The Linux Distribution CentOS 6.5 is very popular and common in the Enterprise market and small businesses. CentOS is widely respected as a very powerful and flexible Linux distribution and it can be used as a web server, file server, FTP server, domain server, or a multi-role solution. It is designed to handle the more demanding needs of business applications such as network and system administration, database management, and web services. Used in conjunction with CentOS there is OpenLDAP, which has huge global support when used within Identity Management Solutions such as Puppet. Puppet is a leader in cross-platform configuration management and BTRFS, and is a rapidly emerging technology. CentOS is self-sufficient and fast while working, with the added benefit of global acceptance as a large number of the world’s web servers run on it.
This is the ideal companion for the Linux administrator who wishes to take their knowledge to a higher level. The book not only concentrates on the basics, but also supplements your existing knowledge on subject areas that are important in the Enterprise market, such as Directory services, security configuration management, and Web-based architecture. You will be able to manage an Enterprise Linux network focused on management-centralized configuration, user management, and file system enhancements by covering everything from the latest filesystem advances with BTRFS through to learning the new web server on the block—NGINX.
With so many examples, you will be guided through some of the less-covered areas of administration to ensure that you have a comprehensive knowledge of how to administer your system.