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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

Who this book is for

The intended audience for this book includes users with beginner- to intermediate-level Linux administration skills who are not shy of rolling up their sleeves and getting dirty with the Linux command-line terminal, working with scripts and CLI tools, on-premises and in the cloud. For most of the book, a regular desktop computer or laptop will suffice. Some of the chapters, such as those exploring Kubernetes and Ansible, may require a relatively powerful machine to set up the related lab environments.

The public cloud sections require AWS and Azure accounts if you want to follow along with the practical examples. Both cloud providers provide free subscription tiers, and we highly encourage you to sign up for their services.