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Enterprise Applications Administration by Jeremy Faircloth

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Chapter 3

Servers

Chapter 3 is an introduction to server technologies and their relation to enterprise applications administration. This chapter introduces the hardware concepts associated with server technologies including performance characteristics and technical details of various components such as processors, memory, and disk. In addition, their performance and its effect on the operations of an enterprise application is discussed.

Operating systems are the secondary focus of the chapter. The various versions of Windows as well as some of the nuances associated with those versions are discussed with a focus on capabilities used by enterprise applications. An overview of Windows architecture is given followed by an examination of useful tools ...

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