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INSTRUCTOR-LED COURSE

Linux Enterprise Automation (LFS430)

Automation is essential to running Linux in the enterprise effectively. Automation lets you minimize costs by reducing manual operations, helps ensure compliance across the data center, standardizes your software infrastructure and accelerates deployments for your bare-metal and cloud infrastructures. This course will teach you how to use automation to achieve these outcomes.

Who Is It For

This course is designed for IT professionals who are responsible for automating enterprise Linux systems.
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What You’ll Learn

In this course, you will learn how to participate in architectural decisions involving data center automation, and to understand advanced system administration concepts and techniques that take scalability, reproducibility and efficiency into account. The course also covers how to 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 and more.
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What It Prepares You For

This course prepares you with everything you need to know to automate an enterprise Linux environment.
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Course Outline
Introduction
Linux Foundation
Linux Foundation Training
Linux Foundation Certifications
Linux Foundation Digital Badges
Laboratory Exercises, Solutions and Resources
Distribution Details
Labs
Enhanced Systems Administration
What Makes A Good Systems Administrator
“Soft” Skills and Tools
Hard Skills And Tools
Other Concerns
Labs
Software Management
Manual Software Lifecycle
Package Management
Creating Your Own Packages
Creating Debian Packages
Creating RPM Packages
Creating Packages of Third Party Software
Rebuilding OS supplied Packages
Advanced Packaging Tips
GPG Sign Your Packages
Labs
Packaging Automation
Preparing Packages for Automatic Building
Automation Frameworks
Labs
Software Distribution
Introduction to Software Distribution
Repository Management
Creating Repositories
Using Third Party Repositories
Mirroring Repositories
Labs
Installation Tree Management
CentOS Installation Trees
Debian/Ubuntu Install Trees
Labs
Automating Installation
Automating Installation
Automating Installation with Kickstart
Using Kickstart Files
Debian Preseed
Further Automation
Labs
Installation Tools: Cobbler
Cobbler Overview
Cobbler Setup
Using Cobbler
Advanced Cobbler
Other Tools
Labs
Configuration Management Overview
What is Configuration Management
Configuration Management Methods
Overview of Configuration Management Tools
Labs
Configuration Management with Puppet
Puppet Overview
Puppet Terminology
Puppet Setup
Puppet Configuration
Puppet Operations
Advanced Puppet Concepts
Labs
Configuration Management with Salt
Salt Overview
Salt Terminology
Salt Setup
Salt Configuration
Salt Operations
Advanced Salt Concepts
Labs
Configuration Management with Chef
Chef Overview
Chef Setup
Using Chef Workstation
Labs
Configuration Management with Ansible
Ansible Overview
Ansible Setup
Ansible Configuration
Ansible Operations
Advanced Ansible Concepts
Labs
Spacewalk Server
Installing Spacewalk Server
Deploying Spacewalk Clients
Managing Changes with Spacewalk
Scripting with the Spacewalk API
Labs
Channel Management with Spacewalk
Spacewalk API
Example Workflow
Labs
Configuration Management CFEngine ** (OPTIONAL)
CFEngine Overview
CFEngine Setup
CFEngine Configuration
CFEngine Operations
Advanced CFEngine Concepts
Labs

Learning Path
This course is for technical IT professionals interested in finding cost-efficient ways to accelerate Linux deployments, reduce operation costs and minimize system installation overhead. Students should have a good grasp of common scalability and system administration issues frequently encountered in enterprise environments. They should have experience with the Linux command line, shell scripting, and text file editing.