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.

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

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

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

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

System statistics with sar and the /proc filesystem

System statistics with sar and the /proc filesystem
In my recent article 4 open source tools for Linux system monitoring , I discussed interactive tools that can be helpful in solving system problems...Read more

Job interview advice for sys admins

Sys admin hiring manager at Red Hat shares tips and advice for candidates interviewing for a job.Read more