Fedora 9

Fedora 9 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux bible / Christopher Negus, Wiley, 2008

Here are 1000 pages for the Fedora admin. It will be useful at the beginner and intermediate level. Most of it applies to any current Linux distro. It includes a live CD and an installation DVD.

Professional Apache Tomcat 6

book coverProfessional Apache Tomcat 6 / Vivek Chopra, Sing Li, Jeff Genender. Wiley 2007 ISBN: 9780471753612

This is the quickest way for a systems admin to understand Tomcat. There is a lot to learn, and you need to know it all.

This book is not for the Java J2EE programmers who develop the servlets and web applications. Neither is it for a Tomcat developer.