CIS133 Unix/Linux System Administration I
Janelle C. Arruda, Professor CIS
Fall 2016
Syllabus
Course Policies
Professor's Schedule - includes Office Hours
Supplemental Materials
Homework and In-Class Labs
 

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Advisement For Spring 2017

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Homework Submission and Final Exam Information
 

  • The absolute last date that any homework will be accepted is Thursday, December 15th at 11:59 p.m.- no exceptions.   DO NOT SEND ANYTHING AFTER THE 15TH.

  • The final exam is on Monday, December 19th  at 10:30 in K105  - Online students should email me ASAP regarding taking the final exam.

  • The final exam is a cumulative, 100  multiple choice question exam with a 2 hour limit - be ON TIME.   

    Upon completion of the final you will be able to see your score but you will not be able to review the details of the final.  The final exam will not be available for review online

  • There are no makeups to the final; if you do not take the final during the scheduled time you will receive a final exam grade of zero.  

 

If you haven't registered for CIS232 yet, please do so ASAP.  Refer to the above link: "Advisement for Spring 2017"
If you're a networking major and you're  graduating next semester then you likely will also need CIS271 and CIS233.   You should register for these ASAP as well to help ensure it carries!

Week of 12/5/2016

 

During class on 12/5 I covered disk quotas.  The last homework was officially assigned.

 

Next Week - open lab:
During class next week I will not lecture; I will be available for students who need help.  Please take the opportunity to use this time to work on homework.    I will also give lab time during some of my other classes.  The times and locations that I will be available are:

Monday 12/12:
     9:30 to 10:30   K102
   11:00 to 1:30     K105
     4:00 to 6:30     K205
Tuesday 12/13:
     9:30 to 10:45   K101
   11:00 to 1:30     K102
 

 

Week of 11/28/2016 During class on 11/28 I covered cron and sudo.   A homework on cron has been assigned.   Next week I will cover disk quotas.  The last homework - including the topic of sudo and disk quotas - will be assigned next week.

Next week: I will lecture on disk quotas.  It will not take the entire class.  I will plan on lab time during the second half of the class.

The last week of classes: 12/12 - I will host open lab for this class as well as some of my other classes.  I will post the times and locations of the open labs next week.

 

Week 10 During class on 11/14 I covered NIS and Gparted.

The NIS homework was assigned.

Spring 2017:  As some of you are aware, I'm doing my best to ensure that the CIS232 course carries next semester.  There are 8 students total that I count that need CIS232 to graduate next semester.  I've spoken to my Dean and he said if all 8 students register LIKE NOW, he'd be able to go to his boss and find out now whether they'd let this fly.  If, however, students don't enroll then I don't have a leg to stand on and neither does he.  SO...... PLEASE ENROLL IN CIS232 RIGHT NOW!!!

Next Week - open lab:
During class next week I will not lecture; I will be available for students who need help.  Please take the opportunity to use this time to work on homework.    I will also give lab time during my 9:30 class on Monday as well as my 11 o'clock class on Tuesday.  The times and locations that I will be available are:

Monday 11/21:
     9:30 to 10:30   K102
   11:00 to 1:30     K105
Tuesday 11/22:
   11:00 to 1:30     K102

Week 9

11/7/2016

During class on 11/7 I covered NFS. 

The NFS homework was assigned.

Homework:   Most students are doing at decent job at keeping up with the homework.  There are, however, a few who have fallen drastically behind.  Please remember, this course is a pre-requisite to CIS232.  If you're a networking major you need CIS232 to graduate.  If you intend on graduating next semester you MUST PASS CIS133 with a C or better this semester.  If you have fallen drastically behind, please see me ASAP.  We can work something out....

Spring 2017 - CIS232
Please let me know if you intend on registering for CIS232 in the Spring.   Send me an email.
If you are, I can't stress enough that you need to register VERY EARLY - this week!.   Based on the numbers I've come up with, I count 8 people that need this class to graduate next semester.  If I only have 8 students in the class I will need to fight for this to carry.  If all students who  need it are not registered,  I may not win that fight.  please register as soon as registration opens up.

