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  1. CentOS System Administration Essentials
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  2. CentOS System Administration Essentials

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    Price R784.00

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Become an efficient CentOS administrator by acquiring real-world knowledge of system setup and configuration

About This Book

  • Centralize user accounts in openLDAP and understand how Directory can be at the back-end of many services
  • Learning Puppet to centralize server configuration will free up your time as configuration is handled just once on the configuration server
  • A step-by-step guide that covers the very popular Linux Distribution CentOS 6.5 with easy-to-follow instructions.

Who This Book Is For

If you are a Linux administrator who is looking to gain knowledge that differentiates yourself from the crowd, then this is the book for you. Beginners who have a keen interest to learn more about Linux administration will also progress quickly with this resourceful learning guide.

What You Will Learn

  • Conquer the command line using shortcuts in the shell and within the editor Vim
  • Analyze the booting of CentOS utilizing MBR, GRUB, and Plymouth
  • Gain an understanding of the filesystem structure of hard links, inodes, and data using stat and ls
  • Manage your software installations with YUM
  • Handle your services as they begin to migrate from System V scripts
  • Establish centralized account information using openLDAP directory services
  • Centralize the configuration management of CentOS using Puppet, enabling updates from Puppet Master to be distributed to the clients

In Detail

CentOS is widely respected as a very powerful and flexible Linux distribution, and it can be used as a web server, file server, FTP server, domain server, or a multirole solution. It is designed to handle the more demanding needs of business applications such as network and system administration, database management, and web services. CentOS is self-sufficient and fast while working, with the added benefit of global acceptance as a large number of the world's web servers run on it.

This book not only concentrates on the basics, but also supplements your existing knowledge on subject areas that are important in the Enterprise market, such as directory services, security configuration management, and web-based architecture. By the end of this book, you will be able to manage an Enterprise Linux network focused on management-centralized configuration, user management, and filesystem enhancements by covering everything from the latest filesystem advances with BTRFS through to learning about the new web server on the block—Nginx.

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Andrew Mallett
Packt Publishing - ebooks Account
Packt Publishing - ebooks Account
black & white illustrations
black & white illustrations
Packt Publishing - ebooks Account
Packt Publishing - ebooks Account
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

The description of this book is “Become an efficient CentOS administrator by acquiring real-world knowledge of system setup and configuration” and the author, Andrew Mallett, has put together quite a collection of information in there to help you do just that.
Probably worth mentioning here is that this book is obviously designed for someone not only familiar with Linux in general, but also comfortable eough with CentOS to dispatch with the usual obligatory chapters dealing with installation, etc.. Yes, this information is surely aimed for someone who is. or has designs for being a Systems Administrator. As it happens, I am “one of those guys” so I’ll give you my thoughts on how well he did.

One of the interesting things about Linux is there are so many ways to do things and so many areas of focus. This means that this area of information that a system Administrator should know is pretty expansive and what *I* think a System Administrator... Read more
I already knew the author of this book by his popular website that makes a lot of training about Linux (and not only).
Since I'm not an expert about Linux and I would like to know more, I read many books on the subject and I must say this is one of the most successful, even for how it reconciles theory and practice.
I found it very useful especially the chapters about the file-system, since I don't know Btrfs and security (finally there I realized something about SELinux...). Very useful also the final chapter in which the author exposes a series of best practices to be applied in sysadmin's everyday activity.
I recommend this book to anyone who has basic knowledge of Linux (and about CentOS in particular) and wants its expertise about it to go a step ahead.
This is definitely one of the better Linux books I've read. Covers the Essentials really really well, the goal of the author is comprehension of the essential concepts, with the occasional side of cool hacks. Succeeds in gifting the serious student with confidence that would have been missing otherwise. Great resource and just the right length for me.
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