Bash CookbookRon Brash & Ganesh Naik
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Bash CookbookRon Brash & Ganesh Naik
Create simple to advanced shell scripts and enhance your system functionality with effective recipes Key Features Automate tedious and repetitive tasks Create several novel applications ranging from a simple IRC logger to a Web Scraper Manage your system efficiently by becoming a seasoned Bash user Book Description In Linux, one of the most commonly used and most powerful tools is the Bash shell. With its collection of engaging recipes, Bash Cookbook takes you through a series of exercises designed to teach you how to effectively use the Bash shell in order to create and execute your own scripts. The book starts by introducing you to the basics of using the Bash shell, also teaching you the fundamentals of generating any input from a command. With the help of a number of exercises, you will get to grips with the automation of daily tasks for sysadmins and power users. Once you have a hands-on understanding of the subject, you will move on to exploring more advanced projects that can solve real-world problems comprehensively on a Linux system. In addition to this, you will discover projects such as creating an application with a menu, beginning scripts on startup, parsing and displaying human-readable information, and executing remote commands with authentication using self-generated Secure Shell (SSH) keys. By the end of this book, you will have gained significant experience of solving real-world problems, from automating routine tasks to managing your systems and creating your own scripts. What you will learn Understand the basics of Bash shell scripting on a Linux system Gain working knowledge of how redirections and pipes interact Retrieve and parse input or output of any command Automate tasks such as data collection and creating and applying a patch Create a script that acts like a program with different features Customize your Bash shell and discover neat tricks to extend your programs Compile and install shell and log commands on your system's console using Syslog Who this book is for The Bash Cookbook is for you if you are a power user or system administrator involved in writing Bash scripts in order to automate tasks. This book is also ideal if you are interested in learning how to automate complex daily tasks.
Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Fourth EditionTravis Plunk, James Petty & Tyler Leonhardt
Designed for busy IT professionals, this innovative guide will take you from the basics to PowerShell proficiency through 25 tutorials you can do in your lunch break. In Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Fourth Edition you will learn: Discoverability with the Help system Background jobs and automation techniques Simple scripting to automate repetitive tasks Managing cloud services from major cloud providers Extending PowerShell with commands Common syntax and commands cheat sheet Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Fourth Edition is a task-focused guide for administering your systems using PowerShell. It covers core language features and admin tasks, with each chapter a mini-tutorial you can easily complete in under an hour. Discover how PowerShell works on different operating systems, and start automating tasks so they take just a few seconds to complete. No previous scripting experience required. The book is based on the bestselling Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches by community legends Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks. PowerShell team members Travis Plunk and Tyler Leonhardt and Microsoft MVP James Petty have updated this edition to the latest version of PowerShell, including its multi-platform expansion into Linux and macOS. About the technology PowerShell gives you complete command line control over admin tasks like adding users, exporting data, and file management. Whether you’re writing one-liners or building complex scripts to manage cloud resources and CI/CD pipelines, PowerShell can handle the task. And now that PowerShell is truly cross-platform, you don’t have to switch scripting languages when you move between Windows, Linux, and macOS. About the book Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Fourth Edition is a new edition of the bestseller that introduced PowerShell to over 100,000 readers. With bite-sized lessons and hands-on exercises, this amazing book guides you from your first command to writing and debugging reusable scripts for Windows, Linux, and macOS. Set aside just an hour a day and you’ll soon be tackling increasingly complex automation tasks with PowerShell. What's inside Discoverability with the Help system PowerShell on macOS and Linux Background jobs and automation techniques Managing cloud services from major cloud providers Common syntax and commands cheat sheet About the reader No previous experience with PowerShell or Bash required. About the author James Petty is CEO of PowerShell.org and The DevOps Collective, and a Microsoft MVP. Travis Plunk is an engineer on the PowerShell team. Tyler Leonhardt is an engineer on Visual Studio Code. Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks are the original authors of Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches .
Property Lists, Preferences and Profiles for Apple AdministratorsArmin Briegel
Property Lists, Preferences and Profiles for Apple Administrators (New Update, June 2018!) These three topics seem minor, but can be a major headache for Apple Administrators. Mastering them will make you a better Apple Administrator. Property Lists are a common configuration file format on macOS and iOS. Learn about the file structure, file formats and the tools and scripting languages that you can use to read and edit Property Lists. Preferences are special use case of property lists. Learn about the special considerations and tools you need to work with preferences. Also learn how you can read and change user and system preferences safely. Configuration Profiles provide and manage pre-defined settings for users and computers on macOS and iOS. Whether you use Apple’s Profile Manager, a commercial Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution like Jamf Pro or Filewave, or an open source management system like Munki, you will learn how configuration profiles work and how you can build custom profiles for many solutions. Table of Contents What are Property Lists? • XML Property List File format • other File formats Editing Property Lists • Text Editors • Xcode • PlistEdit Pro • PlistBuddy • plutil • Python • AppleScript • Swift Preferences • Overview • defaults Command • Preference Domains • Python Configuration Profiles • About Configuration Profiles • Installing Profiles • Creating Profiles Appendix • On Hidden Files • Internet Shortcut Files
The iPad 2 Project BookMichael E. Cohen, Dennis R. Cohen & Lisa L. Spangenberg
This is the eBook version of the printed book. Bridging the gap between the palm-sized iPod touch and a full-sized computer, Apple's iPad 2 offers enough screen area and horsepower to perform the day-to-day tasks most people want to do. Packed with practical knowledge, this book will walk readers through how to manage their most common projects, from the simple (setting up a calendar event) to the complex (planning a vacation) and everything in between. Readers will learn to use the iPad 2 tools and applications by using them to create practical real-world projects and to master everyday tasks. In this practical hands-on guide, you’ll learn how to • Organize a party: Set up the calendar event, create invitations, invite attendees, and mail out the invites. • Build a recipe scrapbook: Write up recipes in Pages (or find recipes via one of the useful recipe apps) and import pictures of the finished dish to go with the recipe in the book. Even learn iPad kitchen tips! • Plan a vacation: Buy tickets, find destination activities, and map out directions. • Watch videos: Stream videos with Air Video, convert high-quality movies from DVDs, and buy or rent videos from the iTunes Store. • Get smart: Learn another language with one of the many translation apps available, and build an illustrated deck of flash cards with common words and phrases. • Plus many more useful projects—both big and small— to help you do stuff with your iPad.
