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Mastering Linux Administration

By : Alexandru Calcatinge, Julian Balog
Book Image

Mastering Linux Administration

By: Alexandru Calcatinge, Julian Balog

Overview of this book

Linux plays a significant role in modern data center management and provides great versatility in deploying and managing your workloads on-premises and in the cloud. This book covers the important topics you need to know about for your everyday Linux administration tasks. The book starts by helping you understand the Linux command line and how to work with files, packages, and filesystems. You'll then begin administering network services and hardening security, and learn about cloud computing, containers, and orchestration. Once you've learned how to work with the command line, you'll explore the essential Linux commands for managing users, processes, and daemons and discover how to secure your Linux environment using application security frameworks and firewall managers. As you advance through the chapters, you'll work with containers, hypervisors, virtual machines, Ansible, and Kubernetes. You'll also learn how to deploy Linux to the cloud using AWS and Azure. By the end of this Linux book, you'll be well-versed with Linux and have mastered everyday administrative tasks using workflows spanning from on-premises to the cloud. If you also find yourself adopting DevOps practices in the process, we'll consider our mission accomplished.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Section 1: Linux Basic Administration
Section 2: Advanced Linux Server Administration
Section 3: Cloud Administration

Planning for disaster recovery

Managing risks is an important asset for every business or individual. The responsibility of this is tremendous for everyone involved in system administration. For all businesses, managing risks should be part of a wider risk management strategy. There are various types of risks in IT, starting from natural hazards directly impacting data centers or business locations, all the way up to cyber security threats. IT's footprint inside a company has exponentially grown in the last decade. Nowadays, there is no activity that does not involve some sort of IT operations being behind it, be it inside small businesses, big corporations, government agencies, or the health or education public sectors, just to give a few examples. Each activity is unique in its own way, so it needs a specific type of assessment. Unfortunately, risk management evolved, mostly with regards to the information security field, into a one-size-fits-all practice, based on checklists...