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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 book's 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, you'll find advice on topics such as
It's no wonder the first edition received Usenix SAGE's 2005 Outstanding Achievement Award!
This eagerly anticipated second edition updates this time-proven classic:
Thomas A. Limoncelli is a noted system and network administrator employed at Google. He speaks at conferences worldwide on a variety of topics.
Christina J. Hogan has more than ten years' system administration experience. She now works at the BMW Sauber F1 team as an aerodynamicist.
Strata R. Chalup is a twenty-year veteran of system administration and technical project management. She is the founder of Virtual.Net, Inc.
Arrived exactly as described - I am very pleased with this product.Published 6 months ago by Panduit-OP
Decent textbook. Like all textbooks, a little expensive, but it's decent.Published 13 months ago by A. Foster
Tom hits all categories of being a system admin in this book. He also made me think about things that I currently don't do as well as made me adjust my thinking in a few areas.Published 17 months ago by Marc
This is the best book I have ever read. If there was a manual for life as an SA, its this.
It covers nearly every aspect of the baseline you need to set in your position... Read more