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Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Administration Training Course

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21 hours (usually 3 days including breaks)


  • Experience with system administration
  • Familiarity with Linux command line


  • System administrators
  • DevOps engineers


Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is a Linux distribution for commercial enterprise. It provides a stable foundation for open source technologies (Ansible, OpenStack, Podman, etc.), making system administration, tasks automation, and application deployment scalable and future-proof.

This instructor-led, live training (online or onsite) is aimed at sysadmins and DevOps engineers who wish to use RHEL to perform administrative tasks and manage enterprise systems more efficiently.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Set up the necessary server environment for managing system administration tasks and operations with RHEL.
  • Understand the benefits of RHEL and take advantage of its features to streamline administrative processes.
  • Configure different file systems and manage them efficiently using the built-in services in RHEL.
  • Reduce vulnerabilities and threats by implementing security hardening techniques on servers and network systems.
  • Manage and deploy containers and images with RHEL using OCI-compatible tools (Podman, Skopeo and Buildah).

Format of the Course

  • Interactive lecture and discussion.
  • Lots of exercises and practice.
  • Hands-on implementation in a live-lab environment.

Course Customization Options

  • To request a customized training for this course, please contact us to arrange.

Course Outline


  • RHEL vs CentOS vs Fedora
  • Overview of RHEL features and benefits

Getting Started

  • Understanding the system requirements
  • Installing and configuring RHEL 8
  • CLI, Bash commands, and tools
  • Exploring directories and packages

Managing Users, Groups, and Permissions

  • Setting up users and groups
  • Configuring file permissions
  • Managing access control lists

Managing RHEL File Systems and Storage

  • Choosing a file system type
  • Creating and modifying file systems
  • Securing and maintaining file systems
  • Implementing Ansible playbooks
  • Understanding storage options (GSF2, Gluster, Ceph, etc.)
  • Partitioning and optimizing disks
  • Managing logical volumes

Managing Network Systems and Security

  • Monitoring security updates
  • Securing workstations and servers
  • Enhancing security using SELinux
  • Configuring networking using NetworkManager

Managing Virtualization and Cloud Deployments

  • Setting up container tools (Podman, Buildah, and Skopeo)
  • Building and running containers
  • Working with container images and pods
  • Setting up and managing virtual machines
  • Deploying RHEL images on public cloud (Microsoft Azure, AWS, and GCP)


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