While it's nice to have a server that we carefully configure and tweak, it's also important to consider scaling out. This video covers some points to think about when you're architecting a large deployment.
- [Instructor] As you build a server for a project or task,…it's easy to make custom changes along the way.…It's not uncommon for a server to accumulate…years' worth of settings, data, configurations, and patches.…And while this can approach can be okay…for a home server or a one-off development server,…it doesn't scale.…There's a saying in system administration…that you should treat servers like cattle, not pets.…While it's clearly not an observation…from a vegetarian perspective,…servers should be thought of…as interchangeable and replaceable,…rather than fondly and emotionally.…
For someone accustomed to being hands-on with their machines…and spending time carefully configuring…and tuning things manually,…this can be quite a culture shock.…But this philosophy helps set us up for scale,…in addition to reminding us to use best practices…for our servers.…What happens if your highly customized server…suddenly doesn't boot one day?…Well, if you're lucky, you can fix it…or you can set up a new machine…and restore data from a backup.…
- Installing Ubuntu Server
- Configuring remote access with SSH
- Configuring the firewall
- Configuring networking with Netplan
- Managing users
- Configuring for scale
- Securing an HTTP server with TLS
- Hosting an application
- Setting up a forwarding DNS server
- Sending email with Postfix
Skill Level Beginner
Lab setup1m 26s
1. Ubuntu Server
2. Securing and Monitoring Your Server
3. Configuring and Managing the Server
4. Exploring Common Services
- Mark as unwatched
- Mark all as unwatched
Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?
This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.Cancel
Take notes with your new membership!
Type in the entry box, then click Enter to save your note.
1:30Press on any video thumbnail to jump immediately to the timecode shown.
Notes are saved with you account but can also be exported as plain text, MS Word, PDF, Google Doc, or Evernote.