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  • Training Unix staff to manage Linux environments

    In a migration from Unix to Linux, the staff need to be trained to manage the new Linux environment. Learn how the systems management of Linux differs from Unix and what your staff needs to know to...

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP1 update highlights

    SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP1 delivers improvements to OpenOffice compatibility on the desktop, and virtualization and power management controls for enterprise servers.

  • Using DavMail to access Outlook Web Access

    You can connect mail clients other than Outlook to an Exchange server using DavMail, a free open source application. Learn what settings need to be tweaked to be operational on Exchange in a Thunde...

  • A look at automated Linux management using rBuilder

    rPath is an automation tool that takes a systems approach to application deployment, management and updates. Learn how rPath works in Linux systems in the enterprise.

  • Tracking Linux server performance with Munin

    Learn how to use Munin, a data tracking tool that creates graphical displays of Linux performance data over time. Munin tracks data from your Linux hosts and compiles them on a central server.

  • Securely connecting Linux servers to WiFi

    Connecting a Linux server to WiFi requires the use of the command line. Learn the commands and procedures for wireless networking in your Linux data center.

  • Overcoming common Unix-to-Linux migration pitfalls

    You may encounter problems when moving from Unix to Linux. Learn about hardware and application compatibility challenges and how to overcome deployment errors and how to prevent them including clie...

  • Linux distribution migration: Planning for efficiency

    Migrating from one Linux distribution to another to consolidate the operating systems within your data center? Learn what steps are needed for a smooth transition with support.

  • Unix-to-Linux migration implementation

    Testing the new OS before completing the migration from Unix to Linux is advised. More details such as code and compiler choices and upgrades also need attention, and then it's time to test system ...

  • Weighing server consolidation software

    Choosing the best Linux server consolidation software for your data center hinges on factors other than cost. This tip compares Novell's PlateSpin, HP and VMware's Capacity Planner in terms of your...

  • Top five Linux performance commands

    Managing performance on Linux systems can be made easier with a few commands. Learn how to use five commands: top, vmstat, iostat, free, and sar to manage performance on your Linux server.

  • Booting a Xen virtual machine from CD-ROM or DVD

    If your Xen virtual machine fails, you may want to boot it from an installation disk and run the rescue program. Learn the required steps to succesfully boot a Xen virtual machine from a disk on a ...

  • How to prepare for end of Xen support by Red Hat

    Red Hat has announced that RHEL 6 will not include support for Xen. Other distributions may also drop Xen support in future releases. Learn what commercial Linux users should do to prepare for the ...

  • Landscape 1.5 for enterprise Ubuntu server management

    Canonical's Landscape 1.5 released with Ubuntu 10.04 features group server management and automated alerts to ease the regular tasks of a Linux admin. The paid service provides these additional man...

  • Provisioning Ubuntu 9.10 for PCI DSS

    Learn how to secure your Ubuntu 9.10 Linux servers in compliance with the Payment Card Industry's Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Start with how to meet the minimal services requirement on a new ...

  • Five Bash commands for Linux

    Bash offers a lot of tools to Linux admins, and it may take you years to get a handle on all the useful ones. Learn five lesser-known Bash scripts for your Linux systems including extended globbing...

  • Accessing virtual machine file systems with libguestfs

    Libguestfs is a library on Linux that helps you access and modify virtual machine disk images. You can then run Linux commands and troubleshoot the machine image from the libguestfs shell or host o...

  • Linux server disk cloning using Clonezilla

    Using the open source tool Clonezilla can save Linux administrators time when performing the common task of cloning Linux machines. Learn how the tool works and what options and configurations are ...

  • Security flaws in Linux-based Web systems

    Your Linux server may have Web application-related security vulnerabilities that should be checked out and repaired. These can include passwords, PHP code injection, weak file and directory permiss...

  • Make upgrading to Sybase ASE 15 easier

    Learn more about the nuances of the upgrade to Sybase ASE 15 in this Q&A with a veteran Sybase expert and author of 'A Practitioner's Guide to upgrading to Sybase ASE 15.'