SysAdmin

Sysadmins are the unsung heros of the technology world. The Opensource.com SysAdmin article collection includes open source tools for admins, career-related advice, handy how-tos, news, and interviews.

A Linux user's guide to Logical Volume Management

Logical Volume Management (LVM)
Managing disk space has always been a significant task for sysadmins. In this guide, learn how LVM can make managing storage easier.Read more

Ansible as a gateway to DevOps in the cloud

Ansible as a gateway to DevOps in the cloud
Sysadmins who think the cloud is a buzzword and a bunch of hype should check out Ansible.Read more

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

Poll: How do you abbreviate system administrator?

Poll: How do you abbreviate system administrator?
Friends, I have sad news. This week the editors of Opensource.com decided to make a small—yet painful, at least to me—change to our official style...Read more

Top 5 open source command shells for Linux

Top 5 open source command shells for Linux
Learn about the various open source alternatives to using the standard bash shell in Linux, including ksh, tcsh, zsh, and fish.Read more

10 helpful tools for a sys admin's toolbox

We round up 10 open source tools for sys admins that released big updates in 2015.Read more

Why your manager loves technical debt (and what to do about it)

chair in weeds
Engineers know that there’s much more to a successful software project than meets the eye. Refactoring and testing are as important as functionality...Read more

A great time to be a Linux person

Sysadmin and developer Jim Salter started out on Windows, but discovered the power of Linux as a consultant.Read more