With your growth in the Linux environment, certain skills which are fundamental or to be precise quite basic to a system administration tend to be forgotten or ignored by us. The basic reason behind such a scenario is the vast technological development in Linux and its adoption as a commodity in the enterprise. Due to the overgrown popularity it has become very flexible and thus discards the need of performing low level or basic level administration job.
What are These Changes?
As a system administrator or a certified Linux professionals you should be able to accomplish the task of installing, restoring, maintaining, developing, troubleshooting, designing, monitoring and so on. But with the updating of Linux, you as a System Administrator hardly needs to do such “low level” functions.
You really don’t need to do the compilation of Kernel as a part of latest Linux administration. You are equipped with new tools and web structure. You really do not have to worry to fix a non-booting desktop using Linux. For you the solution to the condition is nothing but just to create a new VM.
Why the Role has Changed?
Due to the introduction of Virtual Machine in the market and with the popularity of various clouds, you as a part of system administration really do not need to deploy the Linux but just take the help of web interface by logging in. The containerization and other tools have made the installation and other basic work very easy and also saves money and time. Manual installation is now nowhere in the scenario.
Is It a Welcoming Change?
Definitely it is a welcoming one but you should never forget the genesis. The role change has made the things easy and effective but it is still believed that to become a real success in world of Linux system administration, you cannot deny the role of the fundamental skills of Linux. Try always to keep your skills polished.