Get up-to-date with the finer points of Ubuntu Server using this comprehensive guideKey FeaturesA practical easy-to-understand book that will teach you how to deploy, maintain and troubleshoot Ubuntu ServerGet well-versed with newly-added features in Ubuntu 18.04.Learn to manage cutting-edge technologies such as virtualization, containers, Nextcloud and moreBook DescriptionUbuntu 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.What you will learnManage users, groups, and permissionsEncrypt and decrypt disks with Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS)Set up SSH for remote access, and connect it to other nodesAdd, remove, and search for packagesUse NFS and Samba to share directories with other usersGet to know techniques for managing Apache and MariaDBExplore best practices and troubleshooting techniquesGet familiar with scriptingAutomate server deployments with AnsibleWho This Book Is ForThis book is intended for readers with intermediate or advanced-beginner skills with Linux, who would like to learn all about setting up servers with Ubuntu Server. This book assumes that the reader knows the basics of Linux, such as editing configuration files and running basic commands.Table of ContentsDeploying Ubuntu ServerManaging usersManaging Storage VolumesConnecting to NetworksManaging Software PackagesControlling and monitoring processesSetting Up Network ServicesSharing and Transferring FilesManaging DatabasesServing Web ContentLearning Advanced Shell TechniquesVirtualizationRunning ContainersAutomating Server Configuration with AnsibleSecuring your ServerTroubleshooting Ubuntu ServersPreventing and recovering from disastersAppendixAssessments
Author: Jay LaCroix
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