I am going to be getting some help in my current environment from
someone with no Unix background. I think hes a mainframe guy, so I am
starting at ground zero.
Any suggestions on where to start? I think we take a lot for granted,
and I have scared people off in the past (or maybe thats just me :) )
so I am hoping to avoid that this time...its a fairly simple
envinonment, about 15 Sun servers, V880s and a couple 450s running
Oracle and some in house software for a financial institution. Most of
the things I do involved disk space management, putting out various
fires, adding new clients via. the in house software, monitoring with
Nagios and Orca....Backups with Com Vault and Storedge....Veritas
Off the top of my head I am thinking about:
looking around (ls, pwd, who, df, ps, netstat, vmstat, prstat)
app log files.
Any other things that will help get this guy off to a good start? I
don't want to scare him off without something actually "broke" I am not
sure where to start, other than logging in, poking around...then what?