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Oct
11th

LINBIT’s DRBD Top

Author: James Gray | Files under syndicated

Many proprietary high-availability (HA) software providers require users to pay
extra for system-management capabilities. Bucking this convention and driving down
costs is LINBIT, whose DRBD HA software solution, part of the Linux kernel since
2009, powers thousands of digital enterprises.
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Sep
26th

Tracking Down Blips

Author: Shawn Powers | Files under syndicated

In a previous article, I explained the process
for setting up Cacti
, which is a
great program for graphing just about anything.
One of the main things I
graph is my internet usage. And, it’s great information to have, until there
is internet activity you can’t explain. more>>


Sep
21st

Sysadmin 101: Leveling Up

Author: Kyle Rankin | Files under syndicated

This is the fourth in a series of articles on systems administrator
fundamentals. These days, DevOps has made even the job title “systems
administrator” seems a bit archaic like the “systems
analyst” title it
replaced. more>>


Aug
29th

Sysadmin 101: Ticketing

Author: Kyle Rankin | Files under syndicated

This is the third in a series of articles on system administrator
fundamentals where I focus
on some lessons I’ve learned
through the years that might be obvious to longtime sysadmins, but news
to someone just coming into this position.
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Aug
23rd

Sander van Vugt’s Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE) Video Course

Author: James Gray | Files under syndicated

The Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE) certification is for administrators
seeking to increase their breadth and depth of knowledge beyond the Linux
Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) level. more>>


Aug
18th

Non-Linux FOSS: File Spelunking with WinDirStat

Author: Shawn Powers | Files under syndicated

With Linux, it’s fairy easy to find the large files on your system by doing
something like this:


du -ahx / | sort -rh | head -20

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Aug
16th

TeamViewer Linux Host

Author: James Gray | Files under syndicated

At last abandoning WINE and launching native Linux support, TeamViewer announced
the availability of a new preview version of its Linux Host with native Linux
support. more>>


Aug
1st

Sysadmin 101: Automation

Author: Kyle Rankin | Files under syndicated

This is the second in a series of articles on systems administrator
fundamentals. These days, DevOps has made even the job title “systems
administrator” seem a bit archaic, much like the “systems
analyst” title it
replaced. These DevOps positions are rather different from sysadmin jobs in
the past. more>>


Jul
20th

Managing Docker Instances with Puppet

Author: Todd A. Jacobs | Files under syndicated

In a previous article, “Provisioning Docker with Puppet”, in the December
2016 issue, I covered one of the ways
you can install the Docker service onto a new system with Puppet. By
contrast, this article focuses on how to manage Docker images and
containers with Puppet.
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Jul
12th

Applied Expert Systems, Inc.’s CleverView for TCP/IP on Linux

Author: James Gray | Files under syndicated

The contemporary data center is typified by an ever-increasing amount of traffic
occurring between servers, observes Applied Expert Systems, Inc. (AES), sagely.
Fulfilling the logical need to facilitate improved server-to-server
communications, AES created CleverView for TCP/IP on Linux, now at v2.7.
CleverView provides IT staff access to current and more>>