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  • Puppet (Puppet Labs)

    Puppet is an open source systems management tool for centralizing and automating configuration management. Administrators can encode the configuration of a service as a policy, which Puppet then monitors and enforces.

  • Linux operating system

    Linux is a Unix-like, open source and community-developed operating system for computers, servers, mainframes, mobile devices and embedded devices.

  • logical volume management (LVM)

    Logical volume management (LVM), a form of storage virtualization, offers system administrators a more flexible approach to managing disk storage space than traditional partitioning.

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Enterprise Linux applications and databases

Linux computing is entrenched in many organizations' data centers, and this section on applications and databases for Enterprise Linux helps your select, install, configure and manage elements within the LAMP stack (Linux OS, Apache Web server, MySQL database and Perl, Python and PHP languages) in your Linux architecture and helps you select Linux database tools and Linux application tools to improve performance and management of your open source applications. We also cover such topics as managing Active Directory with Linux, configuring an Apache Server, using commercial applications securing Apache servers, performance tuning, open source database development, MySQL performance tuning, using tools such as Perl and Python for your Linux architecture and more. Determining which enterprise Linux applications and databases best suit your environment requires research on the most appropriate Web and application servers and an understanding of specifications for your enterprise applications. Find the best tips, advice and news on open source databases, open source Web servers and Enterprise Linux applications and databases.

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  • Yet another Setup Tool (YaST)

    YaST handles much of the administration load, offers a simple graphical interface and sets up setting system parameters easily.

  • forking (software fork)

    Forking is to take the source code from an open source software program and develop an entirely new program.

  • Apache Software Foundation (ASF)

    The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is a non-profit, decentralized corporation that oversees development of Apache software. The organization was founded in 1999 is based in Forest Hill, Maryland.


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Linux administration issues

Administering your Linux environment requires understanding how to manage system resources, use Linux commands and tools, deal with interoperability problems, and pay attention to licensing. Helpful tips that Linux administrator need to know are at your fingertips including Linux monitoring and troubleshooting tips, Linux commands tips featuring the most popular and more obscure commands, introduction to Linux administration tips, Linux system configuration how-to's, and more.

Recent Definitions

  • Puppet (Puppet Labs)

    Puppet is an open source systems management tool for centralizing and automating configuration management. Administrators can encode the configuration of a service as a policy, which Puppet then monitors and enforces.

  • Linux operating system

    Linux is a Unix-like, open source and community-developed operating system for computers, servers, mainframes, mobile devices and embedded devices.

  • FirewallD

    FirewallD, also known as Dynamic Firewall, replaces Fedora's old firewall tool, iptables, and allows for easier configuration and interface.


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Linux in the data center

Using Linux in the data center includes hardware, backup and storage, networking, and virtualization. Knowing what tools are available to Linux systems can help you design an efficient data center to meet the needs of your enterprise. Here you will find information on compatible hardware for the servers in a standard data center and in high availability or supercomputer clusters, along with open source networking, storage, cloud computing, and virtualization options that are compatible with Linux operating systems. Learn about the latest hypervisor updates, networking tools, and backup software designed for Linux. Get tips on using Xen, KVM, and OpenVZ with your Linux distribution, and find out what's new in each of these hypervisors. Find out what the distributions are providing for cloud computing capabilities, how to use cloud services in your Linux data center, and discover latest news on supercomputing on Linux, including cluster, grid, and mainframe computing on Linux.

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  • Nagios

    Nagios is an open source monitoring system for computer systems. It was designed with core components to run on the Linux operating system and can monitor devices running Linux, Windows and Unix OSes.

  • embedded system

    An embedded system is some combination of computer hardware and software, either fixed in capability or programmable, that is designed for a specific function or for specific functions within a larger system.

  • unikernel

    A unikernel is a library-based operating system that only includes functionalities required by the specific application that runs on it.


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Linux migration

If your IT shop has considered a Linux migration, this section is for you. Here we discuss the processes, pros and cons and return on investment (ROI) of migrating to Linux, whether you're investigating a Windows-to-Linux migration, a Unix-to-Linux migration or even a migration from SUSE Linux to Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Ubuntu. This section covers all aspects of Linux migration, from choosing a Linux platform to the process of migrating to Linux to the Linux migration tools you should consider to strategic questions about whether migrating to a Linux distribution can augment your virtualization environment or cloud computing architecture to the best Linux distributions for your data center architecture. We explore the various benefits and tradeoffs of Linux migration, including reducing licensing costs, reducing hardware costs, improving IT security with Linux operating systems as well as considerations for installing Linux, configuring Linux and managing Linux once you migrate from another operating system to a Linux distro.We also address specific migration questions, such as selecting Linux server hardware, porting applications to Linux, application integration for Linux, hardware drivers for Linux, using the Linux command line, Linux server support, how to configure Linux, managing Linux distributions and more. This section is your go-to resource for Linux help and Linux migration, helps you choose the best operating system for your environment and offers the best advice on Linux migration tools and best practices to make a migration to Linux more seamless and a cost-effective, well-managed move for your company.

