• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

As a System Administrator you need to know how to manipulate file systems, partitions, and volumes in order to effectively build and expand Linux systems. In this course you will learn about the different Linux file systems and how to use them. You will also learn about the Physical and Logical disks and volumes and how they can be manipulated and used in multiple configurations within a Linux system. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 RHCSA exam (EX200).

Learning Objectives

Local File Systems

  • start the course
  • describe the various supported file systems
  • identify the file systems of mounted and external drives
  • mount and unmount various file systems
  • configure the system to mount a file system at boot
  • use an encrypted file system
  • mount an encrypted file system at boot and using a fully encrypted file system
  • control the automatic mounting of file systems when devices are plugged in and safely unmount file systems
  • add new partitions or additional swap space non-destructively


Managing Partitions and File Systems

  • create a file system on a physical disk
  • use tools to create, delete, list and manage MBR based partitions
  • resize a MBR based partition
  • change the label of a partition
  • mount and unmount iSCSI Network Area Storage
  • use tools to create, delete, and list GPT based partitions
  • using and compressing swap partitions or files


Logical Volume Management

  • identify and describe LVM configuration for Volumes
  • use basic LVM commands to create and remove volumes
  • manage free space in a storage pool and allocate space as required
  • assign logical and physical volumes to a volume group
  • use LVM tiered storage to use faster SSDs with HDDs to create fast "hybrid" storage
  • create a snapshot of a volume
  • backup and restore volumes
  • use shell commands to manage LVM storage
  • create and configure a basic RAID 0, 1, and 5 volume
  • resize a RAID volume


Practice: Using LVM and Filesystems

  • create an XFS LVM Filesystem and then mount the partition so it will be available even after rebooting


Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Systems Administration