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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

Chapter 11: Working with Containers and Virtual Machines

In this chapter, you will learn what VMs and containers are. For starters, you will learn how virtualization works in Linux and how to create and use VMs. Once you master that, you will learn about containers and how are they set to change the future of virtualization and application delivery. You will learn about one of the well-known tools for using container – Docker. The topics in this chapter will prepare you for the future of Linux, as it is the foundation of every modern cloud technology. If you wish to remain up to date in a constantly changing landscape, this chapter will be an essential starting point for your journey.

In this chapter, we're going to cover the following main topics: 

  • Introduction to virtualization on Linux
  • Understanding Linux containers
  • Working with Docker