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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)


  1. Which command should you place in front of commands that require root privileges?
  2. Name at least one of the two commands you can use to create a new user on Ubuntu Server.
  3. Which command can you use to remove a user?
  4. Which two files on the Linux filesystem store information regarding user accounts?
  5. What is the name of the directory that stores default configuration files for users?
  6. Assuming you have a user named jdoe, what command would you type to switch to that user?
  7. Assuming you want to create a group named accounting what command would you use to accomplish that?
  8. To add an expiration date to a password, you would use the ____ command.
  9. You should use the _____ command to give a user access to sudo.
  10. The ______ command allows you to change permissions of a file or directory, and the ______ command allows you to change its ownership.