Server management – Starting out with Salt

Server management – Starting out with Salt

Alright, now that we’ve taken a comprehensive look at Linux-based servers, it’s time to start learning about server management. Manual labor is okay when you’re configuring and maintaining one or two servers at a time, but when you’re responsible for the maintenance of tens, hundreds or even thousands of machines, it’s inevitable for you to automate tasks. There are many ways to perform automation, but this time I’m focusing on Salt, or the SaltStack platform. Continue reading “Server management – Starting out with Salt”

Summary of Linux assignments – Administrative tasks, LAMP and a bit of automation

In this post I solve an older Linux assignment from the course I’m attending. This acts as a kind of a summary of the things I’ve learned during the course. I’m using my HP EliteBook 2570p laptop and a Linux live USB stick with Xubuntu 16.04.3. Continue reading “Summary of Linux assignments – Administrative tasks, LAMP and a bit of automation”

Installing and using SSH, Sysstat monitoring

This post considers SSH (Secure Shell) and using it on Xubuntu. Additionally, I’ll cover using Sysstat to monitor your system.

I’m using my HP EliteBook 2570p as a local computer and I’m running Xubuntu 16.04.3. This is an assignment for a Linux server course taught by Tero Karvinen. Continue reading “Installing and using SSH, Sysstat monitoring”