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Old 06-07-2013, 02:56 AM   #1
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I want to learn Linux Cloud Computing


I am working as Linux system administrator now I want to learn cloud computing too. I tried Googling but couldn't find appropriate information so thought to ask people here.

Can somebody suggest me correct path along with tutorials/PDF/HTMLs?

Really appreciate your help.

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Exactly what aspect of it do you wish to learn?

Part of the "cloud" is virtual machines so you could look up info that way.

Another part is the web based applications and remote applications so that would be useful to know. Amazon promotes I believe a free version of their cloud so you might look at that.

Lastly might be google's take on cloud.

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how about reading a book?
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I suggest starting here for a clear and concise summary of the features of "the Cloud".
Cloud is an overly abused term of late and not everything labeled as such is actually a Cloud. may also help.

Good Luck
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I know this post is about a month old but I had the same question a couple of months back. Essentially Linux cloud computing consists of you taking care of other people's systems so they don't have to whether it be a simple individual website or a company's full blown data center. I recently moved to 5 hours north to Austin, TX to take a Linux bootcamp training that the instructor ended up cancelling without telling anyone. That training was supposed to be for this exact topic. While the training didn't occur, I do have a copy of the material that he was supposed to go over before he screwed the group over. If you are already a Linux admin, you're already a step ahead of me as I'm still looking to get hired as one (Rackspace, are you listening?!).

Anyhow, the topics that were supposed to be covered for Linux cloud computing are;
  • Configure a load balanced LAMP stack and deploy all common CMS to that stack including Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, MediaWiki
  • Configure Postfix for local to enterprise level email serving
  • Register a domain name and provision all relevant translations. A-Records, Mx Records, CNAME, enabling functional ftp, email, and Apache DNS translations
  • Create simple automated BASH scripts to automate common tasks
  • Be familiar with common ticket and issue tracking systems used by enterprise business such as Jira, Salesforce, and RT as well as being trained to properly create well documented and complete tickets
  • Perform basic to moderate troubleshooting on network, MySQL, localdisk, and Apache utilizing "stat", "log", "top", and other common practices
  • Be comfortable deploying enterprise web solutions via Linux as well as ready to pursue RHCSA testing and certification

Well, that's exactly per word what was on the material that was supposed to be covered. I also went ahead and added links to some of the items in the list to make your learning easier. Congrats on being a Linux admin. As funny as it sounds, it's my dream to be one. Best wishes.
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