D94181 - Oracle Linux 7: What's New for Administrators

Oracle Linux 7: What's New for Administrators explains the expanded possibilities Oracle Linux 7 brings system administration through new and modified tools, task flows, and options in installation, networking, management, storage and more.

This course addresses system administration topics that are different in Oracle Linux 7 than they are in previous versions of Oracle Linux. You learn to understand how the boot process differs in Oracle Linux 7 with the GRUB 2 bootloader and the systemd system and service manager. You learn the new tools used to configure networking, storage, and security in Oracle Linux 7. 

Learn To:

  • Perform common system administration tasks in Oracle Linux 7.
  • Configure the boot process, system logging, storage, and security.
  • Use advanced package management features.
  • Configure network bonding, VLANs, and VPNs.
  • Implement Docker containers.
  • Allocate system resources to specific Linux processes.

Benefits To You

Once you complete this 3-day course, you'll be able to install Oracle Linux 7, configure services to start at boot time and use new storage administration tools, including the System Storage Manager and Snapper. You'll develop the knowledge and skills to configure networking using the nmcli and ip command-line utilities, configure system logging using the new journald service, and configure firewalls using the new firewalld service.

Duration: 3.0 days

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  • Install and configure Oracle Linux 7 
  • Configure the Oracle Linux 7 boot process 
  • Manage services in Oracle Linux 7 
  • Configure networking in Oracle Linux 7 
  • Install and update software packages in Oracle Linux 7 
  • Configure storage in Oracle Linux 7 
  • Perform security administration in Oracle Linux 7 
  • Configure system logging in Oracle Linux 7 
  • Configure OpenLDAP in Oracle Linux 7 
  • Manage resources with control groups in Oracle Linux 7 
  • Use Docker containers in Oracle Linux 7 


Course Introduction 

  • Course Goals 
  • Course Schedule 
  • Virtualization with Oracle VM Server for x86 
  • Classroom System Configuration 

Installing Oracle Linux 7 

  • Obtain Oracle Linux
  • Anaconda installer 
  • Install Oracle Linux 7 
  • Upgrade from Oracle Linux 6 

Oracle Linux 7 Boot Process 

  • GRUB 2 Bootloader 
  • systemd System and Service Manager 
  • systemd Service Units 
  • systemd Target Units 
  • systemctl Utility 

Network Configuration 

  • Network Interface Configuration Files 
  • NetworkManager 
  • nmcli Utility 
  • ip Utility 

System Configuration 

  • Configuring System Date and Time
  • timedatectl Utility 
  • Network Time Protocol (NTP) 
  • Configuring NTP by using Chrony

Advanced Software Package Management 

  • Popular Yum Plug-Ins 
  • Managing Errata 
  • PackageKit Software Update 
  • The Enhanced Ksplice Client 

Storage Administration

  • LVM thin provisioning 
  • Snapper 
  • System Storage Manager (SSM) 
  • iSCSI 
  • Udev 

Security Administration 

  • Packet-Filtering Firewalls 
  • firewalld Service 
  • firewall-cmd Utility

System Logging 

  • Oracle Linux 7 system logging options 
  • journald Service 
  • journalctl Utility 


  • Configuring an OpenLDAP server 
  • Implementing OpenLDAP authentication 
  • Authenticating from an OpenLDAP client 

Control Groups (Cgroups) 

  • Cgroup Integration into systemd 
  • systemd slice units and scope units 
  • Controlling Access to System Resources 


  • Introduction to Docker
  • Docker Images and Docker Containers 
  • Docker Hub Registry 
  • Docker Command-Line Interface 

Advanced Networking 

  • Network Bonding 
  • Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) 
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) 


  • Administrator
  • Database Administrator
  • Implementer
  • Systems Administrator


Suggested Prerequisite

  • Oracle Linux 5 & 6 System Administration Ed 2
  • Oracle Linux 5 & 6 Advanced Administration Ed 1

Required Prerequisite

  • Installing Oracle Linux 5 or 6
  • Configuring and managing services in Oracle Linux 5 or 6
  • Configuring networking in Oracle Linux 5 or 6
  • Configuring storage in Oracle Linux 5 or 6



This course is not associated with any Certification.

Course Benefits

  • Career growth
  • Broad Career opportunities
  • Worldwide recognition from leaders
  • Up-to Date technical skills
  • Popular Certification Badges

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