Beginners Aren't Dummies
By RickRamsey-Oracle on Jun 07, 2010
If you'd rather spend less of your time doing this ...
This is not a book for numbskulls. Although it covers the essentials of system administration, it deals with them thoroughly. For instance, in the chapter on filesystems, it doesn't just talk about how great ZFS is. (Though we all know it's great.) It talks about all the filesystems in Solaris, including PCFS, HSFS, distributed filesystems, and pseudo filesystems. Trivial Pursuit? Bring it.
Of course it also describes how to mount and unmount a filesystem, how to determine the type of a filesystem, and how to monitor your filesystems.
Because it was written by Sun (now Oracle) systems engineers, it goes beyond theory to provide real-world tips and techniques for getting the job done better and faster.
A peek at the contents:
- Installing the Solaris OS
- Boot, Service Management, and Shutdown
- Software Management: Packages
- Software Management: Patches
- Solaris Filesystems
- Managing System Processes
- Fault Management
- Managing Disks
- Managing Devices
- Solaris Networking
- Solaris User Management
- Solaris Zones
- Using Naming Services
- Solaris Print Administration
You can find lots of books about Unix or Solaris system administration out there, but this one is the real deal.