lab playground

Linux Terminal Playground (Red Hat)

Up to 4h
Free playExplore without specific objectives or guided instruction.
Real-world experiencePractice in a live, pre-configured sandbox environment.


Linux is an open-source operating system that runs a majority of workloads in the cloud. Linux skills are a staple of cloud job postings (find it in the Cloud Catalog Trending Technologies table) and can open many opportunities to you. This playground provides you with a browser embedded Linux terminal for you to practice with Linux commands. The terminal is a Bash shell running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). RHEL is a popular choice for Linux deployments in enterprise environments.

The playground is a safe and secure sandbox environment for you to explore your own ideas, follow along with Cloud Academy courses, or answer your own questions all without the need to install any software on your local machine. The extended duration of this playground provides you with ample time to play to your heart's content. You should also feel free to take risks, try unfamiliar Linux tools and commands, and in general learn more about working with Linux, even if it means running into a dead end and needing to start the lab over. Have fun in the playground!

Intended Audience

This lab playground is intended for:

  • Anyone who wants practice with the Linux command line
  • Anyone learning about Linux


  • Familiarity with the basics of Linux is helpful but not required

About the author

Logan Rakai, opens in a new tab
Lead Content Developer - Labs
Learning paths

Logan has been involved in software development and research since 2007 and has been in the cloud since 2012. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional, Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer, Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS), Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), and Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.

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Lab steps

Connecting to the Playground's Web Terminal