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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

In this chapter, we have taken a crash course in the world of package management. As you can see, Ubuntu Server offers an amazing number of software packages, and various tools we can use to manage them. We began the chapter with a discussion on how package management with Ubuntu works, then we worked through installing packages, searching for packages, and managing repositories. We have also discussed best practices for keeping our server up to date, as well as the commands available for us to install the latest updates. The aptitude command is also a neat alternative to the apt suite of commands, and in this chapter, we looked at its GUI mode as well as how it differs from APT. Snap packages were also covered, which is an exciting up-and-coming technology that will greatly enhance software distribution on Ubuntu.

In Chapter 6, Controlling and Monitoring Processes, we...