The latest version of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is a dramatic update of its predecessor Configuration Manager 2007, and this book offers intermediate-to-advanced coverage of how the new SCCM boasts a simplified hierarchy, role-based security, a new console, flexible application deployment, and mobile management. You'll explore planning and installation, migrating from SCCM 2007, deploying software and operating systems, security, monitoring and troubleshooting, and automating and customizing SCCM 2012 with scripts.Features an unparalleled team of authors, two of whom are insiders at Microsoft and have worked with SCCM since nearly its inception Provides in-depth coverage and offers a hands-on approach to learning all there is to know about SCCM Explores why SCCM 2012 is the most significant update in its 16-year history
Packed with real-world scenarios to show you how to use SCCM in various contexts, Mastering System Center Configuration Manager 2012 covers all aspects of this powerful and complete network software deployment tool.
Completely updated for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, this comprehensive book provides intermediate and advanced coverage of all aspects of the product, including planning and installation, migrating from previous versions of Configuration Manager, deploying software and operating systems, security, monitoring and troubleshooting, and automating and customizing.Provides numerous real-world scenarios to show you how to use the tool in various contexts Explores planning and installation and migrating from SCCM 2007 Walks you through deploying software and operating systems, security, monitoring, and troubleshooting Demonstrates automating and customizing SCCM 2012 with scripts
This essential book provides you with all the information you need to get savvy with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.
Mastering System Center Configuration Manager provides comprehensive coverage of Microsoft's powerful network software deployment tool, with a practical hands-on approach. Written by Santos Martinez, Peter Daalmans, and Brett Bennett, this guide walks you through SCCM 2016 with in-depth explanations anchored in real-world applications to get you up to speed quickly. Whether you're planning a new installation or migrating from a previous version of Configuration Manager, this book provides clear instruction and expert insight to get the job done right. Fully aligned with the latest release, the discussion covers the newest tools and features with examples that illustrate utility in a variety of contexts.
System Center Configuration Manager (formerly SMS) is one of Microsoft's flagship products; the 2016 release has been updated with better Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 compatibility, improved tools for managing non-Microsoft mobile devices in the cloud, and more. This book provides start-to-finish coverage and expert guidance on everything you need to get your system up to date.Deploy software and operating systems Automate processes and customize configurations Monitor performance and troubleshoot issues Manage security in the cloud and on Virtual Machines
SCCM 2016 improves your ability to handle the bring-your-own-device influx in managing mobile, streamlining the latest hiccup right into the everyday workflow. Mastering System Center Configuration Manager provides the practical coverage you need to get up and running seamlessly.
Are you eager to make your Android device your own but you're not sure where to start? Then this is the book for you. XDA is the world's most popular resource for Android hacking enthusiasts, and a huge community has grown around customizing Android devices with XDA. XDA's Android Hacker's Toolkit gives you the tools you need to customize your devices by hacking or rooting the android operating system.
Providing a solid understanding of the internal workings of the Android operating system, this book walks you through the terminology and functions of the android operating system from the major nodes of the file system to basic OS operations. As you learn the fundamentals of Android hacking that can be used regardless of any new releases, you'll discover exciting ways to take complete control over your device.Teaches theory, preparation and practice, and understanding of the OS Explains the distinction between ROMing and theming Provides step-by-step instructions for Droid, Xoom, Galaxy Tab, LG Optimus, and more Identifies the right tools for various jobs Contains new models enabling you to root and customize your phone Offers incomparable information that has been tried and tested by the amazing XDA community of hackers, gadgeteers, and technicians
XDA's Android Hacker's Toolkit is a simple, one-stop resource on hacking techniques for beginners.
Learn all about:Installing or upgrading to and managing Windows Server 2012 R2 Understanding Microsoft NIC teams 2012 and PowerShell Setting up via GUI or updated Server Core 2012 Migrating, merging, and modifying your Active Directory Managing address spaces with IPAM Understanding new shared storage, storage spaces, and better tools Controlling access to file shares—a new and improved approach Using and administering Remote Desktop, Virtual Desktop, and Hyper-V®
Serving as a low-cost, secure alternative to expensive operating systems, Linux is a UNIX-based, open source operating system. Full-color and concise, this beginner's guide takes a learning-by-doing approach to understanding the essentials of Linux. Each chapter begins by clearly identifying what you will learn in the chapter, followed by a straightforward discussion of concepts that leads you right into hands-on tutorials. Chapters conclude with additional exercises and review questions, allowing you to reinforce and measure your understanding.Offers a hands-on approach to acquiring a foundation of Linux skills, aiming to ensure Linux beginners gain a solid understanding Uses the leading Linux distribution Fedora to demonstrate tutorials and examples Addresses Linux installation, desktop configuration, management of files and filesystems, remote administration, security, and more
This book is essential reading for anyone entering the world of Linux!
