HP-UX System Administration Handbook and Toolkit
||Author: Marty Poniatowski|
List Price: $49.99
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Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR (24 November, 1997)
Sales Rank: 71,180
Average Customer Rating: 2.75 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
The Good source for unix adminstartion.
I bought this book and found it really helpfull in utilizing the different HP utilities like Ignite.The book talks about almost all the different topics of unix from simple vi commands and sheel programminng to advance topics like TCP/IP networking and NT interportability with unix.There are lots of example in the book which are well explained.
Rating: 2 out of 5
Good for newbie HP-UX systemadministrators only
I used this book in an introductory course for HP-UX system administrator's with little or no UNIX experience. It's usable for that kind of course. It's quite an unbalanced and immature book however. Volume manager e.g. is treated extensively while NFS get's only 3 pages. It seems a little bit to me if Mr. Poniatowski is filling the holes in the standard HP manuals. In no way the book fullfill's the cover claim: "all you need from smarter, more effective HP-UX administration". As I mentioned before, it's usable for the HP-UX newbie. If you are an experienced Unix administrator (even if it's not HP-UX) you should look somewhere else
Rating: 2 out of 5
An intro for DOS operators who want to do Unix admin.
Maybe this book should have been titled "Unix Admin for non-computer users, with some examples for HPUX" as over half of it introduces general operations like using a Windows based FTP browser. There is little point continuing with this "review", as the information content would exceed that of the book. I wouldn't seem so bitter if the book were sold as a beginners guide. Maybe I'll concede that the introduction is thorough in that it starts at the lowest levels and covers most aspects of day-to-day admin but this book does not describe itself as an introduction.