Linux System Optimization

by David Clinton

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.

What you'll learn

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

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. David has administered, written about, and created training material for many cutting edge technical subjects, including Linux systems, Cloud Computing (in particular Amazon's AWS), container technologies like Docker, and many in-demand DevOps tools.

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