The book lays a heavy emphasis on open source tools and step-by-step examples and includes information about Android applications needed for forensic investigations. It is organized into seven chapters that cover the history of the Android platform and its internationalization; the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and the Android Market; a brief tutorial on Linux and Android forensics; and how to create an Ubuntu-based virtual machine (VM). The book also considers a wide array of Android-supported hardware and device types, the various Android releases, the Android software development kit (SDK), the Davlik VM, key components of Android security, and other fundamental concepts related to Android forensics, such as the Android debug bridge and the USB debugging setting. In addition, it analyzes how data are stored on an Android device and describes strategies and specific utilities that a forensic analyst or security engineer can use to examine an acquired Android device.
Core Android developers and manufacturers, app developers, corporate security officers, and anyone with limited forensic experience will find this book extremely useful. It will also appeal to computer forensic and incident response professionals, including commercial/private sector contractors, consultants, and those in federal government.Named a 2011 Best Digital Forensics Book by InfoSec ReviewsAbility to forensically acquire Android devices using the techniques outlined in the bookDetailed information about Android applications needed for forensics investigationsImportant information about SQLite, a file based structured data storage relevant for both Android and many other platforms.
Covers updated system utilities and new features of OS X El Capitan. Features authoritative explanations of underlying technologies, troubleshooting, system administration, and much more. Focused lessons take you step by step through practical, real-world tasks. Lesson files and bonus material available for download–including lesson review questions summarizing what you’ve learned to prepare you for the Apple certification exam. Web Edition provides full text of the book as part of our Content Update Program with revised content for significant software updates. This book is part of Peachpit’s Content Update Program. As Apple updates features of OS X El Capitan, sections of this book may be updated or new sections may be added to cover significant updates to the software. The updates will be delivered to you via a free Web Edition of this book, which can be accessed with any Internet connection. For details about accessing the Web Edition, please see the "About This Guide" section of your book.
Kevin Mitnick, the world's most celebrated hacker, now devotes his life to helping businesses and governments combat data thieves, cybervandals, and other malicious computer intruders. In his bestselling The Art of Deception, Mitnick presented fictionalized case studies that illustrated how savvy computer crackers use "social engineering" to compromise even the most technically secure computer systems. Now, in his new book, Mitnick goes one step further, offering hair-raising stories of real-life computer break-ins-and showing how the victims could have prevented them. Mitnick's reputation within the hacker community gave him unique credibility with the perpetrators of these crimes, who freely shared their stories with him-and whose exploits Mitnick now reveals in detail for the first time, including: A group of friends who won nearly a million dollars in Las Vegas by reverse-engineering slot machines Two teenagers who were persuaded by terrorists to hack into the Lockheed Martin computer systems Two convicts who joined forces to become hackers inside a Texas prison A "Robin Hood" hacker who penetrated the computer systems of many prominent companies-andthen told them how he gained access With riveting "you are there" descriptions of real computer break-ins, indispensable tips on countermeasures security professionals need to implement now, and Mitnick's own acerbic commentary on the crimes he describes, this book is sure to reach a wide audience-and attract the attention of both law enforcement agencies and the media.
Linux Pocket Guide provides an organized learning path to help you gain mastery of the most useful and important commands. Whether you’re a novice who needs to get up to speed on Linux or an experienced user who wants a concise and functional reference, this guide provides quick answers.
Selected topics include:The filesystem and shellFile creation and editingText manipulation and pipelinesBackups and remote storageViewing and controlling processesUser account managementBecoming the superuserNetwork connectionsAudio and videoInstalling softwareProgramming with shell scripts
Yes, you can mine through the 5,000 pages of documentation or take a two-thousand-dollar training course, but JUNOS's interprocess sophistication can be baffling unless you know the shortcuts and tricks, as well as those rays of illuminating comprehension that can come only from those who live with it. JUNOS Cookbook is the first comprehensive book about JUNOS software and it provides over 200 time-saving step-by-step techniques including discussions about the processes and alternative ways to perform the same task. It's been tested and tech-reviewed by field engineers who know how to take JUNOS out for a spin and it's applicable to the entire line of M-, T-, and J-series routers. JUNOS Cookbook will not only pay for itself the first few times you use it, it will make your network easier to manage and update.
