Whether you need a network of ten Linux PCs and a server or a data center with a few thousand UNIX nodes, you need to know how to automate much of the installation, configuration, and standard system administration. Build your network once using cfengine, and the network build will work, without user intervention, on any hardware you prefer. Automating Linux and Unix System Administration, Second Edition is unique in its focus on how to make the system administratoras job easier and more efficient: instead of just managing the system administratoras time, the book explains the technology to automate repetitive tasks and the methodology to automate successfully. Both new and seasoned professionals will profit from industryaleading insights into the automation process. System administrators will attain a thorough grasp of cfengine, kickstart, and shell scripting for automation. After reading all chapters and following all exercises in this book, the reader will be able to set up anything from a Linux data center to a small office network. What youall learn See how to make changes on many UNIX and Linux hosts at once in a reliable and repeatable manner. Learn how to automate things correctly so you only have to do it once, by leveraging the authorsa experience in setting up small, medium, and large networks. Set up a Linux data center or a network correctly. Explore handling realaworld environments where not all hosts are configured alike via a case study of a fictional new data center build-out. Examine realaworld examples for core infrastructure services (DNS, mail, monitoring, log analysis, security, cfengine, imaging) to build on in your environment. Understand core system administration best practices, which are a key part of how cfengine and automations deployments are outlined in the book. Learn how to make changes reversible, repeatable, and correct the first time through interaction with product/application stakeholders (programmers, product managers, customers, etc.). Who this book is for This book is for Linux system administrators who want to learn about the software and methodology to automate repetitive tasksaregardless of network or data center sizeain one place. System managers will also find it much easier to think about network technology and automation projects if they read this book. This book is also for anyone who is interested in repeatable and secure infrastructure.... from generic-host template check_period 24x7 ; Unix hosts are checked round the clock check_interval 5 ; Actively check the host every 5 ... Templates are used in Nagios to avoid repeating the same values for every service and host object.
|Title||:||Automating Linux and Unix System Administration|
|Author||:||Nathan Campi, Kirk Bauer|
|Publisher||:||Apress - 2008-12-16|