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Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration The Complete Reference [Kindle Edition]

Michael Jang , Harry Foxwell
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Take Full Advantage of the Oracle Solaris 11 Management Features

Manage a highly scalable, cloud-based computing platform and deliver unmatched performance levels at every layer of your IT stack. Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration: The Complete Reference shows how to deploy Solaris from scratch. Get up-to-date details on installation options, device configuration, virtualization techniques, network security, file encryption, and Web services. NFS, Samba, and Apache are fully covered in this Oracle Press guide.

  • Install Oracle Solaris 11 on x86 and SPARC machines
  • Manage storage using the ZFS file system
  • Define user roles and enforce strong access policies
  • Create fully isolated zones and virtual system environments
  • Configure print, e-mail, DNS, and DHCP services
  • Share files and devices using NFS and Samba
  • Set up Apache Web servers and deploy AMP applications

About the Author

Michael Jang. RHCE, LCP, CompTIA Linux+, MCSE, is the bestselling author of RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Study Guide, now in its sixth edition, Ubuntu Server Administration, Ubuntu Certified Professional Study Guide, and several other professional technology titles. He is currently a full-time writer, specializing in operating systems and networks.

Harry Foxwell is a principal consultant for Oracle Corporation's Public Sector organization, specializing in solutions consulting and customer education on cloud computing, virtualization, operating systems, and open source technologies. He has worked for Sun Microsystems since 1995. Harry contributes to one of Oracle's internal websites on Linux technical information, and blogs about cloud computing at http://blogs.oracle.com/drcloud/. He teaches graduate courses in operating systems and computer architecture at George Mason University.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 27758 KB
  • Print Length: 768 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 1 edition (5 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0094EPHOM
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  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Beginners only! 21 May 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The hope was that this book would be used as a one stop-shop to help with the transition to Solaris 11. As it is, the book wastes pages and pages about the history and basic configuration of standard network services as well as too much emphasis on GUI tools.

If you're new to Unix and want to learn Solaris this might be a worthwhile read, otherwise I'd seriously consider looking elsewhere.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reasonably Complete 13 April 2013
By Scott Cromar - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Authors of books in the "Complete Reference" series have always had a tough row to hoe. They attempt to condense an entire set of product documentation to a single, referenceable volume. And all that has to be done in the time frame allowed by software release schedules.

Kudos to the authors of this particular volume for having pulled together a lucid, reasonably detailed summary of the most important parts of Solaris. Despite the name, no one book can actually be a complete reference for something as complex as Solaris, but this book is a pretty good addition to any Solaris admin's bookshelf.

One of the difficulties of writing a book by committee is maintaining the same audience and consistent focus across chapters and topics. In this case, there are some chapters where the level of detail does not match what is present in other chapters. And in some cases, there is a distinct audience mis-match.

I came across one howler in Chapter 10: "differences between shells are subtle, indistinguishable to most regular Solaris 11 users." The author of that chapter goes on to explain that for that reason, the chapter will focus on bash. Fair enough on the selection of the most common shell for detailed discussion. But you have to wonder how useful a chapter is going to be if the assumed audience is too clueless to see the difference in how sh and csh (for example) execute even simple actions like setting an environment variable.

It would be nearly impossible for a book of this type to earn 5 stars. But this volume gets a solid 4 in my book.

Scott Cromar
Author: Solaris Troubleshooting Handbook
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good Solaris 11 book! 5 Mar. 2013
By Jeff Saucier - Published on Amazon.com
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What I like the most about this book is that it's consice, even if it's a complete reference. There are no frills and the chapter separation make it easy for more advanced administrator to skip content they know well. I really recommend this book!
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Basic, outdated and inconsistent style 3 Mar. 2013
By Anonymous - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I dislike reading books that have been written by several people at the best of times; there is a lack of cohesion and coherence that is very evident in this volume if you need to use it every day (like I do). Apart from style, the biggest issue I have is context and content; context, in the sense that virtualization and the cloud now sit at the core of Solaris services; and content, which is totally outdated in this book. Really, a whole chapter on setting up an FTP server? The same space dedicated to virtualization? Seriously? I suggest that really basic and old technologies be put in one beginner's book, and this one should cover all new technologies, but recast within a virtualization framework. Truly awful.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's Just Ok 18 Oct. 2013
By Jman - Published on Amazon.com
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Doesn't delve deep into any topics, but covers some of the basics. There aren't many other resources out there right now though, so this is what you're stuck with at the moment.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Overview 29 April 2014
By egh43 - Published on Amazon.com
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Provides a good overview of what to expect in Solaris 11. Serves as a great means to understand concepts and points you in the right direction to find additional information.
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