The book The Practice of System and Network Administration takes a holistic view on system administration: it provides a framework and strategies for solving problems regardless of the operating system, brand of computer, or type of environment. The third edition incorporates new developments like DevOps, infrastructure as code, continuous integration, operational excellence and assessments.
This article series explains how containers are actually being used within the enterprise. It dives into the core technology behind containers and how this is currently being used by developers, examines core challenges with deploying containers in the enterprise and the future of containerisation, and discusses the role unikernels are currently playing within leading-edge organisations.
There is a right way and a wrong way to engineer effective telemetry systems and there is a finite combination of practices which — whatever your choice of individual tools — are predictive of success. If you are building or designing your next monitoring system, take a look at this short list of habits exhibited by the most successful monitoring systems in the world today.
"DTrace: Dynamic Tracing in Oracle Solaris, Mac OSX and FreeBSD" is written by Brendan Gregg and Jim Mauro, both expert users in DTrace and the Solaris Internals from Prentice Hall.
Scout is an extensible server and application monitoring service which focuses upon ease of installation and configuration.