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Analytical Network and System Administration: Managing Human-computer Networks / Edition 1
     

Analytical Network and System Administration: Managing Human-computer Networks / Edition 1

by Mark Burgess
 

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ISBN-10: 0470861002

ISBN-13: 9780470861004

Pub. Date: 04/16/2004

Publisher: Wiley

Network and system administration usually refers to the skill of keeping computers and networks running properly.  But in truth, the skill needed is that of managing complexity.  This book describes the science behind these complex systems, independent of the actual operating systems they work on. 

It provides a theoretical

Overview

Network and system administration usually refers to the skill of keeping computers and networks running properly.  But in truth, the skill needed is that of managing complexity.  This book describes the science behind these complex systems, independent of the actual operating systems they work on. 

It provides a theoretical approach to systems administration that:

  • saves time in performing common system administration tasks.
  • allows safe utilization of untrained and trained help in maintaining mission-critical systems.
  • allows efficient and safe centralized network administration.

Managing Human-Computer Networks:

  • Will show how to make informed analyses and decisions about systems, how to diagnose faults and weaknesses
  • Gives advice/guidance as to how to determine optimal policies for system management
  • Includes exercises that illustrate the key points of the book

The book provides a unique approach to an old problem and will become a classic for researchers and graduate students in Networking and Computer Science, as well as practicing system managers and system administrators.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470861004
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/16/2004
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

1. Introduction.

2. Science and its methods.

3. Experiment and observation.

4. Simple systems.

5. Sets, states and logic.

6. Diagrammatical representations.

7. System variables.

8. Change in systems.

9. Information.

10. Stability.

11. Resource networks.

12. Task management and services.

13. System architectures.

14. System normalization.

15. System integrity.

16. Policy and maintenance.

17. Knowledge, learning and training.

18. Policy transgressions and fault modelling.

19. Decision and strategy.

20. Conclusions.

A. Some Boolean formulae.

B. Statistical and scaling properties of time-series data.

C. Percolation conditions.

Bibliography.

Index.

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