CL210 – Red Hat OpenStack Administration II

Overview

Course description

Introduction to Red Hat OpenStack Platform configuration and administration of private cloud infrastructure using core OpenStack services

Red Hat OpenStack Administration II: Infrastructure Configuration for Cloud Administrators (CL210) teaches you how to implement a full-featured cloud computing environment using OpenStack. You will learn how to configure, administer, and manage Red Hat® OpenStack Platform infrastructure. The lessons and objectives taught in this course will prepare you for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack exam (EX210).

This course is based on Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13.0 and Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7.5.

The focus of this course is on managing and using the OpenStack client command-line interface and the director and dashboard graphical web user interfaces to securely manage server instances, compute and storage resources, and user identities.

Course content summary

  • Gain familiarity with overcloud service containerization technology.
  • Learn about Open Virtual Networking (OVN) enhancement to OVS.
  • Use identity service v3 (keystone) with external Red Hat IdM store.
  • Manage the core control plane, including Pacemaker.
  • Customize images, with techniques for multiple use cases.
  • Manage block and object storage.
  • Manage compute nodes, including tuning and hyperconvergence.
  • Deploy multi-container stacks.
  • Troubleshoot OpenStack.

Audience for this course

This course is intended for Linux system administrators, cloud administrators, cloud operators, and infrastructure architects interested in, or responsible for, maintaining a private or hybrid cloud.

Prerequisites for this course

CL220 – Red Hat CloudForms Hybrid Cloud Management

Overview

Course description

Manage and deploy systems in hybrid cloud environments

Red Hat CloudForms Hybrid Cloud Management (CL220) is for cloud administrators and operators who need to use Red Hat® CloudForms to manage cloud instances running on multiple cloud providers or virtualization infrastructures.

This course is based on Red Hat CloudForms 4.

In this course, students use a hybrid environment, configure Red Hat CloudForms to work with Red Hat Virtualization and Red Hat OpenStack® Platform, deploy virtual machines (VMs) with templates and customization, produce chargeback reports on VM and resource use and automations, and perform policy-based management. This course covers CloudForms tenants, interface customization, timeline and event analysis, and service provisioning.

Red Hat CloudForms Hybrid Cloud Management (CL220) can also help you in your preparation for the Red Hat Certified Specialist in Hybrid Cloud Management exam (EX220) and become a Red Hat Certified Specialist in Hybrid Cloud Management.

Course content summary

  • Configure Red Hat CloudForms 4
  • Define regions, zones, tenants, users, groups, and roles
  • Provision and manage VMs
  • Generate reports and cloud information from CloudForms analytics
  • Configure Red Hat CloudForms alerts
  • Automate tasks with CloudForms
  • Manage service catalogs
  • Use Ansible by Red Hat with CloudForms to automate system configuration

Audience for this course

  • Cloud administrators and cloud operators responsible for maintaining hybrid cloud environments
  • Cloud architects who intend to use CloudForms for management and analysis of their company’s cloud environment
  • DevOps engineers responsible for creating an environment that provides virtual machines (VMs) for developing and testing applications, building service catalogs, and automating workflows

Prerequisites for this course

EX442 – Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Performance Tuning[...]

Overview

Exam description

The Red Hat Certified Specialist in Performance Tuning exam (EX442) tests your ability to use standard system tools to analyze the performance of Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® and its applications. The offering also validates the knowledge needed to use standard system tools and mechanisms to modify the behavior of the system and applications to improve performance.

By passing this exam, you become a Red Hat Certified Specialist in Performance Tuning, which also counts toward becoming a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA®). This exam is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.

Audience for this exam

Prerequisites for this exam

EX280 – Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administrati[...]

Overview

Exam description

The Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration exam (EX280) tests the knowledge, skills, and ability to create, configure, and manage a cloud application platform using Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform.

By passing this exam, you become a Red Hat Certified Specialist, which also counts toward becoming a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA®).

This exam is based on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.2.

