After a successful edit round, it is time to vote on the results. The text below is the edited text we've worked on for the past week.
This will be open until UTC 0:00 Friday (3 days!) to gather votes.
As before, this will need a 2/3rds majority (only counting upvotes) for approval. If we don't reach it, we'll do a second edit round.
Server Fault is for Information Technology Professionals needing expert answers on topics related to managing or maintaining computer systems in a professional capacity for their company or clients.
If your question is about…
- Operating Systems, including linux windows-server-2008 freebsd solaris
- Server Software, such as apache2 exchange-2010 sharepoint
- Virtualization, including vmware-esxi hyper-v kvm-virtualization xen
- Enterprise storage Systems, including san fabrics and raid devices.
- Business Workstations
- Desktop PC Operating Systems, such as windows-7 windows-xp ubuntu
- lifecycle management, including configuration-management software-deployment and patch-management
- Network routing, switches, and firewall devices and administration
- Operations, Maintenance, and Monitoring:
- backup and disaster-recovery
- Service monitoring
- scripting and automation
- Supporting infrastructure, such as power, ups, cooling, and rack management
and it is not about…
- Anything in a home setting.
- Product, service, or learning material recommendations.
- Career, salary, personnel, employment, or formal education.
- Licensing, law/legal advice, and circumventing security or policy.
- Unauthorized hacking, password cracking, or system abuse and misuse.
… then you’re in the right place to ask your question!
We also have sister sites that cover specific topics in more detail:
- StackOverflow for Programming.
- SuperUser for general Networking, Hardware, and Technology.
- Unix & Linux for general Unix/Linux usage.
- DBA for Advanced Database topics.
- IT Security for Advanced Security (implementation, theory, white hat).
We also have…
… a list of the most common questions with links to the "best" answer we've identified.