[pve-devel] [PATCH v4 docs 4/7] Overhaul Sysadmin

Aaron Lauterer a.lauterer at proxmox.com
Tue Feb 11 09:55:42 CET 2020

improve phrasing

Signed-off-by: Aaron Lauterer <a.lauterer at proxmox.com>
v2 -> v3:
rebased on current master

v1 -> v2:
applied suggestions from oguz [0]

[0] https://pve.proxmox.com/pipermail/pve-devel/2019-September/038966.html
 sysadmin.adoc | 38 ++++++++++++++------------------------
 1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 24 deletions(-)

diff --git a/sysadmin.adoc b/sysadmin.adoc
index e045610..86b61f0 100644
--- a/sysadmin.adoc
+++ b/sysadmin.adoc
@@ -5,31 +5,21 @@ ifndef::manvolnum[]
-{pve} is based on the famous https://www.debian.org/[Debian] Linux
-distribution. That means that you have access to the whole world of
-Debian packages, and the base system is well documented. The
+The following sections will focus on common virtualization tasks and explain the
+{pve} specifics regarding the administration and management of the host machine.
+{pve} is based on https://www.debian.org/[Debian GNU/Linux] with additional
+repositories to provide the {pve} related packages. This means that the full
+range of Debian packages is available including security updates and bug fixes.
+{pve} provides it's own Linux kernel based on the Ubuntu kernel. It has all the
+necessary virtualization and container features enabled and includes
+https://zfsonlinux.org[ZFS] and several extra hardware drivers.
+For other topics not included in the following sections, please refer to the
+Debian documentation. The
-Administrator\'s Handbook] is available online, and provides a
-comprehensive introduction to the Debian operating system (see
-A standard {pve} installation uses the default repositories from
-Debian, so you get bug fixes and security updates through that
-channel. In addition, we provide our own package repository to roll
-out all {pve} related packages. This includes updates to some
-Debian packages when necessary.
-We also deliver a specially optimized Linux kernel, where we enable all
-required virtualization and container features. That kernel includes
-drivers for http://zfsonlinux.org/[ZFS], and several hardware drivers.
-For example, we ship Intel network card drivers to support their
-newest hardware.
-The following sections will concentrate on virtualization related
-topics. They either explain things which are different on {pve}, or
-tasks which are commonly used on {pve}. For other topics, please refer
-to the standard Debian documentation.
+Administrator\'s Handbook] is available online, and provides a comprehensive
+introduction to the Debian operating system (see xref:Hertzog13[]).

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