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|[[OPS235 Weekly Schedule|Weekly Schedule]]<br/>[https://scs.senecac.on.ca/course/ops235 Course Outline]<br />[http://fedoraproject.org Fedora Project]<br />[http://docs.fedoraproject.org/ Fedora documentation]
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[[OPS235 Assignment 2|Assignment 2]]
 
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= Welcome to OPS235 - ''Introduction to Open System Servers'' =
 
= Welcome to OPS235 - ''Introduction to Open System Servers'' =
 
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== What This Course is About ==
 
== What This Course is About ==
  
This course is the second in a series of courses about Linux technologies.
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<u>This course is the second in a series of courses about Linux technologies</u>
* ULI101 taught you to be Linux ''user''.
 
* '''In OPS235, you will move from being a Linux ''user'' to being a Linux system ''administrator''.'''
 
* Later courses (OPS335 and OPS435) teach you to administer Linux servers (web servers, DNS servers, FTP servers, file sharing servers) -- and to use scripting to boost your system administration efficiency.
 
  
As a system administrator, you will be responsible for installing, configuring, adjusting, maintaining, and troubleshooting the operation of computer systems. This is a lot of responsibility, and with that responsibility comes power. You will be able to change anything on the system, and you will also have the ability to damage or destroy the system.
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:* ULI101 taught you to be a Linux ''user''. In OPS235, you will move from being Linux a ''user'' to being a Linux system ''administrator''.
  
In this course you use a removable disk pack with the lab computers to set up a Linux system. You will also set up four additional Linux systems using "Virtual Machines", and therefore gain experience with different types of system configurations as well as setting up networking between systems.
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:* As a system administrator, you will be responsible for installing, configuring, adjusting, maintaining, and troubleshooting the operation of computer systems. This is a lot of responsibility, and with that responsibility comes power. You will be able to change anything on the system, and you will also have the ability to damage or destroy the system.
  
== Learning by Doing ==
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:* In this course you use an external SSD drive (USB 3) with the lab computers to set up a Linux system. You will also set up at least four additional Linux systems using "Virtual Machines", and therefore gain experience with different types of system configurations as well as setting up networking between systems.
  
Most of the learning in this course occurs through the hands-on problem solving that takes place in the eight labs and two assignments. Therefore, it's very important to stay up-to-date with the coursework, and to practice until you have confidently mastered each task.
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:* Later courses (OPS335 and OPS435) teach you to administer Linux servers (web servers, DNS servers, FTP servers, file sharing servers) -- and to use more complex Python scripting to boost your system administration efficiency.
  
All of the software used in this course is ''open source'' software, so you are free to use, modify, and redistribute it. This means that you can install it as many times as you want on as many different computers as you would like. It also means that you can tinker with it -- you can take it apart, see how it works, and put it back together in the same or a different way, limited only by your time and ambition. You are encouraged to experiment and question liberally.
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== Learning by Doing ==
  
The notes that you make during the labs and assignments are your reference material for the quizzes, tests, and assignments. Take really good notes, and if you have questions, experiment and consult with your professor.
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Most of the learning in this course occurs through the hands-on problem solving that takes place in the eight labs and two assignments.
  
= Weekly Schedule =
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<u>Requirements for Success</u>
  
Weekly topic, lab, and assignment information is available on the [[OPS235 Weekly Schedule |OPS235 Weekly Schedule]] page.
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:* It is very important to stay up-to-date with the coursework, and to practice until you have confidently mastered each task.
  
= Supplies Checklist =
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:* All of the software used in this course is ''open source'' software, so you are free to use, modify, and redistribute it. This means that you can install it as many times as you want on as many different computers as you would like. It also means that you can tinker with it -- you can take it apart, see how it works, and put it back together in the same or a different way, limited only by your time and ambition. You are encouraged to experiment and question liberally.
  
