Open Source for System Administrators

Many of the tools sysadmins rely on are open source. Find out which ones we're highlighting in our series. Read the collection.

5 sysadmin horror stories

5 sys admin horror stories
Thank you to all the sysadmins out there who keep our machines up and running.Read more

A guide to scientific computing system administration

A guide to scientific computing system administration
How open source enables rapid advancement in scientific computing, and an overview of administering single nodes, clusters, and supercomputersRead more

5 tools to support distributed sysadmin teams

5 tools to support distributed sysadmin teams
The OpenStack global infrastructure team relies on these five open source tools to communicate, and to coordinate our work.Read more

Perl tricks for system administrators

Perl tricks for system administrators
Scripting in Perl is quick and easy, and its portability makes your scripts amazingly useful. Here are a few examples to get your creative juices...Read more

Avoiding data disasters with Sanoid

Avoiding data disasters with Sanoid
Sanoid helps to recover from what Jim Salter likes to call "Humpty Level Events."Read more

5 reasons system administrators should use revision control

5 reasons system administrators should use revision control
Check out these five tips for using revision control in operations.Read more