OpenVZ Essentials


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  • Manage a multiple-server infrastructure with OpenVZ
  • Explore OpenVZ Web Panel and utilize server templates
  • Step-by-step guide that will help you to successfully install, configure, and manage virtualized containers using OpenVZ

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 102 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : December 2014
ISBN : 1782167323
ISBN 13 : 9781782167327
Author(s) : Mark Furman
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Virtualization and Cloud, Open Source
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Mark Furman

Mark Furman has been working in the IT field for the last 10 years. Currently, he works as a Linux Administrator for a web hosting company. In the past, he worked as an independent IT contractor for small to medium sized businesses as well as running his own IT company for several years.

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What you will learn from this book

  • Set up OpenVZ for your server infrastructure
  • Download and configure OS templates for containers
  • Understand how to use Vzctl for container administration
  • Create and configure containers as per their utilization
  • Manage resources on your server
  • Install and manage web-based management software on the server

In Detail

OpenVZ (Open Virtuozzo) is an OS-level virtualization technology based on the Linux kernel and OS written in C. It creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers on a single physical server enabling better server utilization and ensuring that applications do not conflict. OpenVZ is the only highly scalable virtualization technology with near-zero overhead, strong isolation, and rapid customer provisioning that's ready for production use right now. However, novice users may find it challenging to optimize its features while starting out.

Starting with the very basics of OpenVZ, you will learn to configure templates, create containers, administer your server infrastructure, and utilize the OpenVZ Web Panel.

Packed with practical examples and precise instructions, this book starts by helping you set up and configure OpenVZ. It then introduces you to the basic usage of OpenVZ as an OS-level virtualization tool. You will then learn to configure OS templates and move on to understanding the best ways to create containers.

Once you have deployed OpenVZ on your server infrastructure, you will gain practical experience in administering your containers with OpenVZ. Finally, you will learn to optimally utilize the OpenVZ Web Panel that will allow you to manage your server remotely.

This is a definitive guide that will give you the hands-on experience you need in using this open source and popular virtualization tool.

Approach

An easy-to-follow guide that will help you with real-world container administration tasks. The book has a natural flow from one topic to another and will ensure that you gain expertise in effective implementation of OpenVZ.

Who this book is for

If you are a System Administrator or a Linux professional and want to learn how to set up, install, and manage OpenVZ Containers on a server to implement OS-level Virtualization, then this book is for you. Along with elementary knowledge of Linux programming, you need to have a conceptual understanding of system components and functions.

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