Packaging for Apple AdministratorsArmin Briegel
**New, updated version!** **Oct 14, 2019 with new examples and Catalina notes** **(see version history for details)** The essential introduction for system administrators to using, analyzing and building installation package files (pkg) on macOS. In this book you will learn: - How to work with packages, analyze them without installing and install them from the command line and remotely - How to inspect packages with the tools built into macOS and third party tools - How to build your own packages, from simple packages to complex - How to use the tools for package creation and customization from macOS and some third-party tools Working with installation packages is a fundamental skill for any system administrator. Package files are versatile and used in many ways, wether you use Jamf Pro (aka Casper), Munki, Filewave, LanRev, Apple Remote Desktop or a different management system. This book will introduce you to the installation package file format (pkg). It will give you many examples on various techniques and strategies to build packages which will scale from small workgroups to large enterprise or school level deployments. It also discusses larger concepts such as testing, scripting and configuration management. Table of Contents: About this Book Installation - Installing Packages - Inspecting Packages - Inspector Applications - Testing Package Installation Building Packages - Building - Installation Scripts - Signing Packages - Payload-Free Packages Re-Packaging - Re-Packaging Applications - Custom Installers Configuration Files - Challenges - Configuration Profiles - Other Settings Files Distribution Packages - What are Distribution Packages - Installation Choices - Building Distribution Packages - Installer Interface Packaging Strategies - Application Installation - Configuration Files Other Package Builders - munkipkg - WhiteBox Packages - Jamf Composer Conclusion Appendix - Legacy Package Formats
Ansible for DevOpsJeff Geerling
Covers Ansible 2! Ansible is a simple, but powerful, server and configuration management tool (with a few other tricks up its sleeve). This book helps those familiar with the command line and basic shell scripting start using Ansible to provision and manage anywhere from one to thousands of servers. The book begins with fundamentals, like installing Ansible, setting up a basic inventory file, and basic concepts, then guides you through Ansible's many uses, including ad-hoc commands, basic and advanced playbooks, application deployments, multiple-provider server provisioning, and even Docker orchestration! Everything is explained with pertinent real-world examples, often using Vagrant-managed virtual machines.
Site Reliability EngineeringNiall Richard Murphy, Betsy Beyer, Chris Jones & Jennifer Petoff
The overwhelming majority of a software system’s lifespan is spent in use, not in design or implementation. So, why does conventional wisdom insist that software engineers focus primarily on the design and development of large-scale computing systems? In this collection of essays and articles, key members of Google’s Site Reliability Team explain how and why their commitment to the entire lifecycle has enabled the company to successfully build, deploy, monitor, and maintain some of the largest software systems in the world. You’ll learn the principles and practices that enable Google engineers to make systems more scalable, reliable, and efficient—lessons directly applicable to your organization. This book is divided into four sections: Introduction —Learn what site reliability engineering is and why it differs from conventional IT industry practices Principles —Examine the patterns, behaviors, and areas of concern that influence the work of a site reliability engineer (SRE) Practices —Understand the theory and practice of an SRE’s day-to-day work: building and operating large distributed computing systems Management —Explore Google's best practices for training, communication, and meetings that your organization can use
macOS InstallationArmin Briegel
*** Updated November 2019 for macOS Catalina *** The guide for “post-imaging” deployment of macOS High Sierra. With the introduction of macOS High Sierra Apple and Secure Boot on the iMac Pro has profoundly changed the workflows for installing and deploying macOS on a large scale. In addition new technologies and services like MDM, DEP and VPP need to be configured and used correctly. This books explains all the different terms, services and technologies and suggests workflows for Administrators to deploy and manage macOS High Sierra in education, business, enterprise and other organizations in this new “post-imaging” world. Table of contents: History and Changes - Imaging is Dead - New in High Sierra - Tools and Terminology macOS Installer Application - The Install Application in Detail - Installing the Installer - External Installer Drives - Automated Installation Recovery - Booting to Recovery - Recovery Utilities - Recovery Command Line Tools NetInstall - NetBoot, NetInstall and NetRestore - Build a NetInstall Set - Custom NetInstall Workflows Deployment Strategies - Strange New World - Installation with DEP - Manual Installation - Sideloading Packages - Restoring macOS - Upgrading to High Sierra
My iPad 2 (covers iOS 4.3), 2/eGary Rosenzweig
This is the eBook version of the printed book. My iPad 2 offers a full-color, fully-illustrated, four-color step-by-step resource to using your iPad 2, the latest model from Apple that boasts a new faster processor and two video cameras. Each task is stepped through with corresponding visuals that are numbered to match the step they are referred by. Notes and sidebars give additional insight into using the iPad 2 without requiring you to sort through paragraphs of text to find the information you want. Tasks are clearly titled to help you quickly and easily find things you want to accomplish on your iPad 2. Everything from setup and configuration to using apps like Pages and Maps is clearly illustrated and easy to follow. Learn how to use the iPad 2's two cameras to take pictures and video, and share them with friends or chat with them live. • Take video with the front and rear camera • Video chat with your friends • Stream audio and video to Apple TV and other devices • Connect your iPad to your Wi-Fi network and 3G networks • Synchronize data between your computer and iPad • Watch movies, TV shows, YouTube, or home videos • Surf the Web and email • Download apps to make your iPad even more useful • Create documents and spreadsheets • Build and display presentations • Find locations and get directions • Find the best games • Connect keyboards, cameras, and external displays
Outlook 2010 All-in-One For DummiesJennifer Fulton & Karen S. Fredricks
Extensive coverage on using Microsoft Outlook to manage and organize your day As the number one e-mail client and personal information manager, Microsoft Outlook offers a set of uncomplicated features that maximize the management of your e-mail, schedule, and general daily activities, with the least amount of hassle possible. Comprised of ten minibooks in one and packed with more than 800 pages, this All-in-One For Dummies reference walks you through the convenience of Microsoft Outlook and introduces you to the newest features of the 2010 version. After a description of how to get started with Outlook 2010, you’ll get complete coverage on e-mail basics, advanced e-mail features, working with the calendar, managing contacts, and working with Business Contact Manager. You’ll learn how to track tasks, take notes, and record items in the journal, as well as customize and manage Outlook and get mobile with Outlook. Offers soup-to-nuts coverage of Microsoft Outlook 2010, the newest version of the number one most popular e-mail manager Walks you through getting started with Outlook and e-mail basics, and gradually progresses to more advanced features and capabilities of e-mail Explains how to work with the Outlook 2010 calendar and manage your contacts Addresses tracking tasks, taking notes, recording items in the journal, and working with Business Contact Manager Shows you how to customize your Outlook, manage all the information within Outlook, and take Outlook on the road Get a whole new outlook on Outlook 2010 with this complete guide!
