OPS235 Weekly Schedule

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Winter 2021

This schedule is a considered to be a general guideline for week-by-week content. Due dates may vary per instructor.

Week Objectives and Tasks References Labs
Week 1:
11 - 15 Jan
Create a CentOS Linux VM in VMware:
  • Install CentOS (Full Install) in VMware Workstation application (create customized partitions)
  • Shell Scripting
  • Obtain System Information

Post-Installation Tasks:

  • Post-Install Commands
  • Bash Shell Scripting Essentials
  • Using a Bash Shell Script to Create a Post Installation Report
Lecture Notes:
  • Welcome to OPS235!: web pdf
  • Installing Linux: web pdf
  • Bash Shell Scripting (part 1): web pdf

Setup Tutorial:

Scripting Practice:

Lab 1: Installing CentOS 7 with VMWare Workstation


WARNING:
If working from home, use VMware Workstation (Windows/Linux) or VMware Fusion (macOS).

Do not use any other virtualization software!

Week 2:
18 - 22 Jan
Creating & Using Virtual Machines
  • Installing and Using Virtualization Software
  • Installing Guest VMs
Lecture Notes:
  • Installing Virtual Machines: web pdf
Lab 2: Creating and Using Virtual Machines


Week 3:
25 - 29 Jan
Creating & Using Virtual Machines / Continued:
  • Manipulating Virtual Machines
  • Backing-up Virtual Machines
  • Manipulating Virtual Machines with Shell Scripts
Lecture Notes:
  • Managing Virtual Machines: web pdf
  • Bash Shell Scripting (part2): web pdf
Lab 2: Creating and Using Virtual Machines


Week 4:
1 - 5 Feb
Troubleshooting, Archiving, Package Management:
  • Common Troubleshooting Examples
  • Archiving Files
  • Package Management
Lecture Notes:
  • Troubleshooting, Archiving, Package Management: web pdf
  • Bash Shell Scripting (part 3): web pdf
Lab 3: Troubleshooting, Archiving, and Packages


Week 5:
8 - 12 Feb
Managing Users, Groups & Services:
  • User Management
  • Group Management
  • Service Status
  • Starting / Stopping Services
Lecture Notes:
  • Managing Users, Groups & Services: web pdf
  • Bash Shell Scripting (part 4): web pdf
Lab 4: Users, Groups and Services


Week 6:
15 - 19 Feb
Evaluation:
  • Labs 1 - 4
  • Assignment 1
Week 7:
22 - 26 Feb
Evaluation:
  • Midterm Test
Study Week:
1 - 5 Mar


Week 8:
8 - 12 Mar
Monitoring Disk Space, Intro to LVM
  • Monitoring Hard Disk Space
  • LVM - Definition
  • Using LVM
  • Creating Shell Scripts to Flag Low Disk Space
Lecture Notes:
  • Monitoring Disk Space, crontab, awk command: web pdf
Lab 5: Monitoring Disk Space - Investigation 1


Week 9:
15 - 19 Mar
Using LVM
  • Using Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
  • Creating Shell Scripts to Flag Low Disk Space
Lecture Notes:
  • Introduction to LVM: web pdf
  • Demonstration of Growing /home partition using LVM: YouTube
Lab 5: Using LVM - Investigation 2
Week 10:
22 - 26 Mar
Configuring a Network Using Virtual Machines
  • Static Network Configuration
  • Network Configuration with a DHCP client
  • Basic TCP/IP network commands: ping, ifconfig, netstat
Lecture Notes:
  • Creating a Virtual Network: web pdf
  • Bash Shell Scripting (part 6): web pdf
Lab 6: Virtual Networks


Week 11:
29 Mar - 2 Apr
Setup and Configure Secure Shell Services
  • Network Services
  • SSH
Lecture Notes:
  • Securing Network via SSH: web pdf
  • Configuring Firewalls (iptables): web pdf
Lab 7: Setup and Configure SSH


Week 12:
5 - 9 Apr
Setting Up, Using & Maintaining a DHCP Server
  • DHCP Server
Lecture Notes:
  • Setting up a DHCP Server: web pdf
Lab 8: Setup and Configure a DHCP Server
Week 13:
12 - 16 Apr
Evaluation:
  • Labs 5 - 8
  • Final Exam
Week 14:
19 - 23 Apr
Evaluation:
  • Assignment 2