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Managing RAID on Linux

Managing RAID on Linux

Author: Derek Vadala Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2003

Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) technology is becoming a standard feature of computer systems that support mission-critical services like file sharing, mail exchange, or Web servers. RAID offers two benefits to these essential systems: improved I/O performance and fail-safe data storage. Although bandwidth problems on networks are well documented, the internal data transfer bottleneck that exists at the hardware level in each system can also leave you with perplexing performance issues. RAID is a cost-effective and easy-to-manage way to alleviate this bandwidth problem by distributing the I/O load seamlessly across multiple disks and controllers. RAID also provides uninterrupted data access through disk mirroring and parity algorithms. That means systems can remain online even during a disk or controller failure. RAID is scalable, making it robust enough for large, high-traffic sites and small, critical systems. By using RAID, system administrators can combine single disks into terabytes worth of data storage. Managing RAID on Linux covers everything system administrators need to know to put together a system that can support RAID. You will learn about the different types of RAID, along with associated technologies and issues, and how to choose the best RAID system for your needs. With a step-by-step, hands-on approach, the author guides you through the installation of either Linux software RAID or a hardware RAID card. The book shows how to build an array and optionally install a high-performance file system. Contents include: An introduction to RAID and Linux Planning and architecture of your RAID system Building a software RAID Software RAID tools and references Building a hardware RAID Performance and tuning of your RAID system RAID has become the low-cost solution of choice to deal with the ever-increasing demand for data storage space. Written for system administrators, power users, tech managers, and anyone who wants to learn about RAID technology, Managing RAID on Linux sidesteps the often-confusing vendor-specific approach you'll find elsewhere to give you the straight story on RAID. Even non-Linux users will find this book full of valuable material.

Tuning and Customizing a Linux System

Tuning and Customizing a Linux System

Author: Daniel L. Morrill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2002

Dan Morrill fills in the gap between the simple basics covered in most texts and advanced, specialized topics; his readers gain a genuine mastery of how Linux systems are designed.

Building Linux Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

Building Linux Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

Author: Oleg Kolesnikov, Brian Hatch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2002

Building Linux Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) covers the most popular VPN technologies available for the Linux platform. In the early chapters the theory behind VPNs is discussed, including needs and uses. Common network and host configurations are also covered. Subsequent chapters drill down into the implementation and configuration of specific software packages. Specific, detailed instructions are included as well as troubleshooting information. This book will be an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to implement a Linux-based VPN. This book will meet the needs of anyone, from the Linux user to the experienced administrator to the security professional. --Oleg Kolesnikov

Linux in Small Business A Practical User's Guide

Linux in Small Business A Practical User's Guide

Author: John P. Lathrop Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2002

Using a simple, step-by-step approach, Lathrop shows how Linux can be integrated in a mixed, Linux/Windows environment, both saving money and avoiding workplace disruption. Linux has now matured to the point where, with modest instruction and using familiar GUI tools, a Windows user or administrator can install, set up, and use Linux effectively in a business, workgroup, school, or government office. Linux in Small Business: A Practical User's Guide covers more material than most Linux books - the scenario-based LAN section alone covers DHCP, DNS, NAT, Samba, NFS, Sendmail, Apache, and PostgreSQL. It covers this material using a practical, how-to method, showing the user how to set up these programs and protocols in a realistic, hands-on way, and showing by example how they can be made useful in the office or workgroup.

IA-64 Linux Kernel Design and Implementation

IA-64 Linux Kernel Design and Implementation

Author: David Mosberger, Stephane Eranian Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2002

The book starts with an overview of Linux and the IA-64 architecture and then discusses each major subsystem of the kernel in more detail. Among others, there are separate chapters on how multi-tasking maps onto the underlying hardware, on the virtual memory subsystem, device support (programemd I/O, DMA & interrupts), symmetric multi-processing (SMP), and on the bootstrap procedure needed to bring a computer to live. These chapters place great emphasis not just on the what , but also on the how and why of how Linux accomplishes its tasks. Each chapter has two primary components: the first describes the interfaces that the Linux kernel uses to abstract platform differences, and the second describes how these interfaces have been realized for IA-64. This structure makes the book useful not just to those readers interested specifically in IA-64 Linux, but also to anyone who would like to gain a better understanding of how Linux works on other platform.

Linux Desk Reference

Linux Desk Reference

Author: Scott Hawkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2001

This handy 6 x9 Linux desk reference packs information about every command Linux users will need -- organized for maximum value and convenience. In this brand-new Second Edition, Scott Hawkins has refreshed entries throughout, and added four new chapters -- including all-new coverage of the tc shell, Emacs editor, and Apache Web server. Unlike some Linux references, Linux Desk Reference is organized by function, so new Linux users can find what they're looking for fast -- and a great roadmap-style alphabetical reference gets experts the information they need just as quickly. The book's coverage is exceptionally broad, ranging from files, processes, I/O, and user accounts through networking, security, and Windows connectivity. Every chapter begins with a brief discussion of relevant terms and concepts, followed by a brief summary of all relevant commands, a list of related files, and then a complete listing of the commands, complete with options and examples. This is the only Linux reference that contains real-world examples for every command; in many cases, it even provides diagrams and sample output. For all Linux users who need a quality, complete Linux reference -- including beginners, power users, developers, and sysadmins.

