Advanced Linux System Administration

person icon Shikhar Verma

Advanced Linux System Administration

This course will teach you everything you need to know to be an Advanced system administrator.

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

language icon Language - English

person icon Shikhar Verma

architecture icon Operating Systems,IT & Software,Advance Linux


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Course Description

This course specifically designed for students who have basic Linux Administration knowledge and looking for advance administration skills in Linux. This course will teach you everything you need to know to be an advanced systems administrator.

Course Outline

Linux Virtual Server Cluster


Components of an LVS Cluster

Background of the LVS Cluster

Hardware/Network Requirements

Cluster Node Interconnection Prerequisites

Configuring an LVS Cluster

Piranha Configuration Tool

Linux Virtualization

Overview of Linux Virtualization

What is Hypervisor?

Types of Virtualization

KVM + QEMU + Libvirt Architecture

Virtualization Requirements

Packages, Configuration tool & Service Daemon

Practice Lab Session

Squid Proxy Server

Overview of Squid Proxy Server

Types of Proxy Server

Proxy Server Configurations & its packages

How proxy Server works

Practice Lab Session

LDAP (Light Weight Directory Access Protocol)

Overview of LDAP

Conceptual understanding about LDAP

Advantages of LDAP over NIS

LDAP Database Structure

Practice Lab Session

Automating Installation with kickstart

Overview of kickstart Server

Features & configuration of kickstart server

Graphical mode to configure the kickstart config file

Deploying a new virtual system with kickstart

Practice Lab Sessions

Network Teaming

Overview of Network Teaming

Policies of Network Teaming

Creating teaming virtual interface – (how to configure NIC Teaming as Active Backup (Failover)

Managing Network Teaming

Configuring iSCSI Targets & Initiators

About iSCSI

iSCSI fundamentals

iSCSI Components terminology

Practice Lab Sessions

Managing SELinux Security

SELinux Security Concepts

SELinux Context

SELinux Modes

Lab on SELinux Modes

Practical approach to understand SELinux

Lab - Change context temporary

Lab - Change context permanently

Lab - SELinux inheritance and its pitfalls

SELinux Booleans

Lab - SELinux Booleans

Audit logs & Troubleshooting SELinux

Postfix Mail Server Configuration

The structure of the Email System

  • Mail User Agent
  • Mail Transfer Agent
  • Mail Delivery Agent
  • SMTP

Configuring an RHEL Email System

Postfix Pre-Installation Steps

Installing Postfix on RHEL 7

Configuring Postfix

Starting Postfix on an RHEL System

Configure a Null Client


Introduction Dovecot, Imap & pop3

Configuring Dovecot

Thunderbird - Mail User Agent (Configure Mail Box)

Last lecture


What will you learn in this course:

  • Linux Virtual Server Cluster
  • Linux Virtualization
  • Squid Proxy Server
  • LDAP (Light Weight Directory Access Protocol)
  • Automating Installation with kickstart
  • Configuring iSCSI Targets & Initiators
  • Network Teaming
  • Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux)
  • Postfix Mail Server Configuration


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • PC or Laptop with internet Connection
  • Basic Knowledge of Linux Administration would be required as it is an intermediate level course module.
Advanced Linux System Administration


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

Introduction about the course module
1 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction 04:37 04:37
Linux Virtual Server Cluster
11 Lectures
Linux Virtualization
7 Lectures
Squid Proxy Server
8 Lectures
LDAP (Light Weight Directory Access Protocol)
11 Lectures
Automating Installation with Kickstart Server
7 Lectures
Network Teaming
4 Lectures
Configure iSCSI Targets & Initiator
6 Lectures
Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux)
11 Lectures
Postfix Mail Server Configuration
11 Lectures

Instructor Details

Shikhar Verma

Shikhar Verma

Solution Architect
Hi there, my name is Shikhar Verma And I love making complex technical topics easy to understand. I have been in the IT Industry for more than 12 years and I had started my career as a Unix and Linux System Engineer in 2005 and currently working as solution architect in multinational company and also a professional IT trainer. My passion is to work in an environment where my technical skills and experience is put to proper use for the prospective growth of company & his career. And I'm here on to teach what I know in an approachable way. I started teaching courses in 2017, and have taught over 20,000 students. I am grateful every day with being able to connect with so many students in almost every country around the world. Primary Skills are Linux, Red Hat Cluster, Ansible, Shell Scripting, AWS Cloud (Amazon Web Services), Linux Cluster, Perl etc Environment: HP Servers (Itanium/PA-RISC), Superdome 2 8s,16s & 32s, 9000/RX Series Server running HP-UX 11iv1, v2 and v3, HP P & C Class Blades Servers c7000 running HP-UX/RHEL8,7,6 etc.

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