Top System Administrator Ebook Best Sellers

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Take Control of Your Digital Storage, Second Edition - Jeff Carlson Cover Art

Take Control of Your Digital Storage, Second Edition

Take Control of Your Digital Storage, Second Edition by Jeff Carlson

The Mac user’s guide to mass storage Version 2.3, updated July 7, 2023 This book demystifies storage on the Mac, from mechanical hard drives to solid-state disks, and covering topics such as network-attached storage (NAS), cloud storage, repairing and managing disks, encryption, filesystems (including APFS), and managing data. As the amount of data we store continues to grow, figuring out where to put it and how to access it becomes more complicated. It’s not just that we need to find space for our increasingly large collections of photos, videos, music, and apps—we want it to be available whenever we need it, and be sure that it’s safe from hackers and thieves. Every Mac includes internal storage in the form of a hard drive, SSD, or Fusion drive. But you may also have one or more external devices (such as hard drives, flash drives, SD cards, or RAID devices), not to mention network-attached storage (NAS) devices or cloud storage (like Dropbox or iCloud Drive). Making sense of all your options, managing your stored data, choosing new devices or services when you're running out of space, or even just figuring out what's where can drive anyone to distraction. Fortunately, Jeff Carlson has a book with all the answers! After decades of working with Macs and accumulating massive collections of photos and videos, Jeff has pulled together a wide-ranging book about Mac storage that contains just the help you're looking for. Among many other topics, this book covers: • How to choose a new (internal or external) hard drive, SSD, or hybrid drive • Determining how much storage space you need • What you need to know about APFS, Apple’s new filesystem • How to use APFS snapshots (a.k.a. Time Machine local snapshots) • Formatting and partitioning disks using Disk Utility • How to repair a misbehaving disk • RAIDs: what they are and how different types compare • How to tell when a hard drive is about to fail, and what to do about it • What to do with a hard drive when it has outlived its usefulness • When to use a flash drive or SD card • How to create and use disk images • Deciding among local, network, and cloud storage for various types of files • What a personal cloud is and why you might consider using one • Strategies for freeing up extra disk space NAS devices get special coverage, including: • Why you might want a NAS • How to choose a NAS—and when it's a better idea than an external hard drive • Using a NAS with your Mac for a wide variety of purposes • Special considerations when using a NAS for digital photos Jeff also digs into details about numerous storage-related technologies: • How to tell if your third-party SSD needs to have TRIM enabled (and what to do if the answer is yes) • How to create a software RAID using Disk Utility or SoftRAID • What you need to know about filesystems—and how to choose among APFS, Mac OS Extended, FAT, and ExFAT • Why and how to encrypt a disk using FileVault or the Finder • Using iCloud Drive's Optimized Mac Storage feature If you've ever been stumped at the difference between a volume and a partition , need help figuring out whether to buy a big external hard drive or a NAS for extra storage, or wonder whether Apple's new APFS filesystem is right for your needs, this book will tell you what you need to know.

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Site Reliability Engineering - Niall Richard Murphy, Betsy Beyer, Chris Jones & Jennifer Petoff Cover Art

Site Reliability Engineering

Site Reliability Engineering How Google Runs Production Systems by Niall 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

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The Site Reliability Workbook - Betsy Beyer, Niall Richard Murphy, David K. Rensin, Kent Kawahara & Stephen Thorne Cover Art

The Site Reliability Workbook

The Site Reliability Workbook
Practical Ways to Implement SRE
by Betsy 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

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Infrastructure as Code, Patterns and Practices - Rosemary Wang Cover Art

Infrastructure as Code, Patterns and Practices

Infrastructure as Code, Patterns and Practices With examples in Python and Terraform by Rosemary Wang

