User Mode Linux

Free eBook: User Mode Linux

“User Mode Linux”, written by Jeff Dike, is a free eBook from Bruce Perens’ Open Source Series. User Mode Linux (UML) is a virtual Linux machine that runs on Linux. Technically, UML is a port of Linux to Linux.


This book covers the following topics:

  • What User Mode Linux is, how it works, and its uses in Linux networks
  • Key applications, including server consolidation, development, and disaster recovery
  • Booting and exploration: logins, consoles, swap space, partitioned disks, and more
  • Copy-On-Write (COW): UML’s efficient approach to storing filesystem changes
  • In-depth discussion of User Mode Linux networking and security
  • Centrally managing User Mode Linux instances, and controlling their hardware resources
  • Implementing clusters and other specialized configurations
  • Setting up User Mode Linux servers, step-by-step: small-scale and large-scale examples
  • The future of virtualization and User Mode Linux

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • A Quick Look at UML
  • Exploring UML
  • A Second UML Instance
  • Playing with a UML Instance
  • UML Filesystem Management
  • UML Networking in Depth
  • Managing UML Instances from the Host
  • Host Setup for a Small UML Server
  • Large UML Server Management
  • Compiling UML from Source
  • Specialized UML Configurations
  • The Future of UML
  • UML Command-Line Options
  • UML Utilities Reference

Book Details

Author(s): Jeff Dike
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Published: 2006
Format(s): PDF
File size: 35.91 MB
Number of pages: 352
Link: Download.

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