RH354: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 New Features for Experienced Linux Administrators

Prepare yourself for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 by learning about changes to the operating system! This course offers a rapid orientation to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 based on the pre-release beta. The offering prepares operators, managers, principal system administrators, and other IT professionals with experience in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 for deployments and migrations to the new release.

This course is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.

Audience 

This course is designed to provide a preview of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 to experienced IT professionals, including:

  • Linux system administrators
  • DevOps engineers
  • Cloud administrators

Course content 

  • Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 using the new packaging, modularity, and appstream features.
  • Upgrade from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 using new tools.Perform in
  • tegrated file system and volume management using Stratis.
  • Use Cockpit for system management.
  • Create system images with Composer.
  • Configure Identity Management using authselect.
  • Understand the Wayland graphical display server.
  • Deploy containers using the new integrated OCI runtime and tools.
  • Configure firewall rules that use the new NFT back end.

Course goals

As a result of attending this course, you will be prepared to work with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and take advantage of key new features of the operating system. You should be able to demonstrate these skills:

  • Describe key features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.
  • Install or upgrade an existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 server to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.
  • Manage software with the upgraded Yum package manager and select specific software versions through module streams.
  • Use new storage tools to compress and deduplicate data and efficiently manage the storage stack from hardware to file system.
  • Adjust to changes to core components of the operating system, including Python 3, Wayland, and Chrony-based NTP service.
  • Work with the new nftables-backed firewall system.
  • Develop and test portable, standards-based containers with the new runtime and toolchain.
  • Configure servers efficiently with the updated web-based remote interface and with Red Hat Enterprise Linux System Roles.

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