OPS235 Weekly Schedule - CentOS6

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Winter 2014

Instructors: Murray Saul (A,B,C) , Kent Poots (D, E) , Andrew Smith (F,G)

Schedule

Week
Objectives and Tasks
Slides / Reference

Labs

Week 1

7 - 12 January
(No class on monday)

CentOS Installation (on Main Host)
  • Manually Creating Partitions
  • Installing CentOS
  • Introduction to RPM
  • Introduction to Networking Commands


Slides:
  • Course Introduction:
[ odp ] [ pdf ] [ ppt ]
  • Lab 1 Preparation / Debriefing:
[ odp ] [ pdf ] [ ppt ]

Lab 1

Week 2

13 - 19 January

Creating & Using Virtual Machines
  • Installing and Using Virtualization Software
  • Installing Guest VMs
Slides:
  • Virtual Machines Part I (Lab 2 Investigations 1-4):
[ odp ] [ pdf ] [ ppt ]
  • Virtual Machines Part II (Lab 2 Investigations 5-7):
[ odp ] [ pdf ] [ ppt ]
Reference:

Lab 2

Week 3

20 - 26 January


LVM & Software Package Management
  • Software Package management with rpm and yum
Slides:
  • Package Management:
[ odp ] [ pdf ] [ ppt ]
Reference:

Lab 3

Week 4

27 January - 2 February

LVM & Software Package Management (continued)
  • Logical Volume Management
Slides:
  • Introduction to LVM:
[ odp ] [ pdf ] [ ppt ]
Reference:
Week 5

3 - 9 February


Working with Partitions / User & Group Management
  • Creating / Managing Virtual Partitions
  • Mounting / Unmounting File Systems
  • Automatically Mount File Systems Upon Boot-up
  • User and Group Management
Slides:
  • User Account Management:
[ odp ] [ pdf ] [ ppt ]
Reference:

Lab 4

Week 6

10 - 16 February

Complete first half of course:

  • Catch-up on Labs
  • Work on assignment #1 (Due week #7 in class)
  • Review for Practical Test #1 and Written Test


Week 7

18 - 23 February (Monday is a holiday)

Evaluation
  • Practical Test 1 (covering weeks 1-4)
  • Written Test 1 (covering weeks 1-4)
  • Assignment 1 Due (in class)
Study Week

24 February - 2 March

Week 8

3 - 9 March

Archiving Files, Compiling Software
Packages from Source, Managing Services
  • Using Archive Files (tar, tar.gz, tgz)
  • Compiling Software from Source Code
  • Controlling System Services
Slides:
  • Linux Filesystems / Working with Partitions:
[ odp ] [ pdf ] [ ppt ]
  • Archiving & Compiling Software / Managing Run Levels and Services & Run Levels
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Reference:

Lab 5

Week 9

10 - 16 March

Configuring a Network Using Virtual Machines
  • Static Network Configuration
  • Network Configuration with a DHCP client
  • Basic TCP/IP network commands: ping, ifconfig, netstat
Slides:
  • Configuring Networks in VMs - Part1:
[ odp ] [ pdf ] [ ppt ]
  • Configuring Networks in VMs - Part2:
[ odp ] [ pdf ] [ ppt ]


Reference:
Networking with Virtual Machines (Introduction)

Lab 6

Week 10

17 - 23 March

Setup and Configure Secure Shell Services,
Using Virtual Machines
  • Network Services
  • SSH|
Slides:
  • Network Services / SSH:
[ odp ] [ pdf ] [ ppt ]
Reference:

Lab 7

Week 11

24 - 30 March

Setting Up, Using & Maintaining a DHCP Server
  • DHCP Server
Assignment 2 released
  • Work on assignment #2 (Due week #13 in class)
  • Review for Practical Test
Slides:
  • Install & Configure DHCP Server:
[ odp ] [ pdf ] [ ppt ]
Reference:

Lab 8

Week 12

31 March - 6 April

Evaluation
  • Practical Test 2
  • Work on assignment #2 (Due week #13 in class)


Week 13

7 - 10 April (Friday is exam week)

  • Assignment #2 Due (in class)
  • Review for Exam
Exam Week ( Friday the 11th - Thursday the 17th of April )

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