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Best of Sysadmin eBook


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"The first in a series of ebooks commemorating 20 years of Linux Journal, the SysAdmin volume is full of articles custom made for the system administrator. Whether you're brand new to the server room, or you've been a sysadmin since the days of punchcards, this ebook was made for you!"

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Docker: Lightweight Linux Containers for Consistent Development and Deployment
Take on "dependency hell" with Docker containers, the lightweight and nimble cousin of VMs. Learn how Docker makes applications portable and isolated by packaging them in containers based on LXC technology.
by Dirk Merkel
Raspberry Pi: the Perfect Home Server
Exploit the Raspberry Pi's unique low-power and energy-efficient architecture to build a full-featured home backup, multimedia and print server.
by Brian Trapp
DNSSEC Part I: the Concepts
Before you deploy DNSSEC for your zones, it helps to understand some of the concepts and reasoning behind DNSSEC.
by Kyle Rankin
DNSSEC Part II: the Implementation
Now that you know the fundamentals behind DNSSEC, it's time for the implementation.
by Kyle Rankin
More Secure SSH Connections
Thwart would-be attackers by hardening your SSH connections.
by Federico Kereki
Zato—Agile ESB, SOA, REST and Cloud Integrations in Python
Learn how to integrate applications with an elegant and agile platform that is quick to adapt to ever-faster business changes. This how-to introduces the methodology and includes an integration example of a treasury.gov's financial API with two external apps.
by Dariusz Suchojad
LVM, Demystified
It's complicated and time consuming, but totally worth it.
by Shawn Powers
Introduction to MapReduce with Hadoop on Linux
You're an ace at log forensics, but what tool will you reach for when you are given 100 10GB files and an hour to process them? Probably not sed or grep.
by Adam Monsen
Containers—Not Virtual Machines—Are the Future Cloud
Cloud infrastructure must become efficient as demand grows—thus, the end of VMs.
by David Strauss
Puppet and Nagios: a Roadmap to Advanced Configuration
Going above and beyond the widely known approaches to managing Nagios with Puppet.
by Adam Kosmin
Scale Out with GlusterFS
Learn how to install, benchmark and optimize this popular, shared-nothing and scalable open-source distributed filesystem.
by Alex Davies and Alessandro Orsaria
ConVirt: the New Tool in Your Virtual Toolbox
Can you manage different hypervisor platforms from a single pane of glass? Yes, you can.
by Jeramiah Bowling
Manage Your Configs with vcsh
Stop making tarballs of your configuration directories—vcsh gives you source control and syncing.
by Bill Childers
Fabric: a System Administrator's Best Friend
Do you routinely make changes to more than a dozen machines at a time? Read this article to find out about a tool to make that task much easier.
by Adrian Hannah



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