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Intro to AlmaLinux | CentOS Alternative

AlmaLinux OS is an open-source, community-driven Linux operating system that fills the gap left by the discontinuation of the CentOS Linux stable release. In this video, we’ll go through deploying an AlmaLinux instance with Linode. Chapters: 0:00 – Intro 0:56 – Deploying an AlmaLinux Instance 7:13 – Connecting to the Instance with SSH 8:27 – […]

Linux head and tail Commands | Linux Commands

Using the head or tail commands give you a simple way to show the beginning or end of text files. Even though the head and tail commands are straightforward and easy to learn, combined with other commands they can be very useful and effective. Chapters: 0:00 – Intro 0:27 – Using the tail Command 4:46 […]

Monitoring Server Resources | How to Check on Your Linode

Now that your Linode is up and running, it’s time to think about monitoring and maintaining your server. This video introduces some essential tools and skills you’ll need to check on your server’s resources. You’ll learn how to monitor the available storage on your Linode, check the CPU load average, and how to check memory […]

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) Intro with Jay LaCroix

Infrastructure as code, or IaC, allows you to automate the provisioning of your cloud resources using simple configuration files. In this video, we’ll discuss some of the benefits of adopting Infrastructure as code, and announce some future IaC based content coming to the Linode channel. Chapters: 0:00 – Intro 0:38 – Benefits of IaC 5:16 […]

How To Deploy NGINX on a Kubernetes Cluster

Kubernetes can be configured to provide highly available, horizontally autoscaling, automated deployments. This video shows you how to manually set up a Kubernetes cluster on a Linode and manage the lifecycle of an NGINX service. Chapters: 0:00 – Intro 0:30 – Prerequisites 3:16 – Installing Docker 9:15 – Configuring Docker 12:10 – Installing K8s Packages […]

Linux Firewall Tutorial | How to Configure Firewall Rules with UFW

UFW, or uncomplicated firewall, is a frontend for managing firewall rules in Arch Linux, Debian, or Ubuntu. UFW is used through the command line, although it has GUIs available, and aims to make firewall configuration easy (or, uncomplicated). Chapters: 0:00 – Intro 0:52 – Getting Started 2:00 – Installing UFW 3:00 – Configuring Default UFW […]

Linode Getting Started Guide | Linode Cloud Manager Walkthrough

This video will guide you through the Linode Cloud Manager, which provides a user-friendly interface to manage your infrastructure, user accounts, billing and payments, and to open and track support tickets. You can easily create Linode instances, managed Kubernetes clusters, add backups to your Linodes, deploy Marketplace Apps, create Object Storage buckets, and more. Chapters: […]

Ansible Playbooks | How To Automate Server Configuration

Ansible Playbooks define a set of tasks to be executed by Ansible on a group of managed nodes. Playbooks can be reused, shared across teams, version controlled, and support complex deployment. In this video, we’ll introduce concepts like tasks, plays, and variables by showing you how to add a limited user account to your Ansible […]

Getting Started with Ansible | Basic Installation and Setup

Ansible is an Infrastructure as Code tool that allows for the provisioning, configuration, and management of servers. In this video, we’ll cover the basics of installing Ansible and use an Ansible Playbook to configure several nodes. Chapters: 0:00 – Intro 0:31 – Initial Setup 3:40 – Configure the Controller 9:17 – Install and Set Up […]

Adhoc Ansible Commands | How to Send Commands to Ansible Nodes

In this video, you’ll learn about several Ansible adhoc commands which are run from the command line, outside of a playbook. These commands run on one or more managed nodes and are meant to perform a simple or quick task. Chapters: 0:00 – Intro 0:46 – The Ansible Setup 3:46 – Intro to Adhoc Commands […]