Practice of System and Network Administration

ISBN-10: 0321492668
ISBN-13: 9780321492661
Edition: 2nd 2008
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List price: $59.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Publication date: 7/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1056
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.586
Language: English

The first edition ofThe Practice of System and Network Administrationintroduced a generation of system and network administrators to a modern IT methodology. Whether you use Linux, Unix, or Windows, this newly revised edition describes the essential practices previously handed down only from mentor to protégé. This wonderfully lucid, often funny cornucopia of information introduces beginners to advanced frameworks valuable for their entire career, yet is structured to help even the most advanced experts through difficult projects. The books four major sections build your knowledge with the foundational elements of system administration. These sections guide you through better techniques for upgrades and change management, catalog best practices for IT services, and explore various management topics. Chapters are divided into The Basics and The Icing. When you get the Basics right it makes every other aspect of the job easier--such as automating the right things first. The Icing sections contain all the powerful things that can be done on top of the basics to wow customers and managers. Inside, youll find advice on topics such as The key elements your networks and systems need in order to make all other services run better Building and running reliable, scalable services, including web, storage, email, printing, and remote access Creating and enforcing security policies Upgrading multiple hosts at one time without creating havoc Planning for and performing flawless scheduled maintenance windows Managing superior helpdesks and customer care Avoiding the "temporary fix" trap Building data centers that improve server uptime Designing networks for speed and reliability Web scaling and security issues Why building a backup system isnt about backups Monitoring what you have and predicting what you will need How technically oriented workers can maintain their jobs technical focus (and avoid an unwanted management role) Technical management issues, including morale, organization building, coaching, and maintaining positive visibility Personal skill techniques, including secrets for getting more done each day, ethical dilemmas, managing your boss, and loving your job System administration salary negotiation Its no wonder the first edition received Usenix SAGEs 2005 Outstanding Achievement Award! This eagerly anticipated second edition updates this time-proven classic: Chapters reordered for easier navigation Thousands of updates and clarifications based on reader feedback Plus three entirely new chapters: Web Services, Data Storage, and Documentation

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Getting Started
What to Do When . . .
Climb Out of the Hole
Foundation Elements
Workstations
Servers
Services
Data Centers
Networks
Namespaces
Documentation
Disaster Recovery and Data Integrity
Security Policy
Ethics
Helpdesks
Customer Care
Change Processes
Debugging
Fixing Things Once
Change Management
Server Upgrades
Service Conversions
Maintenance Windows
Centralization and Decentralization
Providing Services
Service Monitoring
Email Service
Print Service
Data Storage
Backup and Restore
Remote Access Service
Software Depot Service
Web Services
Management Practices
Organizational Structures
Perception and Visibility
Being Happy
A Guide for Technical Managers
A Guide for Nontechnical Managers
Hiring System Administrators
Firing System Administrators
Epilogue
Appendixes
The Many Roles of a System Administrator
Acronyms
Bibliography
Index

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