19302201 Lecture

SoSe 17: System Administration

Rolf Dietze

Additional information / Pre-requisites

The class will be taught as a block course, from 26.9. to 14.10.2016, daily from 10:00 to 18:00. Details will be announced in due time.



  • shell scripting from the viewpoint of system administration
  • planning and setting up a computer system while taking availability and maintainability into consideration (RAS-conditions)
  • redundancy in networking and storage
  • planning and setting up a redundant storage system (Raid-technologies and management)
  • system administration, security and user management, accounting and logging
  • managing configuration files and documentation
  • backups - strategies and technologies
  • planning and realization of networkwide services and resources (e.g. file services, print services, network information services)
  • implementation on different platforms (AIX, Solaris)
  • partitioning, virtualization and resource management on modern systems supporting logical partitioning
  • virtualization and resource management at the operating systems level (workload partitions, zones, jails)
  • qualitative comparison of partitioning and virtualization techniques on PowerPC and Sparc based UNI*-systems.
  • delegation of administration tasks with rolebased access (RBAC)
  • ethical and legal aspects when dealing with administrative privileges,
  • special aspects and procedures when dealing with personal information and security clearances when dealing with vital systems

At the beginning of the class, we will refresh the necessary knowledge to participate in the practical exercises and we will set up a working environment in the context of the administration of a heterogeneous computer network. Previous experience is desirable.


2 Class schedule

Regular appointments

Mon, 2017-09-25 10:00 - 18:00

Rolf Dietze

A3/SR 210 Seminarraum (Arnimallee 3-5)

Fri, 2017-10-13 10:00 - 18:00

Rolf Dietze

T9/049 Seminarraum (Takustr. 9)

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