By Marty Poniatowski
The specialist consultant to fitting and working Linux on HP Integrity ItaniumR SystemsCompanies are more and more turning to Linux on HP Integrity structures for high-performance computing, huge firm and database functions, and 64-bit software improvement. in spite of the fact that, Linux management within the HP Integrity's ItaniumR 2-based atmosphere is considerably diversified than on traditional IA-32 systems. Now, there is a finished advisor to administering HP Integrity platforms operating Linux. HP resolution Architect and Linux/Unix professional Marty Poniatowski walks you thru each crucial software and method, from deploy and bootup, compiling kernels to development clusters. assurance comprises: * A primer on uncomplicated Linux process management for these migrating from different environments * The HP Integrity boot technique: EFI, POSSE, and the administration Processor * utilizing the HP Enablement package for Linux to put in, configure, and get better Linux on HP Itanium 2 platforms * utilizing crimson Hat package deal supervisor (RPM) and LILO * operating with the GNOME and KDE person interfaces * including and partitioning SCSI disks on HP Integrity Servers * conserving dossier structures with fsck, e2fsck, inodes, and Superblock * Compiling and tuning Linux kernels * Linux process startup and shutdown scripts for HP Integrity structures * realizing, configuring, and utilizing Linux networking * operating with netstat, path, ipconfig, iptables, nslookup, and different key instructions * coping with clients, teams, techniques, backup/restore, and different easy approach management initiatives * working Samba to carry home windows fileand print prone * operating Linux, HP-UX and home windows Server 2003 at the same time at the comparable HP Integrity process * Shell programming with the Linux bash shellHP co-developed the Itanium structure, and HP Labs scientists keep the Itanium Linux kernel. this is often the one booklet to leverage HP's distinctive wisdom approximately administering Linux on Itanium systems. will probably be necessary for each sysadmin working Linux on HP Integrity or different Itanium structures - despite their adventure with Linux, HP-UX, or different UNIX platforms.