The Oracle Linux Administrator's Guide provides introductory information about administering various features of Oracle Linux systems, including system configuration, networking, network services, storage devices, file systems, authentication, and security.


This document is intended for administrators who need to configure and administer Oracle Linux. It is assumed that readers are familiar with web technologies and have a general understanding of using the Linux operating system, including knowledge of how to use a text editor such as emacs or vim, essential commands such as cd, chmod, chown, ls, mkdir, mv, ps, pwd, and rm, and using the man command to view manual pages.

Document Organization

The document is organized as follows:

  • Part I, “System Configuration” describes how to configure software and kernel updates, booting, kernel and module settings, and devices, how to schedule tasks, and how to monitor and tune your system.

  • Part II, “Networking and Network Services” describes how to configure network interfaces, network addresses, name service, network time services, basic web and email services, load balancing, and high availability.

  • Part III, “Storage and File Systems” describes how to configure storage devices and how to create and manage local, shared, and cluster file systems.

  • Part IV, “Authentication and Security” describes how to configure user account databases and authentication, how to add group and user accounts, how to administer essential aspects of system security, and how to configure and use the OpenSSH tools.

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