Best Solaris Operating System Books

Solaris used to be open source operating system that can be used for free on computers with up to four CPUs (see Softpanorama Solaris Links and Solaris Security for more information). After Oracle acquisition of Sun things changed and it became more like a a regular commercial OS.

1. Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment, 3rd Edition

Author: by W. Stevens
1032 pages

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For more than twenty years, serious C programmers have relied on one book for practical, in-depth knowledge of the programming interfaces that drive the UNIX and Linux kernels: W. Richard Stevens’ Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment. Now, once again, Rich’s colleague Steve Rago has thoroughly updated this classic work.

The new third edition supports today’s leading platforms, reflects new technical advances and best practices, and aligns with Version 4 of the Single UNIX Specification. Steve carefully retains the spirit and approach that have made this book so valuable. Building on Rich’s pioneering work, he begins with files, directories, and processes, carefully laying the groundwork for more advanced techniques, such as signal handling and terminal I/O.

He also thoroughly covers threads and multithreaded programming, and socket-based IPC. This edition covers more than seventy new interfaces, including POSIX asynchronous I/O, spin locks, barriers, and POSIX semaphores. Most obsolete interfaces have been removed, except for a few that are ubiquitous.

2. Address Book Large Print: With Tabs – Large Telephone Address Book for Seniors & Women – Record Birthday, Address Journal, Alphabetical Tab Addresses … organizer (8.5 x 11) (Address Books)

Author: by O.kerkoud Blueschool
107 pages

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LARGE PRINT ADDRESS BOOK: Perfect Address and Phone book for Seniors. Easy to read and record contacts. Never again will you lose your important contacts with this easy to use Log Book. This large print address book (8. 5 x 11 inches) has plenty of room for your addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses (with a page index) so you can find the information you are looking for quickly.

It also has many blank lined pages for you to store other important information like account information or the location of important documents. There is plenty of space between the lines so you can write larger and easily read your information.

BOOK DETAILS: Alphabetical Tab Space for over 300 contacts Notes for Emergency and Useful Information Dimension: Large Print 8. 5×11 Inches Interior: American Made White Paper Large 26 point font for easy reading. Blank lined pages included for additional notes and important information.

3. Podcasting: How to Start a Podcast and Create a Profitable Podcasting Business

Author: by Amanda Mayo
138 pages

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Still dreaming about launching your own podcast? Or maybe you’ve already tried recording a few episodes and got completely stuck Podcasting can be overwhelming, especially at the start, when you have no process or plan – just your passion. Here’s the good news, though:You Can Launch A Podcast With No Prior Experience (Even When You’re on a Budget).

Podcasting is a soup-to-nuts practical guide by Amanda Mayo, Podcast Producer and Production Director at Chicago Independent Radio Project (CHIRP), where she manages an award-winning weekly artist interview podcast. From choosing the best podcasting equipment to monetizing your podcast, Amanda covers everything you need to know about profitable podcasting.

You’ll learnThe 4 crucial questions to help you come up with the right podcast idea. How to narrow down the true who of your podcast. The different podcasting styles and how to choose the best one based on your audience. The three simple rules to determine your ideal podcast length.

4. Introducing MATH! Grade 2 by ArgoPrep: 600+ Practice Questions + Comprehensive Overview of Each Topic + Detailed Video Explanations Included | 2nd … (Introducing MATH! Series by ArgoPrep)

Author: by Argo Brothers
292 pages

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Introducing Math!By ArgoPrep is an award-winning series created by certified teachers to provide students with high-quality practice problems. This workbook is designed to provide you with a comprehensive overview of Grade 2 mathematics. Our workbooks include topic overviews with instruction, practice questions, answer explanations along with free digital access to video explanations.

Practice in confidence – with ArgoPrep! Grade 2 Mathematics:Chapter 1 – Operations and Algebraic Thinking1.1. Represent and solve word problems.1.2. Add and subtract within 20.1.3. Understand Even adn Odd Numbers. Chapter 2 – Numbers & Operation in Base Ten2.1. Understanding Three Digit Numbers.2.2. Adding and Subtracting.

