Linux Server Cookbook

Alberto Gonzalez

SKU: 9789355513588


ISBN: 9789355513601
eISBN: 9789355513588
Authors: Alberto Gonzalez
Rights: Worldwide
Publishing Date: 10th Feb 2023
Pages: 562
Dimension: 7.5*9.25 Inches
Book Type: Paperback

Learn How to Implement Key System Administration Tasks in Linux


  • Configure and use Linux network commands to analyze, maintain, and troubleshoot the network.
  • Get familiar with the most commonly used advanced commands required for administrating the Linux Server.
  • Explore new and trending services in the system administration domain.


Linux is the most popular operating system in the IT industry due to its security and performance. In this book, you will get familiar with the most important and advanced concepts of Linux server administration.

The book begins by showing you how to install a Linux distribution and the different possibilities available depending on the end usage of it. After installation, the book shows how to manage your system, administrate users, and permissions, and how to install new software and configure the services.  The book provides a review of the most common and useful CLI commands and will provide knowledge on how to manage files, directories, and processes. It explains how to install and administer advanced services like databases and file sharing. The book will then guide you through new technologies related to automation, containers, and continuous integration/delivery pipelines. Lastly, it will help you explore concepts such as Infrastructure as Code and Infrastructure as a Service and the usage of Linux on Public and Private clouds in detail with multiple examples.

By the end of the book, you will be able to use different open-source tools available on Linux to perform tasks. 


  • Learn how to install a Linux distribution.
  • Explore advanced Network Configuration in Linux.
  • Configure firewall and network security in the Linux server.
  • Learn how to automate your system administration tasks.
  • Automate Linux Server Deployments with Terraform.


This book is best suited for System administrators, Linux administrators, IT managers, Network engineers, Network administrators, and Security professionals.

  1. Introduction to Linux
  2. Linux Installation
  3. Using the Command Line Interface
  4. User Administration and Software Management
  5. Managing Files, Directories, and Processes
  6. Monitoring System Resources
  7. Network Configuration
  8. Security
  9. Network Services
  10. File Sharing
  11. Databases
  12. Automation
  13. Containers and CI/CD
  14. Backup and Restore
  15. Multi Cloud Management
  16. Infrastructure as a Service

Alberto Gonzalez is a Principal Architect at Red Hat with more than 20 years’ experience in the IT sector, with his main focus being Cloud and Infrastructure, and mainly open-source software. He is currently teaching and creating content on Hybrid Cloud technologies. Alberto has previously written two books in Spanish, one about Ansible and another about Docker.

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