Keynote for iPadTom Negrino
This is the eBook version of the printed book. In this book, readers will get clear and to-the-point instruction on how to create all kinds of presentations using the Keynote app. Readers will learn to:Install the Keynote AppWork with the document manager.Work with the media browser and add photos and movies from their library.Add amazing animations and effects.Connect with a crowd by presenting to an audience right on their iPad or connect to a TV, monitor, projector, or LCD display and present on an even bigger screen.Work with and customize Apple-designed themes.
Outlook 2010 For DummiesBill Dyszel
Get up to speed on the new features of Outlook 2010 with this fun and friendly guide Although Microsoft Outlook is the number one most popular e-mail and productivity tool, many utilize only a fraction of its true potential. This easy-to-understand guide walks you through an abundance of often-overlooked tips and tricks so that you can take advantage of all that Outlook has to offer. Outlook 2010 For Dummies introduces you to the user interface, and explains how to use the To-Do bar, filter junk email, and make the most of Outlook’s anti-phishing capabilities. Before you know it, you'll be managing e-mail folders; sharing your calendar; using RSS support; integrating tasks with OneNote, Project, Access, and SharePoint Services; accessing data with two-way sync and offline access; and more. Shares invaluable advice for taking advantage of the newest version of the most popular e-mail and productivity tool: Outlook 2010 Reveals little-known tips and tricks of underused features of Microsoft Outlook Presents information in the beloved fun and friendly For Dummies style, showing you how to manage your e-mail, share your calendar, use RSS support, access data, and more Describes how to manage your day by filtering junk e-mail, using the To-Do bar, taking advantage of anti-phishing capabilities, and much more This helpful guide shows you how to work smart with Outlook 2010!
Mastering VMware vSphere 6Nick Marshall, Grant Orchard, Josh Atwell & Scott Lowe
Master your virtual environment with the ultimate vSphere guide Mastering VMware vSphere 6 is the fully updated edition of the bestselling guide to VMware's virtualization solution. With comprehensive coverage of this industry-leading toolset, this book acts as an informative guide and valuable reference. Step-by-step instruction walks you through installation, configuration, operation, security processes, and much more as you conquer the management and automation of your virtual environment. Written by certified VMware vExperts, this indispensable guide provides hands-on instruction and detailed conceptual explanations, anchored by practical applications and real-world examples. This book is the ultimate guide to vSphere, helping administrators master their virtual environment. Learn to: Install, configure, and manage the vCenter Server components Leverage the Support Tools to provide maintenance and updates Create and configure virtual networks, storage devices, and virtual machines Implement the latest features to ensure compatibility and flexibility Manage resource allocation and utilization to meet application needs Monitor infrastructure performance and availability Automate and orchestrate routine administrative tasks Mastering VMware vSphere 6 is what you need to stay up-to-date on VMware's industry-leading software for the virtualized datacenter.
Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) (Data Center)Silvano Gai
The definitive guide to UCS and the Cisco® Data Center Server: planning, architecture, components, deployment, and benefits With its new Unified Computing System (UCS) family of products, Cisco has introduced a fundamentally new vision for data center computing: one that reduces ownership cost, improves agility, and radically simplifies management. In this book, three Cisco insiders thoroughly explain UCS, and offer practical insights for IT professionals and decision-makers who are evaluating or implementing it. The authors establish the context for UCS by discussing the implications of virtualization, unified I/O, large memories and other key technologies, and showing how trends like cloud computing and green IT will drive the next-generation data center. Next, they take a closer look at the evolution of server CPU, memory, and I/O subsystems, covering advances such as the Intel® XEON® 5500, 5600, 7500, DDR3 memory, and unified I/O over 10 Gbps Ethernet. Building on these fundamentals, the authors then discuss UCS in detail, showing how it systematically overcomes key limitations of current data center environments. They review UCS features, components, and architecture, and demonstrate how it can improve data center performance, reliability, simplicity, flexibility, and energy efficiency. Along the way, they offer realistic planning, installation, and migration guidance: everything decision-makers and technical implementers need to gain maximum value from UCS–now, and for years to come. Silvano Gai has spent 11 years as Cisco Fellow, architecting Catalyst®, MDS, and Nexus switches. He has written several books on networking, written multiple Internet Drafts and RFCs, and is responsible for 80 patents and applications. He teaches a course on this book’s topics at Stanford University. Tommi Salli, Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer, has nearly 20 years of experience with servers and applications at Cisco, Sun, VERITAS, and Nuova Systems. Roger Andersson, Cisco Manager, Technical Marketing, spent more than 12 years in the CLARiiON® Engineering Division at EMC, and 5 years as Technical Product Manager at VERITAS/Symantec. He is now focused on Cisco UCS system management. Streamline data centers with UCS to systematically reduce cost of ownership Eliminate unnecessary server components–and their setup, management, power, cooling, and cabling Use UCS to scale service delivery, simplify service movement, and improve agility Review the latest advances in processor, memory, I/O, and virtualization architectures for data center servers Understand the specific technical advantages of UCS Integrate UCS 6100 Fabric Interconnect, Cisco UCS 2100 Series Fabric Extenders, UCS 5100 Series Blade Server Enclosures, UCS B-Series Blade Servers, UCS C-Series Rack Servers, and UCS Adapters Use Cisco UCS Manager to manage all Cisco UCS components as a single, seamless entity Integrate third-party management tools from companies like BMC ®, CA ®, EMC ®, IBM ®, Microsoft ®, and VMware ® Practice all this with a copy of Cisco Unified Computing System™ Platform Emulator Lite (UCSPE Lite) on the DVD in the back of the book This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press®, which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.
e-Discovery For DummiesCarol Pollard & Ian Redpath
Discover the process of e-discovery and put good practices in place. Electronic information involved in a lawsuit requires a completely different process for management and archiving than paper information. With the recent change to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure making all lawsuits subject to e-discovery as soon as they are filed, it is more important than ever to make sure that good e-discovery practices are in place. e-Discovery For Dummies is an ideal beginner resource for anyone looking to understand the rules and implications of e-discovery policy and procedures. This helpful guide introduces you to all the most important information for incorporating legal, technical, and judicial issues when dealing with the e-discovery process. You'll learn the various risks and best practices for a company that is facing litigation and you'll see how to develop an e-discovery strategy if a company does not already have one in place. E-discovery is the process by which electronically stored information sought, located, secured, preserved, searched, filtered, authenticated, and produced with the intent of using it as evidence Addresses the rules and process of e-discovery and the implications of not having good e-discovery practices in place Explains how to develop an e-discovery strategy if a company does not have one in place e-Discovery For Dummies will help you discover the process and best practices of managing electronic information for lawsuits.
