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Unix system procedure manual/log

By ddiall ·
(I don't know if the subject is appropriate to this question :-)

Can anyone of you ol' seasoned sysadmins point me to resources on how to develop a manual to document standards, procedures and other useful info to manage Unix systems in a multi-administrator environment.

IMHO, it should feature things like usernames & passwords rules, printer & storage management, backup & security policy, etc... Also, a problem/solution log would be nice.

Am I dreaming or there actually are people doing it, and how?! A good template would help a lot...

Thanks for any useful input!

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by sikhatri In reply to Unix system procedure man ...

This is the best site I have found when it comes to unix. Great place. This Guru has everything on his page. Enjoy!

http://www.ugu.com/sui/ugu/show?I=ugu.flavors&F=1111111111&G=Y

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by ddiall In reply to Unix system procedure man ...

Thank you for answering, but I'm affraid it is unacceptable...

I want something like a template of such a manual or guidelines on how to create one. I'm not searching for a site about Unix, anyway I haven't found there anything related.

English is not my first language, so maybe I'm not using the correct keywords to define my search. If you understand what I'm looking for give some hints on what keywords would be better...

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by ddiall In reply to Unix system procedure man ...

Point value changed by question poster.

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by frnzxguy In reply to Unix system procedure man ...

I think your question is actually:
"Where can I find standard procedures and policies for operating a network with mulitple system administrators?" I doubt anyone has a ready made template, since no two networks have the exact same resources, performance requirements, needs, user base, and security policy. But, in order to help you out, it might help if you posted a little about your own experience level, so you don't get too many answers that are not at the appropriate level. I would recommend checking out the SAGE resources at the USENIX web site. Lots of information there on system administration and some good recommended books that will probably tell you exactly what you are looking for. From experience, I can tell you that you probably need to first determine the requirements for your network, then determine the manner you are going to distribute your system administration tasks (including determining the distribution of authority on the system). Probably all the administrators don't need the same level of privelege, so alternate tools to manage those priveleges need to be considered. Here is the link to the SAGE page, take a look at the resources there, see if this is what you are looking for, in a general sense atleast....
http://www.usenix.com/sage/sysadmins/sysadmins.html

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by ddiall In reply to Unix system procedure man ...

Ok, this one pushed me a little further... And since there are no more answers, I'll close the question.

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by ddiall In reply to Unix system procedure man ...

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