"Aviva Garrett has done a tremendous job of distilling the features of JUNOS software in a form that will be useful for a wide audience-students, field engineers, network architects, and other networking professionals alike will benefit from this book. For many people, this is the only book on JUNOS they will need."Pradeep Sindhu, CTO and Founder, Juniper Networks
"This cookbook is superb. Aviva Garrett has masterfully assembled a complete set of practical real-world examples with step-by-step instructions. Security, management, routing: it's all here!"Stephen Gill, Research Fellow, Team Cymru
"A technical time-saver for any NOC or SOC working with JUNOS. It's clear, concise, and informative recipes are are an invaluable resource. "Scott A. McIntyre, Security Officer, XS4ALL Internet B.V
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 10 is the visual learner's guide to the latest Windows upgrade. Completely updated to cover all the latest features, this book walks you step-by-step through over 150 essential Windows tasks. Using full color screen shots and clear instruction, you'll learn your way around the interface, set up user accounts, play media files, download photos from your camera, go online, set up email, and much more. You'll even learn how to customize Windows 10 to suit the way you work best, troubleshoot and repair common issues, and optimize system performance to take advantage of everything the operating system has to offer.
This guide has everything you need to know so you can take advantage of all Windows 10 has to offer.Learn essential Windows tasks with step-by-step instructions Customize Windows and optimize performance with simple tricks Troubleshoot and repair applications, and perform basic system maintenance Protect your files, manage media, create user accounts, and much more
If you are a visual learner, this guide is the easiest way to get up and running quickly. Patient pacing, plain-English instruction, and easy-to-follow screen shot-based tutorials show you everything you need to know every step of the way. If you want to get the most out of the latest Windows offering, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 10 is the guide you need.
It is estimated that 90 percent of the world’s computers run Windows. Desktop technicians and administrators need this comprehensive manual to guide them through their daily work with Windows 7. While this Sybex guide is packed with information you’ll need to know for the MCITP certification exam, it is equally valuable in real-world situations you will encounter on the job.Covers troubleshooting, hardware and software applications, large-scale desktop environment management, and planning and configuring the desktop infrastructure using Windows 7 Provides plenty of relevant information for those seeking MCITP certification, including full coverage of the exam objectives for both Desktop Support Technician and Desktop Administrator exams Includes a CD with valuable study tools for the MCITP exams including video walkthroughs, flashcards, and two practice exams.
Windows 7 Desktop Support and Administration provides knowledge that will be needed on certification exams and remains a valuable reference for support and administrative personnel on the job.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Linux Bible, 9th Edition is the ultimate hands-on Linux user guide, whether you're a true beginner or a more advanced user navigating recent changes. This updated ninth edition covers the latest versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7), Fedora 21, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and includes new information on cloud computing and development with guidance on Openstack and Cloudforms. With a focus on RHEL 7, this practical guide gets you up to speed quickly on the new enhancements for enterprise-quality file systems, the new boot process and services management, firewalld, and the GNOME 3 desktop. Written by a Red Hat expert, this book provides the clear explanations and step-by-step instructions that demystify Linux and bring the new features seamlessly into your workflow.
This useful guide assumes a base of little or no Linux knowledge, and takes you step by step through what you need to know to get the job done.Get Linux up and running quickly Master basic operations and tackle more advanced tasks Get up to date on the recent changes to Linux server system management Bring Linux to the cloud using Openstack and Cloudforms
Linux Bible, 9th Edition is the one resource you need, and provides the hands-on training that gets you on track in a flash.
In this book, you'll learn how to:
-Master the Start Menu.
-Use virtual desktops in Task View
-Get the most out of the Desktop.
-Use the power of File Explorer.
-Connect Windows 10 to networks.
-Create and eliminate user accounts.
-Install powerful apps from the Windows Store.
-Employ Task Manager to tame your PC.
-And many other tasks.
In addition, the Solaris 10 OS fully supports 32-bit and 64-bit x86 platforms, as well as the SPARC® architecture.
The book’s key topics includeInstalling, booting, and shutting down a system Managing packages and patches (software updates) Controlling system processes Managing disks and devices Managing users Configuring networks Using printing services
Solaris™ 10 System Administration Essentials is part of a new series on Solaris system administration. It is a practical guide to deploying and managing the Solaris 10 operating system in a business or academic environment. The book is easy to read and rich with examples—a perfect companion for system administrators who are deploying the Solaris OS for the first time.
Widely lauded for avoiding the typical black box approach found in other operating system textbooks, the first edition of this bestselling book taught readers how an operating system works and explained how to build it from the ground up.
