Becoming a Linux Server Admin

Becoming a Linux Server Admin12 H 9 M

If your job is supporting Linux servers, this Linux Server Administrator course is for you. Learn how to configure and troubleshoot Linux as a server platform.

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  • Understanding Server Administration
    • Overview
    • Installing Linux as a Server
    • Installing Linux as a Server Part 2
    • Hardening a Linux Server
    • Configuring SSH
    • Configuring System Logging
    • Monitoring Performance
  • Administering Networking
    • Configure Networking
    • Advanced Networking
  • Starting and Stopping Services
    • SysV Init and Upstart
    • systemd
  • Configuring a DNS Server
    • Installing BIND
    • Configuring Zones and Records
    • Configuring Zones and Records Part 2
  • Configuring a DHCP Server
    • Installing dhcpd
  • Configuring an Apache Web Server
    • Installing httpd
    • Installing httpd Part 2
    • Configuring SSL
  • Configuring a MariaDB Database Server
    • Installing MariaDB
    • Installing MariaDB Part 2
    • Working with Data
    • Working with Data Part 2
  • Configuring a Samba File Server
    • Installing Samba
    • Installing Samba Part 2
  • Configuring an NFS File Server
    • Installing NFS
  • Configuring a FTP Server
    • Configuring an FTP Server
    • Configuring an SFTP Server


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The Becoming a Linux Server Administrator covers managing Linux servers in a business environment. Topics covered include installing Linux as a server, managing networking and troubleshooting the OS. Other episodes demonstrate how to configure a web server, a file server, and other common servers. The primary goal of the course is to help system administrators learn to deploy and support the Linux operating system as a server platform.

[MUSIC] Hello, and thank you for joining us. In this video we're taking to look at the upcoming, Becoming a Linux Server Administrator series. And what is becoming a Linux Server Administrator series? >> Sure, you know a lot of people out there wan to learn the Linux operating systems, it's very popular and most people get their start working on a desktop. You install Linux on your laptop, or your PC, and that's how you learn it. But in real life land where Linux really dominates is in the server market. And you'll find that running Linux on a server is a lot different than running Linux on a work station. So in this series what we do is we try and get the users accustomed to working on a server. We show them that environment, what it's like working with Linux in a server environment and the different administrative tasks we have to perform to keep that system up and running. It really helps to take your Linux skills from hobbyist to professional, and get you out there in the real world using trade skills to manage Linux servers. >> And who is the show targeted towards? >> Well, this could really apply to a number of different people, if you work for a company that implements Linux servers and you're responsible for supporting those servers this series should be great for you. Cuz we're gonna help you ensure those servers are installed properly. And show you how to maintain them. And run the different services that are inside of there. If you're just curious about how Linux servers work, this is a great series for you. But if you're looking to run Linux on your desktop, well that's not really a thing we're going to be covering here. In fact, we're going to do very very little with the graphical user interface. So if you're just getting started with Linux, this will be a pretty harsh spot to start. So, the typical viewer for the series is gonna be somebody who already has experience working with a Linux operating system, maybe not servers but at least experience with the OS itself. And is ready to make that jump. If you're somebody who's just starting out, wanting to get that first taste of working with Linux, I encourage you to check out our Linux for Beginners series, or our Becoming a Linux System Administrator. Different than server administrator. System focuses on the desktop. We use a lot of GUI utilities and other things there, and you get that experience. But this one, this series is dedicated to that person that's got to support servers and work in that environment. >> Is there certificated available for this? >> No, you know this series is a little bit different than what we create normally on [INAUDIBLE] TV. A lot of our content is certification based but here, it's more real world skills based. I wanna show you guys what it takes to be able to manage these systems and give you more of a hands on practical example. So as this series goes through, you'll see where we're doing just examples, labs we're actually working with the equipment and getting it set up and using it and implementing it. Without having to worry about what question is on a particular exam. There are some great certifications out there if you're looking for Linux certifications we have several on our own site like CompTIA Linux+. You can check those out and get certified. But if you're just looking to get the practical skills, that's what this series is all about. >> Now what topics are covered in this show? >> Well you know, we cover a big range. We start with the really important stuff, which is how you install a Linux server and how you get it initially set up. There's a lot of initial configuration you have to go through to get that Linux server in place and deployed correctly. We talked a little bit about securing and hardening a Linux server, which is another really important thing because these servers are typically exposed to the Internet, and that makes them a security risk. So we've gotta make sure that they're configured properly. After that, we're gonna break down into individual services. And we'll take a look at how to set up a web server, we'll talk about how to set up a database server, we'll talk about how to do Samba and file sharing, NFS, another file system. And so different kind of roles that your Linux server can perform. Now we're gonna take a look at these from the basics. Take for example a database server. If I wanna set up MariaDB. Well, we could have 100 hours of content on how just to setup MariaDB. So in this series it's more of an introduction. How we get the database server deployed, how we connect to it, how we make sure it's secured properly to be able to put it in use. But you can carry that knowledge on and go into the more advanced courses later on to learn more about these individual products. But here we'll look at how to set up all these difference server types and get them running in the production environment. >> That sounds great. Becoming a Linux server administrator, if this sounds interesting to you, and I'm sure it does, watch all the video content in becoming a Linux server administrator. Thank you for watching. See you soon. [MUSIC]