Week 7

10/24/2016

During class on 10/24 I covered hard and soft links, the find, locate, whereis, which, type, tree, alias, du, & df commands.

The 5th and 6th homeworks were assigned. 

Next Week:
During class next week I will not lecture; I will be available for students who need help.  Please take the opportunity to use this time to work on homework.    I will also give lab time during my 9:30 class.  The times and locations that I will be available on Monday  are:
  9:30 to 10:30   K102
11:00 to 1:30     K105

 

Week 6 During class on 10/17 I covered the /etc/fstab file, mounting devices, creating partitions, formatting and mounting partitions. 

The 4th homework was assigned.

Online Students:  If you don't' submit an assignment during a particular park, please don't forget to check-in .

 

Week 5

10/11/2016

During class on 10/11 I finished the topic of standard file system permissions and assigned the 3rd homework. 

I started but did not finish  the topic of Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS)

As always.... videos have been posted on the eLearning site, don't hesitate to email me if you have questions and...Online Students:  Don't forget to check-in.

Week 4

10/3/2016

Please note:   Monday, October 10th is a holiday but BCC will follow Monday's schedule on Tuesday therefore this class will meet on Tuesday 10/11.  

During class on 10/3 I covered Password Policies as well as user and group account management.    The second homework was assigned. .   I also covered some but not all of the topic of file permissions; I will continue with that topic next week.

 

Week 3

9/26/2016

During class on 9/26 I covered different methods of getting help within OpenSuse.  I also covered /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow, /etc/group files as well as the useradd, & passwd commands.

No new homework was assigned.

Please be sure to let me know if you're having problems with Vmware from home!!  Refer to week 2's message on this topic below.

 

Week 2

9/19/2016

VMWARE issues
It seems like we're having issues again with 'seeing' virtual machines from within the WebClient.  A reboot of the server resolves the problem but it seems like the reboot is not lasting a full 24 hours.   PLEASE let me know if you're not able to see your machines when connecting with the Web Client.  Email me!!       I can't test this because I don't have a student account so I need all of you  to keep me informed. 
I'm waiting to hear back from IT to see if they'll setup a VDI option but I'm not sure if they'll approve it.   In the meantime, here are some alternate access methods:

Terminal Server Instructions

Using Web Client - search
 

During class on the 19th all students installed the OpenSuse Leap 42.1 Operating System.  Online students must complete the installation ASAP.  Instructions are available on the Homework and In-Class labs page above.

I also covered the process of changing the default resolution for the system, doing system updates and installing other desktop managers.    Videos have been posted on the eLearning site.

The first homework was assigned and is available on the Homework and In-Class labs page above. 

Online Students:  Don't forget to check-in.

 

Week 1

Week of 9/12/2016

During week 1 I provided an overview of the class and lectured on Linux distros and desktops. 

The video from today's lecture has been posted on the eLearning site; it is available on the Recorded Lectures page.  

During next week's class (9/19)  students will install OpenSuse Leap 42.1 within the Vmware system.  If you have not done so already, please  login to  vmware and ensure that you have access to a folder (your name) in the CIS133 folder.  

ONLINE STUDENTS:  Students who have opted to take the course online MUST email me and let me know your plans.  You must also "check-in" weekly.  Submitting an assignment does count as a check-in.  If you aren't submitting an assignment during a particular week then a "check-in" email is required.

VMware Reboot:    The IT department reboots the VMware server at 5:00 AM every day.   Please keep this in mind  -- especially if that's the time of day you do homework!

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Welcome!

This is the first of a two-course sequence which covers how to install, manage and configure a Linux Operating system to function both as a stand alone system and as a server and client machine on a network. 

I've checked the roster and I don't see any new names; this means you all have had me before and know my style of teaching and you know my course policies.  I'll review everything in that regards during the first class. 

There is no required textbook for the course.  I will use on-line resources for the course and will post them on the Supplemental Materials page of this site.  I will be recording the lectures for this course and will post them on the eLearning site. 

If you have questions about this site at any time and/or you have questions about the course, please do not hesitate to ask in class, email me, stop by during an office hour, or make an appointment to see me.  My office is in K-217, my email address is janelle.arruda@bristolcc.edu and my office hours are listed within my schedule.