Continuing to follow a logical pattern for system design, Operating System Design: The Xinu Approach, Second Edition removes the mystery from operating system design and consolidates the body of material into a systematic discipline. It presents a hierarchical design paradigm that organizes major operating system components in an orderly, understandable manner.
The book guides readers through the construction of a conventional process-based operating system using practical, straightforward primitives. It gives the implementation details of one set of primitives, usually the most popular set. Once readers understand how primitives can be implemented on conventional hardware, they can then easily implement alternative versions.
The text begins with a bare machine and proceeds step-by-step through the design and implementation of Xinu, which is a small, elegant operating system that supports dynamic process creation, dynamic memory allocation, network communication, local and remote file systems, a shell, and device-independent I/O functions. The Xinu code runs on many hardware platforms. This second edition has been completely rewritten to contrast operating systems for RISC and CISC processors. Encouraging hands-on experimentation, the book provides updated code throughout and examples for two low-cost experimenter boards: BeagleBone Black from ARM and Galileo from Intel.
The authors provide a concise overview of FreeBSD's design and implementation. Then, while explaining key design decisions, they detail the concepts, data structures, and algorithms used in implementing the systems facilities. As a result, readers can use this book as both a practical reference and an in-depth study of a contemporary, portable, open source operating system.
This book:Details the many performance improvements in the virtual memory system Describes the new symmetric multiprocessor support Includes new sections on threads and their scheduling Introduces the new jail facility to ease the hosting of multiple domains Updates information on networking and interprocess communication
Already widely used for Internet services and firewalls, high-availability servers, and general timesharing systems, the lean quality of FreeBSD also suits the growing area of embedded systems. Unlike Linux, FreeBSD does not require users to publicize any changes they make to the source code.
As the #1 operating system in the world, Windows provides the platform upon which all essential computing activities occur. This much-anticiapted version of the popular operating system offers an improved user experience with an enhanced interface to allow for greater user control.
This All-in-One reference is packed with valuable information from eight minibooks, making it the ultimate resource. You'll discover the improved ways in which Windows 7 interacts with other devices, including mobile and home theater.Windows 7 boasts numerous exciting new features, and this reference is one-stop shopping for discovering them all! Eight minibooks cover Windows 7 basics, security, customizing, the Internet, searching and sharing, hardware, multimedia, Windows media center, and wired and wireless networking Addresses the new multi-touch feature that will allow you to control movement on the screen with your fingers
With this comprehensive guide at your fingertips, you'll quickly start taking advantages of all the exciting new features of Windows 7.
Here's just what you need.
First, you'll get a no-nonsense tutorial guide to the nCurses version 5.5 library, taking you from basic to advanced functions step by step. Then you'll find an A-to-Z reference of more than 175 nCurses functions, cross-referenced and illustrated with examples. With this all-purpose nCurses reference, you?ll:Learn techniques that can be used to program Linux®, FreeBSD®, Mac OS® X, or any other UNIX-based OS. Program, control, and manipulate text on the terminal screen. Control interactive I/O, organize content into windows on the screen, and use color to highlight text and organize information. Use a mouse to further refine input. Create nCurses programs using your choice of editors. Find hundreds of quick, easy-to-understand programming examples.
Author Dan Gookin is known for making technology make sense. Buy this book and you'll see why.
The learning curve for each new iteration of the Windows operating system can be steep for many users. Often it can feel like a drastic change from the previous version, and confused new users may not know where to start, or even what has changed from the previous edition.
I understand this, and my goal in this guide is to help you navigate the changes and pitfalls, and in the process getting you up to speed so you can continue to be just as productive as you were with your previous operating system.
Learning a new version of Windows doesn’t have to be hard or tedious; it can be fun, and I hope to be able to show you just how exciting Windows 10 can be. And how it can change the way you use your computer to both work and play.
Forget everything you’ve heard about previous versions of Windows Server; this all-new variation has been designed for people who don’t wear white lab coats or pocket protectors. Woody Leonhard has tested it and it passed with flying colors. If you have a home or small business network, this book shows you how Windows Home Server helps youShare files among all the PCs in your home Access your files from anywhere Make regular backups automatically Store files securely Play music, TV shows, or movies on your Xbox Share multimedia across your network Keep your virus protection and system upgrades up to date Get regular reports on the overall health of your network
Windows Home Server For Dummies provides sage advice on choosing a version of Windows Home Server, installing it, setting up users and passwords, using remote access, scheduling automatic scans and backups, and having fun with multimedia. Trust Woody— you’ll sleep better.
-Install Linux Mint.
-Use the desktop environment.
-Manage files and folders.
