Week Objectives and Tasks Reference Labs
Week 1:
Jan 7 - 13
Create a Centos Linux VM in VMware:
  • Install CentOS (Full Install) in VMware Workstation application (create customized partitions)
  • Shell Scripting
  • Obtain System Information
Lecture Notes:
Welcome to OPS235!: pdf
Installing Linux: pdf

Lecture 1: Introduction
Lecture 1b: Installing Linux/Bash Command Review
Lab1




Video Tutorial
Week 2:
Jan 14 - 20
Post Installation Tasks:
  • Post Install Commands
  • Bash Shell Scripting Essentials
  • Using a Bash Shell Script to Create a Post Installation Report
Lecture Notes:
Bash Shell Scripting (part 1): pdf
 
Week 3:
Jan 21 - 27
Creating & Using Virtual Machines
  • Installing and Using Virtualization Software
  • Installing Guest VMs
Lecture Notes:
Installing Virtual Machines: pdf
Lab2




Video 1
Video 2
Week 4:
Jan 28 - Feb 3
Creating & Using Virtual Machines / Continued:
  • Manipulating Virtual Machines
  • Backing-up Virtual Machines
  • Manipulating Virtual Machines with Shell Scripts
Lecture Notes:
Managing Virtual Machines: pdf
Bash Shell Scripting (part2): pdf
 
Week 5:
Feb 4 - Feb 10
Troubleshooting, Archiving, Package Management:
  • Common Troubleshooting Examples
  • Archiving Files
  • Package Management
Lecture Notes:
Troubleshooting, Archiving,
Package Management: pdf
Bash Shell Scripting (part 3): pdf
Lab 3




Video
Week 6:
Feb 11 - Feb 17
Managing Users, Groups & Services:
  • User Management
  • Group Management
  • Service Status
  • Starting / Stopping Services
Lecture Notes:
Managing Users, Groups & Services:
pdf
Bash Shell Scripting (part 4): pdf
Lab 4




Video
Week 7:
Feb 18 - Feb 24
Evaluation:
  • Assignment 1
  • Labs 1 - 4
  • Written Midterm Test
  • Practical Test #1
   
Study Week:
Feb 25 - Mar 3
N O T H I N G
Week 8:
Mar 4 - 10
Monitoring Disk Space, Intro to LVM
  • Monitoring Hard Disk Space
  • LVM - Definition
  • Using LVM
  • Creating Shell Scripts to Flag Low Disk Space
Lecture Notes:
Monitoring Disk Space, crontab, awk command: pdf
Lab 5




Video
Week 9:
Mar 11 - 17
Using LVM
  • Using LVM
  • Creating Shell Scripts to Flag Low Disk Space
Lecture Notes:
Introduction to LVM: pdf
Demonstration of Growing /home
partition using LVM: Youtube Video
 
Week 10:
Mar 18 - 24
Configuring a Network Using Virtual Machines
  • Static Network Configuration
  • Network Configuration with a DHCP client
  • Basic TCP/IP network commands: ping, ifconfig, netstat
Lecture Notes:
Creating a Virtual Private Network (VPN):
pdf
Bash Shell Scripting (part 6): pdf
Lab 6




Video
Week 11:
Mar 25 - 31
Setup and Configure Secure Shell Services
  • Network Services
  • SSH
Lecture Notes:
Securing Network via SSH: pdf
Configuring Firewalls (iptables): pdf
Lab 7




Video
Week 12:
Apr 1 - 7
Setting Up, Using & Maintaining a DHCP Server
  • DHCP Server
Lecture Notes:
Setting up a DHCP Server: pdf
Lab 8




Video
Week 13:
Apr 8 - 14
Evaluation:
  • Assignment 2
  • Labs 5 - 8
  • Practical Test #2
   
Exam Week:
Apr 15 - 19


Exam Review