The Philosophy of System Administration

Posted: March 28th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Sysadmin | No Comments »

I took this from a RH technical manual, it’s a good extract of our daily task as sysadmin.

Although the specics of being a system administrator may change from platform to platform, there
are underlying themes that do not.

These themes make up the philosophy of system administration.
The themes are:

  • Automate everything
  • Document everything
  • Communicate as much as possible
  • Know your resources
  • Know your users
  • Know your business
  • Security cannot be an afterthought
  • Plan ahead
  • Expect the unexpected

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