The Enterprise Linux Administrator: Journey to a New Linux Career

  • 5h 19m
  • Kenneth Hitchcock
  • Apress
  • 2023

Learn the basics, followed by the more advanced skills you will need to become an Enterprise Linux administrator. This book will prepare you to use Linux effectively with a clearer understanding of what is needed to successfully leverage new opportunities.

After building a solid Linux knowledge foundation, you will learn how three major community Linux distributions are installed, configured, and used. The book will then guide you through all the different configurations a Linux administrator should know, along with some useful exercises for you to practice.

Moving on, you will look at Enterprise Linux distributions, and how they are installed and configured. This will be the step that will elevate you from being a Linux administrator to an enterprise Linux administrator. You will also learn how an enterprise Linux administrator configures Linux security, high availability, automation, and large-scale Linux deployments. These skills are required when working in larger Linux estates. Finally, you'll review backups, recovery, and some general troubleshooting.

By the end of this book, you'll not only learn how to become an Enterprise Linux administrator but will also learn what certifications are vital when competing for new career opportunities.

What You Will Learn

  • Install your own Linux environment
  • Study the basics to configuring Linux
  • Become an Enterprise Linux administrator and how to get there
  • Review comprehensive examples on how to use Linux

Who This Book Is For

Those in the IT industry who have no Linux training or experience who wish to learn how to manage a Linux system

About the Author

Ken Hitchcock currently is a Senior Architect working for Red Hat, with over twenty years of experience in IT. He has spent the last eleven years predominantly focused on Red Hat products, certificating himself as a Red Hat Architect along the way. The last eleven years have been paramount in his understanding of how large Linux estates should be managed and in the spirit of openness, was inspired to share his knowledge and experiences in this book. Originally from Durban, South Africa, he now lives in the south of England where he hopes to not only continue inspiring all he meets but also to continue improving himself and the industry he works in.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Requirements
  • Origins and Brief History
  • Linux Explained
  • Installing Linux for the First Time
  • Using Linux for the First Time
  • Access Control
  • Package Installation
  • Network Configuration
  • Disk Configuration
  • Service Management
  • Enterprise Linux Distributions
  • Example Use Cases for Linux
  • Security
  • High Availability
  • Scripting and Automation
  • Deployment at Scale
  • Troubleshooting Linux
  • Recovering from Disaster
  • Backup and Restore


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