IBM Offers Migration Guide for Linux as Free Download

Posted by tadelste on Feb 5, 2006 10:17 AM EDT; By Tom Adelstein Editor-in-Chief
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Rebooks became one of my favorite benefits of partnering with IBM. I even had an opportunity to write one for Global Services on how to install Insight Server. So, when Chris Almond offered their newest book on release to our readers, I jumped for it.

Now, here's how you can get ISBN 0738496081, a 446 page system administrative guide and something about the book itself.

Solaris to Linux Migration: A Guide for System Administrators helps system administrators who want to move their in-house code to faster, better, less costly Linux servers. I have met government agencies and enterprise customers who have wanted to discuss this topic on more than a few occassions. I typically sit in on discussions where Linux runs everything except something from Sun that hasn't made it through migration.

"We'd like to get off this old expensive Sun equipment, but we just can't." Well, plenty of people have, but it required an ISV to port their in-house proprietary code to Linux. I saw it happen when American Management Systems ported Momentum their financial management solution to Red Hat for the US Judiciary. Of course, that's a rather large customer and saying no to the Administrative Office of the US Court may have raised some eyebrows.

So, here's a resource that will allow people to make the switch. This book will work for in-house software projects, ISV's and people who have seen sales go down over the past three to four years and want to jump to the hottest server platform on the globe.

IBM writes:

The goal of this IBM Redbook is to provide a technical reference for IT systems administrators in organizations that are considering a migration from Solaris to Linux-based systems.

We present a systems administrator view of the technical differences and methods necessary to complete a successful migration to Linux-based systems, including coverage of how those differences translate to two major Linux distributions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

The book is designed primarily to be a reference work for the experienced Solaris 8 or 9 system administrator who will need to begin working with Linux. It should serve as a guide for system administrators that need a concise technical reference for facilitating the transition to Linux.

The book also provides details about how to leverage the additional industry-leading technologies in IBM xSeries servers, IBM POWER technology-based systems (iSeries/pSeries), and IBM zSeries systems that make them very powerful and flexible platforms for hosting Linux-based solutions.

You can visit IBM's web page and check out the contents, or download the book by clicking here. It's always nice to offer LXer readers a free book like this (especially when Jonathan Swartz tells people that IBM and HP equipment will be running Open Solaris).

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IBM's SUN-bashing get's more and more annoying rittmey 3 2,170 Feb 4, 2006 8:44 AM
Actually not an "application porting guide" gnu_mike 3 1,816 Feb 3, 2006 2:39 PM

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