Generate enterprise-grade SSH keys and load them into an agent for control
of all kinds of Linux hosts. Script the agent with the Parallel Distributed
Shell (pdsh) to effect rapid changes over your server farm.
I’ve written about and trained folks on various DevOps tools through the years, and
although they’re awesome, it’s obvious that most of them are designed from the
mind of a developer. There’s nothing wrong with that, because approaching
configuration management programmatically is the whole point. more>>
A few articles ago, I started a Sysadmin 101 series to pass down some fundamental
knowledge about systems administration that the current generation of junior
sysadmins, DevOps engineers or “full stack” developers might not
I had thought that I was done with the series, but then the WannaCry
malware came out and exposed some of the poor patch management practices still more>>
The contemporary data center is typified by an ever-increasing amount of traffic
occurring between servers, observes Applied Expert Systems, Inc. (AES), sagely.
Fulfilling the logical need to facilitate improved server-to-server
communications, AES created CleverView for TCP/IP on Linux, now at v2.7.
CleverView provides IT staff access to current and more>>
Until now, says ioSafe, true zero-recovery-point server solutions have
been available only to the biggest of companies. However, with the arrival of
ioSafe’s Server 5, SMEs have access to “the industry’s first fire
and waterproof server” designed to eliminate data loss and minimize
Microsoft Windows is usually a presence in most computing environments, and UNIX
administrators likely will be forced to use resources in Windows networks from
time to time. Although many are familiar with the Samba server software, the matching
smbclient utility often escapes notice.
These days, it’s more important than ever to tighten up the security on
your servers, yet if you were to look at several official hardening
guides, they read as though they were written for Red Hat from
2005. That’s because they were written for Red Hat in 2005
and updated here and there through the years. more>>