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System Administration

Definition


The role of the system administrator is to install, maintain, and support the shared hardware and software resources of an organization. Areas of responsibility typically include:
  • Setup and configuration of servers
  • System administration: setting up and maintaining accounts, access control, and the user interface
  • Installation of shared software and hardware
  • System documentation
  • Troubleshooting / Problem determination
  • Problem management
  • System performance analysis
  • Change management
  • Operations management
  • Execution of back-up and recovery procedures
  • System monitoring and maintenance of system logs
  • User support