The Definitive Guide to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12

The Definitive Guide to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12

by Sander van Vugt

ISBN-10: 1430268212
ISBN-13: 9781430268215
Publisher: Apress
Edition: 2014 - 2014

Book Description

The Definitive Guide to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 is a task-oriented book designed for self-study as well as classroom environments, which will also serve you as a reference guide. The book covers all skills that system administrators typically need to posses to administer SUSE Linux Enterprise Server in corporate environments. It starts at the beginning, which makes The Definitive Guide to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 suitable for people without any preliminary Linux knowledge, and yet works up to advanced SUSE Linux administration tasks, such as building a cluster, optimizing performance or managing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with SUSE Manager.

The Definitive Guide to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 is an ideal reference guide for system administrators, but is also perfect as a study book to prepare for the CLA, CLP as well as the CLE exams. This book contains step-by-step exercises, and scenario based exercises at the end of each chapter to help readers getting familiar with the subjects that are required to pass these three exams. The Definitive Guide to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12also contains test exams, so you can use it as a study guide in a formal learning environment or as a book that you can learn and test your own progress as you master SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

You'll learn everything you need to know and the skills you need to manage SUSE Linux Enterprise Servers, from installing a secure server, to performing the day-to-day management tasks on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. Along the way you'll encounter and master SUSE Linux Enterprise Server in a data center environment, how to manage your SUSE Enterprise Server for High Availability, and you'll see how to manage your SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with SUSE Manager. From installation to expert management, The Definitive Guide to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 will show you the ways to succeed with Linux Enterprise Server 12.

What you’ll learn

  • Everything you need to know and the skills you need to manage SUSE Linux Enterprise Servers.
  • Install a secure SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

  • Perform day-to-day management tasks on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

  • How to pass the SUSE CLA, CLP as well as CLE exams.

  • How to manage a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server in a data center.

  • Integrate SUSE Linux Enterprise Server in a High Availability environment.

  • Manage SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with SUSE Manager.

Who this book is for

The Definitive Guide to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 is a task-oriented book designed for self-study as well as classroom environments which also serves as a reference guide. The book covers all skills that system administrators typically need to posses to administer SUSE Linux Enterprise Server in corporate environments. It starts at the beginning, which makes the book apt for people without any preliminary Linux knowledge, and works up to advanced SUSE Linux administration tasks, such as building a cluster, optimizing performance or managing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with SUSE Manager.

Table of Contents

Part I: Basic skills

Chapter 1: Introduction and Installation

Chapter 2: Basic command line and YaST skills

Part II: Administering SUSE Linux Enteprise Server

Chapter 3: Managing File Systems

Chapter 4: User and Permission Management

Chapter 5: Common Administration Tasks: printing, cron, logging, software, process management

Chapter 6: Hardening SUSE Linux: SELinux, Apparmor, sudo, authentication clients

Chapter 7: Virtualization Management

Chapter 8: Managing hardware, the kernel and the boot procedure

Part III: Networking SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Chapter 9: Configuring Network Access

Chapter 10: Securing Internet servers: SUSEfirewall, IPtables, SSL

Chapter 11: Basic Network Services: Xinetd, NTP, DNS, DHCP, LDAP

Chapter 12: Internet Services: Setting up a LAMP Server

Chapter 13: File sharing: Samba NFS and FTP

Part IV: Advanced SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Administration

Chapter 14: Shell scripting

Chapter 15: Optimizing Performance

Chapter 16: High Availability Clustering

Chapter 17: Creating a SLES 12 Installation Server

Chapter 18: Managing SUSE Linux: SMT and SUSE Manager