CentOS 6 Essentials

CentOS 6 Essentials

This “CentOS 6 Essentials” online book is designed to provide detailed information on the use and administration of the CentOS 6 Linux distribution. The CentOS Linux distribution is a remarkable case study of the unique power of open source software. In CentOS 6 we have an enterprise level operating system that is developed and maintained at great expense that we can download and deploy without having to pay any money.


For beginners, the book covers the basics of configuring the desktop environment, resolving screen resolution issues and configuring the email client to send and receive email messages via web based services such as GMail. Installation topics such as dual booting with Microsoft Windows and configuring wireless networking are covered together with all important security topics such as configuring a firewall.
For the experienced user, topics such as configuring email and web servers, KVM virtualization, Secure Shell (SSH), remote desktop access and file sharing are covered in detail to provide a thorough overview of this enterprise class operating system.

Table of Contents

  • Installing CentOS 6 on a Clean Disk Drive
  • Performing a CentOS 6 Network Installation
  • Installing CentOS 6 with Windows in Dual Boot Environment
  • Allocating a Windows Disk Partition to CentOS 6
  • Logging into the CentOS 6 GNOME Desktop
  • Configuring CentOS 6 GNOME Screen Resolution and Multiple Monitors
  • A Guided Tour of the CentOS 6 GNOME Desktop
  • Changing the CentOS 6 GNOME Desktop Background
  • Installing and Customizing CentOS 6 Desktop Themes
  • Configuring CentOS 6 Desktop Fonts
  • Configuring the CentOS 6 Desktop Panels
  • Configuring the CentOS 6 Desktop Menu System
  • Browsing My Computer, Files and Folders on the CentOS 6 Desktop
  • Configuring the CentOS 6 File Manager
  • CentOS 6 Startup Programs and Session Configuration
  • CentOS 6 Desktop Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Managing CentOS 6 Users and Groups
  • Basic CentOS 6 Firewall Configuration
  • Remote Access to the CentOS 6 Desktop
  • Configuring CentOS 6 Remote Access using SSH
  • Displaying CentOS 6 Applications Remotely (X11 Forwarding)
  • Using NFS to Share CentOS 6 Folders with Remote Linux and UNIX Systems
  • Sharing CentOS 6 Files with Remote Windows Systems
  • Configuring a CentOS 6 Based Web Server
  • Configuring a CentOS 6 Postfix Email Server
  • Configuring a CentOS 6 Mail Client (Evolution)
  • Sending and Receiving GMail Email via POP on a CentOS 6 System
  • Installing and Configuring CentOS 6 Xen Virtualization
  • Using Xen Full Virtualization to Run Windows on CentOS 6
  • Managing and Monitoring CentOS 6 based Xen Guest Systems
  • Managing Xen on CentOS 6 using the xm and virsh Command-line Tools
  • Installing KVM on CentOS 6 and Configuring a Network Bridge
  • Creating a CentOS 6 KVM Virtual Machine
  • Installing a CentOS 6 KVM Guest OS from the Command-line (virt-install)
  • Managing and Monitoring CentOS 6 based KVM Guest Systems
  • Adding a New Disk Drive to a CentOS 6 System
  • Adding a New Disk to a CentOS 6 Volume Group and Logical Volume

Book Details

Author(s): –
Publisher: Techotopia
Format(s): HTML (Online)
File size: –
Number of pages: 244
Link: Read online.

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