Mastering Ubuntu Server

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 finer points of Ubuntu Server using this comprehensive guide

Key Features

A practical easy-to-understand book that will teach you how to deploy, maintain and troubleshoot Ubuntu Server
Get well-versed with newly-added features in Ubuntu 18.04.
Learn to manage cutting-edge technologies such as virtualization, containers, Nextcloud and more

Book DescriptionUbuntu Server has taken the data centers by storm. Whether you're deploying Ubuntu for a large-scale project or for a small office, it is a stable, customizable, and powerful Linux distribution that leads the way with innovative and cutting-edge features. For both simple and complex server deployments, Ubuntu's flexible nature can be easily adapted to meet to the needs of your organization. With this book as your guide, you will learn all about Ubuntu Server, from initial deployment to creating production-ready resources for your network. The book begins with the concept of user management, group management, and filesystem permissions. Continuing into managing storage volumes, you will learn how to format storage devices, utilize logical volume management, and monitor disk usage. Later, you will learn how to virtualize hosts and applications, which will cover setting up KVM/QEMU, as well as containerization with both Docker and LXD. As the book continues, you will learn how to automate configuration with Ansible, as well as 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 the book, you will be an expert Ubuntu Server administrator who is well-versed in its advanced concepts.

What you will learn

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

Who this book is forThis book is intended for readers with intermediate or advanced-beginner skills with Linux, who would like to learn all about setting up servers with Ubuntu Server. This book assumes that the reader knows the basics of Linux, such as editing configuration files and running basic commands.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 552 pages
  • 75 x 92 x 28.45mm | 938.94g
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1788997565
  • 9781788997560
  • 1,423,514

Table of contents

Table of Contents

Deploying Ubuntu Server
Managing Users
Managing Storage Volumes
Connecting to Networks
Managing Software Packages
Controlling and monitoring processes
Setting Up Network Services
Sharing and Transferring Files
Managing Databases
Serving Web Content
Learning Advanced Shell Techniques
Running Containers
Automating Server Configuration with Ansible
Securing your Server
Troubleshooting Ubuntu Servers
Preventing and recovering from Disasters
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About Jay LaCroix

Jay LaCroix is a technologist and open-source enthusiast, specializing in Linux. Jay currently works as a Senior Solutions Architect and holds a masters degree in Information Systems Technology Management from Capella University. In addition, Jay also has a YouTube channel, available at, where he posts instructional tutorial videos . He has also written Linux Mint Essentials and Mastering Linux Network Administration, also published by Packt Publishing.
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