DevOps with Windows Server 2016

Author: Ritesh Modi

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786463342

Category: Computers

Page: 558

View: 312

Obtain enterprise agility and continuous delivery by implementing DevOps with Windows Server 2016 About This Book This practical learning guide will improve your application lifecycle management and help you manage environments efficiently Showcase through a sample application ways to apply DevOps principles and practices in the real world Implement DevOps using latest technologies in Windows Server 2016 such as Windows Container, Docker, and Nano Servers Who This Book Is For This book is for .NET developers and system administrators who have a basic knowledge of Windows Server 2016 and are now eager to implement DevOps at work using Windows Server 2016. Knowledge of Powershell, Azure, and containers will help. What You Will Learn Take a deep dive into the fundamentals, principles, and practices of DevOps Achieve an end-to-end DevOps implementation Execute source control management using GITHUB and VSTS vNext Automate the provisioning and configuration of infrastructure Build and release pipeline Measure the success of DevOps through application instrumentation and monitoring In Detail Delivering applications swiftly is one of the major challenges faced in fast-paced business environments. Windows Server 2016 DevOps is the solution to these challenges as it helps organizations to respond faster in order to handle the competitive pressures by replacing error-prone manual tasks using automation. This book is a practical description and implementation of DevOps principles and practices using the features provided by Windows Server 2016 and VSTS vNext. It jumps straight into explaining the relevant tools and technologies needed to implement DevOps principles and practices. It implements all major DevOps practices and principles and takes readers through it from envisioning a project up to operations and further. It uses the latest and upcoming concepts and technologies from Microsoft and open source such as Docker, Windows Container, Nano Server, DSC, Pester, and VSTS vNext. By the end of this book, you will be well aware of the DevOps principles and practices and will have implemented all these principles practically for a sample application using the latest technologies on the Microsoft platform. You will be ready to start implementing DevOps within your project/engagement. Style and approach This practical, learning book is linear and progressive, and every chapters builds on the previous chapters. We focus on the practical skills required to implement DevOps, with a summary of the key concepts only where strictly necessary.

Azure for Architects

Implementing cloud design, DevOps, IoT, and serverless solutions on your public cloud

Author: Ritesh Modi

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788398734

Category: Computers

Page: 358

View: 2072

Your one stop guide to making the most out of Azure Cloud About This Book Get familiar with the different design patterns available in Microsoft Azure Develop Azure cloud architecture and a pipeline management system Get to know the security best practices for your Azure deployment Who This Book Is For If you are Cloud Architects, DevOps Engineers, or developers who want to learn key architectural aspects of the Azure Cloud platform, then this book is for you. Prior basic knowledge of the Azure Cloud platform is good to have. What You Will Learn Familiarize yourself with the components of the Azure Cloud platform Understand the cloud design patterns Use enterprise security guidelines for your Azure deployment Design and implement Serverless solutions See Cloud architecture and the deployment pipeline Understand cost management for Azure solutions In Detail Over the years, Azure cloud services has grown quickly, and the number of organizations adopting Azure for their cloud services is also gradually increasing. Leading industry giants are finding that Azure fulfills their extensive cloud requirements. This book will guide you through all the important and tough decision-making aspects involved in architecturing a Azure public cloud for your organization. The book starts with an extensive introduction to all the categories of designs available with Azure. These design patterns focus on different aspects of cloud such as high availability, data management, and so on. Gradually, we move on to various aspects such as building your cloud structure and architecture. It will also include a brief description about different types of services provided by Azure, such as Azure functions and Azure Analytics, which can prove beneficial for an organization. This book will cover each and every aspect and function required to develop a Azure cloud based on your organizational requirements. By the end of this book, you will be in a position to develop a full-fledged Azure cloud. Style and approach This hands-on guide to the Azure Cloud platform covers different architectural concepts and implementations necessary for any enterprise scale deployment.

