The Practice of System and Network Administration
Pearson Education, Jul 5, 2007 - 1051 pages
The first edition of The Practice of System and Network Administration introduced 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:
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Review: The Practice of System and Network AdministrationUser Review - Alan - Goodreads
This is focused on system administrators, but I think it's invaluable for those from a development background trying to understand more about the ops mindset, especially those struggling to move their organizations towards something like DevOps. Read full review
Review: The Practice of System and Network AdministrationUser Review - Ivars Svekris - Goodreads
Took me about a year to get trough. Worth every second spent on it. Read full review