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Table Of Contents

Introduction
1. Architecture-specific Information
3. Activate Your Subscription
• Provide a Red Hat login
3.1. Provide a Red Hat Login
3.2. Provide Your Subscription Number
3.3. Connect Your System
4. More to Come
4.1. Send in Your Feedback
The Philosophy of System Administration
• Automate everything
1.1. Automate Everything
1.2. Document Everything
1.3. Communicate as Much as Possible
1. Tell your users what you are going to do
1.3.1. Tell Your Users What You Are Going to Do
1.3.2. Tell Your Users What You Are Doing
1.4. Know Your Resources
1.5. Know Your Users
1.6. Know Your Business
1.7. Security Cannot be an Afterthought
1.7.1. The Risks of Social Engineering
1.9. Expect the Unexpected
1.10. Red Hat Enterprise Linux-Specific Information
1.11.2. Useful Websites
Resource Monitoring
2.1. Basic Concepts
2.3. Monitoring System Capacity
2.4. What to Monitor?
2.4.1. Monitoring CPU Power
2.4.2. Monitoring Bandwidth
2.4.4. Monitoring Storage
2.5. Red Hat Enterprise Linux-Specific Information
2.5.1. free
2.5.4. The Sysstat Suite of Resource Monitoring Tools
2.6. Additional Resources
2.6.1. Installed Documentation
2.6.3. Related Books
Bandwidth and Processing Power
3.1. Bandwidth
3.1.1. Buses
3.1.2. Datapaths
3.1.3. Potential Bandwidth-Related Problems
3.1.4. Potential Bandwidth-Related Solutions
3.1.5. In Summary
3.2. Processing Power
3.2.1. Facts About Processing Power
3.2.2. Consumers of Processing Power
3.2.3. Improving a CPU Shortage
3.3. Red Hat Enterprise Linux-Specific Information
3.3.1. Monitoring Bandwidth on Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3.4. Additional Resources
3.4.1. Installed Documentation
3.4.3. Related Books
Physical and Virtual Memory
4.1. Storage Access Patterns
4.2. The Storage Spectrum
4.2.1. CPU Registers
4.2.2. Cache Memory
4.2.3. Main Memory — RAM
4.2.4. Hard Drives
4.2.5. Off-Line Backup Storage
4.3. Basic Virtual Memory Concepts
4.3.1. Virtual Memory in Simple Terms
4.3.2. Backing Store — the Central Tenet of Virtual Memory
4.4.1. Page Faults
4.4.2. The Working Set
4.4.3. Swapping
4.5. Virtual Memory Performance Implications
4.5.1. Worst Case Performance Scenario
4.5.2. Best Case Performance Scenario
4.6. Red Hat Enterprise Linux-Specific Information
4.7. Additional Resources
4.7.1. Installed Documentation
4.7.2. Useful Websites
4.7.3. Related Books
Managing Storage
5.1. An Overview of Storage Hardware
• Disk platters
• Data reading/writing device
5.1.1. Disk Platters
5.1.3. Access Arms
5.3.2. Present-Day Industry-Standard Interfaces
5.4. Hard Drive Performance Characteristics
5.4.1. Mechanical/Electrical Limitations
5.4.2. I/O Loads and Performance
5.5. Making the Storage Usable
5.5.1. Partitions/Slices
5.5.2. File Systems
5.5.3. Directory Structure
5.5.4. Enabling Storage Access
5.6. Advanced Storage Technologies
5.6.1. Network-Accessible Storage
5.6.2. RAID-Based Storage
5.6.3. Logical Volume Management
5.7. Storage Management Day-to-Day
5.7.1. Monitoring Free Space
5.7.2. Disk Quota Issues
5.7.3. File-Related Issues
5.7.4. Adding/Removing Storage
5.9. Red Hat Enterprise Linux-Specific Information
5.9.1. Device Naming Conventions
5.9.2. File System Basics
5.9.3. Mounting File Systems
5.9.6. Adding/Removing Storage
5.9.8. Creating RAID Arrays
5.9.10. Logical Volume Management
5.10. Additional Resources
5.10.1. Installed Documentation
5.10.3. Related Books
Managing User Accounts and Resource Access
6.1. Managing User Accounts
6.1.1. The Username
6.1.2. Passwords
6.1.3. Access Control Information
6.1.4. Managing Accounts and Resource Access Day-to-Day
6.2. Managing User Resources
• Who can access shared data
6.2.1. Who Can Access Shared Data
6.2.2. Where Users Access Shared Data
6.2.3. What Barriers Are in Place To Prevent Abuse of Resources
6.3. Red Hat Enterprise Linux-Specific Information
6.3.1. User Accounts, Groups, and Permissions
6.3.2. Files Controlling User Accounts and Groups
6.3.3. User Account and Group Applications
6.4.1. Installed Documentation
6.4.2. Useful Websites
Printers and Printing
7.1. Types of Printers
7.1.1. Printing Considerations
7.2. Impact Printers
7.2.1. Dot-Matrix Printers
7.2.2. Daisy-Wheel Printers
7.2.3. Line Printers
7.2.4. Impact Printer Consumables
7.3. Inkjet Printers
7.3.1. Inkjet Consumables
7.4. Laser Printers
7.4.2. Laser Printer Consumables
7.5. Other Printer Types
7.6. Printer Languages and Technologies
7.7. Networked Versus Local Printers
7.8. Red Hat Enterprise Linux-Specific Information
7.9. Additional Resources
7.9.1. Installed Documentation
7.9.3. Related Books
Planning for Disaster
8.1. Types of Disasters
• Hardware failures
8.1.1. Hardware Failures
8.1.2. Software Failures
8.1.3. Environmental Failures
8.1.3.2.3.2. Providing Power For the Next Few Minutes
8.1.4. Human Errors
8.2.1. Different Data: Different Backup Needs
8.2.2. Backup Software: Buy Versus Build
8.2.3. Types of Backups
8.2.4. Backup Media
8.2.5. Storage of Backups
8.2.6. Restoration Issues
8.3. Disaster Recovery
8.3.1. Creating, Testing, and Implementing a Disaster Recovery Plan
8.3.2. Backup Sites: Cold, Warm, and Hot
8.3.3. Hardware and Software Availability
8.3.4. Availability of Backups
8.3.5. Network Connectivity to the Backup Site
8.3.6. Backup Site Staffing
8.4. Red Hat Enterprise Linux-Specific Information
8.4.1. Software Support
8.4.2. Backup Technologies
8.4.2.3. dump/restore: Not Recommendedfor Mounted File Systems!
8.5. Additional Resources
8.5.1. Installed Documentation
8.5.2. Useful Websites
8.5.3. Related Books
Index
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