Mastering VMware vSphere 5.5Scott Lowe, Nick Marshall, Forbes Guthrie, Matt Liebowitz & Josh Atwell
The 2013 edition of the bestselling vSphere book on the market Virtualization remains the hottest trend in the IT world, and VMware vSphere is the industry's most widely deployed virtualization solution. The demand for IT professionals skilled in virtualization and cloud-related technologies is great and expected to keep growing. This comprehensive Sybex guide covers all the features and capabilities of VMware vSphere, showing administrators step by step how to install, configure, operate, manage, and secure it. This perfect blend of hands-on instruction, conceptual explanation, and practical application is reinforced with real-world examples. Led by Scott Lowe and Nick Marshall, both VMware vExperts, the author team provides expertise that will prepare IT professionals to excel in using this virtualization technology. Virtualization is seen as a "best practice" for high availability and disaster recovery solutions, as well as for applications such as Exchange Server and SharePoint IDC estimates that there are as many as 7 million jobs available worldwide in virtualization and cloud technology Provides hands-on instruction in all the latest features and capabilities of VMware vSphere, with both conceptual explanations and practical applications Author team is lead by Scott Lowe and Nick Marshall, well-known VMware experts and popular bloggers Mastering VMware vSphere provides what every virtualization professional needs to know.
BackTrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's GuideVivek Ramachandran
Written in Packt’s Beginner’s Guide format, you can easily grasp the concepts and understand the techniques to perform wireless attacks in your lab. Every new attack is described in the form of a lab exercise with rich illustrations of all the steps associated. You will practically implement various attacks as you go along. If you are an IT security professional or a security consultant who wants to get started with wireless testing with Backtrack, or just plain inquisitive about wireless security and hacking, then this book is for you. The book assumes that you have familiarity with Backtrack and basic wireless concepts.
Terraform: Up & RunningYevgeniy Brikman
Terraform has become a key player in the DevOps world for defining, launching, and managing infrastructure as code (IaC) across a variety of cloud and virtualization platforms, including AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, and more. This hands-on second edition, expanded and thoroughly updated for Terraform version 0.12 and beyond, shows you the fastest way to get up and running. Gruntwork cofounder Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman walks you through code examples that demonstrate Terraform’s simple, declarative programming language for deploying and managing infrastructure with a few commands. Veteran sysadmins, DevOps engineers, and novice developers will quickly go from Terraform basics to running a full stack that can support a massive amount of traffic and a large team of developers. Explore changes from Terraform 0.9 through 0.12, including backends, workspaces, and first-class expressionsLearn how to write production-grade Terraform modulesDive into manual and automated testing for Terraform codeCompare Terraform to Chef, Puppet, Ansible, CloudFormation, and Salt StackDeploy server clusters, load balancers, and databasesUse Terraform to manage the state of your infrastructureCreate reusable infrastructure with Terraform modulesUse advanced Terraform syntax to achieve zero-downtime deployment
My iPadGary Rosenzweig
Covers iPad Wi-Fi and 3G Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPad photos that show you exactly what to do. Help when you run into iPad problems or limitations. Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iPad. Full-color , step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPad working just the way you want. Lean how to: • Connect your iPad to your Wi-Fi network and 3G networks • Synchronize data between your computer and iPad • Watch movies, TV shows, YouTube, or home videos • Surf the Web and email • Download apps to make your iPad even more useful • Create documents and spreadsheets • Build and display presentations • Find locations and get directions • Find the best games • Connect keyboards, cameras, and external displays
Managing FileVault in macOS 10.15 CatalinaFrederick Abeloos
macOS Catalina FileVault administration guide for macOS administrators or System Engineers. Non MDM-vendor specific and up to date with macOS 10.15.4 (19E266).
Docker: Up & RunningKarl Matthias & Sean P. Kane
Updated to cover Docker version 1.10 Docker is quickly changing the way that organizations are deploying software at scale. But understanding how Linux containers fit into your workflow—and getting the integration details right—are not trivial tasks. With this practical guide, you’ll learn how to use Docker to package your applications with all of their dependencies, and then test, ship, scale, and support your containers in production. Two Lead Site Reliability Engineers at New Relic share much of what they have learned from using Docker in production since shortly after its initial release. Their goal is to help you reap the benefits of this technology while avoiding the many setbacks they experienced. Learn how Docker simplifies dependency management and deployment workflow for your applicationsStart working with Docker images, containers, and command line toolsUse practical techniques to deploy and test Docker-based Linux containers in productionDebug containers by understanding their composition and internal processesDeploy production containers at scale inside your data center or cloud environmentExplore advanced Docker topics, including deployment tools, networking, orchestration, security, and configuration
Windows Server 2008 R2 UnleashedRand Morimoto
Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed is the most comprehensive and realistic guide to planning, design, prototyping, implementation, migration, administration, and support. Based on the authors’ unsurpassed experience working with Windows Server 2008 R2 since its earliest alpha releases, it offers indispensable guidance drawn from hundreds of production environments. Microsoft MVP Rand Morimoto and his colleagues systematically introduce Windows Server 2008 R2 to IT professionals, identifying R2’s most crucial enhancements and walking through every step of installation and configuration. Next, they present comprehensive coverage of every area of Windows Server 2008 R2, including Active Directory, networking services, security, R2 migration from Windows Server 2003 and 2008, administration, fault tolerance, optimization and troubleshooting, core application services, and more. The authors thoroughly address major Windows Server 2008 R2 enhancements and present extensive coverage of R2 innovations ranging from Hyper-V virtualization to DirectAccess and the enhancements in Failover Clustering. Every chapter contains tips, tricks, and best practices learned from actual deployments: practical information for using Windows Server 2008 R2 to solve real business problems. Detailed information on how to... Plan and migrate from Windows Server 2003/2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2 and use R2’s new server migration tools Manage Active Directory with Active Directory Administrative Center, Best Practice Analyzer, and PowerShell scripts Use R2’s updated security tools and templates to lock down servers, clients, and networks Maximize availability with Windows Server 2008 R2 clustering, fault tolerance, and replication Streamline client management with new Group Policy ADMX settings and management tools Improve remote access using DirectAccess, Remote Desktop Services (formerly Terminal Services), and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Implement Hyper-V virtualization including the built-in Live Migration technology Leverage add-ons such as Windows SharePoint Services, Windows Media Services, and IIS 7.5
Bash Pocket ReferenceArnold Robbins
It’s simple: if you want to interact deeply with Mac OS X, Linux, and other Unix-like systems, you need to know how to work with the Bash shell. This concise little book puts all of the essential information about Bash right at your fingertips. You’ll quickly find answers to the annoying questions that generally come up when you’re writing shell scripts: What characters do you need to quote? How do you get variable substitution to do exactly what you want? How do you use arrays? Updated for Bash version 4.4, this book has the answers to these and other problems in a format that makes browsing quick and easy. Topics include: Invoking the shellSyntaxFunctions and variablesArithmetic expressionsCommand historyProgrammable completionJob controlShell optionsCommand executionCoprocessesRestricted shellsBuilt-in commands
SSH MasteryMichael W. Lucas
The standard reference on SSH, newly revised and updated! Secure Shell (SSH) lets sysadmins securely manage remote systems. It’s powerful, complicated, and confusing. Lose the confusion. SSH Mastery: OpenSSH, PuTTY, Tunnels and Keys rescues you from sifting through decades of obsolete online tutorials and quickly makes you an SSH journeyman. You’ll learn to: • eliminate passwords • manage access by users, groups, addresses, and more • securely move files around your network • forward graphic displays • proxy TCP connections • build SOCKS proxies • centrally manage and distribute keys and configurations • use SSH as secure transport for other applications • build virtual private networks • create Certificate Authorities for truly large scale deployment Master Secure Shell with SSH Mastery!