-Manage users, groups, and file permissions.
-Install software on a Linux Mint system, both from the command line and the GUI.
-Configure network settings.
-Use the vi editor to edit system configuration files.
-Install and configure a Samba server for file sharing.
-Install SSH for remote system control using public key/private key encryption.
-Install a LAMP server.
-Install web applications like WordPress.
-Configure an FTP server.
-Convert digital media.
-And many other topics.
Covers updated system utilities and new features of OS X Yosemite. Features authoritative explanations of underlying technologies, troubleshooting, system administration, and much more. Focused lessons take you step by step through practical, real-world tasks. Lesson files and bonus material available for download–including lesson review questions summarizing what you’ve learned to prepare you for the Apple certification exam.
The shell is the primary way of communicating with the Unix and Linux systems, providing a direct way to program by automating simple-to-intermediate tasks. With this book, Linux expert Steve Parker shares a collection of shell scripting recipes that can be used as is or easily modified for a variety of environments or situations. The book covers shell programming, with a focus on Linux and the Bash shell; it provides credible, real-world relevance, as well as providing the flexible tools to get started immediately.Shares a collection of helpful shell scripting recipes that can immediately be used for various of real-world challenges Features recipes for system tools, shell features, and systems administration Provides a host of plug and play recipes for to immediately apply and easily modify so the wheel doesn't have to be reinvented with each challenge faced
Come out of your shell and dive into this collection of tried and tested shell scripting recipes that you can start using right away!
Microsoft Windows is the operating system that runs nearly 90 percent of the world's computers. Windows 8 will offer new interface updates, cloud-based services, and much more. This update of Andy Rathbone's bestselling Windows guide covers all the basics, plus the enhancements unique to Windows 8. Whether you're meeting Windows for the first time or upgrading from an earlier version, this book shows you how to navigate the interface, work with files, browse the Internet, set up e-mail, manage media, and more.Combined editions of this book, all by Microsoft MVP Andy Rathbone, have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, making Windows For Dummies the #1 bestselling technology book of all time Covers all the basics of using Windows 8—core desktop components, managing files and folders, saving files, using Windows search, printing, and working in the cloud Shows how to get online, set up and use e-mail, use the latest version of Internet Explorer, set up security and virus protection, add music to the media player, organize photos, and edit media Includes coverage on using Windows 8's new start screen on both a desktop computer and a touchscreen device
Windows 8 For Dummies has what all Windows newbies need to know as well as complete coverage of the new version's bells and whistles.
This handy, compact guide teaches you to use Mac OS X UNIX systems as the experts do: from the command line. Try out more than 1,000 commands to find and get software, monitor system health and security, and access network resources. Apply the skills you learn from this book to troubleshoot networks, lock down security, and uncover almost anything you care to know about your Mac OS X system.
Expand your Mac OS X UNIX expertise in these and other areas:
Using the shell
Finding online software
Working with files
Playing with music and images
Administering file systems
Backing up data
Checking and managing running processes
Accessing network resources
Handling remote system administration
Locking down security
flex & bison covers the same core functionality vital to Linux and Unix program development, along with several important new topics. You'll find revised tutorials for novices and references for advanced users, as well as an explanation of each utility's basic usage and simple, standalone applications you can create with them. With flex & bison, you'll discover the wide range of uses these flexible tools offer.
Address syntax crunching that regular expressions tools can't handleBuild compilers and interpreters, and handle a wide range of text processing functionsInterpret code, configuration files, or any other structured formatLearn key programming techniques, including abstract syntax trees and symbol tablesImplement a full SQL grammar-with complete sample codeUse new features such as pure (reentrant) lexers and parsers, powerful GLR parsers, and interfaces to C++
Microsoft has fine-tuned Windows 8 with some important new features, and veteran author Andy Rathbone explains every one in this all-new edition of a long-time bestseller. Whether you're using Windows for the first time, upgrading from an older version, or just moving from Windows 8 to 8.1, here's what you need to know. Learn about the dual interfaces, the new Start button, how to customize the interface and boot operations, and how to work with programs and files, use the web and social media, manage music and photos, and much more. You'll even find troubleshooting tips!This edition covers the upgrades in Windows 8.1, including the dual interfaces, basic mechanics, file storage, and how to get the free upgrade to Windows 8.1 Shows how to manipulate app tiles, give Windows the look you choose, set up boot-to-desktop capabilities, connect to a network, and create user accounts Covers working with programs, apps, and files; using the Internet and social media; new apps and capabilities for working with onboard and online media; and how to move files to a new PC Written by Andy Rathbone, author of every edition of the bestselling Windows For Dummies
Windows 8.1 For Dummies is exactly what you need to get going and be productive with the newest Windows update.
