- Booting the system
- Managing the startup process
- Updating software
- Understanding shared libraries
- Examining resource utilization
- Upgrading or adding hardware
- Exploring system log files
- Scheduling and verifying tasks
- Incident management
Skill Level Beginner
- [Scott] Much of a system administrator's job is to maintain systems that are already up and running, whether it's software upgrades, making sure the hardware is performing well, keeping an eye on security or automating regular tasks, administrators need to be prepared to complete a series of steps to keep their systems happy. In this course, I'll show you how to work with a bootloader and how to upgrade the kernel. We'll take a look at installing software and how to use AppArmor to confine software into limited access spaces. We'll see how to explore system resource usage and where to find common log files that contain information about how the system is running.
After that, we'll take a look at some automation and organizational support topics. This course is the second in a series for aspiring system administrators. Once the essentials are behind you, this course will help you become more familiar with the basics of operating a system running Ubuntu. Let's go.