CentOS 7 Linux server cookbook : over 80 recipes to get up and running with CentOS 7 Linux server / Oliver Pelz, Jonathan Hobson.

Pelz, Oliver, author.
Birmingham : Packt Publishing, 2016.
1 online resource (326 p.)
2nd ed.
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Over 80 recipes to get up and running with CentOS 7 Linux server About This Book A practical guide to install, configure, administer and maintain CentOS 7 servers An in-depth guide to the CentOS 7 operating system, exploring its various new features and changes in server administration Presents tricks and solutions to tackle common server issues with the help of practical examples and real-life scenarios Who This Book Is For This book is targeted at beginner and more experienced system administrators alike who want to use CentOS as their server solution. Readers do not need much pre-knowledge or experience at all to work with this book. What You Will Learn Install and configure CentOS 7 Linux server system from scratch using normal and advanced methods Maintain a performance-based and secure server solution by deploying expert configuration advice and managing software packages Monitor, manage and develop your server's file system to maintain a stable performance Gain best practice methods on sharing files and resources through a network Install and configure common standard services such as web, mail, FTP, database and domain name server technologies Introduce you to the world of operating-system-level virtualization using the Docker platform. Understand the fundamentals of the Security-Enhanced Linux access control architecture Monitor your IT infrastructure using Nagios In Detail This book will provide you with a comprehensive series of starting points that will give you direct access to the inner workings of the latest CentOS version 7 and help you trim the learning curve to master your server. You will begin with the installation and basic configuration of CentOS 7, followed by learning how to manage your system, services and software packages. You will then gain an understanding of how to administer the file system, secure access to your server and configure various resource sharing services M42such as file, printer and DHCP servers across your network. Further on, we cover advanced topics such as FTP services, building your own DNS server, running database servers, and providing mail and web services. Finally, you will get a deep understanding of SELinux and you will learn how to work with Docker operating-system virtualization and how to monitor your IT infrastructure with Nagios. By the end of this book, you will have a fair understanding of all the aspects of configuring, implementing and administering CentOS 7 Linux server and how t...
Cover; Copyright; Credits; About the Authors; About the Reviewer;; Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter 1: Installing CentOS; Introduction; Downloading CentOS and confirming the checksum on Windows or OS X; Creating USB installation media on Windows or OS X; Performing an installation of CentOS using the graphical installer; Running a netinstall over HTTP; Installing CentOS 7 using a kickstart file; Getting started and customising the boot loader; Troubleshooting the system in rescue mode; Updating the installation and enhancing
the minimal install with additional administration and development toolsChapter 2: Configuring the System; Introduction; Navigating text files with less; Introduction to Vim; Speaking the right language; Synchronizing the system clock with NTP and the chrony suite; Setting your hostname and resolving the network; Building a static network connection; Becoming a superuser; Customizing your system banners and messages; Priming the kernel; Chapter 3: Managing the System; Introduction; Knowing and managing your background services; Troubleshooting background services
Tracking system resources with journaldConfiguring journald to make it persistent; Managing users and their groups; Scheduling tasks with cron; Synchronizing files and doing more with rsync; Maintaining backups and taking snapshots; Monitoring important server infrastructure; Taking control with GIT and Subversion; Chapter 4: Managing Packages; Introduction; Using YUM to update the system; Using YUM to search for packages; Using YUM to install packages; Using YUM to remove packages; Keeping YUM clean and tidy; Knowing your priorities; Using a third-party repository; Creating a YUM repository
Working with the RPM package managerChapter 5: Administering the Filesystem; Introduction; Creating a virtual block device; Formatting and mounting a filesystem; Using disk quotas; Maintaining a filesystem; Extending the capacity of the filesystem; Chapter 6: Providing Security; Introduction; Locking down remote access and hardening SSH; Installing and configuring fail2ban; Working with a firewall; Forging the firewall rules by example; Generating self-signed certificates; Using secure alternatives to FTP; Chapter 7: Building a Network; Introduction; Printing with CUPS; Running a DHCP server
Using WebDAV for file sharingInstalling and configuring NFS; Working with NFS; Securely sharing resources with Samba; Chapter 8: Working with FTP; Introduction; Installing and configuring the FTP service; Working with virtual FTP users; Customizing the FTP service; Troubleshooting users and file transfers; Chapter 9: Working with Domains; Introduction; Installing and configuring a caching-only nameserver; Setting up an authoritative-only DNS server; Creating an integrated nameserver solution; Populating the domain; Building a secondary (slave) DNS server; Chapter 10: Working with Databases
Includes index.
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Hobson, Jonathan, author.