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Server Management Manual - PDF

Server Management Manual - PDF

Server Management Manual - PDF

Server Management Manual
Server Management Manual is over 500 pages of server management training with 40 Labs. This step-by-step manual will guide you through setting up and managing a server.
Table of Contents
Historical Development of Linux, Researching Distributions.The Choice of an Enterprise Server , Finding Help, Tasks of a Linux Administrator
Vi Text Editor
Lab 1.1 : Learning vi, The Boot Process
GRUB, Init Process, Startup Scripts, Daemons, rc.d Directory, Lab 2.1 : List Current Services Listed in /etc/rc.d/init.d,Run Scripts at Startup, rc.local, Interactive Startup, Configuration of the Boot Process, Reboot and Shut Down, Lab 2.2 : Shutting Down Correctly and Restarting
Managing Services
Lab 2.3 : Managing Services, Practice 2.4: Changing init, The root User, Access Control, root Login, Setuid and setgid, Lab 3.1: Setting the SUID Bit, How to Use su root, Lab 3.2: Checking the PATH, sudo, Passwords, Lab 3.3: Set Up sudoers
Process Management
Managing Processes, Nice, Creation of Process, Signals, How to Kill Processes, Process States, ps, top, /proc File System, Tracing System Calls, Dealing with Wild Processes, Lab 4.1: Listing Processes, Lab 4.2: Using Signals
Managing the File System
Pathnames, Mounting/Unmounting File Systems, A Linux Standard, File Types, File Permissions, Lab 5.1: Change File Permissions - chmod, setuid and setgid bits, Lab 5.2: Control Group Ownership with SGID, sticky bit, File Attributes, Links, Change File Permissions - chmod, Change Ownership chown, umask, Lab 5.3: Understanding the /proc Directory
Managing Users
Lab 6.1: Change User Information, /etc/shadow, /etc/group, Creating Users Files When a User is Created, Passwords, Password Control, Check Password Lab 6.2 : Add a User in Text Mode, Deleting Users and Data, Change File Ownership, csh, Communication With Users, Managing Users From the GUI, User and Group Security, Attack Source, Pseudo-Users, Creating Access Control Lists, Lab 6.3: ACLs, Monitoring User Activity with psacct
Managing Quotas
quota Commands, Start Quotas, Setup User Quotas, Setup group Quotas, Create Profiles, Turn Quotas Off, Maintain Quotas, Lab 7.1 : User Quotas, Lab 7.2 : Group Quotas, Managing System Logs
Lab 8.1 Create a New Log, Special Log Files, View System Logs, Log Watch, Create a New alias, Create Remote Logs, View Remote Files, Altered Log Files, Security Steps for Logs, Modify Log Output, Add Program Logs, Lab 8.2 Log Management
Managing Hard Drives
IDE Drives, Sata Drives, SCSI, Drive Geometry, Partitions, Swap Space, Formatting Floppy Drives, Using fdisk to Create Partitions, Listing Partitions With fdisk, View Partitions, Delete Partitions, New Partition Created, File System Formats, Mounting Drives, Enhancing Hard Drive performance, fstab, Add an Additional Device, Lab 9.1: Checking Hard Drive Performance, LVM Logical Volume Manager, Physical Volumes Create a LVM, Rename Logical Volume, Remove a Logical Volume, RAID, Lab 9.2: Create RAID 5 with LVM
Managing Backups
Backup Media, Using tar, Search the Contents of a tar File, Simple tar Script, Using dd to Clone Drives, Build an Image Server, Check Free Space, Lab 10.1 Simple tar Backup, Lab 10.2 Backup /home Directory, Lab 10.3 Backup /home Directory with Script, Lab 10.4 rsync, Lab 10.5 Backup /home Directory with Script
Managing Automated Actions
Using at, Lab 11.1: Using at, Lab 11.2: Backup, Using cron, Managing Updates, yum.conf, yum Log, yum Repositories, Updating, Install New Programs, Remove Programs
Basic Networking
LAN - Local Area Network, WAN - Wide Area Network, OSI Layers, Ethernet Media, Network Design, Network Relationship, Using Network Commands, Important Network Files, Ping Webmin: Remote Access
Lab 12.1 : Webmin Security, Lab 12.2 : Webmin Options VNC Remote Access
Create Users, Start the Server, Set VNC Server to be On at Boot, Client Login, Lab 13.1 : VNC Server
SSH Secure Remote Access
SSH Files and Locations, SSH Basics, Generate a Key Pair, Preventing Man in the Middle, Authentication, Known Hosts, Lab 14.1: Edit Your known_hosts File, Fingerprints, Making Connections, Initializing a Connection to a Server, Transfer Files Using scp, Transfer Remote File to Local Machine, Transfer a Directory to Remote Server, Using sftp for Secure File Transfer, Remote X Window With SSH, Change Port Number on Client, Connect With Keys Only, Lab 14.2: SSH Connect Without Passwords, Change Port Number on Client, Config File, Lab 14.3: Create a Small Business Server, Transferring Files With FileZilla, Connecting With FileZilla, LAB 14.4: SSH Move Directories
Kernel Development
How to Configure the Kernel, LAB 15.1: Tune Kernel Parameters, Load Drivers and Modules into an Existing Kernel on the Fly, Lab 15.2: Add and Remove a Module, Lab 15.3: Load All SCSI Drivers, Build a New Kernel, Lab 15.4: Kernel Development, Provide Directives at boot time to the Kernel
X Window System
X Window Components, X Display Manager, X Applications, Client Authentication, X Server Configuration
Server Security
Preventative Server Security, Layered Security, Reducing Spam and Attack by Limiting IP Addresses, Lab 17.1: iptables Firewall, Restrict Physical Access to Servers, Securing Services, Lab 17.2: List Current Services Listed in /etc/rc.d/init.d, Managing Services, Lab 17.3: Managing Services, Manage xinetd, Lab 17.4: Enabling rsync, Lab 17.5: Manage Access Control, tcp_wrappers, Lab 17.6: Configuring tcp_wrappers, Verify Running Services with netstat, Securing The Firewall, Port Scan Attack Detector (psad), psad Configuration File, Bastille Linux, Lab 17.7: Security Assessment, Securing the Network Connections, Lab 17.8: Review history, Lab 17.9: Review /etc/passwd, Using nmap, Ping Sweep, Securing Users, root Login, How to Use su root, Passwords, User and Group Security, Attack Source, Deleting Users and Data, Firewall Introduction, Iptables, Terminology, Firewall Strategies, Network Tools, Lab 17.10 : Network Monitoring, Darkstat, Wireshark (Ethereal), Remedial Server Security, Rkdet, Tripwire AIDE,Lab 17.11 : Rootkit Hunter, Lab 17.12 : AIDE
The Bash Shell
Working Directory, Shell Aliases, The Command Line, echo, Path Variable, Structure of a Command, find, Recall Commands, Command Substitution, Lab 18.1: Command Line, Anatomy of a Script, Learn How to Use Variables, Wildcards, Functions, Positional Parameters, Escape Characters, The For Loop, While Loop, read Command, case Statement, Lab 18.2: Write Case Script The manual is a 11x8.5" downloadable PDF.



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