Use Infrastructure as Code (IaC) to automate, test, and streamline infrastructure for business-critical systems. In Infrastructure as Code, Patterns and Practices you will learn how to:     Optimize infrastructure for modularity and isolate dependencies     Test infrastructure configuration     Mitigate, troubleshoot, and isolate failed infrastructure changes     Collaborate across teams on infrastructure development     Update infrastructure with minimal downtime using blue-green deployments     Scale infrastructure systems supporting multiple business units     Use patterns for provisioning tools, configuration management, and image building     Deliver secure infrastructure configuration to production Infrastructure as Code, Patterns and Practices teaches you to automate infrastructure by applying changes in a codified manner. You’ll learn how to create, test, and deploy infrastructure components in a way that’s easy to scale and share across an entire organization. The book is full of flexible automation techniques that work whether you’re managing your personal projects or making live network changes across a large enterprise. A system administrator or infrastructure engineer will learn essential software development practices for managing IaC, while developers will benefit from in-depth coverage of assembling infrastructure as part of DevOps culture. While the patterns and techniques are tool agnostic, you’ll appreciate the easy-to-follow examples in Python and Terraform. About the technology Infrastructure as Code is a set of practices and processes for provisioning and maintaining infrastructure using scripts, configuration, or programming languages. With IaC in place, it’s easy to test components, implement features, and scale with minimal downtime. Best of all, since IaC follows good development practices, you can make system-wide changes with just a few code commits! About the book Infrastructure as Code, Patterns and Practices teaches flexible techniques for building resilient, scalable infrastructure, including structuring and sharing modules, migrating legacy systems, and more. Learn to build networks, load balancers, and firewalls using Python and Terraform, and confidently update infrastructure while your software is running. You’ll appreciate the expert advice on team collaboration strategies to avoid instability, improve security, and manage costs. What's inside     Optimize infrastructure for modularity and isolate dependencies     Mitigate, troubleshoot, and isolate failed infrastructure changes     Update infrastructure with minimal downtime using blue-green deployments     Use patterns for provisioning tools, configuration management, and image building About the reader For infrastructure or software engineers familiar with Python, provisioning tools, and public cloud providers. About the author Rosemary Wang is an educator, contributor, writer, and speaker. She has worked on many infrastructure as code projects, and open source tools such as Terraform, Vault, and Kubernetes. Table of Contents PART 1 FIRST STEPS 1 Introducing infrastructure as code 2 Writing infrastructure as code 3 Patterns for infrastructure modules 4 Patterns for infrastructure dependencies PART 2 SCALING WITH YOUR TEAM 5 Structuring and sharing modules 6 Testing 7 Continuous delivery and branching models 8 Security and compliance PART 3 MANAGING PRODUCTION COMPLEXITY 9 Making changes 10 Refactoring 11 Fixing failures 12 Cost of cloud computing 13 Managing tools

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Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Fourth Edition - Travis Plunk, James Petty & Tyler Leonhardt Cover Art

Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Fourth Edition

Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Fourth Edition Covers Windows, Linux, and macOS by Travis 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 .

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Terraform: Up and Running - Yevgeniy Brikman Cover Art

Terraform: Up and Running

Terraform: Up and Running
by Yevgeniy 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 third edition, expanded and thoroughly updated for version 1.0 and beyond, shows you the fastest way to get up and running with Terraform. Gruntwork cofounder Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman takes 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. Compare Terraform with Chef, Puppet, Ansible, CloudFormation, and PulumiDeploy servers, load balancers, and databasesCreate reusable infrastructure with Terraform modulesTest your Terraform modules with static analysis, unit tests, and integration testsConfigure CI/CD pipelines for both your apps and infrastructure codeUse advanced Terraform syntax for loops, conditionals, and zero-downtime deploymentGet up to speed on Terraform 0.13 to 1.0 and beyondWork with multiple clouds and providers (including Kubernetes!)

