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Solaris system management
Philcox, John.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Indianapolis, Ind. : New Riders, 2001.
Physical Description:
xvi, 297 pages . ; 23 cm
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QA76.76.O63 P54 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Solaris System Management provides the system manager with the information they need to make the critical, higher level, "architectural" decisions such as large project rollouts and their impact. Philcox addresses the specific needs of the System Manager working in a Solaris environment focusing on task-oriented solutions for the critical decision this demanding job requires. For example, the book covers how to work through the decision of upgrading to a new version of the OS involving many complex issues.Other examples include managing core infrastructure services, balancing security with distributed name, and meeting the customer's needs and priorities or Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

Author Notes

John Philcox has worked in the IT industry for 20 years, the last 13 years on SunOS/Solaris. He has successfully run his own company for the past 4 years, providing computing services to both public and private sector companies. He has spent several years as a System Administrator and Technical Support specialist as well as being a System Manager and on several occasions, been a part of a Project Assurance Team as a Technical Assurance Coordinator and a User Assurance Coordinator. Philcox has been a professional member of the Institute for the Management of Information Systems (previously the Institute Of Data Processing Management) since 1989.

Table of Contents

I The System Manager
1 Job Description
2 The IT Budget
3 Delivering the Goods
4 Testing
II Management of the Solaris Environment
5 Solaris Installations and Upgrades
6 Solaris Security
7 Disaster Recovery and Contingency Management
8 Strategic Management
9 Tactical Management
10 Working with PCs
11 Shells and Public Domain Software
III Management of the Solaris Network
12 Internet Protocol Version 6
13 Network Monitoring
14 Network Management Tools
Appendix A Resources