Systems Administrator’s PurposePosted: November 9, 2010
It has been said that network administration requires the ability to:
- Evaluate, and
A System/network administrator’s primary purpose is to control the network. Given our ability to control, we must first evaluate; in order to evaluate, we must first analyze; in order to analyze, we must first monitor; in order to monitor, we must first poll; in order to poll, we must first configure; in order to configure, we must first test; in order to test, we must first … control; hence, without control administration is not possible.
So, you are a network/systems administrator and you have “control” of your network. For the novice administrator, the job stops here. But after taking a couple of shots below the belt, these other duties will start to seem more important. Either you can learn from your own mistakes or you can learn from the mistakes of others. I’m putting this series together to offer my experiences in administration of a network. This experience goes beyond the basic administration duty of “control”.