RH401 – Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management

RH401 – Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management

RH401 – Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management

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Learn how to install Red Hat Satellite server and use it to deploy and manage systems

Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management explores the concepts and methods necessary for successful large-scale deployment and management of Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.


Students will learn how to install and use Red Hat Satellite server with enhanced entitlements reporting to deploy and manage systems. By the end of this course, students will have built their own RPM packages and will have used Subversion to manage changes to files.


Senior Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators responsible for the planning, deployment, and management of multiple physical or virtualized servers


Students without a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification are encouraged to check their experience levels by taking a free online skills assessment.


  1. Essential system management

    Set high-level goals for effective system management.
  2. Install Red Hat Satellite

    Install a Red Hat Satellite server, and populate it with software channel content.
  3. Red Hat Satellite organization

    Create and manage Red Hat Satellite organizations, users, and system groups.
  4. Use Subversion to manage changes

    Initialize and configure a Subversion repository, start a new Subversion project, and manage revisions using Subversion.
  5. Red Hat Satellite client configuration

    Register client machines with Red Hat Satellite both interactively and in automated ways.
  6. Red Hat Satellite software management

    Configure Red Hat Satellite with custom and cloned software channels to manage software updates on client systems.
  7. Build RPM packages

    Create RPM packages for use with Red Hat Satellite to enable the deployment of programs and files on client systems.
  8. Configuration file management with Satellite

    Use Red Hat Satellite to deploy individual configuration files to client systems.
  9. Provision with Red Hat Satellite

    Use Red Hat Satellite to provision Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems from bare metal.
  10. Red Hat Satellite administration

    Perform Red Hat Satellite maintenance functions including embedded database management, activate Satellite with a new entitlement certificate, and export custom software channel content.
  11. Red Hat Satellite API and reports

    Use the Red Hat Satellite API to produce simple reports and perform basic administrative tasks.
  12. Red Hat Satellite virtual machine management

    Manage Red Hat Satellite entitlements and create kickstart profiles that will provision virtualization hosts and virtualized guests.
  13. Comprehensive review

    Review course material and deploy a Red Hat Satellite server.

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