who am I?
My name is Gene Liverman. I work for Information Technology Services here at UWG and am also a Computer Science Master's Student. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Management Information Systems from the Richards College of Business here in 2009. In ITS I am a Systems Administrator and am responsible for servers running a variety of operating systems including:
- CentOS Linux
- Gentoo Linux
- Red Hat Linux
- Ubuntu Linux
- VMware ESX / ESXi
In my spare time, I also write technical articles for LinuxJournal.com
What I actually do as a Sys. Admin.
I take care of many different servers that provide a range of services including (but not limited to) email, web sites, DHCP, DNS, and more. Some of the other servers I take care of run virtual machines (both Windows & Linux ones) while others take care of backing everything up. Additionally, I run a monitoring system that utilizes Zabbix. This system helps us know when things start acting up and can also help us avert problems.
Besides working on servers, I also spend a fair amount of time working on major projects and occasionally teach classes on technology. A couple of the more notable projects I am a part of are:
- The migration of Banner off of Solaris SPARC and onto Red Hat Linux
- The migration to Google Apps for Education (email, Google Docs, etc.)
The classes that I teach cover things like