6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
It does what it says on the tin,
This review is from: Beginning Ubuntu LTS Server Administration: From Novice to Professional (Expert's Voice in Linux) (Paperback)
I am an experienced IT professional having been in the industry for close to 30 years but the last time I worked on a command line unix system was 15 years ago so setting up an Ubuntu server was somewhat daunting. Also my expertise is not in operations.
I have a few books on Linux but most of those are from a user's point of view and I needed an administration book.
The book is clearly written and I have been able to use it both to get an overview and to dip into as I get to grips with configuring the servers. It does not contain a large amount of detail but does point you in the right direction enabling you to supplement it with web searches.
The book is targeted at Ubuntu which is useful. Other books I have on Linux led me to more general purpose but lower level solutions, e.g. configuring the network.
Most of what you need is there, although there are some noticeable exceptions. For example, it gives no information about mail servers (e.g. postfix). But overall it has been very useful to a beginner. I doubt it would be useful to a seasoned Linux administrator but that is not what it claims to be.
I would recommend this to anyone who was fairly new to Linux adminstration and had an Ubuntu system to get up and running.