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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 New Features for Experienced Administrators (RH354)

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Overview

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 New Features for Experienced Linux Administrators (RH354) introduces you to updates in the upcoming Red Hat© Enterprise Linux© release. Intended for experienced Linux system administrators, this course offers a rapid orientation to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 based on the pre-release beta. The offering prepares operators, managers, principal system administrators, and other IT professionals with experience in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 for deployments and migrations to the new release.

This course is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.

Content Summary:

  • Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 using the new packaging, modularity, and appstream features.
  • Upgrade from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 using new tools.
  • Perform integrated file system and volume management using Stratis.
  • Use Cockpit for system management.
  • Create system images with Composer.
  • Configure Identity Management using authselect.
  • Understand the Wayland graphical display server.
  • Deploy containers using the new integrated OCI runtime and tools.
  • Configure firewall rules that use the new NFT back end.

Target Audience

This course is designed for experienced IT professionals who want a preview of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, including:

  • Linux system administrators
  • DevOps engineers
  • Cloud administrators

Prerequisites

Be certified as a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), or demonstrate equivalent knowledge of and experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this course, you will be prepared to work with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and take advantage of key new features of the operating system. You should be able to demonstrate these skills:

  • Describe key features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.
  • Install or upgrade an existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 server to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.
  • Manage software with the upgraded Yum package manager and select specific software versions through module streams.
  • Use new storage tools to compress and deduplicate data and efficiently manage the storage stack from hardware to file system.
  • Adjust to changes to core components of the operating system, including Python 3, Wayland, and Chrony-based NTP service.
  • Work with the new nftables-backed firewall system.
  • Develop and test portable, standards-based containers with the new runtime and toolchain.
  • Configure servers efficiently with the updated web-based remote interface and with Red Hat Enterprise Linux System Roles.

Full Course Outline

Preview Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

  • Describe the major improvements and feature enhancements in the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 release.

Install and upgrade to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

  • Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 or upgrade an existing system from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.

Provision and manage servers

  • Prepare standardized systems by generating system images for deployment, managing them with remote web-based administration, and automating provisioning with Red Hat Enterprise Linux System Roles for Red Hat©_ Ansible Engine.

Adapt to core system changes

  • Manage core system components that have had significant changes in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.

Implement storage using new features

  • Explore the major enhancements in local and remote file system and volume management components.

Manage containers with the new runtime

  • Explain the new container runtime engine and tools that replace the Docker container engine.

Implement enhanced networking features

  • Describe the major enhancements in network packet processing and network device management.

Adapt to virtualization improvements

  • Learn to implement new features and management tools for virtualization management.
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