Windows Server 2016 Automation with PowerShell Cookbook

Author: Thomas Lee

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787126404

Category: Computers

Page: 660

View: 5132

Over 100 recipes to help you leverage PowerShell to automate Windows Server 2016 manual tasks About This Book Automate Windows server tasks with the powerful features of the PowerShell Language Master new features such as DevOps, containers, and Nano servers, and speed up their performance using PowerShell Improve PowerShell's usability, and control and manage Windows-based environments by working through inviting recipes Who This Book Is For If you are a systems administrator, engineer, or an architect working with Windows Server 2016 and want to automate tasks with PowerShell, then this book is for you. A basic knowledge of PowerShell is expected. What You Will Learn Streamline routine administration processes Improve the performance and storage of your Windows server with enhanced large-scale PowerShell scripts Use DSC to leverage Windows server features Generate automatic reports that highlight unexpected changes in your environment Monitor performance and report on system utilization using detailed graphs and analysis Create and manage a reliable and redundant Hyper-V environment Manage your enterprise's patch level Utilize multiple tools and protocols to manage your environment In Detail This book showcases several ways that Windows administrators can use to automate and streamline their job. You'll start with the PowerShell and Windows Server fundamentals, where you'll become well versed with PowerShell and Windows Server features. In the next module, Core Windows Server 2016, you'll implement Nano Server, manage Windows updates, and implement troubleshooting and server inventories. You'll then move on to the Networking module, where you'll manage Windows network services and network shares. The last module covers Azure and DSC, where you will use Azure on PowerShell and DSC to easily maintain Windows servers. Style and approach This is a practical guide packed with attractive recipes to help you effectively use PowerShell to accelerate your daily administrative tasks with Windows server.

Mastering Windows Server 2016

Author: Jordan Krause

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785881450

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 3892

A comprehensive and practical guide to Windows Server 2016 About This Book In-depth coverage of new features of Windows Server 2016 Gain the necessary skills and knowledge to design and implement Microsoft Server 2016 in enterprise environment Know how you can support your medium to large enterprise and leverage your experience in administering Microsoft Server 2016, A practical guide to administering Windows server 2016 Who This Book Is For The book is targeted at System Administrators and IT professionals who would like to design and deploy Windows Server 2016 (physical and logical) Enterprise infrastructure. Previous experience of Windows Server operating systems and familiarity with networking concepts is assumed. System administrators who are upgrading or migrating to Windows Server 2016 would also find this book useful. What You Will Learn Familiarize yourself with Windows Server 2016 ideology, the core of most datacenters running today New functions and benefits provided only by the new Windows Server 2016 Get comfortable working with Nanoserver Secure your network with new technologies in Server 2016 Harden your Windows Servers to help keep those bad guys out! Using new built-in integration for Docker with this latest release of Windows Server 2016 Virtualize your datacenter with Hyper-V In Detail Windows Server 2016 is the server operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, developed concurrently with Windows 10. With Windows Server 2016, Microsoft has gotten us thinking outside of the box for what it means to be a system administration, and comes with some interesting new capabilities. These are exciting times to be or to become a server administrator! This book covers all aspects of administration level tasks and activities required to gain expertise in Microsoft Windows Server 2016. You will begin by getting familiar and comfortable navigating around in the interface. Next, you will learn to install and manage Windows Server 2016 and discover some tips for adapting to the new server management ideology that is all about centralized monitoring and configuration. You will deep dive into core Microsoft infrastructure technologies that the majority of companies are going to run on Server 2016. Core technologies such as Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Certificate Services, File Services, and more. We will talk about networking in this new operating system, giving you a networking toolset that is useful for everyday troubleshooting and maintenance. Also discussed is the idea of Software Defined Networking. You will later walk through different aspects of certificate administration in Windows Server 2016. Three important and crucial areas to cover in the Remote Access role -- DirectAccess, VPN, and the Web Application Proxy -- are also covered. You will then move into security functions and benefits that are available in Windows Server 2016. Also covered is the brand new and all-important Nano Server! We will incorporate PowerShell as a central platform for performing many of the functions that are discussed in this book, including a chapter dedicated to the new PowerShell 5.0. Additionally, you will learn about the new built-in integration for Docker with this latest release of Windows Server 2016. The book ends with a discussion and information on virtualizing your datacenter with Hyper-V. By the end of this book, you will have all the ammunition required to start planning for and implementing Windows Server 2016. Style and approach This book offers a practical and wide coverage of all features of brand new Microsoft Server 2016 along with tips on daily administration tasks.