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Building Secure and Reliable Systems - Heather Adkins, Betsy Beyer, Paul Blankinship, Piotr Lewandowski, Ana Oprea & Adam Stubblefield Cover Art

Building Secure and Reliable Systems

Building Secure and Reliable Systems Best Practices for Designing, Implementing, and Maintaining Systems by Heather Adkins, Betsy Beyer, Paul Blankinship, Piotr Lewandowski, Ana Oprea & Adam Stubblefield

Can a system be considered truly reliable if it isn't fundamentally secure? Or can it be considered secure if it's unreliable? Security is crucial to the design and operation of scalable systems in production, as it plays an important part in product quality, performance, and availability. In this book, experts from Google share best practices to help your organization design scalable and reliable systems that are fundamentally secure. Two previous O’Reilly books from Google— Site Reliability Engineering and The Site Reliability Workbook —demonstrated how and why a commitment to the entire service lifecycle enables organizations to successfully build, deploy, monitor, and maintain software systems. In this latest guide, the authors offer insights into system design, implementation, and maintenance from practitioners who specialize in security and reliability. They also discuss how building and adopting their recommended best practices requires a culture that’s supportive of such change. You’ll learn about secure and reliable systems through: Design strategiesRecommendations for coding, testing, and debugging practicesStrategies to prepare for, respond to, and recover from incidentsCultural best practices that help teams across your organization collaborate effectively

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Packaging for Apple Administrators - Armin Briegel Cover Art

Packaging for Apple Administrators

Packaging for Apple Administrators by Armin 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

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Property Lists, Preferences and Profiles for Apple Administrators - Armin Briegel Cover Art

Property Lists, Preferences and Profiles for Apple Administrators

Property Lists, Preferences and Profiles for Apple Administrators by Armin 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

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Ansible for DevOps - Jeff Geerling Cover Art

Ansible for DevOps

Ansible for DevOps
Server and Configuration Management for Humans
by Jeff 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.

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macOS Installation - Armin Briegel Cover Art

macOS Installation

macOS Installation by Armin 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

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My iPad 2 (covers iOS 4.3), 2/e - Gary Rosenzweig Cover Art

My iPad 2 (covers iOS 4.3), 2/e

My iPad 2 (covers iOS 4.3), 2/e by Gary 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

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Outlook 2010 All-in-One For Dummies - Jennifer Fulton & Karen S. Fredricks Cover Art

Outlook 2010 All-in-One For Dummies

Outlook 2010 All-in-One For Dummies by Jennifer 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!

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Outlook 2010 For Dummies - Bill Dyszel Cover Art

Outlook 2010 For Dummies

Outlook 2010 For Dummies by Bill 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!

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Mastering VMware vSphere 6 - Nick Marshall, Grant Orchard, Josh Atwell & Scott Lowe Cover Art

Mastering VMware vSphere 6

Mastering VMware vSphere 6 by Nick 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.

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e-Discovery For Dummies - Carol Pollard & Ian Redpath Cover Art

e-Discovery For Dummies

e-Discovery For Dummies by Carol 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.

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Mastering VMware vSphere 5.5 - Scott Lowe, Nick Marshall, Forbes Guthrie, Matt Liebowitz & Josh Atwell Cover Art

Mastering VMware vSphere 5.5

Mastering VMware vSphere 5.5 by Scott 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.

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BackTrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide - Vivek Ramachandran Cover Art

BackTrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide

BackTrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide by Vivek 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.

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My iPad - Gary Rosenzweig Cover Art

My iPad

My iPad by Gary 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

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Managing FileVault in macOS 10.15 Catalina - Frederick Abeloos Cover Art

Managing FileVault in macOS 10.15 Catalina

Managing FileVault in macOS 10.15 Catalina by Frederick 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).

