Linux: Network Client Management (LPIC-2)

Providing network clients with an IP Address on the network via DHCP is essential to any communication. This course will cover this topic as well as provisioning user accounts to clients with openLDAP.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 11, 2018
Duration
3h 53m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction to Network Client Management
The Lab Environment
Installing the DHCP Server
Understanding DHCP Logs and IPv6
Installing the openLDAP Server
Managing openLDAP Servers
Sharing LDAP Accounts
Managing PAM
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 11, 2018
Duration
3h 53m
Description

Providing network clients with an IP Address on the network via DHCP is essential to any communication. In this course, Linux: Network Client Management (LPIC-2), you will start by learning to configure DHCP, an essential service on any network. You will learn to be able to compare both DNSMasq and the ISC DHCP Servers. Next, you will explore how to unify user accounts in a central identity vault, providing greater security and ease of management. You will also see how to authenticate web and Linux users to the LDAP directory. Finally, you will learn to extend Linux authentication to LDAP by implementing SSSD to choose users from more than one LDAP domain. By the end of this course, you will attain the skills to further yourself in today's connected world.

About the author
About the author

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).

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, and welcome. My name is Andrew Mallett, but you might already know me as the urban penguin. Today we're looking at extending our LPIC level 2 curriculum by adding in the topic 210 Network Client Management. Now I'm guessing the title does not make the objectives really clear. I'm right, aren't I? Well, this is all about DHCP, including a look at the IP version 6 auto configuration, and that's then going to be our first part. We move onto managing openLDAP, ensuring that we can use a single set of user credentials across the network. These essential services will ensure that you can provision Linux across your enterprise networks. During this course, we will show you, among other topics, installing and configuring DNSMasq in the ISC DHCP servers, so we will have simple solutions and more complex solutions to fit your needs. We'll be looking at installing and configuring openLDAP server to amalgamate user accounts into a single vault. These users will be used to authenticate to Apache web servers, as well as the Linux operating system. We'll also be using SSS, or the System and Security Services daemon, to manage multiple authentication domains. By the end of this course, you will have gathered the knowledge required for topic 210 of the Linux professional institute exam 202-450, along with the skills required to manage an enterprise deployment of Linux. To complete this course, you will need good Linux command-line skills and the ability to install Ubuntu 16. 04 server.