The Official Ubuntu Server Book (2nd Edition) by Kyle Rankin, Benjamin Hill

By Kyle Rankin, Benjamin Hill

Ubuntu Server is a whole, loose server working process that simply works, with the additional Ubuntu polish, innovation, and ease that directors love.

Now, there’s a definitive, authoritative consultant to getting up-and-running speedy with the most recent, strongest models of Ubuntu Server. Written through top individuals of the Ubuntu community,  The legit Ubuntu Server e-book, moment Edition, covers all you must comprehend to utilize Ubuntu Server, even if you’re a newbie or a battle-hardened senior procedure administrator.


The authors conceal Ubuntu Server from begin to end: deploy, simple management and tracking, defense, backup, troubleshooting, process rescue, and lots more and plenty extra. They stroll via deploying all the commonest server purposes, from dossier and print prone to state of the art, cost-saving virtualization and cloud computing.


In addition, you’ll find out how to

  • Make the main of Ubuntu Server’s most recent, strongest technologies
  • Discover effortless, quickly how you can practice key management tasks
  • Automate Ubuntu installs, irrespective of what percentage servers you’re installing
  • Quickly organize reasonably cheap internet servers and e-mail
  • Protect your server with Ubuntu’s integrated and non-compulsory protection tools
  • Minimize downtime with fault tolerance and clustering
  • Master confirmed, step by step server and community troubleshooting thoughts
  • Walk via rescuing an Ubuntu server that won’t boot
  • Create your personal deepest cloud computing infrastructure

The integrated disks comprise the types of Ubuntu Server you’ll want for various CPU architectures: Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS 64-bit CD, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 32-bit DVD, either one of that are supported by means of Canonical for 5 years.


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You can also test your system memory from this screen—quite useful even later on if your server starts crashing at strange times and you suspect bad RAM might be the cause. This CD also doubles as a basic rescue disk, which is a broad enough topic that it has gotten its own chapter: Chapter 12, Rescue and Recovery. Finally, if you left the CD in the drive by mistake, you can select “Boot from first hard disk” to bypass the CD altogether. In an ideal world, you could boot the CD, press Enter, and start the installation process with no problems.

Xlii Introduction Even the definition of the term ubuntu is one that revolves around people interacting in a community. It comes as no surprise, then, that an “internal” community plays heavily into the way that the Ubuntu distribution is created. 10 version (Warty Warthog) was primarily built by a small number of people, Ubuntu achieved widespread success only through contributions by a much larger group that included programmers, documentation writers, volunteer support staff, and users. While Canonical employs a core group of several dozen active contributors to Ubuntu, the distribution has, from day one, encouraged and incorporated contributions from anyone in the community and rewards and recognizes contributions by all.

Although its desktop credentials have not been diminished, Ubuntu’s server chops are increasingly difficult to overlook. Over the past two years, Ubuntu has begun to become a major player in the GNU/Linux server market. More than anything else, testimonials have spread and the small group of early Ubuntu Server users has spread the word. More and more people choose Ubuntu for their servers every day. In fact, this book is simply the latest striking example of just how far Ubuntu on servers has come.

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