Automation in System Administraton – are you a middle level unix admin? it is for you.


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  1. Michael says:

    Hello Ram ,Good one,Adding to this “cfengine” has been found to be of quite better tool in the industry  if possible try to include that in your  practical automation techniques and scripts  topic as well  ;-) 

  2. santhosh says:

    This info is very much needed for guys like me who have started their careers as SYS admins,will look forward for practical stuff.

  3. MTanvir says:

    really very helpful!

  4. Deepak says:

    A Good artical

  5. Ramesh says:

    Hello Ram .. Possible can you give some URL to learn perl script .. Thanks in ADV

  6. Yogesh Raheja says:

    @Ramesh, we are working on script part and soon will be start posting on script part for Unix Champs..

  7. Ramdev says:

    @ramesh – please look at perl official learning page , for perl fundamentals.

  8. Ramesh says:

    Thanks Ram & Yogesh

  9. Sai Pamidigantam says:

    I would classify the OS automation tasks into three categories
    1. That executes on individual servers. Example : mirroring and splitting of disks, error monitoring, vitals ( CPU, Disk, Network usage), user privilege checks. Dynamic resource allocations also come in this category.
    2. Centralized scripting: Operated from central servers. NIS/NIS+ pushes, cleanups, password changes to multiple servers ( non-NIS), Datacollection and compile, software and config ( like snmp and smtp ) pushes and adhoc reports ( do I have weblogic licenses on what servers !!!). These scripts have to well written for cross platform and cross version compatibility
    3. Interdependent servers: Servers in cluster ( OS, network or application level clustering ). Automation here requires knowledge of what is happening on one server to another. Jobs scheduled should here know not just at “what time”, but also “after success of X” or “on failure of Y”

  10. Hemant says:

    Great article Mr. Ram, and Thanks in advance for future articles…

  11. Manjuanth Loddnoor says:

    Good artical Yogesh.. Keep it up..

    Lets wait for the more articals on scripting… :)

  12. Yogesh Raheja says:

    @Manjuanth, thanks. Sure we are working on this part and will come with more articles on scripting.

  13. Esun says:

    its really good. you have explained the current stage in the industry . i am in 5+exp in linux. now i am thinking how to automate the manual effors. Jut i saw your website to check the nfs mounts. its really helpfull. All the best

    Regards Esun.

  14. Yogesh Raheja says:

    @Esun, thank you very much for your wonderful comments for our gurkulindia.

  15. goutham says:

    hello ram
                     good information

  16. uma says:

    Really Good..

  17. Ravi says:

    Hi bro… this is great idea…many of us are looking forward to learn scripting to make life easier and simple in this adminstration world. I am having hard time lately to learn r to find some training materials for perl scripting….it will wonderful if you can offer some paid classes too…

  18. ravi says:

    Awaiting from a long time……please start the practical scripting stuffs…..start with the basics and with pratical scenarios like…
    1) moving the application logs from local disk to a log server.(before moving the script should zip it and then move)
    2) script for userlogs(whenever a user logs in, a log should get created on some path which will contains all the activities done by user), the log name should consists of username_date/time_hostname.
    3) script for CPU and RAM usage for every 1 min and which will redirect the output to a file.
    4) script for sending mail to a particular user at a particular time………………etc

    • Ramdev says:

      Sure Ravi. I know I lost my focus on this topic. I will have this covered by me or someone else, very soon. Thanks for bringing this to the light.

  19. ravi says:

    kindly also put hte examples of sed and awk

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