Linux: Powerful Server Administration

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  • Set up high performance, scalable, and fault-tolerant back ends with web and database servers
  • Facilitate team communication with a real-time chat service and collaboration tools
  • 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
  • Create kickstart scripts to automatically deploy RHEL 7 systems
  • Use Orchestration and configuration management tools to manage your environment

Linux servers are frequently selected over other server operating systems for their stability, security and flexibility advantages.This Learning Path will teach you how to get up and running with three of the most popular Linux server distros: Ubuntu Server, CentOS 7 Server, and RHEL 7 Server. We will begin with the Ubuntu Server and show you how to make the most of Ubuntu’s advanced functionalities. Moving on, we will provide you with all the knowledge that will give you access to the inner workings of the latest CentOS version 7. Finally, touching RHEL 7, we will provide you with solutions to common RHEL 7 Server challenges.This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products:

1)Ubuntu Server Cookbook
2)CentOS 7 Linux Server Cookbook, Second Edition
3)Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Cookbook

  • Get Linux servers up and running in seconds,
  • In-depth guide to explore new features and solutions in server administration
  • Maintain performance and security of your server solution by deploying expert configuration advice
Page Count 995
Course Length 29 hours 51 minutes
ISBN 9781788293778
Date Of Publication 26 Apr 2017


Jonathan Hobson

He is a web developer, systems engineer, and applications programmer.
For more than 20 years, he 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 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 also become his first choice for a 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 so that his knowledge and experience can be passed on to others.

Uday R. Sawant

He has completed his master's in computer applications from Mumbai University. He is skilled with more than four years of experience in software development and operations field. He is an expert with the LAMP stack, JavaScript, and cloud infrastructure. Before starting as a software developer, he worked extensively with server hardware and has more than two years of experience as system administrator.

Currently, he is working as a software scientist in a Mumbai-based start-up called Sweet Couch. His responsibilities include developing backend services, setting up real-time communication server, and automating various daily tasks. With immense interest in machine learning, he likes to spend his spare time exploring this subject. His first book was Instant Building Multi-Page Forms with Yii How-To published by Packt Publishing

Oliver Pelz

Oliver Pelz has more than 10 years' 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 has authored and co-authored several scientific publications in the field of bioinformatics. He loves coding and riding his mountain bike in the Black Forest of Germany. He develops web applications and biological databases for his department and scientists all over the world and administers a division-wide Linux-based datacenter.

William Leemans

He has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry in various positions
and supporting several environments.

In 2005, he started his own consulting company, Critter BVBA, in the hope of offering open source solutions to his customers, who are mainly enterprises.

In 2010, William started supporting Red Hat products full time with the Federal Police, Belgium.Since then, he has moved on to support Red Hat products at Proximus and now Euroclear.
William is a strong open source supporter and contributes where he can. He has a couple of projects running at GitHub ( During the course of writing this book, William recertified himself as a Red Hat Certified Engineer, hoping to one daybecome a Red Hat Certified Architect.

When he's not tapping away at the keyboard of his laptop, William likes to play around with his two young children, listen to rock music (Foo Fighters, AC/DC, and Queens of the Stone Age are some of his favorites), and devising complicated and intricate plots for the stories that he runs at his biweekly roleplaying sessions with his friends.