Working with CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux

30 minutes
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

This lab is designed to test your skills on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS command lines. You will check the OS version and run a few commands on both systems to see how these operating systems run the same source code.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Update Packages on Both Servers

Update all packages on the CentOS server, but only install the security updates on the RHEL server (if available).

Install Software on Both Servers and Start Services

Install and start NFS on the CentOS server. Then, install FTP on the RHEL server.

Additional Resources


It is your first day as a Linux administrator at Eucalyptus and Lavender Inc. The IT manager has given you two Linux servers; the development server runs CentOS and the production one runs RHEL. She would like for you to check if any package updates are available for those servers. If there are updates available, install all updates on the CentOS server, but only install the security updates on the RHEL server. Then, install and start the NFS package on the CentOS server and install and start the FTP package on the RHEL server. Good luck!

What are Hands-on Labs

Hands-on Labs are real environments created by industry experts to help you learn. These environments help you gain knowledge and experience, practice without compromising your system, test without risk, destroy without fear, and let you learn from your mistakes. Hands-on Labs: practice your skills before delivering in the real world.

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