Chapter 3 – Measurement & Data 3.1. Using Tools to Measure.3.2. Using Addition and Subtraction to Solve Word Problems.3.3. Working with Time and Money.3.4.Represent Data. Chapter 4 – Geometry4.1. Recognizing and Drawing Shapes. Chapter 5 – Mixed AssessmentWhether your school follows common core curriculum or a state-aligned curriculum, our Introducing Math!

5. Systems Performance: Enterprise and the Cloud

Author: by Brendan Gregg
October 7, 2013

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The Complete Guide to Optimizing Systems Performance Written by the winner of the 2013 LISA Award for Outstanding Achievement in System Administration Large-scale enterprise, cloud, and virtualized computing systems have introduced serious performance challenges. Now, internationally renowned performance expert Brendan Gregg has brought together proven methodologies, tools, and metrics for analyzing and tuning even the most complex environments.

Systems Performance: Enterprise and the Cloud focuses on Linux and Unix performance, while illuminating performance issues that are relevant to all operating systems. You’ll gain deep insight into how systems work and perform, and learn methodologies for analyzing and improving system and application performance.

Gregg presents examples from bare-metal systems and virtualized cloud tenants running Linux-based Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS, and the illumos-based Joyent SmartOS and OmniTI OmniOS. He systematically covers modern systems performance, including the traditional analysis of CPUs, memory, disks, and networks, and new areas including cloud computing and dynamic tracing.

6. Hands-on Booting: Learn the Boot Process of Linux, Windows, and Unix

Author: by Yogesh Babar
486 pages

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Master the booting procedure of various operating systems with in-depth analysis of bootloaders and firmware. The primary focus is on the Linux booting procedure along with other popular operating systems such as Windows and Unix. Hands-on Booting begins by explaining what a bootloader is, starting with the Linux bootloader followed by bootloaders for Windows and Unix systems.

Next, you’ll address the BIOS and UEFI firmware by installing multiple operating systems on one machine and booting them through the Linux bootloader. Further, you’ll see the kernel’s role in the booting procedure of the operating system and the dependency between kernel, initramfs, and dracut.

You’ll also cover systemd, examining its structure and how it mounts the user root filesystem. In the final section, the book explains troubleshooting methodologies such as debugging shells followed by live images and rescue mode. On completing this book, you will understand the booting process of major operating systems such as Linux, Windows, and Unix.

7. Kerberos: The Definitive Guide: The Definitive Guide

Author: by Jason Garman
274 pages

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Kerberos, the single sign-on authentication system originally developed at MIT, deserves its name. It’s a faithful watchdog that keeps intruders out of your networks. But it has been equally fierce to system administrators, for whom the complexity of Kerberos is legendary.

Single sign-on is the holy grail of network administration, and Kerberos is the only game in town. Microsoft, by integrating Kerberos into Active Directory in Windows 2000 and 2003, has extended the reach of Kerberos to all networks large or small. Kerberos makes your network more secure and more convenient for users by providing a single authentication system that works across the entire network.

One username; one password; one login is all you need. Fortunately, help for administrators is on the way. Kerberos: The Definitive Guide shows you how to implement Kerberos for secure authentication. In addition to covering the basic principles behind cryptographic authentication, it covers everything from basic installation to advanced topics like cross-realm authentication, defending against attacks on Kerberos, and troubleshooting.

8. Essential System Administration: Tools and Techniques for Linux and Unix Administration, 3rd Edition

Author: by Æleen Frisch
O'Reilly Media
1178 pages

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Essential System Administration,3rd Edition is the definitive guide for Unix system administration, covering all the fundamental and essential tasks required to run such divergent Unix systems as AIX, FreeBSD, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Tru64 and more. Essential System Administration provides a clear, concise, practical guide to the real-world issues that anyone responsible for a Unix system faces daily.

The new edition of this indispensable reference has been fully updated for all the latest operating systems. Even more importantly, it has been extensively revised and expanded to consider the current system administrative topics that administrators need most. Essential System Administration,3rd Edition covers: DHCP, USB devices, the latest automation tools, SNMP and network management, LDAP, PAM, and recent security tools and techniques.

Essential System Administration is comprehensive. But what has made this book the guide system administrators turn to over and over again is not just the sheer volume of valuable information it provides, but the clear, useful way the information is presented.

