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  • Fixing Linux write performance problems

    Learn how to optimize your Linux server for I/O writes by adjusting I/O scheduler settings and journaling settings along with some advice about partition set-up.

  • Using common Linux mail clients with an Exchange Server

    Begin your migration away from Microsoft Exchange by learning how to set up Linux mail clients, Evolution and Thunderbird, to talk to Exchange.

  • Analyzing Linux performance using iotop

    Write performance on a Linux system may be causing a performance problem, and iotop shows you how the write processes are affecting I/O and storage. The iotop Linux command is more informative than...

  • Using Ksplice Uptrack in the Linux data center

    Ksplice Uptrack keeps Linux servers up-to-date with recent kernel security patches without rebooting, saving time and reducing down-time for mission critical production servers. Learn how the tool ...

  • Considerations for UCS 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...

  • Getting a handle on unified computing systems

    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 UC...

  • A simple backup solution for Linux using rsynch

    To create simple backups for Linux workstations, you can use rsynch with an SSH connection to a server and automate cron. Learn how to set-up your Linux system to automate your backups using tools ...

  • Installing Ubuntu 9.10 with Enterprise Cloud

    Learn how to install Ubuntu 9.10 server edition with Eucalyptus enterprise cloud and set it up to manage applications on AWS or other infrastructure services. Features of the Ubuntu store, includin...

  • Porting applications from Unix to Linux

    To port applications to Linux start with an in-depth discovery process, examining Unix application compatibility and determining whether they're compatible with Linux. The hardware platform and ope...

  • Linux cloning using netcat

    Use netcat to clone Linux images over the network onto multiple servers with a series of simple Linux commands including tar, tee, and dd. This alternative to tools like Clonezilla does not require...

  • The Linux ext4 file system

    The ext4 file system is now shipped with the most popular Linux distributions, but when should you use it and how do you optimize performance? Learn when to use the ext4 file system and how to set ...

  • What makes a migration to Linux attractive?

    Learn about Linux's attractive qualities such as platform flexibilty, quick deployment of patches, and better compatibility and cost structures. Calculating the return on investment (ROI) of migrat...

  • Take control of Linux with 'A Practical Guide to Linux'

    A Practical Guide to Linux' is a comprehensive guide to core utilities, best system security practices and advanced Linux shell programming. Take a deeper look into the world of Linux in this Q&A w...

  • The business case for migrating from Unix to Linux

    Learn how to present the business case for making a Unix to Linux migration. What are the shortcomings of Unix and what are the advantages of Linux? Vendor lock-in, cost, ease of updates or patches...

  • Configuring GRUB 2 in Ubuntu Server 9.10

    Configuring the new version of GRUB in Ubuntu Server 9.10 has changed. Learn how to install, apply changes to default settings and gain insight in the configuration files in /etc/GRUB.d/*.

  • Getting started with OpenVAS

    OpenVAS is an open source network security scanner, and version 3.0.0 has useful features for your Linux system. Learn how to install and set-up OpenVAS in your data center from source on a Linux s...

  • Designing a Linux virtual network for KVM

    Determine how to configure the virtual and physical network cards for optimal performance on a Linux network with KVM hypervisor. The best use of individual network cards and virtual network cards ...

  • OpenSUSE 11.2: What's in the next SLED?

    From easier driver management to command line improvements and software management, OpenSUSE 11.2 has a few features that will make Linux desktop users and admins happy.

  • Linux networking: Using ip tool instead of ifconfig

    If your server was configured manually, make sure the Linux network is set up with the correct IP configurations and the ip tool is being used to monitor your systems.

  • Finding password weaknesses in your Linux systems

    Getting through the security of your Linux systems might be easier than you think. Prevent unauthorized access by searching out unexpected password weaknesses.