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Automating Linux and Unix System Administration.

By: Bauer, Kirk.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2008Edition: 2.Description: 1 online resource (437 p.).ISBN: 9781430210603.Subject(s): Linux | Operating systems (Computers) -- Automation | UNIX (Computer file)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Automating Linux and Unix System AdministrationDDC classification: 005.432 LOC classification: QA76.76.O63 C36 2008Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introducing the Basics of Automation; Applying Practical Automation; Using SSH to Automate System Administration Securely; Configuring Systems with cfengine; Bootstrapping a New Infrastructure; Setting Up Automated Installation; Automating a New System Infrastructure; Deploying Your First Application; Generating Reports and Analyzing Logs; Monitoring; Infrastructure Enhancement; Improving System Security
Summary: Whether you need a network of ten Linux PCs and a server or a data-centre 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-centre to a small office network.
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Introducing the Basics of Automation; Applying Practical Automation; Using SSH to Automate System Administration Securely; Configuring Systems with cfengine; Bootstrapping a New Infrastructure; Setting Up Automated Installation; Automating a New System Infrastructure; Deploying Your First Application; Generating Reports and Analyzing Logs; Monitoring; Infrastructure Enhancement; Improving System Security

Whether you need a network of ten Linux PCs and a server or a data-centre 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-centre to a small office network.

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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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