Learning Windows Server Containers

Author: Srikanth Machiraju

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785885049

Category: Computers

Page: 404

View: 2896

Build, package, and deploy applications as easily manageable and shippable containers. About This Book Discover the secret to building highly portable apps that run on any machine with Windows Server 2016 anywhere, from laptops, desktop servers, and public or private clouds, without any changes to the code Build your company cost-effective, container-based apps that support large-scale, virtual cloud environments The most up-to-date help on the market, offering developers expert guidance in building and shipping high-quality apps, and also helping admins create infrastructure that's simple to maintain Who This Book Is For This book is for application developers with a basic programming knowledge of C#, ASP.NET, and PowerShell. IT Administrators or DevOps engineers with basic PowerShell experience can benefit by extending their learning to use PowerShell to manage containers on Windows environments and use additional management tools. What You Will Learn Build and deploy ASP.NET web applications as Windows Containers on Windows 10 (Desktop) and Azure using Visual Studio 2015, Docker, and PowerShell Build and manage custom images using Windows Server Core base OS image and Docker CLI, publish images to Docker, tag images, author Docker files, and so on Create enterprise-scale, production-grade container environments using Redis Cache containers and SQL Server containers with storage volumes, set up custom container networks, continuous integration, and deployment pipelines using VSTS, Azure, and Git Deploy a composite container environment using Docker Compose on Windows Learn to build applications using Microsoft's thinnest server platform - Nano Servers. Build custom Nano Server images and Nano Containers using Windows PowerShell and configure using PowerShell Core, DSC In Detail Windows Server Containers are independent, isolated, manageable and portable application environments which are light weight and shippable. Decomposing your application into smaller manageable components or MicroServices helps in building scalable and distributed application environments. Windows Server Containers have a significant impact on application developers, development operations (DevOps) and infrastructure management teams. Applications can be built, shipped and deployed in a fast-paced manner on an easily manageable and updatable environment. Learning Windows Server Containers teaches you to build simple to advanced production grade container based application using Asp.Net Core, Visual Studio, Azure, Docker and PowerShell technologies. The book teaches you to build and deploy simple web applications as Windows and Hyper-V containers on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 on Azure. You will learn to build on top of Windows Container Base OS Images, integrate with existing images from Docker Hub, create custom images and publish to Hub. You will also learn to work with storage containers built using Volumes and SQL Server as container, create and configure custom networks, integrate with Redis Cache containers, configure continuous integration and deployment pipelines using VSTS and Git Repository. Further you can also learn to manage resources for a container, setting up monitoring and diagnostics, deploy composite container environments using Docker Compose on Windows and manage container clusters using Docker Swarm. The last chapter of the book focuses on building applications using Microsoft's new and thinnest server platform – Nano Servers. Style and approach This hands-on tutorial helps you get started with Windows Server containers, the new trend in the container market. This example-driven guide is packed with real-world scenarios of Windows Server containers in production environments.

DevOps Troubleshooting

Linux Server Best Practices

Author: Kyle Rankin

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 0133035506

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 4777

“If you’re a developer trying to figure out why your application is not responding at 3 am, you need this book! This is now my go-to book when diagnosing production issues. It has saved me hours in troubleshooting complicated operations problems.” –Trotter Cashion, cofounder, Mashion DevOps can help developers, QAs, and admins work together to solve Linux server problems far more rapidly, significantly improving IT performance, availability, and efficiency. To gain these benefits, however, team members need common troubleshooting skills and practices. In DevOps Troubleshooting: Linux Server Best Practices , award-winning Linux expert Kyle Rankin brings together all the standardized, repeatable techniques your team needs to stop finger-pointing, collaborate effectively, and quickly solve virtually any Linux server problem. Rankin walks you through using DevOps techniques to troubleshoot everything from boot failures and corrupt disks to lost email and downed websites. You’ll master indispensable skills for diagnosing high-load systems and network problems in production environments. Rankin shows how to Master DevOps’ approach to troubleshooting and proven Linux server problem-solving principles Diagnose slow servers and applications by identifying CPU, RAM, and Disk I/O bottlenecks Understand healthy boots, so you can identify failure points and fix them Solve full or corrupt disk issues that prevent disk writes Track down the sources of network problems Troubleshoot DNS, email, and other network services Isolate and diagnose Apache and Nginx Web server failures and slowdowns Solve problems with MySQL and Postgres database servers and queries Identify hardware failures–even notoriously elusive intermittent failures

