CentOS 7 Linux Server Cookbook - Second Edition

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Learn
  • Install and configure CentOS 7 Linux server system from scratch using normal and advanced methods
  • Maintain a performance-based and secure server solution by deploying expert configuration advice and managing software packages
  • Monitor, manage and develop your server's file system to maintain a stable performance
  • Gain best practice methods on sharing files and resources through a network
  • Install and configure common standard services such as web, mail, FTP, database and domain name server technologies
  • Introduce you to the world of operating-system-level virtualization using the Docker platform.
  • Understand the fundamentals of the Security-Enhanced Linux access control architecture
  • Monitor your IT infrastructure using Nagios
About

This book will provide you with a comprehensive series of starting points that will give you direct access to the inner workings of the latest CentOS version 7 and help you trim the learning curve to master your server.

You will begin with the installation and basic configuration of CentOS 7, followed by learning how to manage your system, services and software packages. You will then gain an understanding of how to administer the file system, secure access to your server and configure various resource sharing services such as file, printer and DHCP servers across your network. Further on, we cover advanced topics such as FTP services, building your own DNS server, running database servers, and providing mail and web services. Finally, you will get a deep understanding of SELinux and you will learn how to work with Docker operating-system virtualization and how to monitor your IT infrastructure with Nagios.

By the end of this book, you will have a fair understanding of all the aspects of configuring, implementing and administering CentOS 7 Linux server and how to put it in control.

Features
  • A practical guide to install, configure, administer and maintain CentOS 7 servers
  • An in-depth guide to the CentOS 7 operating system, exploring its various new features and changes in server administration
  • Presents tricks and solutions to tackle common server issues with the help of practical examples and real-life scenarios
Page Count 326
Course Length 9 hours 46 minutes
ISBN 9781785887284
Date Of Publication 29 Jan 2016

Authors

Jonathan Hobson

Jonathan is a web developer, systems engineer and applications programmer, who, for more than 20 years has been working behind the scenes to support companies, organizations and individuals around the world to realize their digital ambitions. With an honors degree in both English and History and as a respected practitioner of many computer languages Jonathan enjoys writing code, publishing articles, building computers, playing the video games and getting 'out and about' in the big outdoors. He has been using CentOS since its inception and over the years, it has not only earned his trust, but it has become his first choice server solution. CentOS is a first class community based enterprise class operating system, it is a pleasure to work with, and because of this Jonathan has written this book in order that his knowledge and experience can be passed on to others.

Oliver Pelz

Oliver Pelz has more than 10 years of experience as a software developer and system administrator. He graduated with a diploma degree in Bioinformatics and is currently working at the German Cancer Research center in Heidelberg where he authored and co-authored several scientific publications in the field of Bioinformatics. Next to developing web applications and biological databases for his department and scientists all over the world he is administrating a division-wide Linux-based data center and has setup two high-performance CentOS clusters for the analysis of high-troughput microscope and genome sequencing data. He loves writing code, riding his mountainbike in the Black Forest of Germany and is an absolute Linux and open-source enthusiast for many years. He has contributed to several open-source projects in the past and also worked as a reviewer on the book Centos 7 High Performance. He maintains an IT tech blog at www.oliverpelz.de **********************************Acknowledgement************************************** I would like to thank my family and especially my wonderful wife Beatrice and little son Jonah for their patience and understanding for all these long working hours while writing this book. Also I would like to thank the folks at Packt Publishing for all their support and the opportunity to to write this book, it was a great pleasure for me. Last but not least I would like to thank Jonathan Hobson for writing the first edition of this book, without him no second edition of this book would have been possible. I would also like to thank all of the mentors that I’ve had over the years, especially Tobias Dykerhoff who introduced me to the whole world of Linux a long time ago and infected me with his enthusiasm about open-source and the free software movement. **********************************Dedication*********************************** This work is dedicated to my son Marlin Pelz who was stillborn on 2.10.15 just a few days before his expected date of delivery while writing the last few chapters of this book. Marlin, words can not express how much I miss you!