FreeBSD Mastery: ZFSMichael W. Lucas & Allan Jude
ZFS, the fast, flexible, self-healing filesystem, revolutionized data storage. Leveraging ZFS changes everything about managing FreeBSD systems. With FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS, you’ll learn to: select hardware for ZFS systems arrange your storage for optimal performance configure datasets that match your enterprise’s needs repair and monitor storage pools expand your storage use compression to enhance performance determine if deduplication is right for your data understand how copy-on-write changes everything snapshot filesystems automatically rotate snapshots clone filesystems optimize how ZFS uses and manages space customize FreeBSD ZFS installs Whether you’re a long-term FreeBSD administrator or a new user, FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS will help you simplify storage. Master ZFS with FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS
The Site Reliability WorkbookBetsy Beyer, Niall Richard Murphy, David K. Rensin, Kent Kawahara & Stephen Thorne
In 2016, Google’s Site Reliability Engineering book ignited an industry discussion on what it means to run production services today—and why reliability considerations are fundamental to service design. Now, Google engineers who worked on that bestseller introduce The Site Reliability Workbook , a hands-on companion that uses concrete examples to show you how to put SRE principles and practices to work in your environment. This new workbook not only combines practical examples from Google’s experiences, but also provides case studies from Google’s Cloud Platform customers who underwent this journey. Evernote, The Home Depot, The New York Times , and other companies outline hard-won experiences of what worked for them and what didn’t. Dive into this workbook and learn how to flesh out your own SRE practice, no matter what size your company is. You’ll learn: How to run reliable services in environments you don’t completely control—like cloudPractical applications of how to create, monitor, and run your services via Service Level ObjectivesHow to convert existing ops teams to SRE—including how to dig out of operational overloadMethods for starting SRE from either greenfield or brownfield
Vagrant: Up and RunningMitchell Hashimoto
Discover why Vagrant is a must-have tool for thousands of developers and ops engineers. This hands-on guide shows you how to use this open source software to build a virtual machine for any purpose—including a completely sandboxed, fully provisioned development environment right on your desktop. Vagrant creator Mitchell Hashimoto shows you how to share a virtual machine image with members of your team, set up a separate virtualization for each project, and package virtual machines for use by others. This book covers the V1 (1.0.x) configuration syntax running on top of a V2 (1.1+) core, the most stable configuration format running on the latest core. Build a simple virtual machine with just two commands and no configurationCreate a development environment that closely resembles productionAutomate software installation and management with shell scripts, Chef, or PuppetSet up a network interface to access your virtual machine from any computerUse your own editor and browser to develop and test your applicationsTest complicated multi-machine clusters with a single VagrantfileChange Vagrant’s default operating system to match your production OSExtend Vagrant features with plugins, including components you build yourself
Docker: Up & RunningSean P. Kane & Karl Matthias
Docker is rapidly changing the way organizations deploy software at scale. However, understanding how Linux containers fit into your workflow—and getting the integration details right—is not a trivial task. With the updated edition of this practical guide, you’ll learn how to use Docker to package your applications with all of their dependencies and then test, ship, scale, and support your containers in production. This edition includes significant updates to the examples and explanations that reflect the substantial changes that have occurred over the past couple of years. Sean Kane and Karl Matthias have added a complete chapter on Docker Compose, deeper coverage of Docker Swarm mode, introductions to both Kubernetes and AWS Fargate, examples on how to optimize your Docker images, and much more. Learn how Docker simplifies dependency management and deployment workflow for your applicationsStart working with Docker images, containers, and command line toolsUse practical techniques to deploy and test Docker containers in productionDebug containers by understanding their composition and internal processesDeploy production containers at scale inside your data center or cloud environmentExplore advanced Docker topics, including deployment tools, networking, orchestration, security, and configuration
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Administration Instant ReferenceKen St. Cyr
Questions about Exchange Server 2010? Flip open this easy-access guide! Have all your questions about Microsoft's new Exchange Server 2010 answered on the spot with this handy reference guide. Designed for easy access with special headings, thumb tabs, easy-to-read lists, and more, this book is the perfect quick resource for those day-to-day issues that come up just when you least expect them. Covers the number one product of its kind, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Offers a quick-access reference for your day-to-day administration of Exchange Server 2010 Includes thumb tabs, secondary and tertiary tables of contents, and special heading treatments to provide quick and easy lookup, as well as quick-reference tables, lists, and step-by-step instruction to provide Exchange administrators answers on the spot Keep this helpful, handy guide within easy reach.
VMware vSphere DesignForbes Guthrie, Scott Lowe & Kendrick Coleman
Achieve the performance, scalability, and ROI your business needs What can you do at the start of a virtualization deployment to make things run more smoothly? If you plan, deploy, maintain, and optimize vSphere solutions in your company, this unique book provides keen insight and solutions. From hardware selection, network layout, and security considerations to storage and hypervisors, this book explains the design decisions you'll face and how to make the right choices. Written by two virtualization experts and packed with real-world strategies and examples, VMware vSphere Design, Second Edition will help you design smart design decisions. Shows IT administrators how plan, deploy, maintain, and optimize vSphere virtualization solutions Explains the design decisions typically encountered at every step in the process and how to make the right choices Covers server hardware selection, network topology, security, storage, virtual machine design, and more Topics include ESXi hypervisors deployment, vSwitches versus dvSwitches, and FC, FCoE, iSCSI, or NFS storage Find out the "why" behind virtualization design decisions and make better choices, with VMware vSphere Design, Second Edition , which has been fully updated for vSphere 5.x.