DevOps on the Microsoft Stack

Author: Wouter de Kort

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484214463

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 5813

This book tells you everything you need to know to help your organization implement DevOps on the Microsoft platform. You will learn how to use Visual Studio, Visual Studio Team Services, and Azure to implement a complete DevOps process in your company. You will learn about Agile Project Management, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Technical Debt Management, Automatic Testing and Monitoring, and see how all these areas fit together. DevOps is important for organizations that want to make the best use of their resources and avoid costly mistakes. Teams that embrace DevOps deploy code up to 30 times more frequently than their competition and less than 50% of their deployments fail according to Puppet Labs State of DevOps survey. DevOps on the Microsoft Stack shows you how to help your organization implement DevOps, covering the tooling they will need and how to make everything work together while following best practices. The focus is not only on technology but also on the cultural issues that teams will face when implementing DevOps. The author’s goal is to not only show you which tooling there is but help you to successfully use everything together to implement DevOps in your projects and organization. In this book, you'll learn: What DevOps is and how it can help development teams How to use Visual Studio, Visual Studio Team Services, and Azure to setup a DevOps process How to introduce DevOps to your organization and how to overcome problems

Windows Server 2016 Cookbook

Author: Jordan Krause

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785882996

Category: Computers

Page: 494

View: 1742

Saute your way through more than 100 hands-on recipes designed to prepare any server administrator to work with Windows Server 2016 About This Book Get the first book on the market to unleash the power of Windows Server 2016, which improves the lives of thousands of enterprise users Be the first to leverage the advent of Containers and Nano Server on Windows Server 2016, which utilizes the resources efficiently and increases productivity. This practical, recipe-based approach helps you to delivering global-scale cloud services into your infrastructure using Windows Server 2016 Who This Book Is For This book is for system administrators and IT professionals with experience in Windows Server 2012 R2 environments who are looking to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to manage and maintain the core infrastructure required for a Windows Server 2016 environment. What You Will Learn Build the infrastructure required for a successful Windows network Navigate the new Server 2016 interface efficiently Implement solid networking and security practices into your Windows Server environment Design your own PKI and start issuing certificates today Explore the brand-new Nano Server functionality Enable nested virtualization on Hyper-V and Server Connect your remote laptops back to the corporate network using Microsoft's own remote access technologies, including DirectAccess Provide a centralized point for users to access applications and data by configuring Remote Desktop Services Compose optimal Group Policies Facilitate task automation with PowerShell 5.0 scripting In Detail This hands-on Cookbook is stuffed full of practical recipes that will help you handle the essential administrative tasks in Windows Server 2016. You'll start by familiarizing yourself with the look and feel of Windows Server 2016, and will then learn how to navigate through some daily tasks using the graphical interface. You will see how to compose optimal Group Policies and facilitate task automation with PowerShell 5.0 scripting. We will also take a look at the functions available to provide remote network access to your traveling users, and explore the much anticipated Nano Server and Hyper-V built-in integration support that is brand new in Windows Server 2016. By the end of this book, you will know how to take your Windows Server 2016-powered server and turn it into any common infrastructure role that might be required in your company. Style and approach The book follows a recipe-based approach that starts with an introduction and the installation of Windows Server 2016, then dives into the powerful features, and then ends with the concept of security.

