Course Details
Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Mangement(RH401)


  • Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and systems Management(RH401)

    Red Hat® Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management is a lab based course that explores the concepts and methods necessary for successful large-scale deployment and management of Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems. Experienced system administrators will learn how to implement and manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux deployments efficiently and effectively, in ways that make their systems manageable by a team of administrators. Central to the course is the training on the use of the Red Hat Network   Satelite   Server    for   deployment    and provisioning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems. By the end of this course, you will have built your own RPM packages and will have used Subversion to make changes to scripts.



RHCE certification or equivalent experience in basic configuration of the network services.


  • System Administrators, conultants and other IT professionals.

Course Content:


 Unit 1:  Essential system management

  • Goals  of enterprise system management
  • Standardization,centralization and scalability
  • Provisioning and automation

 Unit 2: Installing Red Hat Network Satelite server

  • Introducation to Red Hat@ Network Satelite:features,prerequisites
  • Installing satelite server softwar
  • Understaning software channels and entitilements
  • Importing  channel content a satelite server
  • Xinetd and service limits

 Unit 3: Red Hat Network organization

  • organization managemen and trust relationships
  • Managing user accounts
  • Assigning user roles (security)
  • Managing system groups

 Unit 4: Managing changes with revision control

  • Introducing revision control concepts.
  • Basic Subversion repository administration
  • Using Subversion to manage  revisions

 Unit 5: Red Hat Network client configuration

  • Secure communication with SSL
  • Red Hat Network registration
  • Creating and using activation keys
  • Registration automation with
  • Troubleshooting RHN registration

 Unit 6: Red Hat Netork software management

  • Software channel relantioships
  • Cloning existing software channels
  • Managing custom software channels
  • Notifying clients of changes: managing errta

 Unit 7: Building RPMs

  • Building open source software
  • Using RPM macros
  • Writing custom spec files
  • Using rpmbuild to create RPMs
  • signing packages for security

 Unit 8: RHN application programmeer interface

  • Uses for Red Hat Network API
  • Basic RHN API program structure
  • Sample programs

 Unit 9:Configuration file management with Red Hat Network

  • Managing configuration channels
  • Configuration file macros
  • Configuration file managment using command-line tools

 Unit 10: Provisioning with kickstart

  • Anaconda kickstart options
  • Builiding provisioning environments
  • Using Cobbler  for provisioning

 Unit 11: Virtual machine management

  • Virtual host/platforms entitlements
  • Controling Xn guests using RHN
  • Red Hat Network management of xen virtual machines

 Unit 12: RHN Satelite server administration

  • High avaliablity options
  • Embedded database management
  • Certificate management
  • Changing from disconnected to connected operation
  • Inter-satelite Synchronization(ISS)
  • Exporting software channels
  • Troubleshooting

 Unit 13: Red Hat Network  Proxy Server

  • RHN Proxy Server installation
  • Configuring a client to use an  RHN proxy server
  • Managing software with RHN package manager
  • Monitoring network traffic andopen ports
  • Detecting modified files
  • Investigating and verifying detected intrusions
  • Recovering from, reporting, and documenting intrusions

Certification Exam:

  • This is exam is performance-based, meaning that candidates must perform tasks on a live system, rather than answering questions about how one might perform those tasks.
  • 11 Training units will be provided.
  • Official course Material will be required to appear this exam.
  • Exam Duration – 3hrs.
  • Exam Fees – Rs. 10,000/- per candidate. Fees should be paid by DD drown in favor of  “Red Hat India Pvt. Ltd.” Payable at Mumbai.
  • Exam results are emailed within 5 business days following the exam

Sample Certificate:

RH Certificate..

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