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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

more>>


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.
more>>


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>>


Jul
11th

Sysadmin 101: Alerting

Author: Kyle Rankin | Files under syndicated

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


Jun
8th

Orchestration with MCollective, Part II

Author: Kyle Rankin | Files under syndicated

In my last article, I introduced how MCollective could be used for general
orchestration tasks. more>>


May
15th

Automatic Slack Notifications

Author: Shawn Powers | Files under syndicated

Slack is an incredible communication tool
for groups of any size (see my
recent piece
on it). At the company I work for during the day,
Slack has become more widely used than email or instant messaging. It
truly has become the hub of company communication. more>>


May
12th

ioSafe Server 5

Author: James Gray | Files under syndicated

Until now, says ioSafe, true zero-recovery-point server solutions have
been available only to the biggest of companies. However, with the arrival of
ioSafe’s Server 5, SMEs have access to “the industry’s first fire
and waterproof server” designed to eliminate data loss and minimize
downtime.
more>>


May
11th

Orchestration with MCollective

Author: Kyle Rankin | Files under syndicated

I originally got into systems administration because I loved learning about computers, and I
figured that was a career that always would offer me something new to learn. Now many years
later that prediction has turned out to be true, and it seems like there are new things to learn
all the time. more>>