Docker on Windows

Author: Elton Stoneman

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785288423

Category: Computers

Page: 358

View: 3962

Learn how to run new and old Windows applications in Docker containers. About This Book Package traditional .NET Frameworks apps and new .NET Core apps as Docker images, and run them in containers for increased efficiency, portability, and security Design and implement distributed applications that run across connected containers, using enterprise-grade open source software from public Docker images Build a full Continuous Deployment pipeline for a .NET Framework application, and deploy it to a highly-available Docker swarm running in the cloud Who This Book Is For If you want to modernize an old monolithic application without rewriting it, smooth the deployment to production, or move to DevOps or the cloud, then Docker is the enabler for you. This book gives you a solid grounding in Docker so you can confidently approach all of these scenarios. What You Will Learn Comprehend key Docker concepts: images, containers, registries, and swarms Run Docker on Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, and in the cloud Deploy and monitor distributed solutions across multiple Docker containers Run containers with high availability and fail-over with Docker Swarm Master security in-depth with the Docker platform, making your apps more secure Build a Continuous Deployment pipeline by running Jenkins in Docker Debug applications running in Docker containers using Visual Studio Plan the adoption of Docker in your own organization In Detail Docker is a platform for running server applications in lightweight units called containers. You can run Docker on Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10, and run your existing apps in containers to get significant improvements in efficiency, security, and portability. This book teaches you all you need to know about Docker on Windows, from 101 to deploying highly-available workloads in production. This book takes you on a Docker journey, starting with the key concepts and simple examples of how to run .NET Framework and .NET Core apps in Windows Docker containers. Then it moves on to more complex examples—using Docker to modernize the architecture and development of traditional ASP.NET and SQL Server apps. The examples show you how to break up monoliths into distributed apps and deploy them to a clustered environment in the cloud, using the exact same artifacts you use to run them locally. To help you move confidently to production, it then explains Docker security, and the management and support options. The book finishes with guidance on getting started with Docker in your own projects, together with some real-world case studies for Docker implementations, from small-scale on-premises apps to very large-scale apps running on Azure. Style and approach Using a step-by-step approach, this book shows you how to use Docker on Windows. It includes practical examples and real-world technical and business scenarios that will help you effectively implement Docker in your environment.There are over 50 examples of Dockerized applications, using C# .NET projects as the source and packaging them into Docker images.

The Phoenix Project

A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win

Author: Gene Kim,Kevin Behr,Kim Spafford

Publisher: IT Revolution

ISBN: 0988262584

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

View: 9760

Bill is an IT manager at Parts Unlimited. It's Tuesday morning and on his drive into the office, Bill gets a call from the CEO. The company's new IT initiative, code named Phoenix Project, is critical to the future of Parts Unlimited, but the project is massively over budget and very late. The CEO wants Bill to report directly to him and fix the mess in ninety days or else Bill's entire department will be outsourced. With the help of a prospective board member and his mysterious philosophy of The Three Ways, Bill starts to see that IT work has more in common with manufacturing plant work than he ever imagined. With the clock ticking, Bill must organize work flow, streamline interdepartmental communications, and effectively serve the other business functions at Parts Unlimited. In a fast-paced and entertaining style, three luminaries of the DevOps movement deliver a story that anyone who works in IT will recognize. Readers will not only learn how to improve their own IT organizations, they'll never view IT the same way again.

Solidity Programming Essentials

A beginner's guide to build smart contracts for Ethereum and blockchain

Author: Ritesh Modi

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788838378

Category: Computers

Page: 222

View: 3178

Learn the most powerful and primary programming language for writing smart contracts and find out how to write, deploy, and test smart contracts in Ethereum. Key Features Get you up and running with Solidity Programming language Build Ethereum Smart Contracts with Solidity as your scripting language Learn to test and deploy the smart contract to your private Blockchain Book Description Solidity is a contract-oriented language whose syntax is highly influenced by JavaScript, and is designed to compile code for the Ethereum Virtual Machine. Solidity Programming Essentials will be your guide to understanding Solidity programming to build smart contracts for Ethereum and blockchain from ground-up. We begin with a brief run-through of blockchain, Ethereum, and their most important concepts or components. You will learn how to install all the necessary tools to write, test, and debug Solidity contracts on Ethereum. Then, you will explore the layout of a Solidity source file and work with the different data types. The next set of recipes will help you work with operators, control structures, and data structures while building your smart contracts. We take you through function calls, return types, function modifers, and recipes in object-oriented programming with Solidity. Learn all you can on event logging and exception handling, as well as testing and debugging smart contracts. By the end of this book, you will be able to write, deploy, and test smart contracts in Ethereum. This book will bring forth the essence of writing contracts using Solidity and also help you develop Solidity skills in no time. What you will learn Learn the basics and foundational concepts of Solidity and Ethereum Explore the Solidity language and its uniqueness in depth Create new accounts and submit transactions to blockchain Get to know the complete language in detail to write smart contracts Learn about major tools to develop and deploy smart contracts Write defensive code using exception handling and error checking Understand Truffle basics and the debugging process Who this book is for This book is for anyone who would like to get started with Solidity Programming for developing an Ethereum smart contract. No prior knowledge of EVM is required.

