Linux System Optimization

Looking to squeeze more out of Linux? This course shows you how to automate administration using tools like Ansible, virtualize using LXC/LXD containers, control physical devices through udev, and access system recovery tools when things go wrong.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Dec 27, 2019
Duration
1h 3m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Dec 27, 2019
Duration
1h 3m
Description

No matter how powerful Linux servers are, human admins have their limits. Understanding the tools available to extend your reach can make a big difference. In this course, Linux System Optimization, you will gain the ability to automate and virtualize your administration tasks. First, you will learn to use scripting tools like Ansible. Next, you will discover the joys of container virtualization through LXC/LXD and the ways your physical devices are managed through udev. Finally, you will explore how to use system recovery tools when things don't go quite as planned. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge you need to be a more effective Linux system administrator.

About the author
About the author

David taught high school for twenty years, worked as a Linux system administrator for five years, and has been writing since he could hold a crayon between his fingers. His childhood bedroom wall has since been repainted.

More from the author
Network Vulnerability Scanning with OpenVAS
Intermediate
54m
Jul 31, 2020
Linux System Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Intermediate
1h 10m
Mar 23, 2020
More courses by David Clinton
Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
(Music) Linux servers can often hum along nicely for years all on their own, but you sometimes need to push them a bit past their comfort zone and go beyond their normal set of workloads. In this course, Linux System Optimization, we'll explore automating Linux host administration through orchestration tools like Ansible and PSSH, building fast and lightweight Linux container environments using LXC and LXD, managing physical devices through system D's UDEV, and working with system recovery tools for those scary moments then things don't quite as planned. Why might you want to take this course? Well, I'm assuming you're already pretty familiar with at least basic Linux server administration so perhaps you're ready to move your Linux skills up to the next level or maybe you're looking to introduce yourself to one of the specific technologies that will be covered. Whatever brought you here, I really hope you stick around, and I'm going to do my best to make sure that every minute you spend here will pay you big dividends.