Audience for this exam

  • System and Software Architects who need an understanding of the features and functionality of an OpenShift Container Platform cluster.
  • System Administrators who need to support the initial establishment of an OpenShift cluster.
  • Cluster Operators who need to support ongoing maintenance of an OpenShift cluster.
  • Site Reliability Engineers who need to support the ongoing maintenance and troubleshooting of an OpenShift cluster.
  • System administrators who want to demonstrate their OpenShift Container Platform skills
  • Red Hat Certified Engineers (RHCEs) who wish to become a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
  • System administrators or developers who are working in a DevOps environment using Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

Prerequisites for this exam

DO407 – Automation with Ansible I

Overview

Course description

Learn how to automate Linux system administration tasks with Ansible

Automation with Ansible (DO407) is designed for Linux system administrators and developers who need to automate provisioning, configuration, application deployment, and orchestration. You will learn how to install and configure Ansible on a management workstation and prepare managed hosts for automation.

This course is based on Red Hat® Ansible Engine 2.7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3.

Incorporating IT automation is key to managing large numbers of systems and applications efficiently and consistently at scale. In this course, you will write Ansible playbooks to automate tasks, and you will run them to ensure servers are correctly deployed and configured. You will also explore examples of how to approach the automation of common Linux system administration tasks.

The material covered in this curriculum is now included within our newly released Red Hat System Administration III: Linux Automation with Ansible (RH294)course, which covers how to use Red Hat Ansible Automation to automate across different functions. If you are interested in learning how to scale infrastructure efficiently, begin your journey with Linux automation today.

Course content summary

  • Install Ansible/Red Hat Ansible Engine on control nodes.
  • Create and update inventories of managed hosts and manage connections to them.
  • Automate administration tasks with Ansible playbooks and ad hoc commands.
  • Write effective Ansible playbooks at scale.
  • Protect sensitive data used by Ansible with Ansible Vault.
  • Reuse code and simplify playbook development with Ansible roles.

Audience for this course

This course is designed for Linux system administrators, DevOps engineers, infrastructure automation engineers, and systems design engineers. The curriculum is particularly geared toward those responsible for automation of configuration management; consistent and repeatable application deployment; provisioning and deployment of development, testing, and production servers; and integration with DevOps CI/CD workflows.

Prerequisites for this course

RH403 – Red Hat Satellite 6 Administration

Overview

Course description

Learn how to configure Red Hat Satellite 6 to deploy and manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems and software

Red Hat Satellite 6 Administration (RH403) is a lab-based course that explores the concepts and methods necessary for successful large-scale management of Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® systems. You will learn how to configure Red Hat Satellite 6 on a server and populate it with software packages. You will use Red Hat Satellite to manage the software development life cycle of a subscribed host and its configuration, and learn how to provision hosts integrated with software and Ansible® configuration management upon deployment.

This course is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and Red Hat Satellite 6.6.

Course content summary

  • Verify a Red Hat Satellite 6.6 installation.
  • Regulate Red Hat Satellite with organizations, locations, users, and roles.
  • Manage software with Red Hat Satellite environments and content views.
  • Use Red Hat Satellite to configure hosts with Ansible playbooks and roles.
  • Provision hosts with integrated software and configuration management.
  • Implement Metal-as-a-Service (MaaS) with Satellite discovery and provisioning of unprovisioned hosts.

Audience for this course

  • Senior Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators responsible for the management of multiple servers

Recommended for this course

DO457 – Ansible for Network Automation

Overview

Course description

Configure and manage network infrastructure using Red Hat Ansible Automation for Networking

Ansible for Network Automation (DO457) is designed for network administrators or infrastructure automation engineers who want to use network automation to centrally manage the switches, routers, and other devices in the organization’s network infrastructure.

This course is based on Red Hat® Ansible Engine 2.5 and Red Hat® Ansible Tower 3.2.

Learn how to use Red Hat Ansible Automation for Networking to remotely automate configuration of network devices, test and validate the current network state, and perform compliance checks to detect and correct configuration drift.

Course summary

  • Install and configure Red Hat Ansible Automation for Networking on a management system
  • Use Ansible to run ad hoc commands and playbooks to automate tasks
  • Write effective Ansible playbooks for network automation
  • Gather information about network infrastructure configuration and backup
  • Automate specific network administration use cases, including configuration of routers and switches, ports, VLANs, SNMP monitoring, and routing protocols
  • Use Ansible playbooks to target devices from various hardware vendors, including Cisco, Juniper, and Arista

Audience for this course

This course is designed for network administrators, network automation engineers, and infrastructure automation engineers who want to learn how to use Ansible to automate the administration, deployment, and configuration management of the network infrastructure of their organization or enterprise.

