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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. The ____ command suite allows you to manage Debian packages on your server.
  2. What are hardware enablement updates, and how do they benefit you?
  3. What are two types of packages you can install in Ubuntu?
  4. What command would you use to install a Debian package?
  5. What command would you use to remove a Debian package?
  6. What does the snap refresh command do?
  7. The ____ command is an alternative to apt and even has a graphical user interface.
  8. What is a package repository?
  9. What is a PPA?
  10. What is the command you would use to back up a list of currently installed Debian packages?
  11. Which command would you use to clean orphaned packages?
  12. What are some of the benefits of Snap packages?