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  • Linux operating system

    Linux is a Unix-like, open source and community-developed operating system for computers, servers, mainframes, mobile devices and embedded devices.

  • Unix

    Unix (often spelled "UNIX," especially as an official trademark) is an operating system that originated at Bell Labs in 1969 as an interactive time-sharing system.


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Linux security

Understanding Linux security threats and risk, the complexities of Linux security tools and best security practices for your Linux environment will keep your Linux systems secure and your data private. Find out the best tips, expert advice and news on how to resolve common Linux security issues, flaws and vulnerabilities. This topic also covers phishing prevention, application security, denial-of-service attacks, kernel vulnerabilities, Linux security administration, malicious code, Linux crashes, choosing the most secure Linux distribution, Bastille Linux and assorted Linux security tool.

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  • TailsOS

    TailsOS is a LiveDistro-based operating system that is configured to run from removable storage and to leave no information stored on the computer after the user’s session. A LiveDistro is a distribution of an operating system on some bootable storage medium. The operating system and associated applications run from the storage device.

  • OpenSSL

    OpenSSL is a general purpose cryptography library that provides an open source implementation of the SSL and TLS protocols. 


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Linux server distributions

By understanding the pros and cons of the various Linux server distributions, you can choose the best Linux distro suited to your system specifications and needs. Whether your choice of Linux operating system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Novell SUSE Enterprise Linux Server, or Ubuntu Server or if you've yet to install Linux and are comparing Linux distributions, this section on Linux distros is geared toward your questions on Linux server administration, Linux management, Linux patches and updates, Linux support as well as Linux basics and how-tos for all Linux OSes. This section also covers considerations for Linux migration, performance considerations with various Linux distributions, cost comparisons among Linux distribution options and more. In this section on Linux server distros, get news tips and advice on the best Linux operating system for your data center environment, including Red Hat, Novell's SUSE, Oracle, Ubuntu and noncommercial Linux distributions.

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  • Linux operating system

    Linux is a Unix-like, open source and community-developed operating system for computers, servers, mainframes, mobile devices and embedded devices.

  • operating system (OS)

    An operating system (sometimes abbreviated as "OS") is the program that, after being initially loaded into the computer by a boot program, manages all the other programs in a computer.

  • runlevel

    A runlevel is a Linux operating state that determines which programs can execute when the operating system restarts.


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  • copyright

    Copyright is a legal term describing ownership of control of the rights to the use and distribution of certain works of creative ...

  • keylogger (keystroke logger or system monitor)

    A keylogger, sometimes called a keystroke logger or system monitor, is a type of surveillance technology used to monitor and ...

  • password

    A password is an unspaced sequence of characters used to determine that a computer user requesting access to a computer system is...



  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

  • mass notification system (MNS)

    A mass notification system is a platform that sends one-way messages to inform employees and the public of an emergency.

  • disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS)

    One approach to a strong disaster recovery plan is DRaaS, where companies offload data replication and restoration ...


  • RAID (redundant array of independent disks)

    RAID (redundant array of independent disks) is a way of storing the same data in different places on multiple hard disks to ...

  • data migration

    Data migration is the process of transferring data between data storage systems, data formats or computer systems.

  • compact disc (CD)

    A compact disc is a portable storage medium that can be used for recording, storing and playing back audio, video and other data ...


  • NVMe (non-volatile memory express)

    NVMe (non-volatile memory express) is a host controller interface and storage protocol to enable a solid-state drive to use the ...

  • SSD RAID (solid-state drive RAID)

    SSD RAID (solid-state drive RAID) is a methodology commonly used to protect data by distributing redundant data blocks across ...

  • Tier 0

    Tier 0 (tier zero) is a level of data storage that is faster, and perhaps more expensive, than any other level in the storage ...


  • RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

  • Zadara VPSA and ZIOS

    Zadara Storage provides block, file or object storage with varying levels of compute and capacity through its ZIOS and VPSA ...