Welcome to Oracle Linux Track

This track is the place to explore Oracle Linux to help you grow your skillset using free videos and hands-on tutorials and labs. Whether you are working with traditional, cloud-based, or virtual environments, these skills will progress your knowledge into becoming a better Oracle Linux End-user, DevOps, or System Administrator.


Learn about these topics:
  • Shell and Command Line
  • Files and Directories
  • Permissions
  • Linux architecture and kernel
  • Software Management
  • Customizing the work environment
  • Bash shell scripting
  • Monitoring and managing processes
  • Useful Linux tools
  • Introducing VIM
  • Networking
  • Remote access using SSH
Practice the following with these tutorials:
  • Introduction to Oracle Linux: Shell and Command line


Learn about these topics:
  • Oracle Linux installation
  • Create an Oracle Linux instance on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
  • The BIOS firmware bootloader process
  • Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
  • GRUB2 bootloader and configuring systemd services
Practice the following with real hands on labs:
  • Manage the boot kernel
  • Localize your installation
  • Use sysctl, /proc, /sys, and /etc/sysconfig
  • Manage systemd target units
  • Switch a CentOS 8 instance to Oracle Linux 8
  • Switch from CentOS 7 to Oracle Linux 7


Learn about these topics:
  • Configure the system date and time
  • Automate tasks with cron, anacron, at, and batch
  • Dynamically load and unload kernel modules, Udev
  • Configure users and groups
  • Explore the proc and sysfs file systems
  • Password aging and su
  • FTP configuration
  • Using vim
  • Leapp upgrades
  • Control groups, SELinux, pluggable authentication modules (PAM)
Practice the following with real hands on labs:
  • Users and groups administration
  • Crony and crontab
  • Tmux, postfix and STARTTLS for postfix
  • NGINX
  • Leapp
  • Control groups and SELinux
  • FreeIPA and Keycloak


Learn about these topics:
  • Monitor system performance
  • Review system logs
  • Iostat, mpstat, vmstat, top
  • Netstat, rsyslog, logwatch, journald
  • Linux auditing with auditd
Practice the following with real hands on labs:
  • Monitoring system resources
  • System logging
  • Auditing Oracle Linux with Auditd


Learn about these topics:
  • Network configuration files
  • Firewalld
  • Nftables
  • Network Manager CLI and IP utilities
  • VLANs
  • Network bonding
Practice the following with real hands on labs:
  • Network Manager CLI and IP utilities
  • VLANs
  • Network interface bonding


Learn about these topics:
  • Use DNF
  • Install the Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK)
  • Add extra packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository
  • Mounting filesystems
  • /etc/fstab file
  • Swap space
  • NFS server, export and shares
Practice the following with real hands on labs:
  • Use DNF
  • Configure a local Yum server mirror


Learn about these topics:
  • Enable Oracle Ksplice
  • Run Ksplice
  • Run uptrack commands
  • Uninstall Ksplice
Practice the following with real hands on labs:
  • Using Oracle Ksplice in Oracle Linux


Learn about these topics:
  • OpenSSH proxyjump
  • SSH configuration and tunnels
  • Provisioning user and SSH keys with Ansible
  • VNC server
  • Using Gnome 3 screen sharing
Practice the following with real hands on labs:
  • Configuring SSH tunnels


Learn about these topics:
  • Fdisk
  • Ext, XFS, BTRFS and GlusterFS filesystems
  • Logical volume management (LVM)
  • Mounting filesystems
  • /etc/fstab file
  • Swap space
  • NFS server, export and shares
Practice the following with real hands on labs:
  • Fdisk, mkfs, mount, swapon, parted, autofs
  • NFS
  • Network-bound disk encryption
  • LVM, Gluster storage, BTRFS, RAID
  • ACLs
  • LUKS encryption


Learn about these topics:
  • Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)
  • Containers
  • Podman
  • Chroot
  • Kubernetes
Practice the following with real hands on labs:
  • Creating VMs with KVM
  • Working with Podman
  • Installing Minikube
  • Running Kubernetes on Oracle Linux


Learn about these topics:
  • How to file a service request
  • Diagnostic data collection
  • Kdump
  • Registering with Oracle Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN)
  • Oracle Ksplice
  • Oracle Linux Yum server



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