5 things sysadmin can do comfortably over the holiday season

(and 3 they absolutely shouldn’t!)

HO HO HO It’s beginning to look a lot like… Christmas season. Empty office, silence in the corridor, and no frustrating questions from your non-IT colleagues. The ideal time for sysadmins when they can…

1. Tune your monitoring tool, review alerts, add nagging problems to be monitored

2. Update the documentation

3. Do a security audit

4. Complete some IT housekeeping tasks*

5. Take a course or read a book you’ve been thinking about


  1. perform firmware updates or major maintenance activities — vendors will be at half staff, so you risk disrupting someone else’s holiday if something blow’s up

And you, what are your plans for this time?

*Examples of IT housekeeping tasks: integrate a series of scripts into a single one, review sudoers files on all of the boxes, schedule backups for appliance VMS that can only backup to an internal FTP server, check Intune config



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