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Without using a hypervisor, can a process be CPU throttled?

Using nice merely gives a "guideline" to the OS, not a hard requirement of priority (ie, if nothing else is begging for attention a nice level of 19 will utilize the full CPU). Is there a way to ...
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Management VLAN Cisco Catalyst

I have configured a couple of VLANs on a Cisco Catalyst switch with IOS, i will put all the ports that clients is connected to, into these VLANs. I want to configure the native VLAN [vlan 1] as ...
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Server Room Protocols/Server Room Management

I'm new to this site but have found the articles and feedback very useful. We have a Server Room which our Organisation owns and controls, yet there are several thirs party companies that have open ...
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WEB based HPC cluster node management

i am working on my school diploma thesis. The main goal is to create web based application where logged users could see free and busy nodes, turn them on and off, see what process they are running ...
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Can not see “Management Service Delegation” option in IIS 7

I have installed Management Services on IIS, and want to configure for Web Deploy. At Server level I can see Mangagement Service, Feature Delegation, IIS Managers, etc I also have IIS6 management ...
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Remote management interface for managing ip6tables (or an alternative firewall)

I'm working with IPv6 and have run into an issue configuring ip6tables on our main router in order to control what can come into the network. A default DROP rule in the FORWARD section has worked well ...
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I need a tutorial for IIS/ASP.Net administration

My technical support staff is only a little familiar with IIS and that's only as far as install goes. They need to install/update and configure ASP.Net web applications and WCF services that we write. ...
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Tools to manage bunches of servers

Platform: most of them are Windows Server 2003, some are CentOS 5 Say if there're many game servers, is there any tools for engineers to easily manage? Below are some requirements. allow RDP ...
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Required software for remote Linux installation [closed]

I'm managing Linux servers for my team. For each new instance, I install the following softwares: etckeeper which keeps tracks of every changes in /etc shorewall to have a simple setup for firewall ...
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Open source server monitoring

I'm running Ubuntu server and am looking or a server monitoring utility that is open source/free. We don't need any thing too fancy. Mainly we want to know when the server is offline or if any core ...
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What requirements does an IT department work space need?

i need to provide a list of workspace requirements to the IT director for my network operations team. So far I got Secure workspace - so nothing gets stolen and people cant come up to us asking for ...
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Recommended programming language for linux server management and web ui integration

I am interested in making an in house web ui to ease some of the management tasks I face with administrating many servers; think Canonical's Landscape. This means doing things like, applying package ...
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Separate RMS Server for Exchange 2007?

We are running Exchange 2007 SP2 on Server 2003. I have already installed the pre-licensing agent on the HUB servers and enabled the transport agents. I'm also running Windows 7 so there is no need ...
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Looking for a recommendation on measuring a high availability app that is using a CDN

I work for a Fortune 500 company that struggles with accurately measuring performance and availability for high availability applications (i.e., apps that are up 99.5% with 5 seconds page to page ...
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What actual or de-facto alternatives to WMI exist for Linux and Unix?

I've recently been introduced to WMI, and find it really cool. Maybe my brain's just not in gear, but what similar tools exist for *nix like WMI?
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Amazon EC2 instance, viable options and management tools for development environment

I am a freelancer and plan to work with other freelancers in the coming time. Since I would be owning the project(s), I want to own the development environment as well. We all will be working out of ...
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A tool to acquire tasks

I have several machines that I want to use them in the following way: There is a central queue of tasks/jobs(that i can define) on some machine, there are other machines that when are free of tasks ...
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Managing a test iSCSI target server

I am using a RHEL server with a few hard drives, and tgtd as the iscsi target software. I a looking for a way to allocate and deallocate space and targets with that space, without restarting my ...
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Is there any advantage setting OpenBSD as Domain Controller instead a Windows 2008?

I have an OpenBSD 4.6 installation with LDAP ports configured correctly. I can create users and other objects. But, I'm a Windows user and I know how easy is create and configure a domain controller. ...
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How should I proceed with establishing a Remote Infrastructure management system for my [small] company?

My company is having a small IT infrastructure. Details are: 125 computers One mail server One NAS and One database server We want to establish a remote infrastructure management system, where in ...
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Netgear FS726TP Internal VLAN

I have some Netgear FS726TP switches that are tied to a core switch using VLAN trunking. I have the switch split up so that certain ports are on certain VLANs, but we also have an "administrative" ...
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I need to master VPS management

We're looking at buying a VPS here to do all our hosting from. The company we're looking at buying it from offers cPanel to perform management on it. What I'm after is some good reading material on ...
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SSH keys management system

I'm looking to switch from password based (which I starting to become overwhelmed with) to SSH keys based system. I'd like to know if there any SSH keys management system or server solution, which ...
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“Must have” tools for managing arbitrary *nix daemons and their activities

What tools do you advise for managing running daemons? This includes: Load monitoring: renice a daemon when it slows down the whole server Keeping alive: restart it when it's not functional. Maybe, ...
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Managing physical installation media storage?

