460-2039/04 – Administration of Operating Systems (SOS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Computer ScienceCredits4
Subject guarantorIng. David Seidl, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. David Seidl, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementOptional
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
SEI01 Ing. David Seidl, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 2+2
Part-time Graded credit 0+10

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The goal is to introduce students to manage Unix-like operating systems, especially the operating system GNU / Linux. Teaching will focus on the management system at administrators.

Teaching methods



In this course discusses the basic features of the operating system GNU / Linux. Students will learn all the skills necessary to manage the operating system GNU / Linux.

Compulsory literature:

COBBAUT P. Linux Fundamentals, Netsec BVBA, 2013

Recommended literature:

WILLIAM E., Jr. Shotts. The Linux Command Line. ISBN 1593273894 NEGUS, Ch.,BRESNAHAN Ch. Linux Bible. ISBN 111821854X

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Scoring tasks in the exercises.


Other requirements

Additional requirements are placed on the student.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: 1. The history of Unix and its development, Linux and concept formation; distribude Linux version, the meaning of folder in the root directory. 2. The work on the command line and scripting language programming in BASH. 3. The implementation of Linux, lilo, grub and grub2, boot RAM disk utilization, system initialization, INIT startup process, starting services. 4. filesystems used in Linux, the basic features, creating the file system and work with the disk. 5. Management of user accounts and user rights, creating and deleting users, PAM modules. 6. Management services offered by the operating system, start in a particular runlevel, stopping and starting services. 7. Basic network services, LAMP server, DHCP server, NFS and other. 8. Linux as an active element of the network, routing, NAT, Firewall. 9. Use of Linux in embeded devices and small home routers, distribution designed for small devices (OpenWRT, TTYLinux). 10. Good habits Linux server administrator, logging, service status, automate system management activities, surveillance systems. Exercises: 1. Introduction with VirtualBox and install the OS on a virtualized PC. 2. The creation of single-line scripting language Bash. 3. The creation of programs in scripting language Bash. 4. Creating startup scripts. 5. Work with software RAID. 6. The creation and manipulation of user accounts, disk a quota. 7. Creating the script forming a system firewall. 8. The formation of DEB package installation, software installation using the packaging system. 9. Installation and configuration of some services offered by the Linux operating system. 10. Final test.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Graded credit Graded credit 100 (100) 51
        Final exam Written examination 50  30
        Sum of exercise points Other task type 50  30
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Every student has to obtain at least the minimum number of points for each task.

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