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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 identifies the amount of space used in a directory?
  2. The ____ is a specification that defines the default Linux filesystem directory structure.
  3. Which command shows the total amount of disk space used for each mount point?
  4. The ____ command allows you to attach an external storage resource (such as an external drive) to your local filesystem.
  5. The ____ command allows you to partition your disk.
  6. Which file allows you to automatically mount storage volumes at boot time?
  7. A ____ file is utilized when system RAM is being heavily used.
  8. The _____ command shows you a list of LVM logical volumes on your system.