Gather and confirm ideas on additions and updates for the Server Guide during the Ubuntu 10.10 release cycle.

Release Note



A significant amount of problems with any computer system can be solved with good documentation. To that end having relevant and up to date documentation for the Ubuntu Server Edition is a worthwhile venture.

User stories


It is valuable to ship Ubuntu Server Edition with updated documentation on how to install and configure some services on Ubuntu Server.



Confirm or add to the proposed list of ideas gathered on the ServerTeam/IdeaPool page. Then document the confirmed subjects in DocBook format. Also, updating any relevant pages in the community wiki.

Also, fix any bugs in the documentation that are discovered or left over from previous releases.

Test/Demo Plan

Read through the Server Guide, and report bugs on any issues with the guide. Issues will include grammar errors, spelling errors, command errors, application/package names, path names, etc.

Unresolved issues

BoF agenda and discussion

  • It's been proposed to discuss the best method of delivering the Server Guide content.
    • Is the current DocBook format the best?

    • Should the Guide be incorporated into the Help or Community Wikis?
  • Clustering
    • Better document the Ubuntu cluster stack.
  • Credential caching for LDAP and Kerberos client authentication.
  • Power management
    • wakeonlan
    • pmsuspend
    • pmhibernate
  • Dynamic DNS updates via DHCP.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Section Updates
    • Package names, version numbers, etc.
  • Mail Section
    • Better document the dovecot-postfix package.
    • Merge Dovecot section with Postfix.
  • Upgrading from an EOL release.
  • Instructions for virtio disks.
  • Puppet integration.
    • Puppet recipes.
  • Grub2 server related configuration section.
  • Update UEC Documentation
    • Maybe document a quick sample local cloud application?


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