Cloud Administration

Course Description
This course mainly revolves around the cutting-edge storage technologies of UNIX, SAN, Storage & VMware. This course is taught by dividing it into four modules:
=> Module1: UNIX (Redhat Enterprise Linux Administration)
=> Module2: Networking
=> Module3: SAN & Storage Administration
=> Module4: VMware

Course Code: RRC1; Category: Unix, Storage & Virtualization; Hardware: Dell PowerEdge 1950 Server, IBM System X3250M, Sun Fire V20Z Servers,  VMware ESX, Brocade Switches, Clariion CX Series Storage Arrays.
This course is intended for System Administrator and Implementers

Working knowledge of Internet Browsers, Basic understanding of Client Server concepts, Technical Understanding of Network Concepts, UNIX & Windows Platforms etc.
Course Outline
Module 1: UNIX (Redhat Linux Administration) Administration
Basic Primitives of UNIX:
=> Origin of Unix, Overview of System Administration
=> Unix basic commands
=> Working with editors – vi and sed
=> Linking files with symbolic link and hard link
Get Started With Bash:
=> Understand basic shell concepts, execute simple commands, and use basic job control techniques
Manage Files from the Command Line:
=> Understand Linux file system hierarchy and pathnames; manage files from command line

Install Linux Graphically:
=> Install red hat enterprise Linux and configure the system with boot

Manage system software:
=> Manage system locally and using red hat network[RHN]
Installing & Managing Software:
=> Manage software and query information with yum; configure client –side yum repository files

Administrator Users and groups:
=> Manage users and groups
Secure Linux File Access:
=> Understand Linux file access mechanisms; Mange file access from the GUI and the command line
Managing User Accounts:
=> Manage user accounts including password aging

Manage Physical storage I:
=> Understand Basic disk Concepts And manage system disks

Manage Logical Volumes
=> Understand Logical Volume concepts and manage logical volumes
Manage Physical Storage II:
=> Manage File System attributes and swap space

Managing Simple partitions and file systems:
=> Create and format simple partitions, swap partitions and encrypted partitions

Managing Processes:
=> Identify and terminate processes, change the priority of a process, and use cron and at to schedule processes
Monitor System resources:
=> Manage CPU, memory, and disk utilization
Administer remote systems:
=> Share and connect to a desktop; use SSH and rsync
Establish Network Connectivity:
=> Understand Basic Network Concepts; Configure, manage, and test network settings

Control the Boot Process:
=> Understand run levels and manage GRUB

Deploy File Sharing Services:
=> Deploy an FTP server and a web server

Access Network File Sharing Services; NFS and CIFS:
=> Implement NFS, CIFS and autofs, NIS, DNS
Module 2: Networking
=> Introduction to TCP/IP
=> Concepts of Routing
=> Static Routing
=> Dynamic Routing
=> Concepts of VLANs
=> Types & Configuring of VLANs
=> Inter VLAN Routing
=> Introduction: Why Teaming?
=> Teaming Types
=> Failover (FO) & Smart Load Balancing (SLB)
=> Generic Trunking
=> Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
Module 3: SAN & STORAGE
=> Introduction to Storage Networking - SNIA
=> Direct Attached Storage (DAS)
=> Network Attached Storage (NAS)
=> Storage Area Network (SAN)
Brocade Switches & Management
=> Introduction to Hardware & Software Products.

=> Advantages of Zoning.
=> Zoning Types
=> Soft Zoning
=> Hard Zoning
EMC CLARiiON Host Integration & Management
Introduction - Course Overview
=> CLARiiON Architecture & Software Features.
=> Navisphere Manager.
=> Managing the Storage System, RAID Groups, Storage Groups & LUNS.

OS Integration
Access Logix
Allocations on Clariion:
=> Registering the host on Clariion in Navisphere.
=> Creating Raid Group & Binding LUNs.
=> Creating Storage Group
=> LUN masking
=> Meta LUNs.
Module 4: VMware
=> Virtual Infrastructure Overview
=> Discussion of virtualization and virtual infrastructure components
ESX Server Installation
=> ESX Server setup
=> Configuration of virtual switches, network connections and port groups
VCenter Installation
=> vCenter setup

VM Creation and Management
=> Use of templates
=> Use of VMware Converter Enterprise
=> Manage using VMware vCenter and Web Access
=> Use of Guided Consolidation

Resource Management
=> Motions migrations
=> Set-up of resource pools and a VMware Distributed Resources Scheduler (DRS)  cluster
=> Setting VM priorities on CPU, Memory, and other resources
VMware virtualization of Storages
=> Storage Management technologies
=> Provisioning LUNS from Clariion to ESX
=> Providing LUNS to ESX using Clariion Storage through Brocade SAN Environment.