Mastering CentOS 7 Linux Server

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  • Manage CentOS 7 users, groups, and root access privileges
  • Enhance the server’s security through its firewall and prevent the most common attacks from penetrating or disabling the server
  • Explore and implement the common, useful services that a CentOS 7 server can provide
  • Monitor your server infrastructure for system or hardware issues
  • Create and configure a virtual machine using virtualization technologies
  • Implement a cloud computing solution on a single node system
  • Get an introduction to the configuration management tools and their usage
  • Discover the importance of the tools that provide remote connection, server service security, and system and process monitoring tools

Most server infrastructures are equipped with at least one Linux server that provides many essential services, both for a user's demands and for the infrastructure itself. Setting up a sustainable Linux server is one of the most demanding tasks for a system administrator to perform. However, learning multiple, new technologies to meet all of their needs is time-consuming. CentOS 7 is the brand new version of the CentOS Linux system under the RPM (Red Hat) family. It is one of the most widely-used operating systems, being the choice of many organizations across the world.

With the help of this book, you will explore the best practices and administration tools of CentOS 7 Linux server along with implementing some of the most common Linux services. We start by explaining the initial steps you need to carry out after installing CentOS 7 by briefly explaining the concepts related to users, groups, and right management, along with some basic system security measures. Next, you will be introduced to the most commonly used services and shown in detail how to implement and deploy them so they can be used by internal or external users. Soon enough, you will be shown how to monitor the server. We will then move on to master the virtualization and cloud computing techniques. Finally, the book wraps up by explaining configuration management and some security tweaks.

All these topics and more are covered in this comprehensive guide, which briefly demonstrates the latest changes to all of the services and tools with the recent shift from CentOS 6 to CentOS 7.

  • Learn how to efficiently set up and manage a Linux server using one of the best suited technologies for this purpose, CentOS 7
  • Personalize your Linux server and familiarize yourself with the latest tools and utilities setup provided by the new CentOS distribution
  • Follow a step-by-step tutorial through the configuration of the requested services with the capacity to personalize them as per your needs
Page Count 298
Course Length 8 hours 56 minutes
ISBN 9781785282393
Date Of Publication 29 Jan 2016


Mohamed Alibi

Mohamed Alibi is a Linux system administrator who works at the European Bioinformatics Institute, EMBL-EBI. His area of specialization is mass virtual machine and container provisioning and infrastructure administration for medium-sized distributed bioinformatics training facilities. He always keeps abreast of the latest innovations and developments in new technologies to solve his daily challenges. He holds an MSc in Networking and Computer Sciences in a collaborative program with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the IPT of Tunis, where he expanded his expertise in grid computing data management between the NCSA and IGB under the NIH project H3ABioNet. He published his first book in 2015 with Packt, called Mastering CentOS 7 Linux Server.

Bhaskarjyoti Roy

Bhaskarjyoti Roy is a Linux and open source enthusiast with more than 12 years of experience in Linux system administration, virtualization, and cloud computing.

He provides his services to many companies and organizations on a daily basis. He learns from his experience, which he has gained through self-learning and serving clients regularly. He has built more than 100 servers based on various CentOS versions running different types of services such as virtualization, web-server, e-mail, DNS, and many more.

He is currently working with gotcha! Mobile Solutions, a Dallas based digital marketing agency specializing in local SEO, mobile web apps, and custom web development projects.