This course provides students with the skills they need to become successful Oracle Linux System Administrators. Students will learn how to install Oracle Linux and gain an understanding of the benefits of Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK). The course provides hands-on training which allows students to configure the kernel, install packages, and update the kernel of a running system. Students will also learn how to configure users and rights, create and manage file systems, configure networking, and manage system security. The class concludes by providing best practices on how to properly prepare a Linux environment for installation of Oracle Database.


  • Prepare Oracle Linux System for Oracle Databases
  • Install Oracle Linux and load and configure the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel
  • Install software packages from Unbreakable Linux Network and other repositories
  • Use Ksplice to update the kernel on a running system
  • Configure system logging
  • Load kernel modules and configure kernel module parameters
  • Perform User and Group administration
  • Create filesystems
  • Maintain swap space
  • Use Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
  • Configure RAID devices
  • Configure Networking and Networking services (DHCP, DNS)
  • Configure File Sharing services (NFS, Samba, FTP, OpenSSH)
  • Configure Directory and Authentication Services (NIS, LDAP, Winbind, Kerberos)
  • Perform Security Administration (SELinux, iptables, chroot, TCP wrappers)

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