Infrastructure as Code: Managing Servers in the Cloud

Virtualization, cloud, containers, server automation, and software-defined networking are meant to simplify IT operations. But many organizations adopting these technologies have found that it only leads to a faster-growing sprawl of unmanageable systems. This is where infrastructure as code can help. With this practical guide, author Kief Morris of ThoughtWorks shows you how to effectively use principles, practices, and patterns pioneered through the DevOps movement to manage cloud age infrastructure.

Ideal for system administrators, infrastructure engineers, team leads, and architects, this book demonstrates various tools, techniques, and patterns you can use to implement infrastructure as code. In three parts, you’ll learn about the platforms and tooling involved in creating and configuring infrastructure elements, patterns for using these tools, and practices for making infrastructure as code work in your environment.

  • Examine the pitfalls that organizations fall into when adopting the new generation of infrastructure technologies
  • Understand the capabilities and service models of dynamic infrastructure platforms
  • Learn about tools that provide, provision, and configure core infrastructure resources
  • Explore services and tools for managing a dynamic infrastructure
  • Learn specific patterns and practices for provisioning servers, building server templates, and updating running servers

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Logitech Wireless Mouse M325 with Designed-For-Web Scrolling – Red

The Logitech Wireless Mouse M325-a better mix of precision and comfort. With its designed-for-Web scrolling, now everything you love to do online is easier. Designed to improve your online experience, the wheel also helps perfect scrolling when you’re using other applications, such as Microsoft Office or Adobe PDF.

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CompTIA Linux+/LPIC-1 Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition (Exams LX0-103 & LX0-104/101-400 & 102-400)

Revised for the 2015 update to the CompTIA Linux+/LPIC-1 objectives, this value-packed exam guide covers the leading vendor-neutral credential for Linux and comes with a virtual machine configured for hands-on exercises, video training, and hundreds of practice exam questions.

Get complete coverage of all the objectives included on CompTIA Linux+ exams LX0-103 and LX0-104 and LPIC-1 exams 101-400 and 102-400 from this up-to-date resource. Written by a Linux expert and technology trainer, the book provides learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth answer explanations. Designed to help you pass these challenging exams, this definitive volume also serves as an essential on-the-job reference.

Covers all exam topics, including how to:

  • Work with the Linux shell
  • Use the vi text editor
  • Manage Linux files and directories
  • Install Linux and manage the boot process
  • Configure the graphical environment
  • Manage software and hardware
  • Manage users, groups, file systems, and processes
  • Administer ownership, permissions, and quotas
  • Write shell scripts
  • Manage network settings and services
  • Secure Linux and use encryption

    Electronic content includes:

    • 200+ practice exam questions
    • Virtual machine with custom configurations for select chapter exercises
    • 50+ video clips
    • PDF copy of the book

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