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Mastering Ubuntu Server. - Second Edition

By : Jay LaCroix
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Mastering Ubuntu Server. - Second Edition

By: Jay LaCroix

Overview of this book

Ubuntu Server has taken the data centers by storm. Whether you're deploying Ubuntu for a large-scale project or for a small office, it is a stable, customizable, and powerful Linux distribution that leads the way with innovative and cutting-edge features. For both simple and complex server deployments, Ubuntu's flexible nature can be easily adapted to meet to the needs of your organization. With this book as your guide, you will learn all about Ubuntu Server, from initial deployment to creating production-ready resources for your network. The book begins with the concept of user management, group management, and filesystem permissions. Continuing into managing storage volumes, you will learn how to format storage devices, utilize logical volume management, and monitor disk usage. Later, you will learn how to virtualize hosts and applications, which will cover setting up KVM/QEMU, as well as containerization with both Docker and LXD. As the book continues, you will learn how to automate configuration with Ansible, as well as take a look at writing scripts. Lastly, you will explore best practices and troubleshooting techniques when working with Ubuntu Server that are applicable to real-world scenarios. By the end of the book, you will be an expert Ubuntu Server administrator who is well-versed in its advanced concepts.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)


In our first chapter, we covered the installation process that will serve as the foundation for the rest of the book. However, there were still some useful concepts that we'll want to remember. Take a look at the following questions and test your knowledge:

  1. Determining your server's _________ will help you plan for its use on your network.
  2. Ubuntu Server installation media is created from an ___ file, which you can download from the Ubuntu website.
  3. Name at least one provider for VPS solutions (if you can name more than one, even better).
  4. What type of encryption is used when encrypting your Ubuntu installation?
  5. What is an LTS release of Ubuntu? Why is it important?
  6. Which tool is useful for creating bootable USB flash drives and optical media for installation?
  7. At minimum, your Ubuntu Server installation requires a partition for ________ .