Inside Solaris 9
||Author: Bill Calkins|
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Publisher: Que (07 November, 2002)
Sales Rank: 271,762
Average Customer Rating: 3.4 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 1 out of 5
Inside...a 50,000 ft view you mean...
When I see a title called "Inside" I expect to get details on how a system works under the covers. For UNIX I would expect detailed coverage of the kernel and how it works. Or the TCP/IP stack implementation and how it can be tuned. Sadly, this book is just another useless user guide rewrite. Useful for newbies but useless for everyone else.
Rating: 5 out of 5
I've used other Calkins' books in the past to get certified on Solaris. I find his books excellent, easy to understand, and packed with tips and great information. This book was actually recommended to me by a Sun instructor I had for my Sa-299 course.
I've found this book an excellent reference guide to get me going on Solaris 9 and would recommend it to anyone that needs to administer a Solaris 9 system.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Used it to upgrade my certifcation
I used this book to upgrade my certfication to Solaris 9 (I've previously used Solaris 8). I thought the book was a bit more complete than the other Solaris 9 book I had, especially in SVM, SMC, and installation methods (which was tested quite heavily on my exam). The author made good use of examples and "real life" scenerios which made it easier to read than the Sun docs. I'm a bit confused by the previous reader's comments-I thought it was the most up to date Solaris book I've found. My other Solaris 9 book referred to AdminTool and AdminSuite (not SMC) like they were current products, it was in this book I found them to be "end of lifed". I think the reader confused file management with file system management- I thought both had very good coverage. BTW- I use the Korn shell- so what?
· Solaris 9 System Administration Training Guide (Exam CX-310-014 and CX-310-015)
· Solaris 9 System Administrator Exam Cram 2 (Exam Cram 310-014, Exam Cram 310-015)
· Solaris 9: The Complete Reference
· Solaris 9 Administration: A Beginner's Guide
· Solaris Operating Environment Boot Camp