9. Unix in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition

Author: by Arnold Robbins
O'Reilly Media
908 pages

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As an open operating system, Unix can be improved on by anyone and everyone: individuals, companies, universities, and more. As a result, the very nature of Unix has been altered over the years by numerous extensions formulated in an assortment of versions.

Today, Unix encompasses everything from Sun’s Solaris to Apple’s Mac OS X and more varieties of Linux than you can easily name. The latest edition of this bestselling reference brings Unix into the 21st century. It’s been reworked to keep current with the broader state of Unix in today’s world and highlight the strengths of this operating system in all its various flavors.

Detailing all Unix commands and options, the informative guide provides generous descriptions and examples that put those commands in context. Here are some of the new features you’ll find in Unix in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition:Solaris 10, the latest version of the SVR4-based operating system, GNU/Linux, and Mac OS XBash shell (along with the 1988 and 1993 versions of ksh)tsch shell (instead of the original Berkeley csh)Package management programs, used for program installation on popular GNU/Linux systems, Solaris and Mac OS XGNU Emacs Version 21Introduction to source code management systemsConcurrent versions systemSubversion version control systemGDB debuggerAs Unix has progressed, certain commands that were once critical have fallen into disuse.

10. Shell Programming in Unix, Linux and OS X: The Fourth Edition of Unix Shell Programming (Developer's Library)

Author: by Stephen Kochan
416 pages

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Shell Programming in Unix, Linux and OS X is a thoroughly updated revision of Kochan and Wood’s classic Unix Shell Programming tutorial. Following the methodology of the original text, the book focuses on the POSIX standard shell, and teaches you how to develop programs in this useful programming environment, taking full advantage of the underlying power of Unix and Unix-like operating systems.

After a quick review of Unix utilities, the book’s authors take you step-by-step through the process of building shell scripts, debugging them, and understanding how they work within the shell’s environment. All major features of the shell are covered, and the large number of practical examples make it easy for you to build shell scripts for your particular applications.

The book also describes the major features of the Korn and Bash shells. Learn how to Take advantage of the many utilities provided in the Unix system Write powerful shell scripts Use the shell’s built-in decision-making and looping constructs Use the shell’s powerful quoting mechanisms Make the most of the shell’s built-in history and command editing capabilities Use regular expressions with Unix commands Take advantage of the special features of the Korn and Bash shells Identify the major differences between versions of the shell language Customize the way your Unix system responds to you Set up your shell environment Make use of functions Debug scripts Contents at a Glance 1 A Quick Review of the Basics 2 What Is the Shell?

11. FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS (IT Mastery) (Volume 9)

Author: by Michael W Lucas
Tilted Windmill Press
242 pages

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ZFS improves everything about systems administration. Once you peek under the hood, though, ZFS’ bewildering array of knobs and tunables can overwhelm anyone. ZFS experts can make their servers zingand now you can, too, with FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS. This small book teaches you to: Use boot environments to make the riskiest sysadmin tasks boring Delegate filesystem privileges to users Containerize ZFS datasets with jails Quickly and efficiently replicate data between machines split layers off of mirrors optimize ZFS block storage handle large storage arrays select caching strategies to improve performance manage next-generation storage hardware identify and remove bottlenecks build screaming fast database storage dive deep into pools, metaslabs, and more!

Whether you manage a single small server or international datacenters, simplify your storage with FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS.

12. FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS (IT Mastery) (Volume 7)

Author: by Michael W Lucas
Tilted Windmill Press
234 pages

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21st-Century Data Storage 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: understand how your hardware affects ZFS 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 understand how ZFS uses and manages space do custom 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.

13. Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Developers Guide

Author: by Mark Rittman

‎ McGraw-Hill Education
1088 pages

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Master Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Reports and Dashboards Deliver meaningful business information to users anytime, anywhere, on any device, using Oracle Business Intelligence 11g. Written by Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman, Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Developers Guide fully covers the latest BI report design and distribution techniques.

Find out how to execute effective queries, build accurate models, use scorecards and KPIs, create dynamic reports, set up dashboards, and publish to smartphones and wireless devices. This Oracle Press guide contains comprehensive details on Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, the best-in-class, preintegrated BI platform.

