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LFS430 Linux Enterprise Automation

Automation is essential to running Linux in the enterprise effectively. Automation lets you minimize costs by reducing manual operations, helps to ensure compliance across the…

Certificate None
Duration 4 Days
Delivery Blended, Classroom, Virtual Classroom
Accreditor The Linux Foundation
Languages English

What is included in LFS430 Linux Enterprise Automation

Course Description

Automation is essential to running Linux in the enterprise effectively. Automation lets you minimize costs by reducing manual operations, helps to 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.

Course Information

Certification: None

Duration: 4 Days

Domain: Solution Development and Deployment

Delivery Method: Blended, Classroom, Virtual Classroom

Accreditor: The Linux Foundation

Available Languages: English

Purchase Options: Pay Per Use Courseware


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. Learners should have a good knowledge 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.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Learn Advanced Systems Administration
  • Learn Software Management
  • Learn Packaging Automation and Software Distribution
  • Learn how to install Tree Management, tools – Cobbler and automating.
  • Understand Configuration management, configuration management puppet, with salt, CFEngine, and Ansible.
  • Learn Spacewalk server and channel management with spacewalk.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction

  • Linux Foundation
  • Linux Foundation Training
  • Logistics

Module 2: Advanced Systems Administration

  • What Makes A Good Systems Administrator
  • “Soft” Skills and Tools
  • “Hard” Skills And Tools
  • Other Concerns

Module 3: 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

Module 4: Packaging Automation

  • Preparing Packages for Automatic Building
  • Automation Frameworks

Module 5: Software Distribution

  • Introduction to Software Distribution
  • Repository Management
  • Creating Repositories
  • Using Third Party Repositories
  • Mirroring Repositories

Module 6: Installation Tree Management

  • CentOS Installation Trees
  • Debian/Ubuntu Install Trees

Module 7: Automating Installation

  • Automating Installation
  • Automating Installation with Kickstart
  • Using Kickstart Files
  • Debian Preseed
  • Further Automation

Module 8: Installation Tools Cobbler

  • Cobbler Overview
  • Cobbler Setup
  • Using Cobbler
  • Advanced Cobbler

Module 9: Installation Tools TheForeman

  • Introduction to TheForeman
  • Installing TheForeman
  • TheForeman Setup
  • Using TheForeman
  • Advanced TheForeman Concepts

Module 10: Configuration Management Overview

  • What is Configuration Management
  • Configuration Management Methods
  • Overview of Configuration Management Tools

Module 11: Configuration Management Puppet

  • Puppet Overview
  • Puppet Setup
  • Puppet Terminology and Configuration
  • Puppet Operations
  • Puppet Operations
  • Advanced Puppet Concepts

Module 12: Configuration Management with SaltStack

  • Introduction to SaltStack
  • SaltStack Setup
  • SaltStack Basics
  • Advanced SaltStack Concepts

Module 13: Configuration Management CFEngine

  • Introduction to CFEngine

Module 14: Configuration Management Ansible

  • Introduction to Ansible
  • Ansible Setup
  • Ansible Basics
  • Advanced Ansible Concepts

Module 15: Spacewalk Server

  • Installing Spacewalk Server
  • Deploying Spacewalk Clients
  • Managing Changes with Spacewalk
  • Scripting with the Spacewalk API

Module 16: Server Monitoring with Spacewalk

  • Server Monitoring

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