How is Office for iPad different from Office on your Mac or PC? Which features do the Office for iPad apps have, which do they lack, and how can you work around their limitations? How can you share your files among the different versions of Office? How quickly can you work without the physical keyboard and keyboard shortcuts you're used to -- and which keyboard shortcuts can you use if you connect a hardware keyboard to your iPad?
Whether you plan to write a few letters or your dissertation, run your home office away from home, or use your iPad for daily business, Pro Office for iPad will show you how to get the most out of Word, Excel, and other Office apps on your iPad. Enjoy your new freedom and still be as productive as ever with the skills and techniques you'll learn in Pro Office for iPad.
Enterprise-level operating system deployment is challenging and requires knowledge of specific tools. It is expected that Windows 7 will be extensively deployed in businesses worldwide. This comprehensive Sybex guide provides thorough coverage of the Microsoft deployment tools that were specifically created for Windows 7, preparing system administrators, MIS professionals, and corporate programmers to tackle the task effectively.Companies worldwide are expected to deploy Windows 7 as their enterprise operating system; system administrators and IT professionals need comprehensive instruction on Microsoft’s deployment tools This complete guide provides clear, step-by-step instruction on planning, installing, configuring, deploying, and troubleshooting deployment methods for each tool Covers the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit, Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT), Windows PE, Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK), Windows System Image Manager (WSIM), Easy Transfer, User State Migration Toolkit (USMT), Windows Deployment Services, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010, System Center Configuration Manager, Key Management Service, and Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT)
Illustrated with plenty of real-world scenarios, Mastering Windows Deployment provides the hands-on instruction you need to fully understand and use each deployment technology.
—Win Treese, coauthor of Designing Systems for Internet Commerce
The Practice of Cloud System Administration, Volume 2, focuses on “distributed” or “cloud” computing and brings a DevOps/SRE sensibility to the practice of system administration. Unsatisfied with books that cover either design or operations in isolation, the authors created this authoritative reference centered on a comprehensive approach.
Case studies and examples from Google, Etsy, Twitter, Facebook, Netflix, Amazon, and other industry giants are explained in practical ways that are useful to all enterprises. The new companion to the best-selling first volume, The Practice of System and Network Administration, Second Edition, this guide offers expert coverage of the following and many other crucial topics:
Designing and building modern web and distributed systemsFundamentals of large system design Understand the new software engineering implications of cloud administration Make systems that are resilient to failure and grow and scale dynamically Implement DevOps principles and cultural changes IaaS/PaaS/SaaS and virtual platform selection
Operating and running systems using the latest DevOps/SRE strategiesUpgrade production systems with zero down-time What and how to automate; how to decide what not to automate On-call best practices that improve uptime Why distributed systems require fundamentally different system administration techniques Identify and resolve resiliency problems before they surprise you
Assessing and evaluating your team’s operational effectivenessManage the scientific process of continuous improvement A forty-page, pain-free assessment system you can start using today
Kevin Mitnick's exploits as a cyber-desperado and fugitive form one of the most exhaustive FBI manhunts in history and have spawned dozens of articles, books, films, and documentaries. Since his release from federal prison, in 1998, Mitnick has turned his life around and established himself as one of the most sought-after computer security experts worldwide. Now, in The Art of Deception, the world's most notorious hacker gives new meaning to the old adage, "It takes a thief to catch a thief."
Focusing on the human factors involved with information security, Mitnick explains why all the firewalls and encryption protocols in the world will never be enough to stop a savvy grifter intent on rifling a corporate database or an irate employee determined to crash a system. With the help of many fascinating true stories of successful attacks on business and government, he illustrates just how susceptible even the most locked-down information systems are to a slick con artist impersonating an IRS agent. Narrating from the points of view of both the attacker and the victims, he explains why each attack was so successful and how it could have been prevented in an engaging and highly readable style reminiscent of a true-crime novel. And, perhaps most importantly, Mitnick offers advice for preventing these types of social engineering hacks through security protocols, training programs, and manuals that address the human element of security.
OS X and iOS Kernel Programming provides an incisive and complete introduction to the XNU kernel, which runs iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Mac OS X servers and clients. Then, you’ll expand your horizons to examine Mac OS X and iOS system architecture. Understanding Apple’s operating systems will allow you to write efficient device drivers, such as those covered in the book, using I/O Kit.
