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James Turnbull

James Turnbull is the author of five technical books about open source software and a longtime member of the open source community. James authored the first�and second books about Puppet, and works for Puppet Labs, running client services. James speaks regularly at conferences including OSCON, Linux.conf.au, FOSDEM, OpenSourceBridge, DevOpsDays and a number of others.�He is a past president of Linux Australia, has run Linux.conf.au and serves on the program committee of Linux.conf.au and OSCON.�James is Australian but currently lives in Portland, Oregon. His interests include cooking, wine, political theory, photojournalism, philosophy, and most recently the Portland Timbers association football team.

James Turnbull's Books

Pro Linux System Administration

Pro Linux System Administration

  • Publication Date: June 23, 2009
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-1912-5

We can all be Linux experts, provided we invest the time in learning the craft of Linux administration. Pro Linux System Administration makes it easy for small- to medium-sized businesses to enter the world of zero-cost software running on Linux and covers all the distributions you might want to use, including Red Hat, Ubuntu, Debian, and CentOS. Learn More …

Pro Puppet

Pro Puppet

  • Publication Date: May 3, 2011
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-3057-1

Puppet is a must-have tool for system administrators. Pro Puppet will teach you how to maximize Puppet's capabilities and customize it for your environment. Learn More …

Hardening Linux

Hardening Linux

  • Publication Date: January 31, 2005
  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-444-5

"Hardening" is the process of protecting a system and its applications against unknown threats. Hardening Linux identifies many of the risks of running Linux hosts and applications and provides practical examples and methods to minimize those risks. Learn More …

Pro Nagios 2.0

Pro Nagios 2.0

  • Publication Date: April 19, 2006
  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-609-8

Pro Nagios 2.0 teaches you how to architect Nagios installations, deploy agents and plug-ins, and monitor a variety of assets. Learn More …

Pulling Strings with Puppet

Pulling Strings with Puppet

  • Publication Date: January 29, 2008
  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-978-5

Author James Turnbull will guide you through Puppet's key features, showing you how to install and configure the software, create automated Puppet tasks, known as recipes, and even create reporting solutions and extend Puppet further for your own needs. Learn More …

Pro Puppet

Pro Puppet

  • Publication Date: December 16, 2013
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-6040-0

Puppet is a powerful tool for configuration management, and Pro Puppet, Second Edition, now updated for Puppet 3, will teach you how to maximize Puppet's capabilities and customize it for your environment. Learn More …