This book offers a comprehensive guide to Novell's Linux Enterprise Server, one of the most powerful Linux-based server solutions available today. The book guides readers through all of the most important aspects of SLES, beginning with an in-depth overview of installation and configuration tasks. Later chapters cover configuration and deployment of key services, including the MySQL database, file sharing and printing, Web, FTP, News, DNS, and Proxy Servers. van Vugt instructs readers on important administration concepts such as instituting strict file system security and server automation. Readers will also learn about how to cluster servers together to lessen downtime and increase performance.