The Practice of System and Network Administration, Second Edition

Author: Tom Limoncelli, Christina J. Hogan, Strata R. Chalup
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by schof   2017-08-19
I'm amazed nobody has mentioned the "Practice of System and Network Administration" book by Limoncelli and Hogan.

Highly recommended.

http://www.amazon.com/Practice-System-Network-Administration...

by vdm   2017-08-19
Because Google isn't links:

http://www.amazon.com/Practice-System-Network-Administration...

by WestCoastJustin   2017-08-19
I think Stack Exchange has a secret weapon which will likely greatly improve their backend systems. Tom Limoncelli, who used to work at Google as a Site reliability engineer (SRE), now works at Stack Exchange [1]. He pretty much wrote the bible for sysadmins entitle "The Practice of System and Network Administration" [2]. I wouldn't be surprised if we start seeing more posts like this!

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by motodoto   2017-08-19

Well I'll be the first one to give you generic information that you could have found with the search function.

You just do the needful.

https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/032194318X

https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/0321492668

https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/0596007833

Good screwdriver set.

https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Tools/64-Bit-Driver-Kit/IF145-299

A network tone tester in case you need to map out your network and document everything. Also functions as a basic cable tester.

https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/B00N2S6RPY

A punch down tool.

https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/B0000AZK4D

An ethernet crimper.

https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/B0000AZK4G

A quick cable stripper.

https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/B0069LRBU6

A usb hard drive dock.

https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/B00IKC14OG

A notebook.

https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/B001DCDSW6

Your necessities may vary, this applies to more of a one-man shop, and there's plenty of other things you'll want to get that I don't have listed here depending on your job.

I dunno how much you should get paid.

by crankysysadmin   2017-08-19

There's no such thing as an "ESXi book" any more than there is a book about the windows calculator. It's a fairly small part of the vmware vsphere environment.

You can start with this platform independent book:

https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/0321492668

by jmnugent   2017-08-19

Thomas Limoncelli's book is pretty highly regarded: https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/0321492668

I personally created this Poster a while back... feel free to use it: https://www.reddit.com/r/computertechs/comments/1qhcsa/poster_troubleshooting_in_black_and_white/