DevOps for SharePoint

With Packer, Terraform, Ansible, and Vagrant

Author: Oscar Medina,Schumann Ethan

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781484236871

Category: Computers

Page: 230

View: 3571

Deploy a SharePoint farm in a repeatable, predictable, and reliable fashion using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) techniques to automate provisioning. Savvy IT pros will learn how to use DevOps practices and open source tools to greatly reduce costs, and streamline management operations for SharePoint farms deployed via Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, or on premise. DevOps for SharePoint will help you navigate the complex challenges of deploying and managing SharePoint Server farms. You will learn how to reduce time-consuming tasks and errors when generating development, testing, or production environments. And you will benefit from learning proven methods to apply Microsoft updates with minimal downtime and productivity loss. Whether you are a SharePoint architect, IT pro, or developer helping customers with the SharePoint platform, this book will teach you the most useful DevOps practices to tackle those issues and broaden your skill set. What You’ll Learn Understand the basics of the most popular open source tools—Vagrant, Packer, Terraform, and Ansible—and how to use them in the context of deploying and scaling a SharePoint farm Use Vagrant to build SharePoint development environments in less than an hour, and add automated testing Use Packer to create a “golden image” with preconfigured settings, and then use it as the base image in your Terraform configuration for both AWS and Azure farms Use Terraform to scale your SharePoint farm topology Use Red Hat’s Ansible Playbooks to perform configuration management on your farm Use Terraform to deploy immutable infrastructure environments using IaC (Infrastructure as Code) Use InSpec 2.0 to stay in compliance by testing your cloud infrastructure Use Ansible to apply Microsoft updates and patches Who This Book Is For IT pros and developers who are looking to expand their knowledge and take a modern approach by using open source technologies to work with Microsoft products. Experience installing SharePoint, and a basic understanding of either Azure or AWS, is helpful.

PowerShell Troubleshooting Guide

Author: Michael Shepard

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782173587

Category: Computers

Page: 206

View: 3912

The techniques in this book apply to beginners who have just started to learn PowerShell, as well as advanced scripters who have a good grasp of the language.

Windows Server 2016 Unleashed (includes Content Update Program)

Author: Rand Morimoto,Jeffrey Shapiro,Guy Yardeni,Omar Droubi,Michael Noel,Andrew Abbate,Chris Amaris

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 0134583795

Category: Computers

Page: 1584

View: 2455

Book + Content Update Program This is the most comprehensive and realistic guide to Windows Server 2016 planning, design, prototyping, implementation, migration, administration, and support. Extensively updated, it contains unsurpassed independent and objective coverage of Windows Server 2016’s key innovations, from the cloud and containers to security and mobility. Windows Server 2016 Unleashed reflects the authors’ extraordinary experience implementing Windows Server 2016 in large-scale environments since its earliest alpha releases. Microsoft MVP Rand Morimoto and colleagues fully address all aspects of deploying and operating Windows Server 2016, including Active Directory, networking, application services, security, administration, business continuity, virtualization, optimization, and troubleshooting. You’ll find up-to-the-minute coverage of new features ranging from Storage Spaces Direct to Cluster-Aware Updating, and Dynamic Access Control to Nano Server. Valuable for Windows pros at all levels, this book will be indispensable especially for intermediate-to-advanced level professionals seeking expert, in-depth solutions. Every chapter contains tips, tricks, best practices, and lessons learned from actual deployments—practical help for solving real problems. Detailed information on how to: Take full advantage of key Windows Server 2016 innovations Plan, prototype, install, migrate to, and deploy Windows Server 2016 and Server Core Design a modern Windows Server Active Directory, from OUs and infrastructure to Federated Forests and Lightweight Directories Deliver reliable networking services: DNS, WINS, DNSSEC, DHCP, IPv, IPAM, and IIS Systematically harden server-level security Protect data in transit with PKI, certificates, rights management, and IPsec encryption Safely provide appropriate remote and mobile access for your users Efficiently administer, automate, maintain, and document Windows Server production environments Control Windows devices centrally with Group Policies and Policy Management Implement advanced fault tolerance, clustering, and other business continuity features Optimize, tune, and debug Windows Server, and plan for growth Leverage integrated application services, including SharePoint and Hyper-V

