Savings Plan for System Admin – It’s about Time, not Money.

Ramdev

I have started unixadminschool.com ( aka gurkulindia.com) in 2009 as my own personal reference blog, and later sometime i have realized that my leanings might be helpful for other unixadmins if I manage my knowledge-base in more user friendly format. And the result is today's' unixadminschool.com. You can connect me at - https://www.linkedin.com/in/unixadminschool/

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  1. Muneer EP says:

    To prepare full fledge RUN_BOOK, required lot of effort. I started. Thank Ramdev.
    Some useful references.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc917702.aspx
    http://wiki.servicenow.com/index.php?title=Runbook_Example_-_Restart_a_Linux_Server
    .)

  2. Muneer EP says:

    Ramdev: Now I am keep on hearing one funda, System Admin has to speak Business Language, do you have any comment, appreciated if you can put some light on this.

  3. Ramdev says:

    Hi Muneer,  you actually made my article complete with the sample runbook link :) . Thanks for the Example runbook, 

  4. Ramdev says:

     Hi Muneer,  ” System Admin has to speak Business Language ”   —  Yes. it was there since longtime but not that popular as we hear now a days. And the reason is  simple industry calculations changed a lot during post recession period ( after 2008) and management want to see clear connection between every technology component (e.g. server / software /application /tool ) to the business service of the organization . That will make give the management clear picture of how each component is adding a value to the end user business service and how much it costs.

    Just trying to give an hypothetical Scenario to explain the sentance :

    Just assume,   I am a system admin, and I am sitting in the line of a specific business function which is not doing very well at the end ( i mean not a profitable business). And now, I want to request for a new project to install a technology which can solve one of very old  existing problem of the environment which is causing multiple server crashes randomly.

    At the system admin end, we know that technology is very promising and it solves very critical problem and  it will make our server environment stable. The problem here is if we explain same thing to the business people   our project will have very less possibilities of getting approval because not every business manager see a business value in the project ( may be not every business manager  knows what does it mean by server crash and how it will effect the business).

    But if you rephrase your project requirement  using the business Language, and try to explain the project in a way that how much the new technology can increase the business service  availability and reliability. And also give little focus on how much cost it will reduce on avoiding extra maintenance hours per year. then, we will have more possibilities to get our project approved.

    Hope this helps you get little idea.

  5. Muneer says:

    Good comments , Thanks Ramdev

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