Ubuntu has evolved over the last years, and has become quite popular on the desktop. Ubuntu is also working on its position in the enterprise. I, however, am a bit apprehensive to adopt Ubuntu for the server, and have a tough time recommending my clients to use Ubuntu vs. Red Hat (CentOS) or SuSE. I currently prefer CentOS for the free distribution, and RHEL where required (like SAP implementations).
Kernel Developers, IDC’s Head Linux Analyst and Companies Such as Dell, HP, IBM, MySQL, and Oracle Will Debate Growth Opportunities for the Platform
SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – March 11, 2008) – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the speakers for its 2nd Annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit. Continue reading
The Cassini spacecraft was sent to dive through an ice geyser on Saturn’s moon Enceladus last night. Pictures were radioed back to Earth late last night and NASA personnel were able to process and upload the raw images to their website early this morning.
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft had a deliberate near- Continue reading
LinMin provides Bare Metal Provisioning (BMP) for your Linux servers. The use of BMP greatly reduces the overhead a system administrator requires to deploy and manage existing servers. Continue reading
I had put this together for a 4.6C system back in 2005. Some of these are now default behavior, but you may still have some older systems that have not yet been converted, or it may provide a good reference at some point. Continue reading
I wrote this script about about four years ago and came across it again today. This will probobly be helpful in someway to someone someday
This script requires the SAP SDK, which is available from SAP. If you can’t find it let me know.
So, this script will do the following:
Attempt to connect to sap using sapinfo command check to see if host is already known to be down, or if recovered from being down
send pages / email to defined list
Tracks systems that are already down so as not to resend email / pages
I needed to move a datafiles from one directory to another. The datafile was created in the wrong location. Here is a procedure I used:
A while back (August 2006) I decided to do some benchmarking on different filesystems, in part to validate my assumption that using JFS with Linux was a good idea. Now with more that 1 year in production, performance is great (as shown below), and the filesystem is stable. No issues. Onto the details… Continue reading
Software developer Unison has launched what it claims is the world’s first fully-unified communications suite based on Linux. http://www.unison.com is where you can find additional detail.
Announced at CeBIT, the suite (also simply called Unison) combines IP telephony, e-mail and instant messaging with diary, address book and presence capabilities, all in a single Linux server. It is available free as a public beta.