Practical DevOps

Author: Joakim Verona

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785886525

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 1462

Harness the power of DevOps to boost your skill set and make your IT organization perform better About This Book Get to know the background of DevOps so you understand the collaboration between different aspects of an IT organization and a software developer Improve your organization's performance to ensure smooth production of software and services Deploy top-quality software and ensure software maintenance and release management with this practical guide Who This Book Is For This book is aimed at developers and system administrators who wish to take on larger responsibilities and understand how the infrastructure that builds today's enterprises works. This book is also great for operations personnel who would like to better support developers. You do not need to have any previous knowledge of DevOps. What You Will Learn Appreciate the merits of DevOps and continuous delivery and see how DevOps supports the agile process Understand how all the systems fit together to form a larger whole Set up and familiarize yourself with all the tools you need to be efficient with DevOps Design an application that is suitable for continuous deployment systems with Devops in mind Store and manage your code effectively using different options such as Git, Gerrit, and Gitlab Configure a job to build a sample CRUD application Test the code using automated regression testing with Jenkins Selenium Deploy your code using tools such as Puppet, Ansible, Palletops, Chef, and Vagrant Monitor the health of your code with Nagios, Munin, and Graphite Explore the workings of Trac—a tool used for issue tracking In Detail DevOps is a practical field that focuses on delivering business value as efficiently as possible. DevOps encompasses all the flows from code through testing environments to production environments. It stresses the cooperation between different roles, and how they can work together more closely, as the roots of the word imply—Development and Operations. After a quick refresher to DevOps and continuous delivery, we quickly move on to looking at how DevOps affects architecture. You'll create a sample enterprise Java application that you'll continue to work with through the remaining chapters. Following this, we explore various code storage and build server options. You will then learn how to perform code testing with a few tools and deploy your test successfully. Next, you will learn how to monitor code for any anomalies and make sure it's running properly. Finally, you will discover how to handle logs and keep track of the issues that affect processes Style and approach This book is primarily a technical guide to DevOps with practical examples suitable for people who like to learn by implementing concrete working code. It starts out with background information and gradually delves deeper into technical subjects.

Windows PowerShell Cookbook

The Complete Guide to Scripting Microsoft's Command Shell

Author: Lee Holmes

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449320686

Category: Computers

Page: 1007

View: 3313

A guide to using Windows PowerShell to script Windows administrative tasks and control Windows from the command line includes more than four hundred task-oriented recipes and more than one hundred scripts.

Infrastructure as Code

Managing Servers in the Cloud

Author: Kief Morris

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491924381

Category: Computers

Page: 362

View: 9190

Virtualization, cloud, containers, server automation, and software-defined networking are meant to simplify IT operations. But many organizations adopting these technologies have found that it only leads to a faster-growing sprawl of unmanageable systems. This is where infrastructure as code can help. With this practical guide, author Kief Morris of ThoughtWorks shows you how to effectively use principles, practices, and patterns pioneered through the DevOps movement to manage cloud age infrastructure. Ideal for system administrators, infrastructure engineers, team leads, and architects, this book demonstrates various tools, techniques, and patterns you can use to implement infrastructure as code. In three parts, you’ll learn about the platforms and tooling involved in creating and configuring infrastructure elements, patterns for using these tools, and practices for making infrastructure as code work in your environment. Examine the pitfalls that organizations fall into when adopting the new generation of infrastructure technologies Understand the capabilities and service models of dynamic infrastructure platforms Learn about tools that provide, provision, and configure core infrastructure resources Explore services and tools for managing a dynamic infrastructure Learn specific patterns and practices for provisioning servers, building server templates, and updating running servers

Devops in Practice: Reliable and automated software delivery

Author: Danilo Sato

Publisher: Editora Casa do Código

ISBN: 8566250966

Category: Computers

Page: 248

View: 6307

DevOps is a cultural and professional movement that's trying to break these walls. Focused on automation, collaboration, tool sharing and knowledge sharing, DevOps has been revealing that developers and system engineers have a lot to learn from one another. In this book, Danilo Sato will show you how to implement DevOps and Continuous Delivery practices so as to raise your system's deployment frequency at the same time as increasing the production application's stability and robustness. You will learn how to automate a web application's build and deploy phases and the infrastructure management, how to monitor the system deployed to production, how to evolve and migrate an architecture to the cloud and still get to know several other tools that you can use on your company

