The Linux system administrators are responsible for installing, configuring and maintaining the Linux servers and workstations. They are responsible for maintaining the network environment as well as the health of the network and servers. They make sure that they provide solutions by complying with the security standards of the company. They support the requests of the users and solve any problems related with the Linux servers and workstations. They are involved in setting up and configuring new systems, installing and maintaining the application software and coordinating the networking connectivity. They remain updated with the current knowledge in Linux system and are responsible for evaluating the hardware and software technologies. Let us now review in detail the key responsibilities that need to be taken care of by a Linux system administrator:
1. To be involved in designing, implementing, securing and maintaining the computer systems for its test, development and production environment
2. To identify and analyze the issues that hamper the performance of the system, and to work in close coordination with the product development team and recommend the solutions for the issues
3. To do all the supporting tasks that are included, but not limited to code deployment, managing source control systems, virtual servers, scripting, etc.
4. To take into account and identify the discrepancies in the system, to assess the risks, and to implement solutions by adhering to the security standards
5. To be involved in writing and modifying scripts for application deployments as well as system monitoring
6. To be involved in developing and overseeing the backup, replication, clustering and fail over strategies