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Docker: Up & Running - Karl Matthias & Sean P. Kane Cover Art

Docker: Up & Running

Docker: Up & Running Shipping Reliable Containers in Production by Karl 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

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed - Rand Morimoto, Michael Noel, Omar Droubi, Ross Mistry & Chris Amaris Cover Art

Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed

Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed by Rand Morimoto, Michael Noel, Omar Droubi, Ross Mistry & Chris Amaris

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

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Bash Pocket Reference

Bash Pocket Reference Help for Power Users and Sys Admins by Arnold 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

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The Kubernetes Book

The Kubernetes Book by Nigel Poulton

This 2023 edition of The Kubernetes Book, by Nigel Poulton, renowned author and video trainer, is up to date with the latest trends in Kubernetes (version 1.26+) and the rapidly evolving cloud-native ecosystem. Containers transformed how we package and deploy applications, but they came with inherent challenges. Kubernetes is a platform for deploying and managing containerized applications at scale. It also abstracts underlying infrastructure, making it easier to deploy and manage applications across heterogenous clouds and on-premises environments. The Kubernetes Book offers a beginner-friendly approach to mastering Kubernetes architecture and core concepts such as Pods, Deployments, Services, StatefulSets, Ingress, ConfigMaps, and more. It also demystifies the Kubernetes API, teaches you how to secure Kubernetes, and brings you up to speed with important cloud-native concepts such as microservices, declarative configuration, desired state, reconciliation, and more. The book also serves as a comprehensive guide for software developers, systems administrators, cloud engineers, and architects to help them master Kubernetes. It offers the most precise explanations and is full of practical examples to help develop applications on a laptop and then deploy them to real-world Kubernetes environments. ★ The Kubernetes Book is updated annually, meaning it's always up to date with the latest and greatest in the Kubernetes and cloud-native ecosystems. Part of a "Mastering Kubernetes" series, book 2. Other books include Quick Start Kubernetes (book 1) and The KCNA Book (book 3).

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SSH Mastery

SSH Mastery OpenSSH, PuTTY, Tunnels and Keys - 2nd edition by Michael 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!

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FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS

FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS by Michael 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

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Vagrant: Up and Running

Vagrant: Up and Running Create and Manage Virtualized Development Environments by Mitchell 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

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Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Administration Instant Reference

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Administration Instant Reference by Ken 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.

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Learning Shell Scripting with Zsh

Learning Shell Scripting with Zsh by Gastón 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.

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Active Directory

Active Directory Designing, Deploying, and Running Active Directory by Brian Desmond, Joe Richards, Robbie Allen & Alistair G. Lowe-Norris

Organize your network resources by learning how to design, manage, and maintain Active Directory. Updated to cover Windows Server 2012, the fifth edition of this bestselling book gives you a thorough grounding in Microsoft’s network directory service by explaining concepts in an easy-to-understand, narrative style. You’ll negotiate a maze of technologies for deploying a scalable and reliable AD infrastructure, with new chapters on management tools, searching the AD database, authentication and security protocols, and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). This book provides real-world scenarios that let you apply what you’ve learned—ideal whether you’re a network administrator for a small business or a multinational enterprise. Upgrade Active Directory to Windows Server 2012Learn the fundamentals, including how AD stores objectsUse the AD Administrative Center and other management toolsLearn to administer AD with Windows PowerShellSearch and gather AD data, using the LDAP query syntaxUnderstand how Group Policy functionsDesign a new Active Directory forestExamine the Kerberos security protocolGet a detailed look at the AD replication process

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VMware vSphere Design

VMware vSphere Design by Forbes 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.

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DK Essential Managers: Dealing With E-mail

DK Essential Managers: Dealing With E-mail by David 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.  The DK Essential Managers series covers a range of business and management topics and has sold more than two million copies worldwide. Each guide is clearly presented for ease of reference, with visual pointers, tips, and graphics.

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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide by Aidan 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 .

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Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches

Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches by Don 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    

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Windows Command Prompt

Windows Command Prompt by Murat 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.

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Learning Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Learning Microsoft Endpoint Manager Unified Endpoint Management with Intune and the Enterprise Mobility + Security Suite by Scott 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.