DK Essential Managers: Dealing With E-mailDavid Brake
The way you manage your e-mail affects your efficiency at work. Learn to make optimum use of your e-mail software so that it helps you to function in an organized manner.
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration GuideAidan Finn, Patrick Lownds, Michel Luescher & Damian Flynn
Go-to guide for using Microsoft's updated Hyper-V as a virtualization solution Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V offers greater scalability, new components, and more options than ever before for large enterprise systems and small/medium businesses. Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide is the place to start learning about this new cloud operating system. You'll get up to speed on the architecture, basic deployment and upgrading, creating virtual workloads, designing and implementing advanced network architectures, creating multitenant clouds, backup, disaster recovery, and more. The international team of expert authors offers deep technical detail, as well as hands-on exercises and plenty of real-world scenarios, so you thoroughly understand all features and how best to use them. Explains how to deploy, use, manage, and maintain the Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V virtualization solutions in large enterprises and small- to medium-businesses Provides deep technical detail and plenty of exercises showing you how to work with Hyper-V in real-world settings Shows you how to quickly configure Hyper-V from the GUI and use PowerShell to script and automate common tasks Covers deploying Hyper-V hosts, managing virtual machines, network fabrics, cloud computing, and using file servers Also explores virtual SAN storage, creating guest clusters, backup and disaster recovery, using Hyper-V for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and other topics Help make your Hyper-V virtualization solution a success with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide .
Learning Shell Scripting with ZshGastón Festari
A step-by-step tutorial that will teach you, through real-world examples, how to configure and use zsh and its various features. If you are a system administrator, developer, or computer professional involved with UNIX who are looking to improve on their daily tasks involving the UNIX shell, "Learning Shell Scripting with zsh" will be great for you. It’s assumed that you have some familiarity with an UNIX command-line interface and feel comfortable with editors such as Emacs or vi.
Practical PostgreSQLJoshua D. Drake & John C. Worsley
Arguably the most capable of all the open source databases, PostgreSQL is an object-relational database management system first developed in 1977 by the University of California at Berkeley. In spite of its long history, this robust database suffers from a lack of easy-to-use documentation. Practical PostgreSQL fills that void with a fast-paced guide to installation, configuration, and usage. This comprehensive new volume shows you how to compile PostgreSQL from source, create a database, and configure PostgreSQL to accept client-server connections. It also covers the many advanced features, such as transactions, versioning, replication, and referential integrity that enable developers and DBAs to use PostgreSQL for serious business applications. The thorough introduction to PostgreSQL's PL/pgSQL programming language explains how you can use this very useful but under-documented feature to develop stored procedures and triggers. The book includes a complete command reference, and database administrators will appreciate the chapters on user management, database maintenance, and backup & recovery. With Practical PostgreSQL, you will discover quickly why this open source database is such a great open source alternative to proprietary products from Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft.
Learning ChefMischa Taylor & Seth Vargo
Get a hands-on introduction to the Chef, the configuration management tool for solving operations issues in enterprises large and small. Ideal for developers and sysadmins new to configuration management, this guide shows you to automate the packaging and delivery of applications in your infrastructure. You’ll be able to build (or rebuild) your infrastructure’s application stack in minutes or hours, rather than days or weeks. After teaching you how to write Ruby-based Chef code, this book walks you through different Chef tools and configuration management concepts in each chapter, using detailed examples throughout. All you need to get started is command-line experience and familiarity with basic system administration. Configure your Chef development environment and start writing recipesCreate Chef cookbooks with recipes for each part of your infrastructureUse Test Kitchen to manage sandbox testing environmentsManage single nodes with Chef client, and multiple nodes with Chef ServerUse data bags for storing shared global data between nodesSimulate production Chef Server environments with Chef ZeroClassify different types of services in your infrastructure with rolesModel life stages of your application, including development, testing, staging, and production
Postfix: The Definitive GuideKyle D. Dent
Postfix is a Mail Transfer Agent (MTA): software that mail servers use to route email. Postfix is highly respected by experts for its secure design and tremendous reliability. And new users like it because it's so simple to configure. In fact, Postfix has been adopted as the default MTA on Mac OS X. It is also compatible with sendmail, so that existing scripts and programs continue to work seamlesslyafter it is installed.Postfix was written by well-known security expert Wietse Venema, who reviewed this book intensively during its entire development. Author Kyle Dent covers a wide range of Postfix tasks, from virtual hosting to controls for unsolicited commercial email.While basic configuration of Postfix is easy, every site has unique needs that call for a certain amount of study. This book, with careful background explanations and generous examples, eases readers from the basic configuration to the full power of Postfix. It discusses the Postfix interfaces to various tools that round out a fully scalable and highly secure email system. These tools include POP, IMAP, LDAP, MySQL, Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL), and Transport Layer Security (TLS, an upgrade of SSL). A reference section for Postfix configuration parameters and an installation guide are included.Topics include: Basic installation and configurationDNS configuration for emailWorking with POP/IMAP serversHosting multiple domains (virtual hosting)Mailing listsHandling unsolicited email (spam blocking)Security through SASL and TLS From compiling and installing Postfix to troubleshooting, Postfix: The Definitive Guide offers system administrators and anyone who deals with Postfix an all-in-one, comprehensive tutorial and reference to this MTA.
Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of LunchesDon Jones
"Superb...full of real-world examples, this book is an IT specialist's best friend." - Olivier Deveault, Voxco Group Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Third Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for busy IT professionals. This updated edition covers PowerShell features that run on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and later, PowerShell v3 and later, and includes v5 features like PowerShellGet. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology PowerShell is both a scripting language and an administrative shell that lets you control and automate nearly every aspect of Windows. It accepts and executes commands interactively and you can write scripts to manage most Windows servers like Exchange, IIS, and SharePoint, as well as online services like Azure and Office 365. About the Book Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Third Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for busy IT professionals. Just set aside one hour a day - lunchtime would be perfect - for a month, and you'll be automating Windows tasks faster than you ever thought possible. This updated edition covers PowerShell features that run on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and later, PowerShell v3 and later, and includes v5 features like PowerShellGet. What's Inside • Learn PowerShell from the beginning, no experience required! • Covers PowerShell v3 and up, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 and later • Each lesson takes you an hour or less About the Reader Experience with Windows administration is helpful. No programming or scripting experience needed. About the Author Veteran PowerShell MVPs Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks bring years as successful trainers to this concise, easy-to-follow book. Table of Contents • Before you begin • Meet PowerShell • Using the help system • Running commands • Working with providers • The pipeline: connecting commands • Adding commands • Objects: data by another name • The pipeline, deeper • Formatting - and why it's done on the right • Filtering and comparisons • A practical interlude • Remote control: one-to-one, and one-to-many • Using Windows Management Instrumentation and CIM • Multitasking with background jobs • Working with many objects, one at a time • Security alert! • Variables: a place to store your stuff • Input and output • Sessions: remote control with less work • You call this scripting? • Improving your parameterized script • Advanced remoting configuration • Using regular expressions to parse text files • Additional random tips, tricks, and techniques • Using someone else's script • Never the end • PowerShell cheat sheet
Windows Command PromptMurat Yildirimoglu
Windows has a powerful command prompt. But most of the Windows admins are stangers to the command line. In this book, you start appreciating the power of it. You can do almost everything in the command prompt. And some operations can only be done in the command prompt.
