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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux tuning tips help boost performance

    An advantage of Linux is performance tuning. A duo of Red Hat engineers put on workshops to train Linux admins on tuning methods for their servers. Some tools used by Linux admins can give them enough performance boost to delay purchase of additional... 

  • Red Hat releases Satellite 5.3 with Cobbler engine

    Red Hat releases Satellite 5.3 provisioning and management platform with advanced Cobbler engine to speed installs of physical and virtual machines. 

  • Linux provisioning automation with Cobbler

    Learn how to set up and run, Cobbler, an install and provisioning server. It holds OS images and manages PXE booting, network configuration and deploys and installs them. It supports a wide variety of platforms including Red Hat, Ubuntu, Debian, SuSE... 

  • Five Linux commands you have (probably) never heard of

    Learn about five of the more rarely used Linux commands (logsave, diff3, pstree, nl and split) that are useful, with a description of each command's flags and options. These commands work well for file management, tracking, and output and process ana... 

  • Backing up the Linux master boot record

    The Linux master boot record (MBR) contains GRUB and the partition table, and to avoid crippling boot errors, it is a good idea to make a backup of it. Learn how to backup the MBR and how this effort can pay off when troubleshooting a Linux boot prob... 

  • What do you know about Linux administration tools?

    How well do you know Linux tools? Test your understanding of tools for application servers, networking, scripting, Mozilla, security, management and administration, and desktops. 

  • How well do you know Linux commands and tools?

    How well do you know Linux? Network and systems administrators can test their understanding of Linux commands and configuration utilities with this quiz. 

  • Installing Nagios on Linux and unravelling software code names

    A reader new to Linux wonders about which distribution is recommended for installing Nagios and what Nahant and Tikanga mean. 

  • Linux command line tools: The top 50

    The most popular and useful Linux command utilities and programs, like sudo, chmod, exec, rpm, to name a few. 

  • Configuring YUM on Linux

    YUM is a package manager for RPM systems, it is made to update groups of machines without having to update each specific RPM. Learn how to configure it using yum.conf and get some basic commands. Yum allows use of a single command to update all syste...