“This edition is for those whose systems live in the cloud or in virtualized data centers; those whose administrative work largely takes the form of automation and configuration source code; those who collaborate closely with developers, network engineers, compliance officers, and all the other worker bees who inhabit the modern hive.”
— from the Foreword by Paul Vixie, Internet Hall of Fame-recognized innovator and founder of ISC and Farsight Security
“As an author, editor, and publisher, I never paid much attention to the competition— except in a few cases. This is one of those cases. UNIX System Administration Handbook is one of the few books we ever measured ourselves against.”
— from the 4th Edition Foreword by Tim O'Reilly, founder of O'Reilly Media
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Updated for new distributions and cloud environments, this comprehensive guide covers best practices for every facet of system administration, including storage management, network design and administration, security, web hosting, automation, configuration management, performance analysis, virtualization, DNS, security, and the management of IT service organizations. The authors—world-class, hands-on technologists—offer indispensable new coverage of cloud platforms, the DevOps philosophy, continuous deployment, containerization, monitoring, and many other essential topics.
Whatever your role in running systems and networks built on UNIX or Linux, this conversational, well-written guide will improve your efficiency and help solve your knottiest problems.