Tru64 UNIX System Administrator's Guide is an indispensable aid for Tru64 UNIX system administrators. Its clear explanations and practical, step-by-step instructions are invaluable to both new and experienced administrators dealing with the latest UNIX operating systems. Several top Compaq employees from their Tru64 UNIX group co-authored this revision and reveal their most useful shortcuts and "how-tos" as well as pointing out pitfalls to be avoided. The material included in its pages can't be found in any other publication. The Digital Press title Tru64 UNIX File System Administration Handbook by Steve Hancock offers complementary coverage for Compaq's UNIX users. This is the only book available for Tru64 UNIX system administrators. It provides practical, step-by-step tutelage to system administrators dealing with the latest (version 5.1) UNIX operating systems. Several top Compaq employees from their Tru64 UNIX group co-authored this book and added their expertise and experience to the material included in its pages. The Digital Press title Tru64 UNIX File System Administration Handbook by Steve Hancock offers complementary coverage for Compaq's UNIX users. New edition of Cheek's best-selling Digital UNIX System Administrator's Guide Covers Version 5.1 Authored by a team of specialists
Addressing Digital UNIX system administration from an experienced administrator's point of view, this book walks readers through the initial system installation and is a guide through the main points of administration. It includes appendices that list URLs of valuable resources on the Web and detail useful public domain utilities and where to get them.
System administrators and technical professionals will be able to understand and master the most critical part of Tru64 UNIX by using this easy-to-understand guide written by a file systems expert. This book also explains how to deploy Compaq's TruCluster clustering technology.
Dealing with system problems—from user login failures to server crashes--is a critical part of a system administrator's job. A down system can cost a business thousands of dollars per minute. But there is little or no information available on how to troubleshoot and correct system problems; in most cases, these skills are learned in an ad-hoc manner, usually in the pressure-cooker environment of a crisis. This is the first book to address this lack of information. The authors (both experienced Tru64 UNIX support engineer for Compaq) systematically present the techniques and tools needed to find and fix system problems. The first part of the book presents the general principles and techniques needed in system troubleshooting. These principles and techniques are useful not only for UNIX system administrators, but for anyone who needs to find and fix system problems. After this foundation, the authors describe troubleshooting tools used in the UNIX environment. The remainder of the book covers specific areas of the Tru64 UNIX operating system in detail: listing common problems, their causes, how to detect them, and how to correct them. Each chapter includes a "Before You Call Support" section that details the most important things to check and correct before it's necessary to call Compaq technical support. The authors also include decision trees to help the reader systematically isolate particular problem types. · "Before You Call Tech Support" sections · Tables and diagrams for quick access to precise data · Decision trees to help choose the best way to troubleshoot a particular problem
Essential System Administration,3rd Edition is the definitive guide for Unix system administration, covering all the fundamental and essential tasks required to run such divergent Unix systems as AIX, FreeBSD, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Tru64 and more. Essential System Administration provides a clear, concise, practical guide to the real-world issues that anyone responsible for a Unix system faces daily.The new edition of this indispensable reference has been fully updated for all the latest operating systems. Even more importantly, it has been extensively revised and expanded to consider the current system administrative topics that administrators need most. Essential System Administration,3rd Edition covers: DHCP, USB devices, the latest automation tools, SNMP and network management, LDAP, PAM, and recent security tools and techniques.Essential System Administration is comprehensive. But what has made this book the guide system administrators turn to over and over again is not just the sheer volume of valuable information it provides, but the clear, useful way the information is presented. It discusses the underlying higher-level concepts, but it also provides the details of the procedures needed to carry them out. It is not organized around the features of the Unix operating system, but around the various facets of a system administrator's job. It describes all the usual administrative tools that Unix provides, but it also shows how to use them intelligently and efficiently.Whether you use a standalone Unix system, routinely provide administrative support for a larger shared system, or just want an understanding of basic administrative functions, Essential System Administration is for you. This comprehensive and invaluable book combines the author's years of practical experience with technical expertise to help you manage Unix systems as productively and painlessly as possible.
Since its first printing in October 1991, Essential System Administration has been the definitive practical guide for Unix and Linux system administrators. The book talks about all the usual administrative tools that Unix and Linux provide-and also shows how to use those tools in smarter and more efficient ways. Author AEleen Frisch expands coverage of networking, electronic mail, security, and kernel configuration-topics of increasing importance to administrators. It also includes coverage of services such as LDAP, PAM, DHCP, and DNS, and discussions of many important open source tools, including SSH, Cfengine, Amanda, RRDTool, and Cricket. The latest versions of all major Unix platforms, including Red Hat Linux 7.3 and SuSE Linux 8, Solaris 8 and 9, FreeBSD 4.6, AIX 5, HP-UX 11 and 11i, and Tru64 5.1, have been thoroughly reviewed and tested. You will find this book indispensable whether you are responsible for a large, shared computer system or a network of workstations, or you use a standalone Unix or Linux system and have found that the fine line between a user and an administrator has vanished. And even if you aren't directly or solely responsible for system administration, you'll find that understanding important administrative functions will greatly increase your ability to use Unix effectively.
This quick reference provides step-by-step instructions on setting up Oracle9i RAC to run on a Tru64 UNIX cluster. Configuration information is included from start to finish. Command summary guides are built into each chapter for quick information retrieval. Examples and concise instructions assist in the complete installation of Tru64 UNIX 5.1A and Oracle9i. Designed as an introduction to Tru64 UNIX and Oracle9i RAC, Tru64 UNIX-Oracle9i Cluster Quick Reference will give intermediate and advanced administrators an invaluable resource for quickly locating vital information. Until now, setting up a Tru64 UNIX cluster running Oracle9i would involve referencing information from an entire shelf of books. Organizing this information into one source, Tru64 UNIX-Oracle9i Cluster Quick Reference simplifies the task of installation and makes a quick start possible with clear instructions and graphic illustrations. Command summary guides in each chapter serve as keys for fast information retrieval. Knowledge from over thirty references is distilled into this single book, seamlessly linking subject to subject for greatly simplified, quick installations. - Hardware Configuration Tips - StorageWorks HSG80 Setup Steps - UNIX Installation and Cluster Configuration - LSM/AdvFS Examples - Oracle9i RAC Installation, Database Configuration - Performance Tuning Tools, Backup, and Recovery