Managing Hardware, the Kernel, and the Boot Procedure
As a Linux administrator, you have to know a bit about Linux server internals. That includes kernel management, hardware management, and the boot procedure on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES). In this chapter, you will read about how they all work.
Managing the Linux Kernel
The Linux kernel is the heart of the Linux operating system. It’s the layer that sits between the processes that are running on a Linux server and the commands users are issuing, at one end, and the hardware in the computer, at the other end. It is the kernel that allows your computer to do smart things.