Install or upgrade to Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Develop and manage custom Oracle Business Intelligence repositories Access relational, file, and multidimensional data sources Design print-quality reports with Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher Create web-enabled analyses, dashboards, and visualizations Integrate with other applications using Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Action Framework Employ authentication, authorization, and row-level security Configure and deploy Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine

14. Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration: Fundamentals v. I

Author: by Bill Calkins Calkins
Prentice Hall
718 pages

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Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration covers every skill required to effectively install and administer the Oracle Solaris 11. 1 operating system in production environments. It features dozens of step-bystep learn by example procedures, demonstrating how to apply complex solutions in real-world data center environments.

Author Bill Calkins has administered and taught Oracle Solaris and its predecessors for more than twenty years. He also helped develop the newest Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) and Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) exams, which raise the bar for Solaris certification.

This guide covers every new 1Z0-821 exam topic in detail and also covers many 1Z0-822 exam topics. Calkins also reviews the changes that system administrators will face when upgrading to Solaris 11. 1 and presents new ways to perform familiar tasks on both SPARC and x86 hardware.

You’ll learn how to Install the Solaris 11 Operating Environment with Live Media or Text Interactive installers Install, manage, and update software with the Image Packaging System and IPS repositories Understand, customize, and troubleshoot SPARC and x86 boot processes from system power-up to loading the OS (including coverage of ILOM, OpenBoot, and GRUB 2) Administer and create services through the service management facility (SMF) Configure system messaging using SMF notifications, syslog and rsyslog Configure and administer ZFS storage pools, including ZFS on the boot drive, local disks, LUNs, and a SAN Configure and manage ZFS file systems: encryption, redundancy, snapshots, clones, network sharing, monitoring, device replacement, and legacy UFS migration Create, migrate, contain, and administer zones, including solaris10 branded and immutable zones Use RBAC to create custom rights profiles and grant special privileges Manage and monitor system process scheduler (including FSS process schedulers and proc tools) Configure Solaris networking and network services, including Reactive and Fixed Network Configurations, VNICs, and Virtual Networking A companion website (unixed.Com/solaris11book.

15. Password Book with Alphabetical Tabs: Internet Password Book To Remember, Password Log Book Discreet with Funny Cow Cover

Author: by Password Book Printorini
106 pages

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Sometimes, especially when needed, we forget our login info to access a website. Often, we try to flip and flip pages of a notebook to find a username and password for a website. We wrote it our own, but which page?

It’s really frustrating, and it’s also a waste of time. The Pages are arranged in alphabetical order, so you can easily and quickly find what you are looking for! This awesome and useful small notebook is perfect for keeping your online data information safe and always on hand.

For added security, you can use the Notes row for every website to write password hints instead of the password itself. Store all your important passwords, website addresses, usernames, account, and login details in one secure and convenient place! Features:Pocket compact size, 6 x 9 (15 x 23 cm)100+ pages with 400+ password spaces.

Flexible premium paperbackAlphabetized A to Z pagesSimple minimalist stealth coverUntitled design for securityPrinted on high-quality white paperNever Forget Your Passwords Again! Perfect gift for parents, grandparents, or that friend who always forgets his/her passwords. Get peace of mind for less than 3 cents a day.

16. Address Book: Large Print Address Book with Alphabetical Tabs to Record Phone Numbers, Addresses, Emails, Birthdays and Notes

Author: by Gabriel S.
120 pages

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Address Book With TabsA record of your contacts; phone numbers, emails, addresses and notes for any engagements. Alphabetical markers for quick picking of your desired contact. Easily adaptable to other uses, such as recording your books library, or upcoming events.

Features: FIND AN ADDRESS INSTANT – Amazing address book with A-Z tabs to go straight to the details you need. No more looking through bits of paper, store all your contacts in this address book. ALL DETAILS – Each contact entry contains space for a Name, home address, 3 Phone numbers, Email, Birthday and Notes.

MORE ENTRY SPACES THAN EVER! This address book has enough space to record more than 300 Addresses. With a maximum of 12 spaces per letter; So there’s space for all your contacts. Premium Floral CoverSize 8″ x 11″.With all your contacts in one place you will never have to go on mad searches for an address, phone number or even a birthday.

Gift this to yourself or to any one you love