Linux: Processes & System Resource Management for DevOps

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Coursera Project Network
In this Guided Project, you will:

Use various Linux commands to manipulate and manage processes

Use tools available on the command line for process management and to view and debug processes

Clock2 hours
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this 1-hour long project-based course on Linux: Intro to process and system resource management for DevOps, you will be working entirely on the command line and using powerful Linux commands such as ps -ef, top, and pstree to learn how process and system resources work and are managed in Linux. You will be starting, stopping, searching and viewing running processes and seeing how they are all linked together in the process hierarchy. You will no longer be mystified by what these commands and options are doing, and you will be able to effectively start administering server processes. This course is designed for any person working or who intends to work with Linux, from Linux system administrators to developers and DevOps practitioners. Or even if you are a student who is curious to get comfortable with Linux this course is for you also. This is an intermediate level course and is designed for an individual who has a beginner's knowledge of the Linux/Unix command line and Unix crud practices in computer science. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

LinuxResource Managementmemory managementDevopsProcesses

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Task 1 - Intro to course, what is a process?

  2. Task 2 - Working with processes

  3. Task 3 - Working with the process hierarchy

  4. Task 4 - Top command, how processes use memory and cpu

  5. Task 5 - Free command, Understanding how much free RAM memory is Available

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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