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FreeBSD Mastery: Jails

FreeBSD Mastery: Jails by Michael 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

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Cloud Native Infrastructure

Cloud Native Infrastructure Patterns for Scalable Infrastructure and Applications in a Dynamic Environment by Justin Garrison & Kris Nova

Cloud native infrastructure is more than servers, network, and storage in the cloud—it is as much about operational hygiene as it is about elasticity and scalability. In this book, you’ll learn practices, patterns, and requirements for creating infrastructure that meets your needs, capable of managing the full life cycle of cloud native applications. Justin Garrison and Kris Nova reveal hard-earned lessons on architecting infrastructure from companies such as Google, Amazon, and Netflix. They draw inspiration from projects adopted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), and provide examples of patterns seen in existing tools such as Kubernetes. With this book, you will: Understand why cloud native infrastructure is necessary to effectively run cloud native applicationsUse guidelines to decide when—and if—your business should adopt cloud native practicesLearn patterns for deploying and managing infrastructure and applicationsDesign tests to prove that your infrastructure works as intended, even in a variety of edge casesLearn how to secure infrastructure with policy as code

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Mastering VMware vSphere 6.7

Mastering VMware vSphere 6.7 by Nick 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.

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Postfix: The Definitive Guide

Postfix: The Definitive Guide A Secure and Easy-to-Use MTA for UNIX by Kyle 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.

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Learning Chef

Learning Chef A Guide to Configuration Management and Automation by Mischa 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

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Tarsnap Mastery

Tarsnap Mastery Online Backups for the Truly Paranoid by Michael 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.

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CRM Handbook, The

CRM Handbook, The A Business Guide to Customer Relationship Management by Jill 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 “

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Linux Command-Line Tips & Tricks

Linux Command-Line Tips & Tricks by V. Subhash

Linux Command-Line Tips & Tricks is a hack collection for Linux command‑line warriors . Because of the shell's ancient history, BASH scripting has some odd programming constructs that are difficult to memorize. This book is a ready-reference for such archaic but crucial details. It is also at an advanced level. It assumes that you already know how to use the terminal and are adept at shell programming. It does not teach you the basics or try to be a comprehensive reference. It trusts your intuition and focuses on things that you are most likely to forget or be confused about. It devotes special attention to coding mistakes or unusual circumstances in which your script or command will fail . Chapters •Terminal •Shell Scripting •Caja Actions Configuration •System Administration •Internet Tasks •Multimedia Tasks •Office Tasks •Miscellaneous Tips & Tricks Most Linux books do a good job of describing expected behaviour. Very few of them focus on stuff that can go wrong. And, as everyone knows, if things can go wrong, they most likely will. Given that trillions of dollars of assets are managed by shell scripts, it is important to avoid all avoidable mistakes.

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Practical Monitoring

Practical Monitoring Effective Strategies for the Real World by Mike 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

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Using Docker

Using Docker Developing and Deploying Software with Containers by Adrian Mouat

Docker containers offer simpler, faster, and more robust methods for developing, distributing, and running software than previously available. With this hands-on guide, you’ll learn why containers are so important, what you’ll gain by adopting Docker, and how to make it part of your development process. Ideal for developers, operations engineers, and system administrators—especially those keen to embrace a DevOps approach—Using Docker will take you from Docker and container basics to running dozens of containers on a multi-host system with networking and scheduling. The core of the book walks you through the steps needed to develop, test, and deploy a web application with Docker. Get started with Docker by building and deploying a simple web applicationUse Continuous Deployment techniques to push your application to production multiple times a dayLearn various options and techniques for logging and monitoring multiple containersExamine networking and service discovery: how do containers find each other and how do you connect them?Orchestrate and cluster containers to address load-balancing, scaling, failover, and schedulingSecure your system by following the principles of defense-in-depth and least privilege

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CompTIA Mobility+ Certification

CompTIA Mobility+ Certification Exam Guide (Exam MB0-001) by Bobby 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

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Mastering Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

Mastering Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 by David 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.

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Declutter Your Data

Declutter Your Data Take Charge of Your Data and Organize Your Digital Life by Angela 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.

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VCP6-DCV Official Cert Guide (Exam #2V0-621)

VCP6-DCV Official Cert Guide (Exam #2V0-621) by John Davis, Steve Baca & Owen Thomas

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.

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