Linux Enterprise Automation (LFS430)


Course Overview

Automation is essential to running Linux in the enterprise effectively. Automation lets you minimize costs by reducing manual operations, helps ensure compliance across the data center, standardizes your software infrastructure and accelerates deployments for your bare-metal and cloud infrastructures. This course will teach you how to use automation to achieve these outcomes.

Who should attend

This course is for technical IT professionals interested in finding cost-efficient ways to accelerate Linux deployments, reduce operation costs and minimize system installation overhead.


Students should have a good grasp of common scalability and system administration issues frequently encountered in enterprise environments. They should have experience with the Linux command line, shell scripting, and text file editing.

Course Objectives

In this course you’ll learn everything you need to know to automate an enterprise Linux environment. You’ll learn how to:

  • Act as a key participant for architectural decisions involving data center automation.
  • Understand advanced system administration concepts and techniques that take scalability, reproducibility and efficiency into account.
  • Provision physical (bare-metal) and virtual hosts in a consistent and scalable way.
  • Deploy configuration management tools in an heterogeneous Linux environment.
  • Package software releases on both RPM and DPKG based systems.
  • Plan, build and customize OS releases in your environment.

This course is designed to work with a wide range of Linux distributions, so you will be able to apply these concepts regardless of your distro.

Course Content

  • Linux Foundation
  • Linux Foundation Training
  • Logistics
Advanced Systems Administration
  • What Makes A Good Systems Administrator
  • "Soft" Skills and Tools
  • "Hard" Skills And Tools
  • Other Concerns
Software Management
  • Manual Software Lifecycle
  • Package Management
  • Creating Your Own Packages
  • Creating Debian Packages
  • Creating RPM Packages
  • Creating Packages of Third Party Software
  • Rebuilding OS supplied Packages
  • Advanced Packaging Tips
  • GPG Sign Your Packages
Packaging Automation
  • Preparing Packages for Automatic Building
  • Automation Frameworks
Software Distribution
  • Introduction to Software Distribution
  • Repository Management
  • Creating Repositories
  • Using Third Party Repositories
  • Mirroring Repositories
Installation Tree Management
  • CentOS Installation Trees
  • Debian/Ubuntu Install Trees
Automating Installation
  • Automating Installation
  • Automating Installation with Kickstart
  • Using Kickstart Files
  • Debian Preseed
  • Further Automation
Installation Tools Cobbler
  • Cobbler Overview
  • Cobbler Setup
  • Using Cobbler
  • Advanced Cobbler
Installation Tools TheForeman
  • Introduction to TheForeman
  • Installing TheForeman
  • TheForeman Setup
  • Using TheForeman
  • Advanced TheForeman Concepts
Configuration Management Overview
  • What is Configuration Management
  • Configuration Management Methods
  • Overview of Configuration Management Tools
Configuration Management Puppet
  • Puppet Overview
  • Puppet Setup
  • Puppet Terminology and Configuration
  • Puppet Operations
  • Puppet Operations
  • Advanced Puppet Concepts
Configuration Management with SaltStack
  • Introduction to SaltStack
  • SaltStack Setup
  • SaltStack Basics
  • Advanced SaltStack Concepts
Configuration Management CFEngine
  • Introduction to CFEngine
Configuration Management Ansible
  • Introduction to Ansible
  • Ansible Setup
  • Ansible Basics
  • Advanced Ansible Concepts
Spacewalk Server
  • Installing Spacewalk Server
  • Deploying Spacewalk Clients
  • Managing Changes with Spacewalk
  • Scripting with the Spacewalk API
Server Monitoring with Spacewalk
  • Server Monitoring
Classroom Training
Modality: C

Duration 4 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Eastern Europe: 2,690.— €

Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.