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system administrator

system administrator

A person who manages the computer systems in an organization. The responsibilities of a system administrator and network administrator often overlap; however, the system administrator is more geared to the computer hardware and less on the network, although in many cases, system and network administrator are one in the same, especially in smaller companies. A system administrator is involved with OS and hardware installations and configurations and may be involved with application installations and upgrades. A system administrator may also perform systems programmer activities. See network administrator, systems programmer, software technician, system development life cycle, job descriptions and salary survey.


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These products offer core features that provide system administrators the ability to investigate suspected systems in a least-intrusive manner, leaving vital metadata like "last time accessed" intact and preserving evidence for possible criminal or civil litigation if a compromised system is found.
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A console server is a flexible and highly efficient management device that allows system administrators single, permanent serial management port access to multiple servers and other hardware devices on a network (starting at 16 ports and up), while reducing manpower requirements, cabling complexities, and overall management costs (see Figure).
System administrators are demanding the features that Fibre Channel SANs offer: reliability through dual-porting and failover; accessibility through volume control and dynamic volume migration; scalability through hot adding of devices and hosts; and performance through load balancing and fabric path selection.
Now, system administrators can monitor, set alerts and analyze any Windows-based application including Exchange, IIS, .
Within the high performance and highly scalable clustering environments of large enterprises and the data centers operated by companies of all sizes, system administrators are struggling to conquer the challenging task of server management.

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