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-= Template Check Procedure+= Template Check Procedure ​=
 On this page is a list of checks you should do as a System Administrator for your systems. I like suggestions if I've forgotten anything, or tips how to handle these checks. The point is really to write a best practice procedure. This is not a complete list, it's just the checks I do for my company and checks I did for previous companies, completed (?) with the checks my (ex-)colleagues do. On this page is a list of checks you should do as a System Administrator for your systems. I like suggestions if I've forgotten anything, or tips how to handle these checks. The point is really to write a best practice procedure. This is not a complete list, it's just the checks I do for my company and checks I did for previous companies, completed (?) with the checks my (ex-)colleagues do.
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 The first part is really the checks. What do you check and how frequently. The second part is how to make this into a procedure. The last part is really important if you're company is looking for certification or want to prepare for certification. ​ The first part is really the checks. What do you check and how frequently. The second part is how to make this into a procedure. The last part is really important if you're company is looking for certification or want to prepare for certification. ​
  
-= Checks+= Checks ​=
 What do you check and how frequently? What do you check and how frequently?
  
-== Weekly Checks+== Weekly Checks ​==
 Considerations: ​ Considerations: ​
 * You should always check the backup, and when a backup is not necessary the backup line should state : "​Backup:​ not necessary." ​ * You should always check the backup, and when a backup is not necessary the backup line should state : "​Backup:​ not necessary." ​
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 * Antivirus (AV) should always be checked on Windows machines, but can be neglected for *nix  * Antivirus (AV) should always be checked on Windows machines, but can be neglected for *nix 
  
-=== Linux:+=== Linux ===
 <​servername>​ <​servername>​
 * Syslog (/​var/​log/​messages) * Syslog (/​var/​log/​messages)
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 * UPS * UPS
  
-=== NetWare+=== NetWare ​===
 <​servername>​ <​servername>​
 * Server health * Server health
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 * UPS * UPS
  
-=== Windows+=== Windows ​===
 <​servername>​ <​servername>​
 * Event Viewer * Event Viewer
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 * UPS * UPS
  
-=== Applications and Services +=== Applications and Services ​=== 
-==== Linux eDirectory:+==== Linux eDirectory ​====
 * edir synchronisatie * edir synchronisatie
 ** ./​dsrmenu.sh ** ./​dsrmenu.sh
 * ndsstat * ndsstat
  
-==== NetWare eDirectory:+==== NetWare eDirectory ​====
 * edir synchronisatie * edir synchronisatie
 ** iMonitor ** iMonitor
  
-==== Groupwise+==== Groupwise ​====
 * GW errors to GW administrator * GW errors to GW administrator
 * GW Check Reports * GW Check Reports
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 * backup * backup
  
-==== Oracle+==== Oracle ​====
 * Check the /​var/​log/​oracle/<​version>/<​oraclesid>/​bdump/​alert_<​oraclesid>​.log * Check the /​var/​log/​oracle/<​version>/<​oraclesid>/​bdump/​alert_<​oraclesid>​.log
 ** Errors in this logfile start with "​ORA-"​ ** Errors in this logfile start with "​ORA-"​
  
-=== Miscellaneous  +=== Miscellaneous ​=== 
-==== Local data+==== Local data ====
 I like to work locally since it's faster, so I shouldn'​t forget to copy my data to the network: I like to work locally since it's faster, so I shouldn'​t forget to copy my data to the network:
 * Create backup local data * Create backup local data
 * Copy local data to network * Copy local data to network
  
-==== Websites+==== Websites ​====
 Websites need special attention as well: Websites need special attention as well:
 * Create backup from website * Create backup from website
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 * Check email from website * Check email from website
  
-==== Documentation+==== Documentation ​====
 I'm a documentation freak so I say, once a week: I'm a documentation freak so I say, once a week:
 * Check to see if all work of the week is documented * Check to see if all work of the week is documented
 * Check documentation from colleagues ​ * Check documentation from colleagues ​
  
-==== Really ​Miscellanous+==== Really ​Miscellaneous ====
 * As a system administrator you have to deal with prejudices so * As a system administrator you have to deal with prejudices so
 ** Clean up your desk once a week ** Clean up your desk once a week
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 ** Update the status of your open incidents/​issues/​tickets/​calls ** Update the status of your open incidents/​issues/​tickets/​calls
  
-== Monthly Checks +== Monthly Checks ​== 
-=== Backup+=== Backup ​===
 * Backup data paths in nodes * Backup data paths in nodes
 ** Note the date when you last done this ** Note the date when you last done this
  
-=== AntiVirus+=== AntiVirus ​===
 * Make sure all clients and the management server are up to date * Make sure all clients and the management server are up to date
 ** Note the date when you last done this ** Note the date when you last done this
  
-== Half Yearly Checks +== Half Yearly Checks ​== 
-=== Backup+=== Backup ​===
 * Check backup overview and procedure * Check backup overview and procedure
 ** See [[backupoverview]] ** See [[backupoverview]]
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 ** Note the date when you last done this ** Note the date when you last done this
  
-=== Applications and Services+=== Applications and Services ​===
 * eDirecory health check * eDirecory health check
 ** See [[edirectoryhealthcheck]] ** See [[edirectoryhealthcheck]]
  
-== Yearly Checks +== Yearly Checks ​== 
-=== Backup+=== Backup ​===
 * Check year backup * Check year backup
 * Check if there'​s been a full restore this year, if not perform one * Check if there'​s been a full restore this year, if not perform one
  
-= Procedure+= Procedure ​=
  
 {{tag>​itmanagement unfinished}} {{tag>​itmanagement unfinished}}
checksprocedure.txt · Last modified: 2013/05/04 13:27 by sjoerd