≡ Menu


Linux Administrative tasks LPI exam tutorial

This tutorial is organized according to the specific objectives of the LPI exam for this topic. This tutorial can help you study for certification -- or simply build a solid foundation in Linux system administration.

In this tutorial, Ian Shields continues preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Junior Level Administration (LPIC-1) Exam 102. In this sixth
in a series of nine tutorials, Ian introduces you to administrative tasks. By the end of this tutorial, you will know how to manage users and groups, set user
profiles and environments, use log files, schedule jobs, back up your data, and maintain the system time.

LPI tutorial topics

  • Manage user and group accounts
  • Tune user and system environments
  • Configure and use system log files to meet administrative and security needs
  • Automate system administration tasks by scheduling jobs to run in the future
  • Maintain an effective data backup strategy
  • Maintain system time

LPI exam 102 prep, Topic 111: Administrative tasks Junior Level Administration (LPIC-1) topic 111 (free registration required)

List of open source cluster management systems

M. Shuaib Khan has published a list of open-source cluster management systems.

Personally, I had used openMosix and Red Hat Cluster software (which is also based upon open source software funded by Red Hat).

From the article: In computing world, the term "cluster" refers to a group of independent computers combined through software and networking, which is often used to run highly compute-intensive jobs. With a cluster, you can build a high-speed supercomputer out of hundreds or even thousands of relatively low-speed systems. Cluster management software offers an easy-to-use interface for managing clusters, and automates the process of queuing jobs, matching the requirements of a job and the resources available to the cluster, and migrating jobs across the cluster:

=> openMosix
=> Kerrighed
=> OpenSSI
=> Gluster

Read this article it offers feature, cons and pros of each solution.