Conventions Used in This Book
Italics are used to
The packages SUNWaccr and SUNWaccu must be installed before the accounting software can be used.
$ getfacl monthly # file: monthly # owner: john # group: managers user::rwx user:bill:rw- #effective:rw group::r #effective:r mask:rwx other:
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Presentation or Content
The inclusion of command output can affect the presentation quality of the document. Although it is important to present the system documentation professionally, the content and ease of update should be the overriding priority.
Onward and Upward
The role of the system manager is complex and diverse. This book details the skills that are required to be able to do the job effectively, from both the technical perspective and the business perspective. The system manager must possess strong interpersonal skills as well as technical ability, and the correct mix of the two leads to a successful system manager.
Part I: The System Manager
Chapter 1. Job Description
HIS BOOK IS CONCERNED WITH THE TASK OF SYSTEM management, particularly with reference to systems running the Solaris operating environment. It should be noted that the majority of the principles discussed in the ensuing chapters are
What Is a System Manager?
refers to a role, not
Before considering the job of the system manager, however, it's important to get an idea of the system itself. Therefore, this chapter begins with a brief overview of the Solaris operating environment.
The Solaris Operating Environment
This book will be looking primarily at
, although it may occasionally make reference to new features becoming available with
This list details the
Solaris 8 , on the other hand, has begun shipping more software with the distribution, such as Oracle 8i , a full enterprise version and a selection of iplanet software. It also includes a CD containing freeware, such as gcc ”a freeware C complier ”among others.
The Oracle software, (and some others), is distributed as a noncommercial offering ”that is, it cannot be deployed in a production environment. It is provided for evaluation and demonstration purposes. System managers should be aware of this distinction before allowing it to be installed.