The Complete Systems Administrator

The Complete Systems Administrator

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The Complete Systems Administrator is a cross-platform manual aimed at equipping IT professionals with no-nonsense solutions to everyday challenges involved in installing, configuring, and maintaining today's heterogeneous networks. Information on mission-critical tasks, tools, and required skills is drawn directly from the authors' collective 40+ years of experience as IT professionals, consultants, and educators. Extraordinarily complete coverage includes detailed, technical explanations for tackling real-life system administration issues that frequently arise in Windows and UNIX operating environments. A host of examples, diagrams, and screen shots from current versions of OpenBSD, Linux, IRIX, AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, Windows NT, Windows 2000, and MacOS X are provided to accelerate learning. Similarly, insightful discussions of system security tools, best practices for maintaining and improving system reliability, and tips and techniques for integrating a diverse collection of systems into a single, cohesive network are offered to save time and enhance productivity.
Whether used as the foundation of a technical library, a "go-to" professional reference, or a core text for students, The Complete Systems Administrator is the ideal choice for anyone seeking a single volume that covers all core responsibilities of the highly skilled professional.
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  • Paperback | 880 pages
  • 185.4 x 237.2 x 47.2mm | 1,478.73g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • 0766835197
  • 9780766835191

Table of contents

SECTION I: BACKGROUND AND BASIC TRAINING Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: OS Concepts and Terminology Chapter 3: Fundamental System Administration Tools SECTION II: SYSTEM INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION TASKS Chapter 4: System Boot and Shutdown Procedures Chapter 5: Installing the OS Chapter 6: Managing System Software Chapter 7: System Devices Chapter 8: Disks and Filesystems Chapter 9: Serial Devices SECTION III: SYSTEM MANAGEMENT TASKS Chapter 10: User Accounts Chapter 11: Managing System Security Chapter 12: Disk and File System Maintenance Chapter 13: System Backups and Disaster Recovery Chapter 14: Managing Printers SECTION IV: NETWORK CONFIGURATION TASKS Chapter 15: Overview of Networking Chapter 16: Network Configuration and Management Chapter 17: Network Security (40 pages, 20 illustrations) SECTION V: NETWORK SERVICE TASKS Chapter 18: Network File Sharing Chapter 19: Automating File Sharing Chapter 20: Network Name Services Chapter 21: Web Services Chapter 22: Electronic Mail SECTION VI: ADVANCED SYSTEM MANAGEMENT TASKS Chapter 23: Automating Administrative Tasks Chapter 24: Performance Tuning SECTION VII: TEACHING TOOLS FOR SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION
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