First steps into the Linux console
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GNU/Linux is the leading operating system on servers and other big iron systems such as mainframe computers and supercomputers. Any system administrator should know the basics of the Linux Command Line Interface (CLI). This laboratory will show you the Linux CLI step-by-step.
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Introduction to the Linux Command Line Interface (CLI)
Learn what a shell is and a terminal emulator.
Log In to the Amazon Web Service Console
Your first step to start the laboratory experience
Create an EC2 instance
Launch a new EC2 instance using the management console wizard.
Convert a PEM key to a PPK key
Learn how to generate a PPK (PuTTY key) using the AWS PEM key
Connect to a remote shell using an SSH connection
How to use a remote Linux shell from Windows, Linux or Mac
Move between directories and list file content
How to use pwd, ls, cd, cat and tail commands
Manage files and their permissions
Learm how to use cp, mv, rm, mkdir, chmod and chown commands
Monitor and manage processes
How to use top, free, uptime and df commands.
Terminate an EC2 instance
How to destroy an EC2 instance