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  • Linux authentication troubles? Try Active Directory

    While various authentication options are available for managing Linux servers in a heterogeneous IT environment, is Microsoft Active Directory the best one? 

  • Open source monitoring shines light on firm's servers

    A successful Nagios deployment from a previous job led one IT administrator to continue the open source trend at his new data center with Solaris and Linux machines. 

  • Red Hat author dishes on RHEL 5

    Author Tammy Fox has been working with Red Hat Linux for nearly a decade. In this exclusive interview, she lays out important tips for IT managers looking to test or deploy RHEL 5. 

  • Linux Standard Base may improve software portability

    Analysts at Saugatuck Technology believe the latest upgrade to the Linux Standard Base could accelerate mission-critical Linux deployments in the data center. 

  • Zenoss takes on IBM, HP systems management

    Can open source startups compete with IBM in the systems management space? SearchEnterpriseLinux.com spoke with Zenoss CEO Bill Karpovich to hear why he thinks the answer could lie in the mid market. 

  • LinuxWorld: Managing mixed source software stacks

    Get a Linux architect's opinion of Vista and four tips on managing a data center's mix of open and closed source software stacks in this report on Russell Pavlicek's LinuxWorld workshop. 

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5: All about Xen

    It's no secret that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 has Xen built in. But what some users might not understand is just how much of an impact paravirtualization will have on Linux in the data center. 

  • Postgres slides in between Oracle, MySQL

    As VoIP provider Vonage's customer base grew, so too did its databases. They didn't warrant more Oracle instances, but ran just fine on PostgresSQL-based EnterpriseDB. 

  • Firms find open source way to save over HP OpenView

    For one-tenth the cost of systems management software from Hewlett-Packard and the like, IT managers chose an outsourced solution based on the open source Nagios stack. 

  • Server specs: Sun continues OpenSPARC push

    Sun pushes OpenSPARC initiative; Ardence updates OS and application streaming software.