13 killer open source admin tools

A baker's dozen of tools for system and network admins seeking an edge
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Killer open source admin tools

Sys admins are a unique breed. Like many of our IT brethren, we must be jacks-of-all-trades. Mail relays, file sharing, websites -- it's a lot to shoulder, but don't fret. Open source is here to help.

From systems automation and monitoring to backups and data center management, open source has the tools to make our jobs easier. Need to make configs simpler so that you can hand off tasks to a junior admin? Want to automate more of your routine tasks to save more of your time? Maybe you just need a better way to view what's happening on your servers or on the network.

Whatever your situation, these killer open source admin tools will help you get the job done faster and easier.

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