Automating Linux and Unix System Administration

Authors: Campi, Nathan, Bauer, Kirk

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  • Professional Linux Automation for all professional Linux distributions: Redhat, Debian, Ubuntu, Novell/Linux
  • Shows how to build repeatable and reversible Linux infrastructure
  • Timed to be released shortly after cfengine 3.0 release
  • World-leading Authors and reviewers built and tested cfengine
  • Nothing comparable on the market
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About this book

Whether you need a network of ten Linux PCs and a server or a data center with a few thousand UNIX nodes, you need to know how to automate much of the installation, configuration, and standard system administration.

Build your network once using cfengine, and the network build will work, without user intervention, on any hardware you prefer. Automating Linux and Unix System Administration, Second Edition is unique in its focus on how to make the system administrator's job easier and more efficient: instead of just managing the system administrator's time, the book explains the technology to automate repetitive tasks and the methodology to automate successfully.

  • Both new and seasoned professionals will profit from industry–leading insights into the automation process.
  • System administrators will attain a thorough grasp of cfengine, kickstart, and shell scripting for automation.
  • After reading all chapters and following all exercises in this book, the reader will be able to set up anything from a Linux data center to a small office network.

About the authors

Nathan Campi is a UNIX and Linux system administrator by trade, working as a UNIX operations manager in San Francisco. His system administration experience is almost entirely with companies with large-scale web operations based on open source software. In his copious free time, he enjoys jogging, watching spaghetti westerns, experimenting with Linux systems, and spending time with his family.

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"While automating a system is the dream of all sysadmins, there is such a thing as too much automation. Thankfully, this book recognises it. It covers just everything a sysadmin needs to know … . If you’re a sysadmin – get this book, you won’t be sorry. Highly recommended." (Paul F. Johnson, CVU/ ACCU/ Reviews, February, 2004)


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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-1060-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-1059-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Automating Linux and Unix System Administration
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Nathan Campi and Kirk Bauer
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-1060-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-1060-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-1059-7
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
448
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