Needed by the second class:  
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:* The notes that you make during the labs and assignments are your reference material for the quizzes, tests, and assignments. Take really good notes, and if you have questions, experiment and consult with your professor.
# '''Fedora 13 Live CD''' (x86_64). You can burn this from ISO image on a CD or a DVD using the Freedom Toaster (in the Open Lab) -- however, this machine has problems with some types of DVDs. The image is also available from:
 
#* http://belmont.senecac.on.ca/fedora/releases/13/Live/x86_64/Fedora-13-x86_64-Live.iso - Seneca's mirror of the Fedora project. This is very fast, but is only accessible from within Seneca's network (you can't access this from home). You can burn this disc on the machines in the Open Lab.
 
#* http://get.fedoraproject.org - Accessible from any Internet connection.
 
# '''SATA Hard disk in removable drive tray''' (at least 160GB). Please buy the tray from ACS or the bookstore as not all trays are compatible.
 
# '''USB flash drive''' (64MB or more - 2GB or larger recommended. Warning: anything on this flash drive will be erased!)
 
# '''[http://zenit.senecac.on.ca/~chris.tyler/ops235/2011-1/ops235_2011-1_lab_log_book.pdf Lab log book (PDF)]'''. Please note that you can use your log book during the quizzes, written tests, practical tests and the final exam. It's also the record that you have completed the labs, so don't lose it!
 
  
Needed for week 2:  
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:* Carefully read ALL lab instructions and check your work regularly. The labs have been designed with backup safeguards to prevent the student from losing their work. On the other hand, students may lose their work if they fail to follow lab instructions or accidentally forget their removable hard disks in the workstation's hard disk bay drive!
  
# '''Fedora 13 installation DVD''' (x86_64) You can burn this from ISO image on the Freedom Toaster (in the Open Lab) -- however, this machine has problems with come types of DVDs. The image is also available from:
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== Course Faculty ==
#* http://belmont.senecac.on.ca/fedora/releases/13/Fedora/x86_64/iso/Fedora-13-x86_64-DVD.iso - Seneca's mirror of the Fedora project. This is very fast, but is only accessible from within Seneca's network (you can't access this from home). You can burn this disc on the machines in the Open Lab.
 
#* http://get.fedoraproject.org - Accessible from any Internet connection.
 
  
{{Admon/important|Bring all of these supplies to each class.|Even after installation, the Live CD, Installation DVD, and flash drive may be required.}}
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'''During the <b>Winter 2021</b> semester, OPS235 is taught by:'''
  
