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Manage a dedicated server - too complicated? [closed]

In the (small) company I work for we're planning on getting a dedicated server, since we need more storage and performance that we get now in our shared hosting. We have 1&1, and we're happy with ...
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ConfigServer Security and Firewall — after setup, how much daily management required?

I'm looking at using ConfigServer Security and Firewall (CSF; iptables-based). After I configure it properly, how much daily ongoing management is required of me to keep my server secure? Am I going ...
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Support for virtual IPMI in a VM?

This might be a silly question, but... Is there any hypervisor or other virtualization solution which supports a "virtual IPMI" for virtual machines? I.e. would allow access to something that looks ...
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Managing System Dependencies [closed]

I'm trying to find a tool that will help me map system dependencies. For example I have a web application that runs on two web servers, they both plug into different switches, connect to a SQL cluster ...
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OpenManage Systems Management -> open source version

Recently, I setup a Dell server and it came with OpenManage Systems Management software to setup RAID, etc. Does anyone know if there is an open source software similar to that or along those lines I ...
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I cannot find the file 'my.cnf ' to change 'bind-adress' to allow remote managing of MySQL database

I want to update some data to a MySQL remote server. I have conexion between the server and the client through VPN and it works. But I can't manage server's databases from the client. I've read that ...
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Formatting data from management database

I've got some data that goes like this: Config_Name Question Answer Cisco WAN Sensitivity: High Cisco WAN Authorized Users: Brent, Charles Cisco WAN Last Audited: n/a ...
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Ideal number of server, setup and management [closed]

Have read how large scale sites use different servers for different purpose. Here's what I have in mind: Main app - 1 server Database - 1 server Static files - Cloud hosting (e.g. AWS) Backup - 1 ...
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3answers
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Linux web console for multiple machine

I'm looking for a web-based tool allowing me to do the following: Have a single web-based UI for multiple servers Services monitoring: for each server I want to see all running daemons and be able ...
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3answers
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Securing a persistent reverse SSH connection for management

I am deploying demo Ubuntu 10.04 LTS servers in environments I do not control and would like to have an easy and secure way to administer these machines without having to have the destination firewall ...
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Hosting management [closed]

I'm looking for a tool that lets me keep record of which servers I have, domain names, ip ranges, etc. Does anyone know of a tool that does all this? Could be either web-based or desktop ...
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Disable fan management on Dell Poweredge SC1425

I have Dell Poweredge SC1425 server that has a failed fan. This causes the server to increase the speed of the other fans to their maximum. The server is being used in a very cool place so I was ...
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Safely install MDM Certificate in MDM Server

I am new to server technology.I know how to obtain an Apple iOS MDM Certificate and to use Apple iOS MDM features, we must: 1. Join Appleā€™s iOS Developer Enterprise Program. 2. Enroll 3. Register ...
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IBM x3650 M3 - RSA (IMM) drops out during OS installation and is not useable

I am having issues regarding IBM x3650 M3{7945} RSA (IMM). After racking the server and configuring the network I can log into the server RSA and configure paramaters with no issues. NB: The RSA is ...
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How do you keep track of your company computers?

I wondering what programs or systems everyone is using to keep track of their computers at their company. Spiceworks seems like complete overkill for something as simple as saying Joe is using Laptop ...
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1answer
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Small ISP Bringing email in house

I work for a small ISP. We currently outsource our customer email management and hosting. Because of customer service issues and management requests, we are looking at ideas of bringing email ...
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How can I do bandwidth management using quotas on a Debian Linux based router?

I use a Debian Linux based PC as a router. Now, I want to implement bandwidth management using quotas. By that I mean when a user has reached their quota limit, their bandwidth will be reduced. I've ...
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Accessing VMWare Management Network from a different subnet

Here's the scenario... We've got a VSphere ESXi 5 box running on a 9.x subnet, our office runs from the 1.x subnet. We can access the VM's running on the box without issue (which also have 9.x IP's) ...
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what generalized cloud backup job management tool with scheduler, and email reporting?

Short version I am looking for a glorified cron manager with a web interface to manage backups and uploading to cloud storage. (and yes webmin has a pretty good cron scheduler plugin) Long version ...
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2answers
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Stepping into a complex environment and taking over [closed]

I have been offered a job as an 'engineer' for a large tech company - already working as a systems admin for the government. I wanted your take on how you step into a new job and learn how all the ...
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1answer
604 views

Is there a way to centraly manage multiple Cisco ASAs?

I work with many different clients that have multiple ASAs each. I was wondering if there was a way to centraly manage these ASAs?
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1answer
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How do I browse and edit WinRM configuration settings?

I'd like to browse and edit WinRM configuration settings but struggle with winrm.exe. Is there an alternative app, a command line switch, XML file, registry setting (etc) that I should investigate?
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Are there huge drawbacks to using an excel 2010 document for password management?

At my old job, we used an open-source, (IMO) secure method for managing network infrastructure, and other important hosts' passwords [with Keepass]. At my new job however, it seems like they're using ...
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SQL Server Management Studio Issue

I am trying to run a query on my hosting database. I can connect to the server just fine, but when I open the query window, the bottom says "Disconnected". When I right click on the query window and ...
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1answer
285 views

hp dl380 g4 hardware monitor software

I've just bought a used hp proliance DL380 G4. This kind of servers are new to me... I've got it up and running WHS2011 without any problems. It has 2 power supplies , 2 processors and raid. I would ...
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3answers
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Clustered machines management

Our startup firm runs multiple services hosted on JBoss AS. Those services are distinguished by their business and are clustered for the sake of high availability and scalability. What I'm looking ...
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How do you change a Cisco ASA 5510 management interface?