Mastering VMware vSphere 6.7Nick Marshall, Mike Brown, G. Blair Fritz & Ryan Johnson
Master your virtual environment with the ultimate vSphere guide Mastering VMware vSphere 6.7 is the fully updated edition of the bestselling guide to VMware's virtualization solution. With comprehensive coverage of this industry-leading toolset, this book acts as an informative guide and valuable reference. Step-by-step instruction walks you through installation, configuration, operation, security processes, and much more as you conquer the management and automation of your virtual environment. Written by certified VMware vExperts, this indispensable guide provides hands-on instruction and detailed conceptual explanations, anchored by practical applications and real-world examples. This book is the ultimate guide to vSphere, helping administrators master their virtual environment. Learn to: Install, configure, and manage the vCenter Server components Leverage the Support Tools to provide maintenance and updates Create and configure virtual networks, storage devices, and virtual machines Implement the latest features to ensure compatibility and flexibility Manage resource allocation and utilization to meet application needs Monitor infrastructure performance and availability Automate and orchestrate routine administrative tasks Mastering VMware vSphere 6.7 is what you need to stay up-to-date on VMware's industry-leading software for the virtualized datacenter.
Tarsnap MasteryMichael W. Lucas
Online Backup you can Trust and Verify! Tarsnap, the secure online backup service for Unix-like systems, raised the bar for online backups. It’s inexpensive. It’s reliable. And you don’t need to trust the Tarsnap service—they can’t access your backups even if they wanted to. With Tarsnap Mastery you’ll learn to: * install and manage Tarsnap on Linux, Unix, Windows, and OS X * fully exploit features like encryption and deduplication * create and recover archives * customize backups to precisely your requirements * passphrase protect keys * create and manage special-purpose keys * automatically back up and rotate archives * understand and resolve performance issues * quickly restore complete systems Ditch the tape room. Put your backups online, and know that they’re safe. Tarsnap Mastery. Because life doesn’t back itself up.
CRM Handbook, TheJill Dyché
To compete in today's competitive marketplace, customer focus is no longer simply nice to have—it's a fundamental mandate. This book is a manager's best friend, providing both a primer and a how-to guide to defining and implementing Customer Relationship Management. It shows you: The various roles CRM plays in business, and why it's more important than ever The range of CRM applications and uses, from sales force automation to campaign management to e-CRM and beyond The context of some of the popular CRM buzzwords The differences between CRM and business intelligence, and why they're symbiotic Why the customer-relationship failure rate is so high, and how to avoid becoming another CRM statistic Case studies of visionary companies who've done CRM the right way “
FreeBSD Mastery: JailsMichael W. Lucas
CONFINE YOUR SOFTWARE Jails are FreeBSD’s most legendary feature: known to be powerful, tricky to master, and cloaked in decades of dubious lore. Deploying jails calls upon every sysadmin skill you have, and more—but unleashing lightweight virtualization is so worth it. FreeBSD Mastery: Jails cuts through the clutter to expose the inner mechanisms of jails and unleash their power in your service. You will: •Understand how jails achieve lightweight virtualization •Understand the base system’s jail tools and the iocage toolkit •Optimally configure jail hardware •Manage jails from the host and from within the jail •Optimize disk space usage to support hundreds or thousands of jails •Comfortably work within the limits of jails •Implement fine-grained control of jail features •Build virtual networks •Deploy hierarchical jails •Constrain jail resource usage •And more! Strip away the mystery. Read FreeBSD Mastery: Jails today!“ This is the sequel to Git Commit Murder, right ?” /phk, creator of the jail system
Kubernetes CookbookSébastien Goasguen & Michael Hausenblas
Kubernetes is becoming the de-facto standard for container orchestration and distributed applications management across a microservices framework. With this practical cookbook, you’ll learn hands-on recipes for automating the deployment, scaling, and operations of application containers across clusters of hosts. The book's easy-lookup problem-solution-discussion format helps you find the detailed answers you need—quickly. Kubernetes lets you deploy your applications quickly and predictably, so you can efficiently respond to customer demand. This cookbook, ideal for developers and system administers alike, provides the essential knowledge you need to get there. You’ll find recipes for: Kubernetes installationKubernetes API, API groupsApplication primitivesMonitoringTroubleshooting
Learning Microsoft Endpoint ManagerScott Duffey
The first-ever book on Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM), written by Microsoft Program Manager Scott Duffey! Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) has rapidly become one of the leading products for mobile device and PC management. Organizations around the world are using it to manage settings, security, and apps on corporate-owned devices and empower users to be productive on their own personal devices by protecting corporate app data. MEM also provides a wealth of capabilities for driving improvements to end-user experiences on PC's through Endpoint Analytics and Windows AutoPilot. In this book you will learn: Microsoft Endpoint Manager - What it is and how to use itHow to set up your own MEM learning environmentMobile Device Management (MDM) for iOS, macOS, Android, and Windows 10 devicesDevice enrollment concepts for Personal and Corporate devices including Windows Autopilot, Apple Automated Device Enrollment (ADE), and Google ZeroTouchEndpoint Security configuration in MEM including device Compliance and Azure AD Conditional Access across Microsoft Intune, Configuration Manager, Azure AD, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, and Office 365Deploying, protecting, and configuration mobile and desktop applications. Extending MEM with Microsoft Graph API and PowerShell This book includes learning material, examples, tips, and guided exercises and is suitable for IT administrators of any level who want to ramp up their knowledge of Microsoft Endpoint Manager.
