Fedora Server Documentation


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Creation Date: 2021-03-10 | Last update: 2021-03-28 | Related Fedora Version(s): 34

Our Mission

As a user, you gain the opportunity to use the server of the future right now.

Fedora Server provides a stable, flexible and universally adaptable basis for the everyday provision of digital services and information of all kinds by organizations and individuals, based on the latest technology and makes them available as early as possible.

As a developer or system integrator, you gain an eye on the server of the future.

Fedora Server is a platform for developers and system integrators, which provides an implementation of the latest server technology for further evaluation and practical appropriation.

What’s Cooking

Currently, we work on several projects

  • We are preparing Fedora Server 34

  • We are working on improving Server’s documentation (you currently get a first glimpse)

  • We are exploring opportunities of aligning cloud images and server installation more closely with each other and further harmonizing technical details.

  • Technically we are revisiting defaults …​ filesystem / partitioning

Stay tuned. The results will soon be visible.

Why Use Fedora Server

Fedora Server Edition offers users and system administrators several attractive features

  • The biannual release cycle allows the inclusion of the latest versions of system and application software almost immediately. This empowers users and system administrators to swiftly respond to new market options and changing or expanding customer requirements.

  • A sophisticated and highly engineered release and quality assurance process enables a high level of reliability and stability, despite a comparatively fast release cycle. This achieves an excellent balance between 'bleeding edge' and maturity for productive use in mainstream deployments.

  • Enterprise-grade security minded, the Fedora release engineering results in carefully pre-configured releases, offering uncompromising security without prior extensive configuration work by system administrators.

  • A great variety of available packages, all of them included in that elaborated release process, opens up a wide range of possibilities for building a server very flexibly according to customer specific needs and wishes.

  • Inclusion of modern sysadmin tools (i.e. cockpit, dnf, systemd) in their latest stable version noticeably reduces the burden of system administration.

  • Due to the release cycle less disruptive release jumps combine a very easy update process without re-installation requirements, and the option to skip one release jump, in case new capabilities are not immediately needed. Several small updates are easier to manage than a few but big updates.

  • Utmost freedom from restrictions imposed by commercial interests or corporate feature management and excellent backwards hardware compatibility (including a complete set of standard kernel drivers).

  • Developer find an excellent development environment for the next generation server as well as application software with the latest software versions available.

What You Will Find Here

  • Server installation and administration guides

    You find information about installation and basic system administration supplementing the general Fedora Installation Guide and System Administration Guide. Several other sections cover specific Fedora Server Edition related options and solutions. This includes virtualisation and containerisation in particular.

  • Example Use Cases

    Users describe how they use Fedora Server for a wide variety of tasks as well as solutions for special tasks. Hopefully, this will provide inspiration for your own assignments.

  • Tutorials

    Detailed step-by-step instructions are given for various typical areas of application. They are intended to enable not only experienced system administrators but also inexperienced users to safely install and configure the system.

  • People, policies, and working methods

You Are Welcome to Contribute

You don’t have to be a programmer, a developer or a technical nerd to contribute to the development of Fedora Server. We are especially interested in feedback from our users and potential new users.

  • Please, tell us about your usage of Fedora Server

  • Tell us about problems you found and how you resolved it

The easiest way is to write on our mailing list. It is a low traffic list specifically for Fedora Server Edition. It is open to everyone.

Another option is our ticket system at https://pagure.io/fedora-server/issues. However, this requires a FAS account.

You can also chat with us at #fedora-server on irc.freenode.net.

For additional information refer to Getting in Touch

These nice people helped write this page:

Peter Boy, Jan Kuparinen

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