OPS235 Weekly Schedule (Pre-2197)

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This is an archived version. Do not use this in your OPS235 course.

Fall 2019


  • Ahad Mammadov (Sections A and C)
  • Chris Johnson (Section B)
  • Colin Yip (Sections D and E)

Note: Each OPS235 instructor will indicate the due dates for labs, tests and assignments.

This schedule is a considered to be a general guideline for week-by-week content.

Week Objectives and Tasks Reference Labs
Week 1:
Sep 2-8
Create a CentOS Linux VM in VMware:
  • Install CentOS (Full Install) in VMware Workstation application (create customized partitions)
  • Shell Scripting
  • Obtain System Information
Lecture Notes:
Welcome to OPS235!: web pdf
Installing Linux: web pdf

Setup Tutorial:
Install Flash
(to view web notes in CentOS 7)

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

Do not use any other virtualization software!

Week 2:
Sep 9-15
Post Installation Tasks:
  • Post Install Commands
  • Bash Shell Scripting Essentials
  • Using a Bash Shell Script to Create a Post Installation Report
Lecture Notes:
Bash Shell Scripting (part 1): web pdf
Week 3:
Sep 16-22
Creating & Using Virtual Machines
  • Installing and Using Virtualization Software
  • Installing Guest VMs
Lecture Notes:
Installing Virtual Machines: web pdf
Lab 2
Week 4:
Sep 23-29
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
Week 5:
Sep 30-Oct 6
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
Week 6:
Oct 7-13
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
Week 7:
Oct 14-20
  • Assignment 1
  • Labs 1 - 4
  • Written Midterm Test
  • Practical Test #1
Study Week:
Oct 21-27
Week 8:
Oct 28-Nov 3
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
Week 9:
Nov 4-10
Using LVM
  • Using LVM
  • Creating Shell Scripts to Flag Low Disk Space
Lecture Notes:
Introduction to LVM: web pdf
Demonstration of Growing /home
partition using LVM: Youtube Video
Week 10:
Nov 11-17
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 Private Network (VPN):
web pdf
Bash Shell Scripting (part 6): web pdf
Lab 6
Week 11:
Nov 18-24
Setup and Configure Secure Shell Services
  • Network Services
  • SSH
Lecture Notes:
Securing Network via SSH: web pdf
Configuring Firewalls (iptables): web pdf
Lab 7
Week 12:
Nov 25-Dec 1
Setting Up, Using & Maintaining a DHCP Server
  • DHCP Server
Lecture Notes:
Setting up a DHCP Server: web pdf
Lab 8
Week 13:
Dec 2-8
  • Assignment 2
  • Labs 5 - 8
  • Practical Test #2
Exam Week:
Dec 9-13