5 Tasks Every Network Administrator Must Perform

5 Tasks Every Network Administrator Must Perform

Being a Network Administrator, you have many responsibilities and tasks to perform on daily basis for managing network and keeping network live. To be a good Network Administrator, you have to keep an eye on some of the tasks and perform them regularly. I’m going to highlight few of them mentioned below.

1. Backup Tape Logs

2. Event Logs

3. Antivirus Updates

4. Reviewing Server Disk Space

5. Memory Utilization

Here’s some brief description of these tasks.

1. Backup Tape Logs

Backup Tape log is the feature of backup application that keeps record when backup process is performed. This record can be useful troubleshooting tool when there is problem in backup process. During the backup process if any error occurs, the log will record the error messages created by the backup application when error occurs. It helps Network Administrator to troubleshoot errors and keep summary data update that which files were retrieved.

Tape for backup
Backup Tape

2. Event Logs

Event Logs means to keep record of all the errors occurred by software and hardware. Event logging service keeps the record of errors from all sources. When any error occurs the system administrator should find the reason of error, resolve that immediately and make sure that it never occurs again.  The API used for event logging keeps record of following 5 event types:

  • Error
  • Warning
  • Information
  • Success Audit
  • Failure Audit

3. Antivirus Update

Updating installed antivirus regularly is very much important, as it increases security of data stored from threats. Outdated antivirus does not secure your network completely. Updated Antivirus helps in Virus prevention, detection of virus and removal of virus.

4. Reviewing Server Disk Space

Keep yourself informed about the server disk space usage. How much of disk space is occupied and how much is left empty. In a company where many of employees work, disk space is occupied rapidly. So keep update about disk space usage.

5. Memory Utilization

 Make it sure that any irrelevant application is not running. As it will be utilizing system’s processing memory that will affect your system’s performance. Running many applications at a time slows down system’s performance.

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