System Administration I.

We escort you into the world of servers, where we introduce you the basic technologies related to servers both from software and from hardware side.
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About this course

This course gives you an overview of servers, related technologies and solutions both from software and from hardware side. We introduce basic server hardware components, and how to manage and configure them. Also many different software solutions and services commonly used nowadays on servers.

Basically this is a practice oriented course, so it presents technologies and useful tricks through exact systems and sample tasks.


  • Storage hardware in general
  • IDE, SATA, SCSI, SAS interfaces
  • RAID array management (Linux md)
  • Backups and archival possibilities
  • Basic usage of tar, cpio, rsync
  • Memory error protection, redundancy
  • Detecting Memory errors (memtest, Linux EDAC)
  • Network performance, redundancy
  • Network channels (bonding)
  • Manageability, serviceability of servers
  • Using and configuring serviceprocessors (IPMI)
  • Storage Area Network (SAN)
  • FiberChannel basics
  • InfiniBand basics
  • IP over InfiniBand configuration
  • Creating filesystems
  • Maintaining filesystems
  • Logical Volume Management under Linux
  • Improving performance of modern filesystems
  • Preparation for faiulres
  • Disaster recovery
  • Creating disaster recovery plans (DRP)
  • Encryption possibilities
  • File encryption
  • Encryption of whole filesystems
  • Secure network communication (TLS/SSL)
  • Managing server certificates
  • Practical requirements for para- hardware- and kernel virtualization
  • Configuring virtual machines/containers
  • Principles of cloud infrastructures
  • Management of cloud systems
  • Using a particular open source IaaS system
  • Making (bash) scripts
  • Bash scriptek készítése
  • Automation (repetitive tasks)
  • Timing tasks (cron, at, triggered events)


You'll need some basic Linux knowledge to complete this course, therefore it is recommended to enroll in our UNIX administration course (IT.S3.UNIX.0.Ex).

Course Staff

Dr. Vincze Dávid

Dr. Dávid Vincze

Teaches and conducts research at the Department of Information Sciences at the University of Miskolc. Graduated in information engineering (MSc) from the University of Miskolc, later he got his PhD degree also at the University of Miskolc. He has been working with Linux based systems and as a system administrator for approximately 15 years, both in reasearch and industrial production environments. In this course he wrote the topics on data storage, server hardware, storage are networks and filesystems.

Dr. Gábor Kecskeméti

Dr. Gábor Kecskeméti

He has been working at MTA SZTAKI as a research fellow and at University of Miskolc as an assistant lecturer since 2006. His research background is focused on distributed systems (in particular: cloud systems organisation, autonomous operation of IT systems). As a lecturer, he acquired teaching expertise through the modules of distributed systems, java technologies and text mining.

Wagner György

György Wagner

Assistant lecturer in the Institute of Information Technology at the University of Miskolc, Hungary. Has special interest in safety and security of information systems; and nearly 20-years-long teaching experience in Computer Security, Windows System Administration, Managing Windows Networks, and procedural programming.

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  2. Classes Start

    Sep 24, 2017
  3. Classes End

    Jan 01, 2020
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