Linux Performance Tuning and Capacity Planning

Linux Performance Tuning and Capacity Planning

Author: Jason R. Fink Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2001

Covering topics from analysis tools to kernel tuning, to capacity management, this book offers a single point of reference for what you need to know. Anyone who has ever had to speed existing operations or project usage patterns for future loads, knows that tracking down the relevant information can be a difficult task. That's why this book has been written-it pulls together all of this knowledge, saving countless hours of what might otherwise be wasted research time.

Advanced Linux Programming

Advanced Linux Programming

Author: CodeSourcery, Mark L. Mitchell, Alex Samuel, Jeffrey Oldham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2001

Advanced Linux Programming is divided into two parts. The first covers generic UNIX system services, but with a particular eye towards Linux specific information. This portion of the book will be of use even to advanced programmers who have worked with other Linux systems since it will cover Linux specific details and differences. For programmers without UNIX experience, it will be even more valuable. The second section covers material that is entirely Linux specific. These are truly advanced topics, and are the techniques that the gurus use to build great applications. While this book will focus mostly on the Application Programming Interface (API) provided by the Linux kernel and the C library, a preliminary introduction to the development tools available will allow all who purchase the book to make immediate use of Linux.

The Cathedral and the Bazaar Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary

The Cathedral and the Bazaar Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary

Author: Eric S. Raymond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2001

Open source provides the competitive advantage in the Internet Age. According to the August Forrester Report, 56 percent of IT managers interviewed at Global 2,500 companies are already using some type of open source software in their infrastructure and another 6 percent will install it in the next two years. This revolutionary model for collaborative software development is being embraced and studied by many of the biggest players in the high-tech industry, from Sun Microsystems to IBM to Intel. The Cathedral & the Bazaar is a must for anyone who cares about the future of the computer industry or the dynamics of the information economy. Already, billions of dollars have been made and lost based on the ideas in this book. Its conclusions will be studied, debated, and implemented for years to come. According to Bob Young, This is Eric Raymond's great contribution to the success of the open source revolution, to the adoption of Linux-based operating systems, and to the success of open source users and the companies that supply them. The interest in open source software development has grown enormously in the past year. This revised and expanded paperback edition includes new material on open source developments in 1999 and 2000. Raymond's clear and effective writing style accurately describing the benefits of open source software has been key to its success. With major vendors creating acceptance for open source within companies, independent vendors will become the open source story in 2001.

Operating Systems with Linux

Operating Systems with Linux

Author: John O'Gorman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2001

Operating Systems is aimed at students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, particularly those taking a module in a specialist computer systems or computer science course. It takes a new approach to operating systems, integrating three fundamental elements into one convenient and comprehensive text: * It presents the basic theory of operating system design and implementation in depth * It uses Linux as a running example throughout the text to expose students to the internals of operating systems * It gives a practical introduction to systems programming using the POSIX interface Currently, such material has usually to be drawn from a variety of textbooks so Operating Systems provides a valuable resource for student and lecturer alike. The book aims to give the student a thorough knowledge of how operating systems work, and how they are implemented in practice. It develops a robust understanding of the concepts and building blocks which, although grounded in Linux, provide experience which will be transferable to other systems that the student will meet. Each chapter has a set of discussion questions and suggested reading to further stimulate thought. Whilst primarily written for the academic student, the material will also be of interest to users of Linux in the professional field who wish to increase their knowledge. John O'Gorman is a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at the University of Limerick. He has previously published a textbook on operating systems within the Palgrave Grassroots series. The Cornerstones of Computing series is dedicated to providing readers with rigorous and challenging texts that cover the breadth of computing science. The books published in this auspicious series are written by leading experts, reviewed by their peers, and offer a quality of text unsurpassed in today's market. Series Editors * Professor Richard Bird is Director of the Computing Laboratory and head of the Programming Research Group at Oxford University. He is also the author of several successful books, including the best-selling Introduction to Functional Programming ( Prentice Hall ) * Professor Tony Hoare was formerly at Oxford and is now working at the Microsoft European Research HQ in Cambridge. He is the author of several textbooks, including Communicating Sequential Processes ( Prentice Hall )

Linux Programming For Dummies

Linux Programming For Dummies

Author: Jim Keogh, Francis Litterio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2000

Linux(r) Programming For Dummies(r) is the fast and easy way to get up-to speed on designing, developing, and debugging programs on the Linux platform. For a sample from the book go to: www.dummies.com/extras/linuxprog.html

Linux Programming: A Beginner's Guide

Linux Programming: A Beginner's Guide

Author: Richard Petersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2000

Essential Skills for First-Time Programmers!Linux Programming: A Beginner's Guide explains how to program the BASH and TCSH shellsn and handle Gnome and KDE GUI programming. You'll also learn Perl, Tcl/Tk, and Gawk programming fundamentals.