With OS X and iOS Kernel Programming, you’ll:Discover classical kernel architecture topics such as memory management and thread synchronization Become well-versed in the intricacies of the kernel development process by applying kernel debugging and profiling tools Learn how to deploy your kernel-level projects and how to successfully package them Write code that interacts with hardware devices Examine easy to understand example code that can also be used in your own projects Create network filters
Whether you’re a hobbyist, student, or professional engineer, turn to OS X andiOS Kernel Programming and find the knowledge you need to start developing
As in the previous book on 4.3BSD (with Samuel Leffler), the authors first update the history and goals of the BSD system. Next they provide a coherent overview of its design and implementation. Then, while explaining key design decisions, they detail the concepts, data structures, and algorithms used in implementing the system's facilities. As an in-depth study of a contemporary, portable operating system, or as a practical reference, readers will appreciate the wealth of insight and guidance contained in this book.Highlights of the book: Details major changes in process and memory management Describes the new extensible and stackable filesystem interface Includes an invaluable chapter on the new network filesystem Updates information on networking and interprocess communication
After introducing Windows Server 2008 R2, the book explains its installation and configuration processes followed by its networking. It also examines different features, such as the active directory, internet information services 7.5, Hyper-V, and PowerShell V2. It discusses securing Windows Server 2008 R2 files and its print services, remote desktop services, high-availability and recovery features, and monitoring and troubleshooting; in addition, their delta changes are discussed in the final chapter. The book also explores the features that influence both Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. These features allow the server operating system to work with Windows 7. One feature is the BranchCache, which offers users who open files across a Wide Area Network a better end-user experience by caching copy in the branch office when a document or intranet Web site is opened for the first time. Another feature is DirectAccess, which is the new remote connectivity solution for Windows networks.Features information on how to plan, deploy, and administrate Windows Server 2008 R2 using best practice guidanceProvides in-depth coverage of Hyper-V, DirectAccess, Remote Desktop Services, Active Directory, and BranchCacheIncludes Delta Changes to allow experienced administrators to quickly gain insight to changes between Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2
If you learn more quickly when you can see how things are done, this Visual guide is the easiest way to get up and running on Windows 8. It covers more than 150 essential Windows tasks, using full-color screen shots and step-by-step instructions to show you just what to do. Learn your way around the interface and how to install programs, set up user accounts, play music and other media files, download photos from your digital camera, go online, set up and secure an e-mail account, and much more.The tried-and-true format for visual learners, using step-by-step instructions illustrated with full-color screen shots to show exactly how things are done More than 600,000 copies of previous Teach Yourself VISUALLY books on Windows have been sold Shows how to perform more than 150 Windows 8 tasks, including working with files, digital images, and media; customizing Windows; optimizing performance; and sharing a computer with multiple users Covers installing and repairing applications, system maintenance, setting up password-protected accounts, downloading photos to your computer, and managing media files
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 8 is the fastest, easiest way for visual learners to get going with the newest version of Windows.
–Simon Crosby, CTO, XenSource
An Under-the-Hood Guide to the Power of Xen Hypervisor Internals
The Definitive Guide to the Xen Hypervisor is a comprehensive handbook on the inner workings of XenSource’s powerful open source paravirtualization solution. From architecture to kernel internals, author David Chisnall exposes key code components and shows you how the technology works, providing the essential information you need to fully harness and exploit the Xen hypervisor to develop cost-effective, highperformance Linux and Windows virtual environments.
Granted exclusive access to the XenSource team, Chisnall lays down a solid framework with overviews of virtualization and the design philosophy behind the Xen hypervisor. Next, Chisnall takes you on an in-depth exploration of the hypervisor’s architecture, interfaces, device support, management tools, and internals—including key information for developers who want to optimize applications for virtual environments. He reveals the power and pitfalls of Xen in real-world examples and includes hands-on exercises, so you gain valuable experience as you learn.
This insightful resource gives you a detailed picture of how all the pieces of the Xen hypervisor fit and work together, setting you on the path to building and implementing a streamlined, cost-efficient virtual enterprise.
· Understanding the Xen virtual architecture
· Using shared info pages, grant tables, and the memory management subsystem
· Interpreting Xen’s abstract device interfaces
· Configuring and managing device support, including event channels, monitoring with XenStore, supporting core devices, and adding new device types
· Navigating the inner workings of the Xen API and userspace tools
· Coordinating virtual machines with the Scheduler Interface and API, and adding a new scheduler
· Securing near-native speed on guest machines using HVM
· Planning for future needs, including porting, power management, new devices, and unusual architectures
This book exposes students to many essential features of operating systems while at the same time isolating them from low-level, machine-dependent concerns. With its accompanying software, the book contains enough projects for up to three semesters. Even one semester's study, however, suffices to cover page-replacement strategies in virtual memory management, CPU scheduling strategies, disk seek-time optimization and other issues in operating system design.
