Join Scott Simpson for an in-depth discussion in this video Environment setup, part of Linux: System Maintenance.
- [Instructor] In this course, I expect that you're somewhat familiar with the Linux command line. You'll also need a virtual machine or a real machine to work on. And if you're able to, it would be helpful to have a second machine on the same network for the videos about logging. If you don't have a virtual machine set up, take a look at Up and Running with CentOS Linux for a walk-through of how to build one. I'll also be attaching some disks to my machine, so it might be convenient for you to have a USB disk or another kind of disk you can install or attach to your computer. There is one exercise file for this course, a small dash script.
If you don't have access to the exercise files though, don't worry, you can pause the video and copy it down.
- Exploring a system
- Exploring load and uptime
- Auditing security access, groups, and users
- Checking memory and process status
- Checking free disk space and disk status
- Interrupting and exploring the GRUB boot loader
- Gaining root access
- Exploring recovery options
- Upgrading software
- Freeing disk space
- Adding a disk
- Setting up a logging server
- Building a summary script