Red Hat Services Management and Automation/EX358

Red Hat Services Management and Automation Certification Training Course Overview

This course (RH358) is majorly designed for any IT professionals with some experience in managing Linux® systems and who wanted to learn more about how to manage and deploy network services included with Red Hat® Enterprise Linux which are particularly important in the modern IT data center. Participants will be learning of how to install, configure, and manage basic configurations of these services manually, and then use Red Hat Ansible® Engine to automate your work in a scalable, repeatable manner.

This course is based on Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.9 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1.


  • Linux system administrators
  • Site reliability engineers
  • IT professionals with some Ansible experience
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Red Hat Services Management and Automation (32 Hours) Download Course Contents

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18 - 21 Oct 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM CST
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Course Modules

Module 1: Manage network services
  • Discuss and review key tools and skills needed to manage network services.
Module 2: Configure link aggregation
  • Improve the redundancy or throughput of network connections of servers by configuring Linux network teaming between multiple network interfaces.
Module 3: Manage DNS and DNS servers
  • Explain the operation of DNS service, troubleshoot DNS issues, and configure servers to act as a DNS caching nameserver or as an authoritative name server.
Module 4: Manage DHCP and IP address assignment
  • Explain and configure services used for IPv4 and IPv6 address assignment including DHCP, DHCPv6, and SLAAC.
Module 5: Manage printers and printing files
  • Configure systems to print to a network printer that supports IPP Everywhere, as well as manage existing printer queues.
Module 6: Configure email transmission
  • Discuss how mail servers operate, then configure a server to use system tools and Postfix to send email messages through an outbound mail relay
Module 7: Configure MariaDB SQL databases
  • Discuss the basic operation of SQL-based relational databases, perform basic SQL queries for troubleshooting, and be able to set up a simple MariaDB database service.
Module 8: Configure web servers
  • Provide web content from Apache HTTPD or Nginx web servers, then configure them with virtual hosts and TLS-based encryption.
Module 9: Optimize web server traffic
  • Improve performance of your web servers by using Varnish to cache static content being served and HAProxy to terminate TLS connections and balance load between servers.
Module 10: Provide file-based network storage
  • Deliver simple file-based network shares to clients using the NFS and SMB protocols.
Module 11: Access block-based network storage
  • Configure iSCSI initiators on your servers to access block-based storage devices provided by network storage arrays or Ceph storage clusters.
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Course Prerequisites

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to accomplish:

  • Developing the key skills in managing and automating common services that support and are used by your business-critical applications.
  • Reducing time to deployment, improving reliability, and ensuring architectural compliance
  • Learning the key system in administration skills required to set up and provide network services that are frequently used by servers and their applications in enterprise data centers
  • To gain an understanding of how to manually manage these services, and you will also prepare Ansible playbooks to automate manual configuration tasks and perform them at scale.