{{Admon/important|Do not share your OPS235 disk drive with another course.|The work you do in this course will render your other work inaccessible and may erase it.}}
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{{Admon/important|You do not need to purchase a textbook for this course.| We will be using online resources instead.}}
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==Required Materials==
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<table cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tr><td  width="10%" style="border-bottom: thin solid #cccccc;">[[Image:ssd.png|left|95px]]</td><td  width="20%" style="border-bottom: thin solid #cccccc;padding-top:25px;padding-bottom:25px;">'''Solid State Drive (SSD)'''</td><td  width="20%" style="border-bottom: thin solid #cccccc;text-align:right;">'''Minimum Capacity:''' 240 GB</td></tr><tr valign="top"><td  width="10%" style="border-bottom: thin solid #cccccc;">[[Image:blank-cd.png|left|50px]]</td><td  width="20%" style="border-bottom: thin solid #cccccc;">'''CentOS 7 Full Install<br>DVD Image'''</td><td  width="20%" style="border-bottom: thin solid #cccccc;text-align:right;">[https://mirror.senecacollege.ca/centos/7/isos/x86_64/CentOS-7-x86_64-DVD-2003.iso Download at Seneca Lab]<br>[http://centos.mirror.rafal.ca/7.9.2009/isos/x86_64/ Download from Home]</td></tr><tr><td  width="10%" style="border-bottom: thin solid #cccccc;">[[Image:ubs-key.png|left|50px]]</td><td  width="20%" style="border-bottom: thin solid #cccccc;padding-top:25px;padding-bottom:25px;">'''USB Flash Drive'''<br>(3.0 preferred)</td><td  width="20%" style="border-bottom: thin solid #cccccc;text-align:right;">'''Minimum Capacity:''' 16 GB</td></tr><tr><td  width="10%" style="border-bottom: thin solid #cccccc;">[[Image:log-book.png|left|44px]]</td><td  width="20%" style="border-bottom: thin solid #cccccc;">'''Lab Logbook'''<br>(download &amp; print<br>Both sides per lab permitted)<br><b>NOTE: If you've taken this<br> class in a previous semester, <br>you MAY NOT bring that <br>version of the lab logbook<br>to any testing.</b></td><td  width="20%" style="border-bottom: thin solid #cccccc;text-align:right;">[[:Media:OPS235_logbook.pdf|Download PDF]]</td></tr><tr><td  width="10%" style="border-bottom: thin solid #cccccc;padding-top:25px;padding-bottom:25px;padding-left:25px;"><span style="font-size:3em;font-family:arial;color:red;font-weight:bold;">!</span></td><td  width="20%" style="border-bottom: thin solid #cccccc;">'''Dos and Don'ts'''</td><td  width="20%" style="border-bottom: thin solid #cccccc;text-align:right;">[[OPS235 - Tips|Tips]]</td></tr></table>
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|[[Image:petercallaghan.jpg|thumb|left|223px|<b>Brian Gray</b><br>Section '''NBB'''<br>[mailto:brian.gray@senecacollege.ca brian.gray@senecacollege.ca]<br /> ]]
  
However, if you are the type who likes a good book, try the [http://magazine.redhat.com/2008/01/31/book-review-fedora-linux-toolbox/ Fedora Linux Toolbox].
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|[[Image:EricBrauer.jpg|thumb|left|136px|<b>Eric Brauer</b><br>Section '''C''' - July/Aug<br>[mailto:eric.brauer@senecacollege.ca eric.brauer@senecacollege.ca]<br>  ]]
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|[[Image:HansHeim.jpg|thumb|left|230px|<b> Hans Heim</b><br>Section '''D''' - May/June<br>[mailto:hans.heim@senecacollege.ca hans.heim@senecacollege.ca]<br>  ]]
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|[[Image:chris.jpg|thumb|left|181px|<b>Chris Johnson</b><br>Sections '''A''' and '''B''' - July/Aug<br>[mailto:chris.johnson@senecacollege.ca chris.johnson@senecacollege.ca]<br>  ]]
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|[[Image:petercallaghan.jpg|thumb|left|240px|<b>Colin Yip</b><br>Sections '''B''' and '''C''' - May/June<br>[mailto:colin.yip@senecacollege.ca colin.yip@senecacollege.ca]<br /> ]]
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|[[Image:petercallaghan.jpg|thumb|left|235px|<b>Michael Huang</b><br><font size="1">(Section '''A''' and '''B''' (May - Aug), <br>and '''C''' for May/June''')<br>[mailto:hong.huang@senecacollege.ca hong.huang@senecacollege.ca]</font><br>  ]]
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|[[Image:AnthonyAustin.jpg|thumb|left|350px|<b>Anthony Austin</b><br>(Sections A, B, and C)<br>[mailto:anthony.austin@senecacollege.ca anthony.austin@senecacollege.ca]<br>  ]]
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|[[Image:kent.png|thumb|left|325px|<b>Kent Poots</b><br />Sections '''?'''  &amp; '''?'''  <br />kent.poots.seneca@gmail.com<br />[http://www.drivehq.com/sharing/ShareLogon.aspx?key=10226970/l90aboda8mq8 Kent's class materials] ]]
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|[[Image:marcos.jpg|thumb|left|225px|<b>Marcos Cavenaghi<br />(Second Half)</b><br />Sections: '''B''' , '''C''' &amp; '''D'''<br /><br /> ]]
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|[[Image:MikeMartin.jpg|thumb|left|225px|<b>Mike Martin (Second Half)</b><br />Sections: '''A'''  <br />mike.martin@senecacollege.ca<br />[http://scs.senecac.on.ca/~mike.martin// Mike's web-site] ]]
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|[[Image:MarkFernandes.jpg|thumb|left|300px|<b> Mark Fernandes</b><br>(Section '''F''')<br> mark.fernandes@senecacollege.ca<br />[http://cs.senecac.on.ca/~mark.fernandes Mark's web-site]  ]]
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|[[Image:andrew-o-w.png|thumb|left|300px|<b>Andrew Oatley-Willis</b><br>(Sections '''C''', '''E''' & '''G''')<br>
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andrew.oatley-willis@senecacollege.ca<br />]]
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|[[Image:murraysaul.jpg|thumb|left|200px|<b>Murray Saul</b> (First Half)<br>(Sections '''A''' , '''B'''  &amp; '''C''')<br>murray.saul@senecacollege.ca<br />[http://murraysaul.wordpress.com/ Murray's web-site] ]]
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|[[Image:azzad.jpg|thumb|left|230px|<b>Azzad Kara</b><br>('''Spring:''' Section '''CC''')<br>  azzad.kara@senecacollege.ca<br>  ]]
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|[[Image:andrew.jpg|thumb|left|185px|<b>Andrew Smith (First Half)</b><br />Sections '''C''' and '''D'''<br />andrew.smith@senecacollege.ca<br />[http://littlesvr.ca/currentposition.php Andrew's schedule] ]]
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|[[Image:elizabeth.jpg|thumb|left|215px|<b>Elizabeth Kopiec</b><br>(Section '''D''')<br>elizabeth.kopiec@senecacollege.ca<br>[https://scs.senecac.on.ca/staff/kopiec-elizabeth Elizabeth's web-site]  ]]
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|[[Image:petercallaghan.jpg|thumb|left|235px|<b>Andres Lombo</b><br>(Section E)<br>[mailto:andres.lombo@senecacollege.ca andres.lombo@senecacollege.ca]<br>  ]]
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= Faculty =
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== Wiki Participation ==
  
