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October 27, 2011
CFengine now natively supports Windows, and Opscode Chef does too. But will Windows shops accept their advances?
March 16, 2011
The popular open source configuration management system, Puppet, along with DevOps made it possible for Constant Contact to scale operations from hundreds to thousands of servers in their data center.
August 27, 2010
With the demand for Linux admins on the rise, CIOs are having trouble finding the right candidates with the right Linux skills and personality to manage open source environments.
May 12, 2009
Linux cluster experts say systems can run well with good design, open source management and monitoring tools and proactive administrators. The IBM white paper is written for Linux admins with small-scale cluster experience who are facing working on ...
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A new video training series gives Linux administrators the classroom experience they need while training for the RHCE and RHCSA certifications. Continue Reading
The method for configuring Linux servers' firewalls changed with RHEL 7 and other new distributions. Learn how to set up firewalld, and what to avoid. Continue Reading
Setting permissions one by one will eat up an administrator's time. Control permissions better with Linux ACLs. Continue Reading
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OpenLDAP is a simple, free, fully functional alternative to Active Directory. Follow these steps to set up OpenLDAP on Linux platforms. Continue Reading
The Red Hat Service Configuration tool is used to start a service that hasn't been started, or to make sure a service starts automatically at the moment your server boots. Continue Reading
Use the learn gnome-system-monitor command on Red Hat Enterprise Linux to monitor and manage processes on your server in a graphical environment. Continue Reading
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Valuable Features: Open Source: All the sources for all the products are Open Source, so you can use a complete product from the start. There are...Continue Reading
ZABBIX is a 'all-in-on' and 'true opensource' monitoring solution but needs needs improved reporting functionsPowered by IT Central Station
Valuable Features: This software is the most powerfull monitoring tool that I know. Actually since 2005, when I started to work with ZABBIX,...Continue Reading
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IMO there is no comparison between Nagios and Zabbix. Zabbix wins hands down. Having worked with Zabbix since 1.4 it has evolved into a great...Continue Reading
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You have a working cluster, now what? Red Hat's GFS2 will help you avoid file system corruption. Learn how to mount the default cluster file system. Continue Reading
The quorum disk and fencing on a Linux high availability cluster let its nodes know when they are operational and shut them off if they are not. Continue Reading
Linux sytemd is the new sheriff in town for service management. Here's how to configure it and some main features. Continue Reading
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I want to write a shell script that contains commands for Linux partition creation. Can I automate everything so the user only inputs the partition size and details? Continue Reading
When a process fails, go for the kill. You know how to start and stop Linux services, but what happens when you need to kill one? Continue Reading
Nearly everything changed from the GRUB bootloader to GRUB2. With major enterprise Linux distributions moving to GRUB2, it's time to get acquainted. Continue Reading