You know you're a sysadmin if you are either knee-deep in system logs, constantly handling user errors, or carving out time to document it all along the way. Yesterday was Sysadmin Appreciation Day and we want to give a big "thank you" to our favorite IT pros. We've pulled together the ultimate list of tasks, resources, tools, commands, and guides to help you become a sysadmin superhero.
What exactly does a system administrator do? The answer may vary depending on a company's size and needs. Some organizations have different sysadmins specializing in networking, testing, or system upgrades. There are also spin-off roles of the traditional sysadmin such as a system designer or site reliability engineer. However, sysadmins generally have knowledge around platforms, security, recovery, and of course, documentation. Here are a few articles that help articulate the roles and responsibilities of a sysadmin.
Whether you are new to the field or are a sysadmin veteran, lifelong learning is always important. These assets will help broaden your skillset and enhance your network.
Frameworks and tools
Learn how to optimize your organization's continuous integration and continuous delivery strategy or improve infrastructure performance with this sysadmin tool round-up.
From top to tail, any Linux sysadmin will want to bookmark these tips for life both on and off the command line.
Find out how to best use Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux), get the basics on containers, and automate common tasks with these handy sysadmin guides.