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  • Computer System Design and Administration (2018)

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    Computer System Design and Administration (2018)

         

    Teaching Faculty

    Valentín Puente Varona
    José Ángel Herrero Velasco
    Pablo Abad Fidalgo

    Department of Computer Engineering and Electronics

     

     

     

     

     

    The main objective of this course is to acquire the required skills for performing tasks of a junior system administrator in computer environments like modern "Data Centers”. We will learn advanced procedures about the design and the administration of computer systems for data center environments. This will allow us, through the integration of the different components of the system, to implement advanced services that will be used in the management of computational resources, distributed storage and networking, in both the Intranet and the Internet. Also, we will place special emphasis on the main security mechanisms for these service. Additionally, we will take a look at some of the more relevant “open-source” tools in monitoring and remote configuration.

       

    Keywords

    Computer System Administration, Computer System Management, Computer System Design, Data Center, Intranet Design, Internet Services Administration, Linux, LDAP, Information Services, Mail Service, Domain Controller, Apache Web Service, Network File Systems, System Monitoring.

    • Course Details

      Course Details

       

       

      Course Information

      • Course: Computer System Administration

      • Code: G679

      • Department / Unit: Department of Computer Engineering and Electronics

      • Degree: Degree in Computer Systems Engineering

      • Faculty: Faculty of Sciences

      • ECTS credits: 6

      • Language of instruction: English

      • Instructor: José Ángel Herrero Velasco

       

       

       

          Course structure    

        

      • Topic 1. Introduction to computer system administration.
      • Topic 2. Integration of global services in enterprise environments I.
      • Topic 3. Integration of global services in enterprise environments II.
      • Topic 4. Monitoring and configuration tools.
      • Topic 5. Final exam.
    • Readings

      Readings

       

       

          Required reading list    

       

      • Evi Nemeth, Garth Snyder, Trent R. Hein, Ben Whaley & Dan Mackin (2010): «Unix & Linux administration handbook». 5th Ed. Prentice Hall. ISBN-10: 01314277554. ISBN-13: 978-0134277554.

         

       

       

          Suggested additional reading    

       

      • Aeleen Frisch (august 2002): «Essential system administration». 3th Ed. O'Reilly & Associates. ISBN-10: 0-596-00343-9. ISBN-13: 9780596003432.

      • Gerald Carter: «LDAP system administration». Ed. O'Reilly Media. Print ISBN: 978-1-56592-491-8. ISBN-10: 1-56592-491-6. Ebook ISBN: 978-0-596-10335-4. ISBN-10: 0-596-10335-2.

      • Ken Coar & Rich Bowen (january 2008): «Apache cookbook: solutions and examples for Apache administration». 2° Ed. O'Reilly Media. ISBN-10: 0596529945. ISBN-13: 978-0596529949.

      • Kyle D. Dent (december 2003): «Postfix: The Definitive Guide». 1st Ed. O'Reilly Media. ISBN-10: 0596002122. ISBN-13: 978-0596002121.

      • Graham J. Williams: «Debian GNU/Linux desktop survival guide». Libro electrónico. Ed. Togaware.

      • Charles Bookman: «Linux Clustering: Building and Maintaining Linux Cluster». Ed. New Riders.

    • Lecture Notes

      Lecture Notes

       

       

         

      Unit I. Introduction to Computer System Administration

      • MC-F-002Topic 1. Basics concerning «Data Centers» and the system administrator.

         

      Unit II. Integration of global services in enterprise environments I: the Intranet

      • MC-F-003. Topic 2. Active directory secure service: LDAP (over SSL).

      • MC-F-004. Topic 3. Active directory integration mechanisms: PAM + NSS (SSSd).

      • MC-F-005. Topic 4. Network configuration service: ISC DHCP.

      • MC-F-006. Topic 5. Network naming translation service: ISC DNS.

      • MC-F-007. Topic 6. Network time sync service: ISC NTP.

      • MC-F-008. Topic 7. Network file system service: NFSv4.

      • MC-F-009. Topic 8. Multi-platform interoperability and resource sharing service: SAMBA.

         

      Unit III. Integration of global services in enterprise environments II: the Intranet

      • MC-F-010. Topic 9. Secure web service: HTTP Apache2 (over SSL).

      • MC-F-011. Topic 10. Secure WEB Content Management Service: Wordpress (CMS).

      • MC-F-012. Topic 11. Secure e-Mail service: SMTP Postfix, IMAP Dovecot (over SSL).

         

      Unit IV. Centralized monitoring & configuration tools

      • MC-F-013. Topic 12. Global configuration tool: Webmin.

      • MC-F-014. Topic 13. Global monitoring tools: Ganglia and Nagios 3.

      • MC-F-015. Topic 14. Linux tools.

    • Practical Classes

      practical classes

       

       

      Unit I. Introduction to Computer System Administration

         

      Unit II. Integration of global services in enterprise environments I: the Intranet

         

      Unit III. Integration of global services in enterprise environments II: the Intranet

         

      Unit IV. Centralized monitoring & configuration tools

    • Assessment

      Assessment

        

       

          Sample exams    

       

      2014-2015

      • PE-F-001. Lab Exam (Topics 1-3).

      • PE-F-002. Lab Exam (Topics 4 -7).

      • PE-F-003. Lab Exam (Topics 8-11).

    • Syllabus

      Syllabus

       

       

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    • About the Professor

      About the Professor

       

       

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      Valentín Puente Varona

       

      Department of Computer Engineering and Electronics

      UNIVERSITY OF CANTABRIA
       
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      José Ángel Herrero Velasco

       

      Department of Computer Engineering and Electronics

      UNIVERSITY OF CANTABRIA
       
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      Pablo Abad Fidalgo

       

      Department of Computer Engineering and Electronics

      UNIVERSITY OF CANTABRIA
       
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