During the Winter 2011 semester, OPS235 is taught by:
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* You can edit these pages! Please feel free to fix typos or add links to additional resources. Please use this capability responsibly.
  
* [http://cs.senecac.on.ca/~rchan/ Raymond Chan] (Section A)
 
* [http://cs.senecac.on.ca/%7Ebrian.gray Brian Gray] (Section B, C)
 
* [http://cs.senecac.on.ca/~murray.saul/ Murray Saul] (Section D, E, F)
 
* [[User:Chris Tyler|Chris Tyler]] (Section G)
 
During the Summer 2011 semester, OPS235 is taught by:
 
  
* [http://cs.senecac.on.ca/%7Ebrian.gray Brian Gray] (Section A, B, C)
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[[Category:OPS235]]
* [http://cs.senecac.on.ca/~paul.whalen/ Paul Whalen] (Section A, B, C)
 
 
 
During the Fall 2011 semester, OPS235 is taught by:
 
* [http://cs.senecac.on.ca/~rchan/ Raymond Chan] (Section A)
 
* [[User:Chris Tyler|Chris Tyler]] (Section B)
 
* [http://cs.senecac.on.ca/%7Ebrian.gray Brian Gray] (Section C)
 
* [[User:Ryan Lockhart|Ryan Lockhart]] (Section D, E)
 
 
 
= Course Information =
 
 
 
* [https://scs.senecac.on.ca/course/ops235 Course Outline]
 
* [https://cs.senecac.on.ca/~scs/DonMillsPolicies/policy.html Course Policies]
 
* [https://scs.senecac.on.ca/ School of Computer Studies Homepage] (includes class cancellation information and general bulletins)
 
 
 
= Tips and Suggestions =
 
 
 
* Always shut down your system under software control, rather than using the reset or power buttons. You can shutdown using the GUI or with the <code>poweroff</code>, <code>reboot</code>, <code>init</code>, or <code>shutdown</code> commands. Shut down your virtual machines before shutting down your main system.
 
