Ubuntu Server Overview Training Course

Course Code

ubtsvr

Duration

7 hours (usually 1 day including breaks)

Requirements

Basic Linux or Unix-like system knowledge required.

Overview

This course has been created for managers, system architects, existing Unix or Windows administrators or anyone who wants to know what Ubuntu Server operating system has to offer. This course in most cases answers the question WHAT Ubuntu Server can do for you, rather than HOW to do things. If you are interested in the HOW question then please have a look at our Administration of Linux System training course.

This course always covers the newest release of Ubuntu.

Course Outline

Ubuntu Server Edition

  • Ubuntu versions
  • Available support
  • TLS and standard edition
  • Maintenance policy and life cycle

Ubuntu and Hardware

  • Checking compatibility with Ubuntu
  • Available kernels and supported architectures

Package Management

  • Dpkg and apt-get
  • Available sources
  • Adding new sources
  • Alternative packet management systems (RPM, Yums, etc...) and dependencies
  • Aptitude
  • Automatic Updates
  • Distribution Upgrades

Networking

  • Network Configuration
  • TCP/IP, IPv4 and IPv6
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • Time Synchronisation with NTP

Remote Administration

  • OpenSSH Server
  • OpenLDAP Server
  • Samba and LDAP
  • Kerberos

Domain Name Service (DNS)

  • Configuration

Security

  • User Management
  • Console Security
  • Firewall
  • AppArmor
  • Certificates

Web Servers

  • HTTPD - Apache2 Web Server
  • PHP5 - Scripting Language
  • Squid - Proxy Server
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Apache Tomcat

Databases

  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL

Wiki Applications

  • Moin Moin
  • MediaWiki

File Servers

  • FTP Server
  • Network File System (NFS)
  • CUPS - Print Server

Email Services

  • Postfix
  • Exim4
  • Dovecot Server
  • Mailman
  • Mail Filtering

Version Control System

  • Bazaar
  • Subversion
  • CVS Server
  • Mercurial
  • GIT

Windows Networking

  • Samba File Server
  • Samba Print Server
  • Securing a Samba File and Print Server
  • Samba as a Domain Controller
  • Samba Active Directory Integration
  • Likewise Open

Backups

  • Shell Scripts
  • Archive Rotation
  • Bacula

Virtualization and Cloud Computing

  • libvirt
  • JeOS and vmbuilder
  • Quemu and KVM
  • VirtualBox
  • VMware
  • EC2
  • Eucalyptus

Other

  • Keeping /etc under Version Control System
  • Block Device Replication

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