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1 [[chapter_system_administration]]
2 Host System Administration
3 ==========================
4 ifndef::manvolnum[]
5 :pve-toplevel:
6 endif::manvolnum[]
7
8 {pve} is based on the famous https://www.debian.org/[Debian] Linux
9 distribution. That means that you have access to the whole world of
10 Debian packages, and the base system is well documented. The
11 https://debian-handbook.info/download/stable/debian-handbook.pdf[Debian
12 Administrator\'s Handbook] is available online, and provides a
13 comprehensive introduction to the Debian operating system (see
14 xref:Hertzog13[]).
15
16 A standard {pve} installation uses the default repositories from
17 Debian, so you get bug fixes and security updates through that
18 channel. In addition, we provide our own package repository to roll
19 out all {pve} related packages. This includes updates to some
20 Debian packages when necessary.
21
22 We also deliver a specially optimized Linux kernel, where we enable all
23 required virtualization and container features. That kernel includes
24 drivers for http://zfsonlinux.org/[ZFS], and several hardware drivers.
25 For example, we ship Intel network card drivers to support their
26 newest hardware.
27
28 The following sections will concentrate on virtualization related
29 topics. They either explain things which are different on {pve}, or
30 tasks which are commonly used on {pve}. For other topics, please refer
31 to the standard Debian documentation.
32
33
34 ifdef::wiki[]
35
36 See Also
37 --------
38
39 * link:/wiki/Package_Repositories[Package Repositories]
40
41 * link:/wiki/Network_Configuration[Network Configuration] 
42
43 * link:/wiki/System_Software_Updates[System Software Updates]
44
45 * link:/wiki/External_Metric_Server[External Metric Server]
46
47 * link:/wiki/Disk_Health_Monitoring[Disk Health Monitoring]
48
49 * link:/wiki/Logical_Volume_Manager_(LVM)[Logical Volume Manager (LVM)]
50
51 * link:/wiki/ZFS_on_Linux[ZFS on Linux]
52
53 * link:/wiki/Certificate_Management[Certificate Management]
54 endif::wiki[]
55
56
57 ifndef::wiki[]
58
59 include::pve-package-repos.adoc[]
60
61 include::system-software-updates.adoc[]
62
63 include::pve-network.adoc[]
64
65 include::system-timesync.adoc[]
66
67 include::pve-external-metric-server.adoc[]
68
69 include::pve-disk-health-monitoring.adoc[]
70
71 include::local-lvm.adoc[]
72
73 include::local-zfs.adoc[]
74
75 include::certificate-management.adoc[]
76
77 include::system-booting.adoc[]
78
79 endif::wiki[]
80
81
82 ////
83 TODO:
84
85 Working with 'systemd'
86 ----------------------
87
88 Journal and syslog
89 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
90
91 TODO: explain persistent journal...
92
93 ////