Paul Watters covers all aspects of deploying the SolarisTM 8 Operating
Environment (Solaris OE) in his book "Solaris 8 Administrator's Guide"
as an enterprise-level network operating system, with a focus on e-commerce.
Written for experienced network administrators who want an objective
guide to networking with Solaris OE, the book covers installation on
the Intel and SPARCTM platforms and shows how to set up Solaris OE as
a file server, application server and database server.
"Solaris 8 Administrator's Guide" covers all
aspects of deploying Solaris OE as a network server, including both basic
and advanced network services. Given newfound interest in Solaris OE as an
enterprise network operating system, this guide is aimed at
supporting enterprise-level services. It's written for experienced
network administrators who want an objective guide to networking with
the Solaris OE.
In its coverage of advanced topics, "Solaris 8 Administrator's Guide"
offers examples of configuration files and the installation of
third-party software packages. This comprehensive book also contains
more conceptual and difficult material that is absent from other
Solaris OE reference manuals. Emphasis is placed on issues such as
evaluating the security, scalability and reliability of specific
software packages--at the expense of providing detailed coverage of
every available package.
The book covers the practical experience and skills needed to
understand the impact of new services and software products on existing
server systems. Author Paul Watters, a recognized authority on the
Solaris OE, avoids so-called "historical" services like UUCP, which can
easily fill chapters but are not commonly found in today's production
environments. Instead, the practical focus is on supporting relevant
contemporary networking technologies.
There is a sample chapter, "Network Configuration," available online.
This chapter explains how to configure a network based on the Solaris OE,
including the configuration of single or multiple network interfaces,
static and dynamic routing and network troubleshooting. In addition,
examples for enabling devices and testing interfaces are provided.
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