Server Administration

The complexity of computer networks breeds an increasing array of servers to deliver particular services to users. It may be necessary to select, configure and/or maintain any of a variety of server types appropriate to the library’s needs.

Last updated: April 5, 2016

Competency:  Configures and maintains the library’s e-mail servers

Associated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understands the terminology and protocols of e-mail systems, including SaaS cloud-hosting solutions
  • Identifies and configures the key components for set-up of the e-mail server
  • Applies appropriate and effective security protocols for e-mail transmission.

 

Competency:  Configures and maintains the library’s web servers

Associated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understands the terminology and protocols of web servers
  • Identifies and configures the key components for set-up of the web server (including static and dynamic content, authentication, log files)
  • Determines whether local or remote hosting is best for the organization
  • Ensures web server security.

 

Competency:  Configures and maintains the library’s file servers

Associated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understands the terminology and protocols of file servers
  • Identifies and configures the key components for set-up of the file server (including storage, response time, access and security)
  • Recognizes benefits and drawbacks of cloud-based storage.

 

Competency:  Configures and maintains the library’s print servers

Associated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understands the terminology and protocols of print servers
  • Identifies and configures the key components for set-up of the print server to host shared printers and process print requests over a network
  • Ensures print server security.

 

Competency:  Configures and maintains the library’s database servers

Associated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understands the terminology and protocols of database servers
  • Identifies and configures the key components for set-up of the database server
  • Recognizes when cloud-based hosting is a better solution than locally hosting a server.

 

Competency:  Configures and maintains the library’s other servers as needed

Associated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Identifies and configures other server types as needed (DNS, fax server, game server, proxy server, sound server, web feed server, telephone).

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