Immerse yourself in managing command line Linux services, including installs and building applications. This is the sixth course in a series of seven courses preparing you for the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator exam.
When it comes to managing CentOS 7, you'll find it's often more about managing the services that reside on CentOS. In this course, you will prepare the CentOS 7 administrator with the skills needed to manage commonly-used and required services. You'll also integrate the services together in a practical way, mirroring what may be needed in your workplace. To start, you'll automate installs of CentOS 7 by creating an FTP repository and adding a DHCP server with PXE Boot enabled. The installation itself is automated by means of a Kickstart file. Before long, you'll look at building a PHP-based web application to query a MariaDB that you'll create and populate. The course closes by looking at sharing files to the Windows network with Samba and debugging SELinux to ensure you can keep the service secure. By the end of this course, you will be able to manage CentOS 7 and all its services with ease, and you'll also be more prepared for the LFCS Administrator exam.
Andrew is a committed evangelist of the Linux Operating System and the concept of community and freedom that it provides. He has worked as a technical trainer since 1995 and has taught throughout the world, including Australia, the US, Germany and Eastern Europe. Andrew started teaching Linux in 2004 when Novell acquired SUSE and has been a long time supporter of Novell and provides SYSOP support the the Certifed Novell Instructor community on Linux. Andrew founded theurbanpenguin
and has been submitting video training material to his YouTube channel since 2009 and currently has over 8,500 subscribers and 1.6 Million views. Andrew has had two publications with Packt: Citrix Access Gateway VPX Essentials (2012) and Citrix XenApp (2013).
Course Overview Hello everyone, and welcome. My name is Andrew Mallett, otherwise known as the Urban Penguin. Let me introduce you to my new Pluralsight course, the LFCS: Linux Services. I'm the owner of the Urban Penguin in the UK, and I train and consult in Linux administration. I also dabble a little bit in development. Pretty much I like to build and work with deployment systems. This course then covers one of my pet topics, PXE installs of Linux. In this course, we are preparing you for the real life administration, which is also going to include the practical-based exams delivered by the Linux Foundation and Red Hat. These exams test you on what you can do, not just what you can remember. The title of the course might give it away a little. We're looking at services, but we also link these services together to create usable deployment. We're going to be taking a look at setting up PHP-based applications to talk back to a database, the MariaDB. We'll be creating an FTP installation repository and then linking that together with the HTTP, PXE, and KickStart to automate installs of CentOS 7. And we'll also be looking at how we can adjust SELinux to play nicely with the Samba server. Now by the end of the course, you're going to be well versed in managing many different Linux services and be able to take away a few ideas of how you can implement these services within your own environment. Before beginning this course, you should have already sat the LFCS: Linux Essentials course or have similar knowledge.