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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)

Summary

Efficiently managing the storage of your servers will ensure that things continue to run smoothly, as a full filesystem is a sure-fire reason for everything to grind to a halt. Thankfully, Linux servers feature a very expansive toolset for managing your storage, some of which are a source of envy for other platforms. As Linux server administrators, we benefit from technologies such as LVM, and utilities such as ncdu, as well as many others. In this chapter, we explored these tools and how to manage our storage. We covered how to format, mount, and unmount volumes, as well as managing LVM, monitoring disk usage, and creating links. We also discussed swap, as well as managing our /etc/fstab file.

In the next episode of our Ubuntu Server saga, we'll work through connecting to networks. We'll configure our server's hostname, work through examples of connecting...