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OpenVZ Essentials

Mark Furman

Create and administer virtualized containers on your server using the robust OpenVZ
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782167327
Paperback110 pages

About This Book

  • 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

Who This Book Is For

If you are a system administrator or Linux professional who wants to learn 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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Installing OpenVZ
What is OS-level virtualization?
What is OpenVZ?
System requirements
The disk partition scheme
The yum configuration
Installing vzkernel
Installing vzctl and vzquota
Restarting the server
Chapter 2: OS Templates and Creating Containers
Getting started with OS templates
Selecting an OS template
Container configuration
Chapter 3: OpenVZ Container Administration
Using vzlist
The vzctl command
Using vzctl to suspend and resume a container
Using vzctl to mount and unmount a container
Disk quotas
Further use of vzctl set
Chapter 4: Server Administration Using OpenVZ
Important system files
Managing and configuring the CPU
Memory management
The /var/log/vzctl.log file
Chapter 5: Using OpenVZ Web Panel – Part One
OpenVZ Web Panel
Configuring /opt/ovz-web-panel/config/config.yml
Logging in to OpenVZ Web Panel
Physical servers
Chapter 6: Using OpenVZ Web Panel – Part Two
Understanding the virtual server information page
IP Addresses
My Profile
Events Log

What You Will Learn

  • 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
  • Manage multiple-server infrastructure with OpenVZ
  • Discover how to configure your containers effectively

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 and 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.

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 helps you to set up and configure OpenVZ. 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 the effective implementation of OpenVZ.


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