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OpenVZ Essentials by Mark Furman

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Chapter 4. Server Administration Using OpenVZ

In this chapter, we are going to change the focus from administering the container to briefly discussing administering tasks on the server.

We are going to cover the following topics:

  • Important system files
  • CPU management
  • Memory management
  • Important logfiles

Important system files

In this section, we are going to go over the important system files that you will interact with administering OpenVZ on your server included in the following directories:

  • /etc/vz
  • /vz
  • /proc/user_beancounter

Understanding the /etc/vz directory

The /etc/vz directory is the main configuration directory for OpenVZ that contains several important files in it, such as dists, osrelease.conf, and vz.conf. You will also see a symlink named

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