Sample Linux Server Documentation
As a Linux consultant, it is my responsibility to give adequate server documentation to my clients. Leaving adequate Linux server documentation has two distinct advantages: it instructs the client of how exactly their network is setup, and it also allows the client to allow another system administrator to work on the server.
Knowing how your network is setup is absolutely crucial- it is impossible to maintain, or plan upgrades on a network if you do not understand where any potential bottlenecks in a network may lie. Also, if you do not understand how your server or network functions, you won't be able to get the most out of your technology investment.
In addition, it is also important to always have the option of hiring someone else to work on your Linux server, or network. Although I pride myself in my client satisfaction, let's face it- no one is perfect. I want you to always have the ability to collect your system documentation and hire another Linux administrator if needed. At the end of the day, it is your Linux server or network that I work on, not my own. For that reason, I leave every client with a detailed explanation of how their Linux server works, as well as any required usernames or passwords on the server.
Sample Linux server application
Sample Linux server documentation:
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