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  • Basic Linux commands for new Linux server administrators

    To manage Linux servers, administrators need a set of basic commands to view and start processes, as well as utilities that make life a little easier. 

  • An introduction to the ARM server

    High scalability and extreme efficiency may allow the ARM server to compete with traditional server architectures. 

  • Optimizing Linux for SSD usage

    Default Linux settings won't allow you to take advantage of SSD performance gains. Learn four ways to optimize SSD performance on your Linux system in this tip. 

  • Optimizing Linux swap space usage

    Today's powerful servers with plenty of RAM can make swap space seem like a thing of the past, but knowing how much you need can help keep your system running smoothly. 

  • Getting a handle on UCS: Advantages and costs

    Unified computing systems (UCS) hold the promise of simplicity for data center, but the technology and associated costs may not be appropriate for every application. Learn about the potential of UCS to help your data center, and what you should consi... 

  • Getting a handle on UCS: Vendor lock-in, interoperability and implementation

    The shortfalls of UCS include the potential for vendor lock-in and interoperability issues. Learn more about these and what you need to know to deploy a UCS in your data center. Some implementation considerations include storage, hypervisors, and a c... 

  • Managing virtual machines in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4

    There are two tools for managing virtual machines in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4: virt-manager and virsh. Find out how to use both to keep your virtual environment running. 

  • Should you pay for support on all Linux servers in your data center?

    Free Linux distributions are gaining popularity, but choosing whether to adopt paid or free Linux depends on your support staff's level of expertise and the workloads you expect the Linux distro will handle. 

  • Novell vs. Red Hat: How their Linux strategies affect your data center

    The leading data center Linux distributions -- Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux -- are similar, and choosing the right Linux distribution can depend more on the provider's business direction. 

  • Linux update on IBM System p

    Most machines running Linux are x86 PCs. IBM's System p and Linux go well together, and Ken Milberg explains why and what's new. He gives five reasons to run Linux on System p, and shares some of the options for PowerVM, IBM's virtualization platform...