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Digital UNIX System Administrator's Guide (HP Technologies) Paperback – January 4, 1999
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"With the Digital UNIX System Administrator's Guide, author Matthew Cheek
presents an exceptionally thorough and logical examination of Digital UNIX
administration and concerns. He defines each term and concept as he
introduces the accompanying techniques. Cheek presents an introduction to
the chapters detailing what the chapter contains. He employs a rare
continuity from chapter to chapter. For example, the Installation chapter
leads into System Configuration, which bridges into User Accounts. This is a
superb addition to existing general administration documentation and an
excellent guide to the Digital UNIX system."
- Elizabeth Zinkann, SysAdmin, Books: A User's Report, Apr/1999
From the Publisher
This book walks the novice Digital UNIX administrator through the initial system installation and is a guide through the main points of administering a Digital UNIX system. It also serves as a valuable reference guide for experienced UNIX system administrators who are new to Digital UNIX. It includes appendices that list URLs of valuable resources on the Web and detail useful public domain utilities and where to get them. About Digital UNIX: Digital UNIX sales grew by 51% last year, faster than the industry's UNIX growth. (Overall, high-end UNIX server sales gained 5% last year and midrange UNIX servers grew 34%.) Digital was the first to offer 64-bit architecture, which has caused Sun, HP and Silicon Graphics to follow their lead. The combination of Digital UNIX and Alpha technology provides extremely high system performance. Analysts say that UNIX has a good three to five year technology lead over Windows NT due to its scalability, reliability, and clustering ability.
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Top customer reviews
Although not as authoritative as the offical Digital Unix System Administration Guide (published by Compaq/Digital and notoriously hard to get single copies of), it is a good book overall: well-suited to experienced sysadmins who inherit a Digital Unix host, and also helpful for junior admins learning the trade from scratch on AlphaServers.
Note: Although there are references in the book to a section on RIS, I was unable to find it. Hmmm...
The book points out commonly made mistakes and helps you avoid them.