Part I System Configuration

This section contains the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Yum describes how you can use the yum utility to install and upgrade software packages.

  • Chapter 2, Ksplice describes how to configure Ksplice Uptrack to update the kernel on a running system.

  • Chapter 3, Boot and Service Configuration describes the Oracle Linux boot process, how to use the GRUB boot loader, how to change the run level of a system, and how to configure the services that are available at each run level.

  • Chapter 4, System Configuration Settings describes the files and virtual file systems that you can use to change configuration settings for your system.

  • Chapter 5, Kernel Modules describes how to load, unload, and modify the behavior of kernel modules.

  • Chapter 6, Device Management describes how the system uses device files and how the udev device manager dynamically creates or removes device node files.

  • Chapter 7, Task Management describes how to configure the system to run tasks automatically within a specific period of time, at a specified time and date, or when the system is lightly loaded.

  • Chapter 8, System Monitoring and Tuning describes how to collect diagnostic information about a system for Oracle Support, and how to monitor and tune the performance of a system.

  • Chapter 9, System Dump Analysis describes how to configure a system to create a memory image in the event of a system crash, and how to use the crash debugger to analyse the memory image in a crash dump or for a live system.