MTAT.08.021 Systems Administration (6 ECTS)

Lectures, Liivi 2-111:

Thursdays 12-14 - Ulrich Norbisrath

Lab Sessions, Liivi 2-123:

G6 Red Group: Mondays 10-12 - Urmas Rosenberg, Madis Kapsi
G1 Green Group: Tuesdays 12-14 - Gert Palok, Martti Vasar
G7 Blue Group: Wednesdays 8-10 - Urmas Rosenberg, Joel Edenberg
G2 Grey Group: Wednesdays 12-14 - Dmitri Danilov, Sven Laater
G3 White Group: Thursdays 14-16 - Artjom Lind, Olga Agen
G4 Black Group: Thursdays 16-18 - Olga Agen, Dmitri Danilov
G8 Pink Group: Fridays 12-14 - Madis Kapsi, Gert Palok
G9 Cyan Group: Fridays 14-16 - Joel Edenberg, Chris Willmore
G5 Brown Group: Fridays 16-18 - Chris Willmore, Sven Laater

Discussion Board and sysadmin-challenge: accessable here

Points and results: The results and points are visible here: results

Course Project: Was announced in first lecture, check slides for tasks!

Course Objective and Outcome

The goal of this course is to introduce you to system administration. After this course, you will have basic knowledge in the following topics:

  • base resources of computer systems: storage, computing power, bandwidth, software, resource virtualization
  • best practices in system administration
  • processes in system administration: planning, risk management, implementation, testing, maintenance, monitoring, documenting, service support, problem management


Acquired skills include:

  • planning systems and services
  • implementing services
  • service monitoring
  • service maintenance
  • problem management in computer systems


The course and the labs will be taught in English.
In the labs, you will be set up common service like a mail server, a web server, a file server, or a monitoring system using the Linux operating system.

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