By Nathan Campi, Kirk Bauer

Whether you wish a community of ten Linux desktops and a server or a datacenter with a couple of thousand Unix nodes, you must know the way to automate a lot of the install, configuration, and conventional process management.

Build your community as soon as utilizing cfengine, and the community construct will paintings, with out consumer intervention, on any you wish. Automating Linux and Unix method management, moment Edition is exclusive in its concentrate on the right way to make the process administrator’s activity more straightforward and extra effective: rather than simply coping with the approach administrator’s time, the booklet explains the know-how to automate repetitive projects and the method to automate successfully.

  • Both new and professional pros will make the most of industry–leading insights into the automation process.
  • System directors will reach a radical take hold of of cfengine, kickstart, and shell scripting for automation.
  • After analyzing all chapters and following all workouts during this e-book, the reader can be in a position to arrange whatever from a Linux datacenter to a small workplace network.

What you’ll learn

See tips on how to make adjustments on many UNIX and Linux hosts without delay in a competent and repeatable demeanour.

  • Learn how you can automate issues properly so that you merely need to do it as soon as, by means of leveraging the authors’ adventure in developing small, medium, and massive networks.
  • Set up a Linux datacenter or a community correctly.
  • Explore dealing with real–world environments the place now not all hosts are configured alike through a case research of a fictional new datacenter buildout.
  • Examine real–world examples for middle infrastructure providers (DNS, mail, tracking, log research, safeguard, cfengine, imaging) to construct on on your environment.
  • Understand center procedure management most sensible practices, that are a key a part of how cfengine and automations deployments are defined within the book.
  • Learn tips on how to make adjustments reversible, repeatable, and proper the 1st time via interplay with product/application stakeholders (programmers, product managers, consumers, etc.).

Who is that this e-book for?

This booklet is for Linux approach directors who are looking to know about the software program and method to automate repetitive tasks—regardless of community or datacenter size—in one position. approach managers also will locate it a lot more uncomplicated to consider community expertise and automation tasks in the event that they learn this ebook. This e-book is additionally for a person who's drawn to repeatable and safe infrastructure.

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Otherwise, you might be able to work around the differences, which is what you should do. Finally, if it isn’t too difficult to add a specific set of consistent commands to all your systems, try that approach. In most cases, you will have to use some combination of all three of these approaches in your environment. Deciding on Push vs. Pull You can take one of two main approaches when configuring, maintaining, and modifying systems: the “push” method or the “pull” method. The “push” method is when you have one or more systems contact the rest of the systems and perform the necessary tasks.

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