• Provides an opportunity to practice OS design and implementation skills in a realistic, flexible, and easy-to-use systems programming environment that promotes "active learning" and reinforces lecture material.
• OSP 2 is written in Java, so that students learn an object-oriented approach to OS design and implementation.
• Contains many pedagogical tools: chapter goals, internet support for students and instructors; OSP 2 courseware and an instructors' manual, which includes helpful tips for course instructors and sample assignments, is available at www.springer.com/978-1-84628-842-5.
• Each chapter includes self-contained explanations of the OS concepts underlying the student project for that chapter.
Written for undergraduates in a first operating systems course, this text provides essential foundations through the user-friendly, highly flexible OSP 2 courseware environment.
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.
Microsoft Windows is the operating system that runs nearly 90 percent of the world's computers. Windows 8 will offer new interface updates, cloud-based services, and much more. This update of Andy Rathbone's bestselling Windows guide covers all the basics, plus the enhancements unique to Windows 8. Whether you're meeting Windows for the first time or upgrading from an earlier version, this book shows you how to navigate the interface, work with files, browse the Internet, set up e-mail, manage media, and more.Combined editions of this book, all by Microsoft MVP Andy Rathbone, have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, making Windows For Dummies the #1 bestselling technology book of all time Covers all the basics of using Windows 8--core desktop components, managing files and folders, saving files, using Windows search, printing, and working in the cloud Shows how to get online, set up and use e-mail, use the latest version of Internet Explorer, set up security and virus protection, add music to the media player, organize photos, and edit media Includes coverage on using Windows 8's new start screen on both a desktop computer and a touchscreen device
Windows 8 For Dummies has what all Windows newbies need to know as well as complete coverage of the new version's bells and whistles.
The book begins with a review of important concepts that are needed for successful operating system installation. These include computer hardware, environment settings, partitions, and network settings. The book presents the strategies for creating filesystems; different types of filesystems; the tools used to create filesystems; and the tools used to administer filesystems. It explains the Linux boot process; how to configure system and user profiles as well as the common environment variables; and how to use BASH command line interpreter.
The remaining chapters discuss how to install, configure, support, and remove applications; the configuration of Linux as a workstation and as a server; securing the Linux system; and common tools for managing a system. Each chapter includes information on exam objectives, exam warnings, and the top five toughest questions along with their answers.Fast Facts quickly review fundamentalsExam Warnings highlight particularly tough sections of the examCrunch Time sidebars point out key concepts to rememberDid You Know? sidebars cover sometimes forgotten details
Top Five Toughest Questions and answers help you to prepare
Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services guides you through the process of creating and managing a public cloud and virtual network using Microsoft Azure. With step-by-step instruction and clear explanation, this book equips you with the skills required to provide services both on-premises and off-premises through full virtualization, providing a deeper understanding of Azure's capabilities as an infrastructure service. Each chapter includes online videos that visualize and enhance the concepts presented in the book, and access to a Windows app that provides instant Azure updates and demonstrates the process of going from on-premises to public cloud via Azure. Coverage includes storage customization, connectivity, virtual networks, backing up, hybrid environments, System Center management, and more, giving you everything you need to understand, evaluate, deploy, and maintain environments that utilize Microsoft Azure.Understand cost, options, and applications of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Enable on- and off-premises connectivity to Azure Customize Azure templates and management processes Exploit key technologies and embrace the hybrid environment
Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services is your total solution.
If you already have some programming experience with iOS SDK and Objective-C, but want a more in-depth tutorial on Xcode, especially Xcode with Apple’s new programming language, Swift, then Beginning Xcode, Swift Edition is for you. The book focuses on the new technologies, tools and features that Apple has bundled into the new Xcode 6, to complement the latest iOS 8 SDK.
By the end of this book, you'll have all of the skills and a variety of examples to draft from to get your Swift app from idea to App Store with all the power of Xcode.
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.
The recipes included in this book are wide in scope and have been geared toward the professional developer. You'll find clear and concise code samples accompanying each recipe, and you will be presented with cutting-edge solutions that bring forth the best that the iOS 7 SDK has to offer. The recipes include:
Working with Auto Layout to build flexible user interfaces that adapt to different screen sizes Building applications that incorporate multimedia Building location-aware apps Understanding best practices for application design and development You'll find this book to be an indispensable reference for all your iOS development.