Physically moving a facility and there are boxes, folders, and stacks of software installation media everywhere. How do you handle the physical install disks so they are accessible when needed? And ...
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Remotely create Subversion repositories and manage user accounts

Do you know any web application for creating and managing subversion repositories/accounts? I know there are plenty of Subversion web-based clients but none of them seems to handle server-side ...
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How can a programmer manage multiple (geographically disparate) linux machines?

I am not an admin, but I have to manage around 10 linux servers. These servers are all over the world, some are used as production servers, others as staging or development servers. Currently there ...
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Is part of the job of being a sysadmin tinkering and experimenting? [closed]

From what I've always been able to gather, management expects their sysadmins to be 'up' on new technologies, software, processes etc. I also tend to agree but like the title says, is tinkering or ...
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Manage logs in large number of heterogeneous systems?

In the team I am working there is a problem with logs management, we manage more then one hundred machines with heterogeneous systems, with several hundred applications. Heterogeneous systems with ...
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too many crons - too many machines !

I have the following problem: too many machines. some groups of machines share the same cron configuration, some not. sometimes, I need to add a crontab entry manually in hundreds of machines. I'm ...
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Can software licenses be resold? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? As there are some license that I have finished using (such as Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office, 3D Studio, Autodesk ...
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What software is available for managing sites in apache?

We are looking for a simple tool that allows us to quickly add and remove sites in Apache. Currently we are editing the httpd.conf file, but we want to make it easier for less technical people to add ...
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Managing MS SQL Server 2005/8 with third-party tools

I am trying to access a SQL Server database housed on a ISP. Normally one would simply install an express version of SQL server and use the Management Studio therein. Yeah, not me! Are there any ...
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Have you successfully installed Active Directory Management Gateway Service on 2008?

I've got a pair of 2008 DCs onto which I've been trying to install the Active Directory Management Gateway Service. (I only wanted it on one but when that didn't work I tried another.) Both are ...
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Tape encryption management & best practices

I want to enable encryption on all of my backup tapes. I more-or-less know how to do this technically, but the procedural and human elements of implementing this are tricky. I use HP LTO4 drives ...
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managing media for software downloaded/purchased over the web?

Is there any advice for managing software installations downloaded from the web - both free and purchased? Currently we have built up a folder share within which we set up folders for categories of ...
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Deployment and monitoring tools for java/tomcat/linux environment

I'm a developer for many years, but don't have tons of experience in ops, so apology if this is a newbe question. In my company we run a web service written in Java mainly based on a Tomcat web ...
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How to install GUI with Ubuntu Server?

Is there a GUI for Ubuntu server at install time? i installed Ubuntu Server 9.04, and logged in at the text based login prompt. i was hoping the GUI would then launch so i can configure the server. ...
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How does XenServer store virtual machines?

Im currently building a machine that will run Citrix XenServer and host several VM's. The discussion on the comparison to ESXi has been fascinating. Im wondering - how does XenServer actually store ...
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End-User AD Management solution

We've just migrated to a pure Microsoft environment and are looking for an end-user AD management solution. Ideally we'd like users to be able to manage their personal info in AD. We have ~500 users ...
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Security Information Management Software

I am looking for some type of central management/correlation of my security/monitoring products. I use various open source and paid for products such as Nessus, Snort, OSSEC, Nagios, Cacti, etc. and ...
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Should I use server core vs full install for setting up webserver on a hyper-v VM?

I am probably going to use hyper-v running on windows server 2008 standard SP2 for server consolidation. I was thinking that I would do a VM for the web server. I was reading up on just using server ...
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Hey Admins, What's your way to query rdp session opened on a Windows Server and Kill/logoff/Reset a rdp session? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find out which remote desktop sessions are active? Hey Admins, What's the fastest way to find out who is connected (via RDP) to a server ? And also how to reset ...
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How do you calculate ROI for a new product or service offering?

Ok so you have an idea to launch a new product to help you reduce your service desk call. Maybe it is a Employee Password Reset System, a Knowledge Base, or even a tech support chat bot. What are ...
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Tools/servers/services to run a web startup office [on hold]

For a dev who doubles up as a sysadmin in small web startup, what services/servers/devices do you recommend running? I am also open to best-practices suggestions To get the ball rolling- here are ...
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Simple File / Download Management Web Application

I'm looking for a simple web based download / file management application with the following features: categories custom fields (date and multi line text fields were missing from most ones I tested ...
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Being a good IT Manager (as opposed to a purely technical role) [closed]

Following on from this question, I'm interested how people effectively transition from being purely technical to taking on more management duties. This has been covered in great books such as ...
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Finding a good IT Manager

I am having a hard time finding a qualified IT Manager for the company I work at. We need someone with some really strong management experience with the technology skills to back it up. We keep ...
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What is a good asset management software to track offline components?

We are currently using Nagios to monitor all of our servers, network devices (routers and switches), printers, and relevant services. However, how do you monitor items that are not connected to the ...
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NAS - Do i need to Run Samba?

i have a Welland Net share NAS enclosure and 80 seagate hard disk. we run a small office with 5 computers on the local area network and 1 computer who will access the data remotely, we want to share ...