Event Categories

To effectively manage events related to a UNIX server, you first need to understand the types of events that may occur. This chapter gives examples of a wide variety of events that may occur, and provides one possible grouping of those event categories. By understanding the set of possible events that may occur, you will understand what to look for when troubleshooting a problem.

One way to categorize events is by the affected software or hardware component. These categories include: system, disk, network, application, and database events. In fact, we used this approach when determining the structure of this book. Each category of events is discussed exclusively in its respective chapter later in the book. For example, system ...

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