Prerequisites for this course

  • Experience with network administration, including a solid understanding of TCP/IP, routers, and managed switches
  • Familiarity with managing network devices from the command line, preferably with one or more of Cisco IOS, IOS XR, or NX-OS; Juniper JUNOS; Arista EOS; or VyOS
  • You will work with text files and run commands in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment. A working knowledge of Linux, including how to edit text files and run commands from the shell, and how to use SSH to log in to remote systems
  • Knowledge equivalent to Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) or better is recommended
  • Prior Ansible knowledge is not required

DO447VT – Advanced Automation: Red Hat Ansible Best Practices

Overview

Course description

Take your Red Hat Ansible Automation skills to the next level and manage automation at scale

Advanced Automation: Ansible Best Practices (DO447) is for experienced Red Hat® Ansible® Automation users who want to take their Ansible skills to the next level, enabling scalable design and operation of Ansible Automation in the enterprise. You will explore better ways to automate tasks and use Red Hat Ansible Engine effectively, as well as how to leverage advanced features of Ansible to perform more complex tasks. You will also learn how to install and use Red Hat Ansible Tower to centrally coordinate your use of Ansible, control access to hosts and systems, and manage Ansible workflows through the web interface and the Red Hat Ansible Tower API.

This course is based on Red Hat Ansible Automation (Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.8 / Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.5) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux® 8.

Course content summary

  • Investigate recommended practices for effective and efficient automation with Ansible.
  • Perform rolling updates with your Ansible Automation operations.
  • Use advanced features of Ansible to work with data, including filters and plugins.
  • Control applications through their REST API with Ansible Playbooks.
  • Implement Red Hat Ansible Tower to centrally coordinate and scale Red Hat Ansible Automation.
  • Leverage capabilities of Red Hat Ansible Tower to manage complex automation workflows.
  • Implement a CI/CD pipeline for your automation with Git and Red Hat Ansible Tower.

Audience for this course

This course is designed for users who need to set recommended design patterns and operate automation practices at scale, including these roles:

  • DevOps engineers
  • Linux system administrators, developers
  • Release engineers
  • Other IT professionals with basic expertise using Ansible or Red Hat Ansible Engine to automate, provision, configure, and deploy applications and services in a Linux environment

Prerequisites for this course

EX200 – Red Hat Certified System Administrator

Overview

Exam description

The performance-based Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) exam (EX200) tests your knowledge in areas of system administration common across a wide range of environments and deployment scenarios. The skills tested in this exam are the foundation for system administration across all Red Hat® products.

By passing this exam, you become a Red Hat Certified System Administrator. If you choose to continue your learning journey beyond RHCSA, the credential can also serve as a foundational step on your path toward our highest level of certification—Red Hat Certified Architec

This exam is based on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 8.

Audience for this exam

  • Experienced Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators seeking validation of their skills
  • Students who have attended Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) and Red Hat System Administration II (RH134) and are on the path to becoming an RHCSA
  • Experienced Linux system administrators who require a certification either by their organization or based on a mandate (DoD 8570 directive)
  • IT professionals who are on the path to becoming a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
  • An RHCE who is noncurrent or who is about to become noncurrent and wants to recertify as an RHCE

Recommended for this exam

RH442VT – Red Hat Performance Tuning: Linux in Physical, Virtu[...]

Overview

Course description

Performance tuning and capacity planning for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat Performance Tuning: Linux in Physical, Virtual, and Cloud (RH422) teaches senior Linux® system administrators the methodology of performance tuning. This course discusses system architecture with an emphasis on understanding its implications on system performance, performance adjustments, open source benchmarking utilities, networking performance, and tuning configurations for specific server use cases and workloads.

This course is based on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 8.

Course content summary

  • Analyze and tune for resource-specific scenarios
  • Applying tuning profiles with the tuned tool
  • Tune in virtual environments (hosts and guests)
  • Trace and profile system events and activities
  • Tune resource limits and utilization using systemd-integrated cgroups
  • Gather performance metrics and benchmarking data

Audience for this course

  • Senior Linux system administrators responsible for maximizing resource utilization through performance tuning

Prerequisites for this course