System Administrators (SAs) have a tough job: Dealing with users and user accounts, security, patching, updates, upgrades, disk space, performance and other miscellaneous tasks often known as "other duties as assigned." For some SAs, the day never ends. Despite the challenges, pitfalls and occasional irate user; system administration is a fulfilling job with intangible rewards like no other position in IT. To assist those weary SAs in their quest to conquer their Linux systems, I've devised this list of 12 native Linux system monitoring tools that are always at my fingertips. Any user may issue these commands, if they exist …

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I am recently new to python and as part of my college work i need to design and implement a python program relating to computer system administration. I would be grateful if anyone has ideas of a project. Thank You

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Hello, I am system administration newbie. I am responsible for installing and configuring Windows XP on 14 computers that need to be 100% identical. What I want to do is install XP and configure it based on what I need (usernames and passwords, no firewall, no windows search, set the desktop background, set the screen saver, etc) on one computer and then some how install this customized XP on the other 13. I know about Ghost and Acronis but I was wondering if there was a cheaper way to do this task. Maybe something built into Windows itself? I know …

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I've been hosting websites for quite awhile now (since 1998) and one of the biggest time-takers has always been email. So, you can imagine my delight when Google began offering their apps for free. I tested and re-tested, then I painstakingly moved all of my hosted customers to Google Apps for their email while continuing to host their sites here. I am the admin of each of the Google Apps accounts that I set up. This is working fine, mainly because I encourage my customers to spend their precious time running their businesses while I take care of all things …

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Hello, I would like to know if you know any framework/classes for systems administration in windows/linux environment. Thanks for you replies! Bye, Marco.

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Thanks to new firmware (v.1.3) released last Thursday, Dell's Lifecycle Controller now works with system management tools from BMC and Microsoft. Most reports that followed Dell's Thursday announcement focused on the speed and capacity of its EqualLogic storage arrays, not on the software used to manage them. While improvements to 10Gb (from 1Gb) and 768TB (from 540TB) are significant, the [i]real[/i] news in my humble opinion was again in the software. "We now have all the drivers for Dell server hardware right on board," said Anthony Dina, director of solutions marketing at Dell. "You don't have to go to the …

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Since my "[URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry3451.html"]5 Things Every Good Linux Administrator Knows[/URL]" post the other day, I've received some indirect feedback from friends and readers alike, that admittedly, leaves a little egg on my face. I left out three very important things that every good Linux administrator should know. I appreciate the feedback and I'm glad that my readers and those close to me feel enabled to let me know when I'm in error or at least falling short of a full delivery. The 3 additional things that every good Linux administrator should know, in no particular order, are-- [B]1. Backups[/B] - O …

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There are 5 things that every good Linux Administrator knows. Do you know what they are? They are in no particular order of importance: [B]1. Users are a Necessary Evil[/B] - Do you ever wonder why System Administrators seem so annoyed by you and your questions? It's because you are, in fact, an annoyance to them. Don't be insulted by this--it's just fact. You are generally the reason they exist but life would be easier for them if you didn't exist or ever need anything from them. [B]Take a deep breath and realize that you have a symbiotic relationship with …

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The End.