The Practice of System and Network Administration

Volume 1: DevOps and other Best Practices for Enterprise IT

Author: Thomas A. Limoncelli,Christina J. Hogan,Strata R. Chalup

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0133415104

Category: Computers

Page: 1232

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With 28 new chapters, the third edition of The Practice of System and Network Administration innovates yet again! Revised with thousands of updates and clarifications based on reader feedback, this new edition also incorporates DevOps strategies even for non-DevOps environments. Whether you use Linux, Unix, or Windows, this new edition describes the essential practices previously handed down only from mentor to protégé. This wonderfully lucid, often funny cornucopia of information introduces beginners to advanced frameworks valuable for their entire career, yet is structured to help even experts through difficult projects. Other books tell you what commands to type. This book teaches you the cross-platform strategies that are timeless! DevOps techniques: Apply DevOps principles to enterprise IT infrastructure, even in environments without developers Game-changing strategies: New ways to deliver results faster with less stress Fleet management: A comprehensive guide to managing your fleet of desktops, laptops, servers and mobile devices Service management: How to design, launch, upgrade and migrate services Measurable improvement: Assess your operational effectiveness; a forty-page, pain-free assessment system you can start using today to raise the quality of all services Design guides: Best practices for networks, data centers, email, storage, monitoring, backups and more Management skills: Organization design, communication, negotiation, ethics, hiring and firing, and more Have you ever had any of these problems? Have you been surprised to discover your backup tapes are blank? Ever spent a year launching a new service only to be told the users hate it? Do you have more incoming support requests than you can handle? Do you spend more time fixing problems than building the next awesome thing? Have you suffered from a botched migration of thousands of users to a new service? Does your company rely on a computer that, if it died, can’t be rebuilt? Is your network a fragile mess that breaks any time you try to improve it? Is there a periodic “hell month” that happens twice a year? Twelve times a year? Do you find out about problems when your users call you to complain? Does your corporate “Change Review Board” terrify you? Does each division of your company have their own broken way of doing things? Do you fear that automation will replace you, or break more than it fixes? Are you underpaid and overworked? No vague “management speak” or empty platitudes. This comprehensive guide provides real solutions that prevent these problems and more!

Troubleshooting with the Windows Sysinternals Tools

Author: Mark E. Russinovich,Aaron Margosis

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0133986519

Category: Computers

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Optimize Windows system reliability and performance with Sysinternals IT pros and power users consider the free Windows Sysinternals tools indispensable for diagnosing, troubleshooting, and deeply understanding the Windows platform. In this extensively updated guide, Sysinternals creator Mark Russinovich and Windows expert Aaron Margosis help you use these powerful tools to optimize any Windows system’s reliability, efficiency, performance, and security. The authors first explain Sysinternals’ capabilities and help you get started fast. Next, they offer in-depth coverage of each major tool, from Process Explorer and Process Monitor to Sysinternals’ security and file utilities. Then, building on this knowledge, they show the tools being used to solve real-world cases involving error messages, hangs, sluggishness, malware infections, and much more. Windows Sysinternals creator Mark Russinovich and Aaron Margosis show you how to: Use Process Explorer to display detailed process and system information Use Process Monitor to capture low-level system events, and quickly filter the output to narrow down root causes List, categorize, and manage software that starts when you start or sign in to your computer, or when you run Microsoft Office or Internet Explorer Verify digital signatures of files, of running programs, and of the modules loaded in those programs Use Autoruns, Process Explorer, Sigcheck, and Process Monitor features that can identify and clean malware infestations Inspect permissions on files, keys, services, shares, and other objects Use Sysmon to monitor security-relevant events across your network Generate memory dumps when a process meets specified criteria Execute processes remotely, and close files that were opened remotely Manage Active Directory objects and trace LDAP API calls Capture detailed data about processors, memory, and clocks Troubleshoot unbootable devices, file-in-use errors, unexplained communication, and many other problems Understand Windows core concepts that aren’t well-documented elsewhere