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RE: Linux system administration methodology or best pratice



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> From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:redhat-list-
> bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Carl G. Riches
> Sent: woensdag 26 augustus 2009 18:19
> To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> Subject: Re: Linux system administration methodology or best pratice
> 
> On Wed, 26 Aug 2009, Kenneth Holter wrote:
> 
> > Hello all.
> >
> >
> > I work as a linux system administrator, and were wondering if there
> exists
> > any methodology that systematize this kind of work.
> >
> > Linux in my organization is a pretty new platform, so we're working
> on
> > developing and improving everything from patching routines to user
> > administration to security. We've been doing a lot of work with
> regards to
> > these (and other) areas, but I believe we could benefit from read up
> on
> > methodology or best practices that describes the whole field of
linux
> system
> > administration. we've got access to technical documentation, so that
> not an
> > issue. What we need is a way to be even more structured and thus
> effective
> > in adminitrating our linux servers.
> >
> > What I hope such a methodology or best practice documentation is
> things such
> > as these:
> >
> >   - Guidelines to set up a technical standard for linux servers
> >   - How to develop an effective, automated system for documenting
the
> state
> >   of the linux servers (i.e. asset management type of thing)
> >   - How to set up long term plans for developing routines and
> >   infrastructure to make the linux servers more secure and easy to
> manage
> >   - etc
> >
> > Feel free to point me in the direction of web sites, book, etc that
> may hold
> > the infomation I'm looking for.
> >
> 
> 
> Some places to start might be these books:
> 
>    The Practice of System and Network Administration (2nd ed)
>    Thomas A. Limoncelli, Christina J. Hogan, Strata R. Chalup
>    Addison Wesley (2007)
> 
>    Linux Administration Handbook (2nd ed)
>    Evi Nemeth, Garth Snyder, and Trent R. Hein
>    Pearson Education (2006)

Red Hat also offers the system Administration Guide:
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/RHEL-4-Manual/en-US/System
_Administration_Guide_/ which might offer you some insight or at least
get you started.  There does not appear to be an updated version
available (yet) for RHEL5 but most information is generic enough to
still be current.

Regards

Bram


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