This redbook will help you install, tailor and configure the SuSE Linux 7.0 distribution on different servers of the xSeries and Netfinity class. You will be instructed on how to do the basic installation, and installing and configuring different services such as Apache (http-Server), Samba (Fileserver for Windows-based networks), and Postfix (an alternative to Sendmail), backup and recovery, and several other servers.
Linux is a very mature and stable operating system but the Linux kernel is constantly being updated in order to make the operating system better. This can make it difficult for Linux beginners, so be prepared for a bumpy ride and a steep learning curve. But it is worth the effort and, as they say at SuSE, don’t forget to have a lot of fun...
IBM was early to recognize the value of Linux, investing in Linux-related product development, forming alliances with key Linux distributors, contributing to the open-source community, and aggressively supporting the platform. IBM believes this investment will benefit its customers as they continue to exploit Linux for their IT infrastructures and e-business applications.
About The Author
Jakob Carstensen is a Technical Support Marketing Specialist for Linux Solutions Marketing at IBM. He is also a former project leader of the International Technical Support Organization, Raleigh Center, where he managed residencies and produced redbooks. Before joining the ITSO, he worked in Denmark both for the IBM PC Institute teaching TechConnect and Service Training courses, and for IBM PSS performing level-2 support of Netfinity products. He has a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering degree and has worked for IBM for the past ten years.
Rufus Credle is a Senior I/T Specialist and certified Professional Server Specialist at the International Technical Support Organization, Raleigh Center. He conducts residencies and develops Redbooks about network operating systems, ERP solutions, voice technology, high availability and clustering solutions, IBM and OEM business applications, all running on IBM Netfinity and xSeries servers. Rufus’s various positions during his IBM career have included assignments in administration and asset management, systems engineering, marketing and services. He holds a BS degree in Business Management from Saint Augustine’s College. Rufus has been employed at IBM for 20 years.
Justin Davies is a systems administrator and product manager at SuSE UK. He has five years of Linux experience, and his expertise is in embedded Linux systems, systems administration and network integration. He joined SuSE in May of 2000 after graduating from the University of Derby, with a diploma in computer science.