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Master the art of

IT Infrastructure Management
author, Dhananjay Naldurgkar
A complete & compact Infrastructure management guide designed for everyone interested in learning IT Infrastructure management. Your one stop shop for all your queries pertaining to IMS, it provides an introduction to a structure of best practices for Infrastructure Management environment. The ultimate purpose of this book is to share the key principles of IMS and offer extensive and in-depth overview of the Infrastructure components & Management Process. Dhananjay Naldurgkar| IT Infrastructure Consultant

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Chapter 1

Introduction to IT Infrastructure

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Chapter 1

Introduction to IT Infrastructure

Evolution of IT Infrastructure, Definitions and concepts, Functional & Nonfunctional attributes, Infrastructure components & Building Blocks.

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Chapter 2

Server
Management

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Chapter 2

Server
Management

Hardware Evolution, Generations, Server hardware & Architecture Concepts, RAID, Form Factors, Models & Generations, Manufacturers, their Make & Model, Troubleshooting & Lifecycle.

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Chapter 3

Storage
Management

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Chapter 3

Storage Management

Storage Architecture, Evolution, DAS, NAS, and SAN, Disk Assembly, RAID, File System, OS Environments, Host-Storage Connectivity & protocols, Capacity & Performance Factors

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Chapter 4

Network Management

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Chapter 4

Network Management

Physical & Logical Network Connectivity, Routing & Switching, IP Networks & Addressing, VLAN, VPN, Firewall, Data Center Networks, LAN & WAN, MPLS, Leased Lines

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Chapter 5

Virtualization Technology

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Chapter 5

Virtualization Technology

Concept- Hardware abstraction, Server Virtualization, Network Virtualization, Storage Virtualization, Application Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization

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Chapter 6

Cloud Technology

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Chapter 6

Cloud Technology

Cloud Concepts, Connectivity, Cloud Deployment Models - Public Cloud, Private Cloud and Hybrid Cloud, Cloud Service Models - SAAS, PAAS, IAAS, BAAS, DRAAS, Cloud Service Providers.

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Chapter 7

End User
Computing

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Chapter 7

End User
Computing

End User Devices/Hardware - Desktops, Laptops, Tablets and Mobiles. Client Operating System, Client Applications, Comparison of Client Applications on Windows & Open Source Platform.

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Chapter 8

Maintenance & Best
Practices

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Chapter 8

Maintenance & Best Practices

Implementation & Connectivity, Maintenance Schedules (Daily, Monthly & Weekly), Hardening OS Environments & Firmware Upgrades, Hardware Augmentations & Other Upgrade

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Chapter 9

Data Center Management

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Chapter 9

Data Center Management

DC Environment, Environmental Factors, DC Location & Design, Rack Mounting Servers, Cabinet & Rack Features, Rack Units, Cabinet Doors & Panels. Power & Cooling

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Chapter 10

Business Continuity

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Chapter 10

Business Continuity

Information Availability Concepts, Business Continuity Planning, Business Impact & Risk Analysis, Backup Concepts, Granularity, & Types, Sources of system failure & its prevention, DR procedures

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Chapter 11

System Monitoring

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Chapter 11

System Monitoring

Importance & Evolution of Monitoring Technologies, Importance of system & Application alerts, Manual/Automated Monitoring, Proactive & Predictive Monitoring, Tools & Techniques.

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Chapter 12

Information Security

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Chapter 12

Information Security

Risk Analysis & Management, Ethical Hacking & Attacks, Hardening, patching, upgrades, Antivirus, Firewalls, VAPT, Config. Review, Security Audits

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Frequently asked questions

Who is the target audience for this book?

This book is aimed to spread intricate knowledge about IT infrastructure to every single IT enthusiast. From students to senior IT managers this book is a reference and study guide to all. The content in this book is written solely from experience and the details in the book range from basic academic knowledge to advanced tips to help you solve any issues you may be having in the field of IT Infrastructure Management.

How will this book benefit me differently than other IT infrastructure management guides and textbooks?

You will be learning primarily out of my experience in the field of IT which has taken me 12 years to acquire. This firsthand experience has given me enough knowledge to help you build a foundation to achieve your goals. Having years of experience from MNC’s and enterprise environment through this book I will provide live examples which will help you plan implementations with do’s and don’ts. Through this book I will be guiding you through my experiences to avoid mistakes you could have made.

What are the primary advantages from this book for a business?

This book will help you Reduce duplication of efforts, Ensure adherence to standards, Enhance the flow of information throughout an information system, Promote adaptability necessary for a changeable environment, Ensure inter-operability among organizational and external entities, Maintain effective, Change Management policies and practices

Will I as a completely lay person who is interested in technology but haven't been educated in it understand the text of this book?

Computers are the most complex machines to understand. So I have tried my level best to keep it simple & easy to understand in terms of language and technical terms. In addition to this I have covered almost all the possible scenarios to make you well acquainted with different IT implementations and the processes involved in managing them, which will make your basic fundamentals strong to handle the advanced techniques.

Does this book cover detailed steps to manage infrastructure components?

This book does not provide details needed by technicians, but describes the main architectural building blocks and concepts. It also does not cover the processes needed to create or implement an architecture in projects

Does this book cover old technologies? Is it suitable for experts?

This book gives brief information about the old technologies and the history of development as understanding older technologies makes it easier to understand modern technology. This book is extremely useful for beginners, since almost every term is explained in detail, while for experts & professionals this book is more of a review.

About Dhananjay

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Dhananjay has a wide experience of IT system management. He worked at various levels in IT industry right away from field engineer job to the IT Head position. Currently he is associated with Spice Digital Ltd as a project manager and manages IT infra projects for Vodafone.

This book is reflection of his 12 years of experience in field of IT Infrastructure management.

Dhananjay is a passionate trainer & loves guiding people set their career in IT field. You can connect with him using below links

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Ashok Naldurgkar

A paragraph or a chapter or book or even a lifetime is not enough to document my father’s contribution towards my life.

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Rohit Muttepawar

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Aarti Durugkar

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Ankur Shukla

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Ankit Bindal

My association with Ankit goes back to our days at Spice. Ankit a Storage geek who has been always supportive of my choice of penning down

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Ajison Nair

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Hanumant Borwandkar

Hanumant is a technology architect and working as a CEO of Infra Root Solutions LLP. He is a technology consultant for one of the India's major

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Jeevan Badigari

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