Mastering Ubuntu Server: Master the art of deploying, configuring, managing, and troubleshooting Ubuntu Server 18.04, 2nd Edition

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Get up-to-date with the more complex aspects of Ubuntu Server using this comprehensive guide

Key Features

  • Understand how to deploy, maintain and troubleshoot Ubuntu Server
  • Get well-versed with the newly-added features in Ubuntu 18.04
  • Learn to manage cutting-edge technologies such as virtualization, containers, and Nextcloud

Book Description

Ubuntu Server has taken data centers by storm with its impressive features, fast deployment, and flexible configuration. Whether you’re deploying Ubuntu for a large-scale project or a small office, it is a stable, customizable, and powerful Linux distribution that leads the way with innovative capabilities. Moreover, for both simple and complex server deployments, you’ll be able to leverage Ubuntu’s flexible nature to meet the needs of your organization. With this book, you’ll learn all about Ubuntu Server, from initial deployment to creating production-ready resources for your network.

You’ll start with concepts such as user management, group management, and filesystem permissions. Next, you’ll understand how to manage storage volumes, which will help you learn how to format storage devices, use logical volume management, and monitor disk usage. Later, you’ll get up to speed with virtualizing hosts and apps. This section will give you insights into setting up KVM and QEMU, and containerization with both Docker and LXD. As you progress, you’ll explore how to automate configuration with Ansible, and take a look at writing scripts. Lastly, you will explore best practices and troubleshooting techniques when working with Ubuntu Server that are applicable to real-world scenarios.

By the end of this book, you’ll have the expertise you need as an Ubuntu Server administrator and be well-versed with its advanced concepts.

What you will learn

  • Manage users, groups, and permissions
  • Encrypt and decrypt disks with Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS)
  • Set up Secure Shell (SSH) for remote access, and connect it to other nodes
  • Add, remove, and search for packages
  • Use Network File System (NFS) and Samba to share directories with other users
  • Discover techniques for managing Apache and MariaDB
  • Get familiar with scripting
  • Automate server deployments with Ansible

Who This Book Is For

This book is for readers with intermediate or advanced-beginner skills in Linux who want to learn all about setting up servers with Ubuntu Server. Basic knowledge of Linux, such as editing configuration files and running basic commands is assumed.

Table of Contents

  1. Deploying Ubuntu Server
  2. Managing users
  3. Managing Storage Volumes
  4. Connecting to Networks
  5. Managing Software Packages
  6. Controlling and monitoring processes
  7. Setting Up Network Services
  8. Sharing and Transferring Files
  9. Managing Databases
  10. Serving Web Content
  11. Learning Advanced Shell Techniques
  12. Virtualization
  13. Running Containers
  14. Automating Server Configuration with Ansible
  15. Securing your Server
  16. Troubleshooting Ubuntu Servers
  17. Preventing and recovering from disasters
  18. Appendix
  19. Assessments

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