I want to add a redundant interface to my Cisco ASA 5510. The management interface is currently using Ethernet0/1 (10.1.25.254/24) one of the interface I want to use for the redundant interfaces. So ...
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Component and service documentation Requirement for platform migration [closed]

I have a sudden need to comprehensively document a moderately complex platform, and break it down into service and application components, and describe how these services can be migrated and are ...
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Installing a Dell UPS Network Management Card

I have a network management card I need to install into our Dell UPS. Do I need to power-off the UPS first before installing the card, or can I just plug it in? The manual says it's as simple as ...
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node visualization tool for cloud based deployments

I have a bunch of servers running in the EC2 infrastructure consisting of the normal types; load balancers, web apps, database servers, and syslog, backup etc. We have the standard technical tools ...
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1answer
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Management and Web applications servers

I currently have a web infrastructure on amazon ec2, with a loadbalancer and three servers apache with a php application on it. And my database is on amazon RDS. I am looking for an application ...
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1answer
56 views

Windows management via Tomcat application

Is there something like Webmin that runs on tomcat and is easy to deploy for Windows operating system?
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2answers
299 views

Managing nginx configurations

My goal is to be able to update my server configurations (eg, nginx) quickly and easily using version control (eg, git). One requirement I had in mind was to have the configurations stored inside the ...
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2answers
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Benefits of In-house server management vs outsourcing [closed]

I've just created a small web-based company. We're planning on using a cloud hosting solution, but don't have the current resources to properly setup and manage the server. As a new company, are ...
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What vSphere data/reports would you like that you can't get now?

Bit of an open-ended question here sorry, hence why it's a CW, it's to help inform some toolset writers that I work with what direction to go with their new product, hope you don't mind. If you could ...
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How to keep track of vm hosts and guests and IP addresses?

Internally, we have several VM hosts. We are constantly provisioning new guests on these hosts. What tool to you guys use to keep track of what hosts hosts you have out there, the host system stats, ...
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1answer
542 views

What are pros and cons of keeping a local administrator account in Windows 7 workstations in a domain?

We have a network with Windows 7 Enterprise machines, all members of a domain. We've been keeping a local (unlocked) 'Admin' account on each workstation in parallel to the built-in (locked) ...
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2answers
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Whats the overhead on Systems Center Operations Manager(from Microsoft)?

Whats the overhead on the client that runs and publishes data for the Systems Center Operations Manager? Most of the data that I want are the perfmon counters. In general, I don't worry to much about ...
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Creating a forwarding account in Postfix

I have to create a forwarding mail account on a Ubuntu system using Postfix. I have scoured Google and everything I've found seems to point at doing all of this work through MySQL. According to ps ...
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Room mailboxes without exchange

I would like to implement a software similar to what exchange does with room mailboxes. Currently we dont own an exchange implementation and at the short therm this is a necessity... Anyone knows a ...
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1answer
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central certificate management for server access

I am in charge to realize something similar to this: We are an upcoming startup, expanding pretty fast. Our development team increases nearly every month by 3-5 developer. Our infrastructure now ...
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2answers
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X509 PKI Managment Appliance

Can anybody recommend a X509 managment appliance? The needs are rather basic, it should provide secured storage of private keys and the certificates for users and hosts, offer an overview of ...
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Certification authority root certificate expiry and renewal

In 2004, I set up a small certification authority using OpenSSL on Linux and the simple management scripts provided with OpenVPN. In accordance with the guides I found at the time, I set the validity ...
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1answer
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Why can't I access my site with a WWW. prefix?

For some reason I cannot access my website with the www. prefix. This is what my current DNS records look like: example.com A 192.0.2.99 www.example.com A 192.0.2.99 Could anyone help ...
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Implementing an NMS

We are looking to implement an NMS (netork monitoring software) in our company and have found many different products; Nagios, Kaseya, Zabbix, Zenoss, Munin, OpenNMS. The core functionality that we ...
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Creating an IT department? [closed]

Not sure if this is the best place to ask this, but I could really use some suggestions/advice. I was just hired at a small company (10 employees at corporate, plus about five off-site) that basically ...
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Is possible use guest machines inside Xen from the host machine

Im really new to Xen and searching about it, i found one tutorial about Xen installation here and one tool called XenCenter here. After install Xen and XenCenter is possible use host machine where Xen ...
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1answer
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I think a co-worker is fudging some certifications. How can I verify them? [closed]

Is it possible to verify (preferably without confrontation) that someone does indeed hold a certain certificate? (Especially Microsoft and Cisco)
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1answer
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Racktables and DHCP

For those of you out there using Racktables, how do you handle DHCP scopes? I haven't been able to find a way to show the IP addresses as allocated.
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End-user SSL certificate management workflow

We have an internal website, served from behind HTTPS with client certificates. Website users are non-technical persons, working remotely. They use Windows (XP, Vista, 7) and OS X (10.5, 10.6, 10.7). ...