.

Pre-requisite skills

Students are expected to have experience using and administering Linux. Fundamentals such as an understanding of the Linux filesystem, process management, and the ability to manipulate and edit files is considered a must, and will NOT be covered in class. Equivalent knowledge of the GL120, GL250, and GL275 courses recommended.

Course Outline

DAY 1 - Troubleshooting Tools and Methodology

  • Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Common Troubleshooting Tools
  • RPM Queries and Verification
  • src Packages and spec Files
  • strace, ltrace, lsof and fuser
  • ipcs and ipcrm
  • vmstat, iostat, mpstat, and sar
  • ifconfig, ip, arp and route
  • netstat, rpcinfo, nmap, nc
  • tcpdump and ethereal
  • Rescue Environments and Procedures
  • Linux Boot Process Troubleshooting
  • Process Management and Troubleshooting
  • File Systems Concepts and Troubleshooting
  • Backups Concepts and Troubleshooting

DAY 2 - Troubleshooting Topic Group 1

  • Networking Commands Review and Troubleshooting
  • IP Aliases vs Virtual Interfaces
  • Concepts and Troubleshooting:
  • xinetd, TCP Wrappers, iptables
  • X11, Syslog, RPM
  • CUPS, at, cron

DAY 3 - Troubleshooting Topic Group 2

  • Users and Groups Troubleshooting
  • PAM Concepts and Troubleshooting
  • Filesystem Quotas and Quotas Troubleshooting
  • File Access Control Lists and Troubleshooting
  • DNS Concepts and Troubleshooting

DAY 4 - Troubleshooting Topic Group 3

  • Apache Concepts and Troubleshooting
  • FTP Concepts and Troubleshooting
  • Squid Concepts and Troubleshooting
  • Samba Concepts and Troubleshooting
  • Sendmail Concepts and Troubleshooting
  • Postfix Concepts and Troubleshooting

DAY 5 - Troubleshooting Topic Group 4

  • IMAP & POP Concepts and Troubleshooting
  • Kernel Modules and Troubleshooting
  • Logical Volume Management and Creating Logical Volumes
  • LVM Deployment Issues and Troubleshooting
  • RAID Concepts and Troubleshooting
  • Lightweight Directory Access Protocol and LDAP Troubleshooting