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Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to automate provisioning, configuration, software packaging, patching and OS release management in heterogeneous Linux environments.

Course Description

Linux Enterprise Automation provides attendees with the knowledge and skills needed to automate provisioning, configuration, patching and release management in your enterprise Linux environment. This will let you minimize costs by reducing manual operations, will help ensure compliance across the data center, standardize your software infrastructure and accelerate deployments for your bare-metal and cloud infrastructures.

Heavily focused on enterprise needs, this hands-on course engages in both deeply technical as well as architecture-level reviews of open source automation tools currently available for major Linux> distributions such as RHEL/CentOS, Debian/Ubuntu and SLES/OpenSUSE.

At the end of this four-day training, attendees will have acquired the skills needed to:

  • Act as key participants for architectural decisions involving data center automation
  • Understand advanced system administration concepts and techniques that take scalability, reproducibility and efficiency into account
  • Provision physical (bare-metal) and virtual hosts in a consistent and scalable way
  • Deploy configuration management tools in an heterogeneous Linux environment
  • Package software releases on both RPM and DPKG based systems
  • Plan, build and customize OS releases in your environment
  • Monitor the health and performance of deployed systems in an efficient and scalable way

80% of students who took this course would recommend it to a friend or coworker.

Why Choose Linux Foundation Training

There are many reasons to choose Linux Foundation Training:

  1. The Linux Foundation is the non-profit organization that hosts the Linux project, employs Linux creator Linus Torvalds and hosts kernel.org (where all Linux kernel updates are released). With 100+ employees (and growing!) across North America, Europe and Asia, we partner with clients for the long run.
  2. Being so close to the kernel, we are constantly updating our training to ensure that we are teaching you the most up-to-date information.
  3. Linux Foundation Training is unique in that all our training courses are designed to work on all major Linux distributions (including RedHat, Ubuntu and SUSE).
  4. We don't sell any software or support services so there's no hidden sales agenda in our material. Our only goal is to help you learn the material.
  5. When you train with The Linux Foundation, you're learning from instructors who are comfortable across all major Linux distributions and can answer student questions regardless of the distribution you're using for the class. You are truly learning from the experts.

Course Materials

As part of your registration, a printed copy of the course manual will be provided. If you are attending in person the material will be available onsite on the day the class begins. If you are attending virtually it will be mailed to you the week prior to the class. Please contact us at training@linuxfoundation.org if you haven't received it 2 business days prior to the start of class.

For more details view the Course Outline.


Technical IT professionals interested in finding cost-efficient ways to accelerate Linux deployments, reduce operation costs and minimize system installation overhead. System administrators and DevOps who want to learn ways to make their existing skills scale in larger Linux deployments, while reducing time spent on repetitive tasks. Architects will learn how to design enterprise environments to maximize investments and keep administrative costs to a minimum.


Attendees are expected to master typical system administration skills before attending this course. A good grasp of common scalability and system administration issues frequently encountered in enterprise environments is useful. Participants are expected to be well-versed in Linux command line usage, shell scripting and text file editing as covered in our free edX "Introduction to Linux (LFS101x) and Linux System Administration (LF220) courses.

Ways To Train

Event Type: Training Course

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  • Live instructor-led sessions
  • Presented via screensharing and a conference call line
  • Typically run 9am-5pm US Central unless otherwise stated

On-Site Corporate Linux Training [?]

  • All courses can be delivered at your office for private, on-site training
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  • All courses can be customized for private, on-site training
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