OPS245 Weekly Schedule

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Fall 2022

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:
Sept 5 - Sept 9
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: 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:
Sept 12 - Sept 16
Post-Installation Tasks:
  • Post-Install Commands
  • Bash Shell Scripting Essentials
  • Introduction to Python Scripting
  • Using a Python Shell Script to Create a Post Installation Report
Lecture Notes: Scripting Practice:
Week 3:
Sept 19 - Sept 23
Creating & Using Virtual Machines
  • Installing and Using Virtualization Software
  • Installing Guest VMs
Lecture Notes:

Script Samples:

Lab 2: Creating and Using Virtual Machines
Week 4:
Sept 26 - Sept 30
Creating & Using Virtual Machines / Continued:
  • Manipulating Virtual Machines
  • Backing-up Virtual Machines
  • Manipulating Virtual Machines with Shell Scripts
  • Decision Making in Python Scripts
Lecture Notes:

Script Samples:


Week 5:
Oct 3 - Oct 7
Troubleshooting, Archiving, Package Management:
  • Common Troubleshooting Examples
  • Archiving Files
  • Package Management
Lecture Notes: Lab 3: Troubleshooting, Archiving, and Packages
Week 6:
Oct 10 - Oct 14
Managing Users, Groups & Services:
  • User Management
  • Group Management
  • Service Status
  • Starting / Stopping Services
  • Looping in Python scripts

Evaluation:

  • Assignment 1
Lecture Notes:

Script Samples:

Lab 4: Users, Groups and Services
Week 7:
Oct 17 - Oct 21
Evaluation:
  • MIDTERM


Study Week:
Oct 24 - Oct 28
Week 8:
Oct 31 - Nov 4
Monitoring Disk Space, Intro to LVM
  • Monitoring Hard Disk Space
  • LVM - Definition
  • Using LVM
  • Creating Shell Scripts to Flag Low Disk Space
  • Error Handling in Python Scripts
Lecture Notes: Lab 5: Monitoring Disk Space - Investigation 1


Week 9:
Nov 7 - Nov 11
Using LVM
  • Using Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
  • Creating Shell Scripts to Flag Low Disk Space
Lecture Notes:

Script Samples:

Lab 5: Using LVM - Investigation 2


Week 10:
Nov 14 - Nov 18
Configuring a Network Using Virtual Machines
  • Static Network Configuration
  • Network Configuration with a DHCP client
  • Basic TCP/IP network commands: ping, ip, ss
  • Using Python Scripts to Access Files
Lecture Notes: Lab 6: Virtual Networks


Week 11:
Nov 21 - Nov 25
Setup and Configure Secure Shell Services
  • Network Services
  • SSH
Lecture Notes: Lab 7: Setup and Configure SSH


Week 12:
Nov 28 - Dec 2
Setting Up, Using & Maintaining a DHCP Server
  • DHCP Server
Lecture Notes: Lab 8: Setup and Configure a DHCP Server


Week 13:
Dec 5 - Dec 9
Evaluation:
  • Assignment 2
Week 14:
Dec 12 - Dec 14
Evaluation:
  • Final Assessment