Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management Training (RH401)

Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management Training

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Course Overview:

Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management Training Course Description

Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management Training explores the concepts and methods necessary for successful large-scale deployment and management of Red Hat Enterprise Linux® systems.

Students will learn how to install and use Red Hat Satellite server with enhanced entitlements reporting to deploy and manage systems. By the end of this Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management Training course, students will have built their own RPM packages and will have used Subversion to manage changes to files. This course can also help you prepare for the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management Exam (EX401) exam. This version of the Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management Training course includes the exam.

Note: This Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management Training course is related to Red Hat Satellite 5. If you would like to train on version 6, see our Red Hat Satellite 6 Administration (RH403) course.

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• If you are familiar with some aspects of this Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management Training course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
• If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management Training course:

• Senior Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators responsible for the planning, deployment, and management of multiple physical or virtualized servers
• A Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) preparing for the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management Exam (EX401)

Related Courses:

Red Hat System Administration III Training (RH254)
Red Hat System Administration II Training (RH134)

Prerequisites:

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management Training course are as follows:

• An RHCE certification or equivalent experience. Note: An RHCE is required to take the exam (EX401) or purchase a version of this course that includes the exam.

What You Will Learn:

Upon completing this Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Install Red Hat Satellite server with Subscription Asset Manager
• Red Hat Satellite organizations, users, and roles
• Manage changes with revision control software
• Manage software with Red Hat Satellite software channels and errata
• Construction of custom RPM packages
• Report and automation with Red Hat Satellite programming API
• Deploy configuration files using Red Hat Satellite
• Provision with Pre-boot Execution Environment (PXE)
• Administer Red Hat Satellite

Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management Training – Course Syllabus:

Module 1: Essential system management

Set high-level goals for effective system management

Module 2: Install Red Hat Satellite

Install a Red Hat Satellite server, and populate it with software channel content

Module 3: Red Hat Satellite organization

Create and manage Red Hat Satellite organizations, users, and system groups

Module 4: Use Subversion to manage changes

Initialize and configure a Subversion repository, start a new Subversion project, and manage revisions using Subversion

Module 5: Red Hat Satellite client configuration

Register client machines with Red Hat Satellite both interactively and in automated ways

Module 6: Red Hat Satellite software management

Configure Red Hat Satellite with custom and cloned software channels to manage software updates on client systems

Module 7: Build RPM packages

Create RPM packages for use with Red Hat Satellite to enable the deployment of programs and files on client systems

Module 8: Configuration file management with Satellite

Use Red Hat Satellite to deploy individual configuration files to client systems

Module 9: Provision with Red Hat Satellite

Use Red Hat Satellite to provision Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems from bare-metal

Module 10: Red Hat Satellite administration

Perform Red Hat Satellite maintenance functions including embedded database management, activate Satellite with a new entitlement certificate, and export custom software channel content

Module 11: Red Hat Satellite API and reports

Use the Red Hat Satellite API to produce simple reports and perform basic administrative tasks

Module 12: Red Hat Satellite virtual machine management

Manage Red Hat Satellite entitlements and create kickstart profiles that will provision virtualization hosts and virtualized guests

Module 13: Comprehensive review

Review course material and deploy a Red Hat Satellite server

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