* If you get a message about the gnome-power-manager configuration at the login screen, you may have run out of disk space. Switch to a character-mode virtual terminal (for example, switch to VT2 by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F2). Login and take a look at the available space (with the command: <code>df -h</code>). If the <code>/</code> filesystem is full, delete some files (such as unused VM images in <code>/var/lib/libvirt/images</code>) and then reboot the system.
 
* Fedora 13 Slowdowns: If your system is becoming very slow from time to time, it is probably due to a known issue with the Intel video driver, kernel, NICs, storage system, and hardware detection software (!). See [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=523646 Bug 523646] on the Fedora Bugzilla system. A fix for this problem is apparently in the works -- update your system regularly so that you get the fix as soon as it is available.
 
** '''Workaround:''' Type this command as root (be patient, it will take a minute or two for the system to return to normal speed): <code>killall hald devkit-disks-daemon</code>
 
 
 
= This is a Wiki! =
 
 
 
You can edit these pages! Please feel free to fix typos or add links to additional resources. Please use this capability responsibly.
 

Latest revision as of 14:23, 8 January 2021

Quick Links
Course Outline
Assignments
Assignment 1

Assignment 2

Welcome to OPS235 - Introduction to Open System Servers

What This Course is About

This course is the second in a series of courses about Linux technologies

  • ULI101 taught you to be a Linux user. In OPS235, you will move from being Linux a user to being a Linux system administrator.
  • As a system administrator, you will be responsible for installing, configuring, adjusting, maintaining, and troubleshooting the operation of computer systems. This is a lot of responsibility, and with that responsibility comes power. You will be able to change anything on the system, and you will also have the ability to damage or destroy the system.
  • In this course you use an external SSD drive (USB 3) with the lab computers to set up a Linux system. You will also set up at least four additional Linux systems using "Virtual Machines", and therefore gain experience with different types of system configurations as well as setting up networking between systems.
  • Later courses (OPS335 and OPS435) teach you to administer Linux servers (web servers, DNS servers, FTP servers, file sharing servers) -- and to use more complex Python scripting to boost your system administration efficiency.

Learning by Doing

Most of the learning in this course occurs through the hands-on problem solving that takes place in the eight labs and two assignments.

Requirements for Success

  • It is very important to stay up-to-date with the coursework, and to practice until you have confidently mastered each task.
  • All of the software used in this course is open source software, so you are free to use, modify, and redistribute it. This means that you can install it as many times as you want on as many different computers as you would like. It also means that you can tinker with it -- you can take it apart, see how it works, and put it back together in the same or a different way, limited only by your time and ambition. You are encouraged to experiment and question liberally.
  • The notes that you make during the labs and assignments are your reference material for the quizzes, tests, and assignments. Take really good notes, and if you have questions, experiment and consult with your professor.
  • Carefully read ALL lab instructions and check your work regularly. The labs have been designed with backup safeguards to prevent the student from losing their work. On the other hand, students may lose their work if they fail to follow lab instructions or accidentally forget their removable hard disks in the workstation's hard disk bay drive!

Course Faculty

During the Winter 2021 semester, OPS235 is taught by:

Required Materials

Ssd.png
Solid State Drive (SSD)Minimum Capacity: 240 GB
Blank-cd.png
CentOS 7 Full Install
DVD Image
Download at Seneca Lab
Download from Home
Ubs-key.png
USB Flash Drive
(3.0 preferred)
Minimum Capacity: 16 GB
Log-book.png
Lab Logbook
(download & print
Both sides per lab permitted)
NOTE: If you've taken this
class in a previous semester,
you MAY NOT bring that
version of the lab logbook
to any testing.
Download PDF
!Dos and Don'tsTips
Brian Gray
Section NBB
brian.gray@senecacollege.ca