Linux Service Management Made Easy with systemd

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Linux Service Management Made Easy with systemd

Linux Service Management Made Easy with systemd


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Formats : PDF (Read Only)

Pages : 420

ISBN : 9781801815031

Language : English

About the Book

Book description

A comprehensive guide for teaching system administrators, developers, and security professionals how to create their own systemd units and maintain system security

Key Features

  • Maintain and troubleshoot systemd services with ease
  • Learn to create, modify, and reload service files and use systemd utilities
  • Use cgroups to control resource usage and enhance security

Book Description

Linux Service Management Made Easy with systemd will provide you with an in-depth understanding of systemd, so that you can set up your servers securely and efficiently.

This is a comprehensive guide for Linux administrators that will help you get the best of systemd, starting with an explanation of the fundamentals of systemd management.

You’ll also learn how to edit and create your own systemd units, which will be particularly helpful if you need to create custom services or timers and add features or security to an existing service.

Next, you'll find out how to analyze and fix boot-up challenges and set system parameters. An overview of cgroups that'll help you control system resource usage for both processes and users will also be covered, alongside a practical demonstration on how cgroups are structured, spotting the differences between cgroups Version 1 and 2, and how to set resource limits on both.

Finally, you'll learn about the systemd way of performing time-keeping, networking, logging, and login management. You'll discover how to configure servers accurately and gather system information to analyze system security and performance.

By the end of this Linux book, you’ll be able to efficiently manage all aspects of a server running the systemd init system.

What you will learn

  • Use basic systemd utilities to manage a system
  • Create and edit your own systemd units
  • Create services for Podman-Docker containers
  • Enhance system security by adding security-related parameters
  • Find important information with journald
  • Analyze boot-up problems
  • Configure system settings with systemd utilities

Who this book is for

This book is best suited for Linux administrators who want to learn more about maintaining and troubleshooting Linux servers. It will also be useful for aspiring administrators studying for a Linux certification exam, developers looking to learn how to create systemd unit files, and security administrators who want to understand the security settings that can be used in systemd units and how to control resource usage with cgroups. Before you dive into this book, you’ll need a solid working knowledge of basic Linux commands.

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Packt Publishing

Packt Publishing

Founded in 2004 in Birmingham, UK, Packt's mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals.

Working towards that vision, we have published over 6,500 books and videos so far, providing IT professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done - whether that's specific learning on an emerging technology or optimizing key skills in more established tools.

As part of our mission, we have also awarded over $1,000,000 through our Open Source Project Royalty scheme, helping numerous projects become household names along the way.

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