Introduction to Linux Management Tools

By Mike Bunch

A walkthrough for new Linux system administrators on a few basic tools that monitor, configure, optimize, and troubleshoot environments.

4 hours
  • 38 Lessons
  • 5 Hands-On Labs

About the course

This course walks a new Linux system administrator through a few basic tools that are used to monitor, configure and optimize a system, and assist with troubleshooting issues. There are two sections to this course. Our first section focuses on select command line utilities. Our second section covers a couple of web-based administrative tools. By completion a new system administrator will be familiar with a few different tools to help manage processes, monitor system functionality, and control systems remotely.

  • Chapter 1 2 Lessons Course Introduction 3:53

    What is this Course About?

    1:59

    About the Author

    1:54
  • Chapter 2 10 Lessons The Basics - Command Line Management Tools 1:52:51

    What Can We Expect From the Command Line?

    2:36

    Reviewing System Details Through /proc and /etc/os-release

    9:16

    Taking a Look at Processes with ps

    9:43

    Monitoring Active Processes Using top

    8:55

    Monitoring Active Processes Using htop

    9:51

    Using nmon to Monitor System Performance, Part 1

    10:50

    Using nmon to Monitor System Performance, Part 2

    10:45

    Glances Part 1 – Monitoring Performance from the Console

    11:01

    Glances Part 2 – Running Glances as a Web Server or System Service

    9:54

    Logging System Utilization Data on a Schedule with nmon

    30:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 3 24 Lessons The Next Level - Web-Based Management Tools 4:39:59

    Optional Installs Part 1 – Apache and MariaDB

    8:35

    Optional Installs Part 2 – Postfix and Docker

    10:53

    What Is Webmin and How Do We Install It?

    13:06

    Taking a Walk Through the Webmin Console

    4:59

    Reviewing Webmin Administration Using the Webmin Module

    9:56

    Controlling the Operating System Using the System Module

    9:33

    Managing Application Servers Using the Servers Module

    11:25

    Send Remote Commands, Manage Files, and More Using the Others Module

    10:36

    View and Manage Networks Using the Networking Modules

    6:22

    View and Manage Storage Using the Hardware Modules

    6:29

    View and Manage Webmin Clusters Using the Cluster Modules

    7:28

    Review and Refresh Modules Using the Un-Used and Refresh Modules

    6:57

    What Is the Cockpit Project and How Do We Install It?

    10:13

    Taking a Walk Through the Cockpit Console and Dashboard

    5:30

    Monitor System Health and Review Log Files Using the System and Logs Modules

    6:16

    Review Storage and Network Configuration Using the Storage and Networking Modules

    7:20

    Manage Docker Images and Instances Using the Containers module

    5:20

    Perform Basic User Account Management Using the Accounts Module

    4:02

    Manage Targets, Services, and Sockets Using the Services Module

    6:36

    What Are Some Optional Modules?

    8:23

    Installing and Configuring Webmin

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    Managing Webmin Administrators Using the Webmin Console

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    Installing Cockpit and Additional Modules

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    Creating User Accounts and Validating the Docker Module in Cockpit

    30:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 4 2 Lessons Course Conclusion 4:46

    What’s Next?

    3:39

    Thank You to Our Students!

    1:07

What you will need

  • This course has no prerequisites, but basic Linux package installation and command-line experience are beneficial for this course.

What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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