CompTIA Mobility+ CertificationBobby E. Rogers
A new exam guide for the new certification on mobile computing technologies from CompTIA Prepare for CompTIA Mobility+ exam MB0-001 with McGraw-Hill Professional—a Platinum-Level CompTIA Authorized Partner offering Authorized CompTIA Approved Quality Content to give you the competitive edge on exam day. Get complete coverage of all objectives for CompTIA Mobility+ exam MB0-001 from this comprehensive resource. Written by an information security engineer, this authoritative guide fully addresses the skills and technologies required to successfully deploy, integrate, support, and mange a mobile environment. You'll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass this challenging exam, this definitive volume also serves as an essential on-the-job reference. Covers all exam topics, including: Networking concepts and the OSI model Network infrastructure and technologies Radio frequency principles Cellular technologies Wi-Fi client technologies Planning for mobile devices Implementing mobile device infrastructure Mobile security risks Mobile security technologies Troubleshooting network issues Monitoring and troubleshooting mobile security Troubleshooting client issues Electronic content includes: 200 practice exam questions Test engine that provides full-length practice exams and customized quizzes by chapter or by exam domain PDF copy of the book
Mastering Microsoft Exchange Server 2013David Elfassy
The bestselling guide to Exchange Server, fully updated for the newest version Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 is touted as a solution for lowering the total cost of ownership, whether deployed on-premises or in the cloud. Like the earlier editions, this comprehensive guide covers every aspect of installing, configuring, and managing this multifaceted collaboration system. It offers Windows systems administrators and consultants a complete tutorial and reference, ideal for anyone installing Exchange Server for the first time or those migrating from an earlier Exchange Server version. Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 is a messaging system that allows for access to e-mail, voicemail, and calendars from a variety of devices and any location, making it ideal for the enterprise With more than 21,000 copies of earlier editions sold, this comprehensive guide offers systems administrators and consultants both a tutorial and a reference guide for installing and managing Exchange Server 2013 A team of Microsoft Certified Masters walks you step by step through planning and design, installation, administration and management, maintenance, and more Mastering Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 is the complete reference for planning, installing, and maintaining the most popular e-mail server product available.
Practical MonitoringMike Julian
Do you have a nagging feeling that your monitoring needs improvement, but you just aren’t sure where to start or how to do it? Are you plagued by constant, meaningless alerts? Does your monitoring system routinely miss real problems? This is the book for you. Mike Julian lays out a practical approach to designing and implementing effective monitoring—from your enterprise application down to the hardware in a datacenter, and everything between. Practical Monitoring provides you with straightforward strategies and tactics for designing and implementing a strong monitoring foundation for your company. This book takes a unique vendor-neutral approach to monitoring. Rather than discuss how to implement specific tools, Mike teaches the principles and underlying mechanics behind monitoring so you can implement the lessons in any tool. Practical Monitoring covers essential topics including: Monitoring antipatternsPrinciples of monitoring designHow to build an effective on-call rotationGetting metrics and logs out of your application
VCP6-DCV Official Cert Guide (Exam #2V0-621)John A. Davis
VMware 2V0-620 and 2V0-621 exams retired in 2019. We are continuing to make this content available for those who wish to use it to study the foundational information it contains. Trust the Official Cert Guide series from VMware Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. They are the only VMware authorized self-study books and are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam. Master VMware certification exam topics Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks This is the eBook edition of The VCP6-DCV Official Cert Guide. This eBook does not include the practice exam that comes with the print edition. The VCP6-DCV Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. The VCP6-DCV Official Cert Guide focuses specifically on the objectives for the VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV #2VO-621) exam. Leading VMware consultants, trainers, and data center experts John A. Davis, Steve Baca, and Owen Thomas share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics. Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, comprehensive design scenarios, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time. The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the VCP6-DCV (#2VO-621) exam, including: Securing vSphere environments Implementing advanced network virtualization policies, features, and Network I/O control (NIOC) Configuring and using VMware storage protocols, VSAN and VVOL software-defined storage, ESXi host interactions, and Storage I/O Control (SIOC) Upgrading vSphere deployments to 6.x, including vCenter Server and ESXi Hosts Planning and using Resource Pools Implementing backup/recovery with VMware Data Protection and vSphere Replication Troubleshooting performance, storage, networks, upgrades, clusters, and more Successfully configuring Auto Deploy environments with host profiles and virtualized workloads Configuring and administering vSphere high availability Using advanced VM settings, content libraries, and vCloud Air connectors The VCP6-DCV Official Cert Guide is part of a recommended learning path from VMware that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized VMware instructors and self-study products from VMware Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered worldwide, please visit www.vmware.com/training.
Salesforce for BeginnersSharif Shaalan
Get a 360-degree view of the Salesforce platform and learn how to use it for sales, service, marketing, and automating business processes. Key Features Understand how to use core Salesforce objects for maximum efficiency Build various dashboards and reports to analyze results and improve visibility in your business processes Learn the basics of Salesforce administration and mobile app set up Book Description Salesforce is the world's leading Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, helping businesses connect with their constituents and partners. This book will give you a comprehensive introduction to managing sales, marketing, customer relationships, and overall administration for your organization. You'll learn how to configure and use Salesforce for maximum efficiency and return on investment. You'll start by learning how to create activities, manage leads, and develop your prospects and sales pipeline using opportunities and accounts, and then understand how you can enhance marketing activities using campaigns. Packed with real-world business use cases, this Salesforce book will show you how to analyze your business information accurately to make productive decisions. As you advance, you'll get to grips with building various reports and dashboards in Salesforce to derive valuable business insights. Finally, you'll explore tools such as process builder, approval processes, and assignment rules to achieve business process automation and set out on the path to becoming a successful Salesforce Administrator. By the end of the book, you'll have learned how to use Salesforce effectively to achieve your business goals. What you will learn Understand the difference between Salesforce Lightning and Salesforce Classic Create and manage leads in Salesforce Explore business development with accounts and contacts in Salesforce Find out how stages and sales processes help you manage your opportunity pipeline Achieve marketing goals using Salesforce campaigns Perform business analysis using reports and dashboards Gain a high-level overview of the items in the administration section Grasp the different aspects needed to build an effective and flexible Salesforce security model Who this book is for If you're new to Salesforce and want to learn it from scratch, this book is for you. No prior knowledge of Salesforce is required to get started with this book.
Declutter Your DataAngela Crocker
Technology makes things faster, and simpler. At the same time, with all the technology that surrounds us on a daily basis, everyone is awash in too much information. Our computers, phones, tablets, work projects, tax and other files, and various online accounts all store data. It’s a lot! Can anything be done? Yes! 'Declutter Your Data' is for anyone who is interested in making better use of technology, cleaning up their digital clutter, and coming up with an organized and efficient way to access their data going forward. This book guides readers step by step through the process of figuring out what data is important to them; wrestling with the information to clear out what’s not useful and organize what they want to keep; and dealing with the ongoing data maintenance aspect that is a necessity in this digital age. Following author Angela Crocker’s advice and putting these ideas into practice will reduce your digital clutter, make you more efficient, help you save time, and give you a happier relationship with your information, clearing your mind for more important things.