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Senior Systems Engineer with a Linux, virtualization and performance-tuning focus.

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Mar
13
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
13
comment Need puppet server sizing and scale limits
I hadn't thought of that... Chef seems to have DevOps momentum, where more traditional SysAdmins seem to prefer Puppet. I'm just behind in all counts.
Mar
12
comment Need puppet server sizing and scale limits
But CFEngine is more mature... Granted, Puppet has the momentum now.
Mar
12
comment Centos-release update package
The release updates the target OS revision. The OS revision dictates the kernel version. If the question is whether an update from EL 6.3 to EL6.4 includes a kernel upgrade, the answer is yes.
Mar
12
revised Centos-release update package
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Mar
12
answered Centos-release update package
Mar
11
comment Update Red Hat Enterprise Linux's Packages Only To Specific Point Release
Red Hat says this does not work for EL6.2 systems, the example the OP is giving. There are a lot of 6.2 servers out there in production, bound by slow-moving applications like Oracle... With EL6.4 available, this is a fair question that doesn't seem to have a good answer.
Mar
11
answered Linux filesystem that records all files, even deleted ones
Mar
10
comment Hardware Drivers on Servers, update or not?
The operating system in use is a bigger factor than anything else here. what are the specifics of the situation?
Mar
10
comment VMware ESX/i syslog content
What are you interested in logging/capturing? Do you have Virtual Center and a commercial version of VMware?
Mar
10
revised Checking Hard Disk Health on HP P410 RAID Card
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Mar
10
revised Would storing logical volumes on a ZFS storage benefit from caching?
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Mar
10
answered Unattended Linux installation from PXE using IPMI
Mar
8
comment Update Red Hat Enterprise Linux's Packages Only To Specific Point Release
The command switch "release" does not exist in 6.2.
Mar
8
comment Update Red Hat Enterprise Linux's Packages Only To Specific Point Release
This does not work for RHEL 6.2.
Mar
8
comment Keep RHEL at a particular minor revision level?
The "EUS" stands for Extended Update Support. Additional cost. It does not seem to be available to be as an option.
Mar
8
answered CentOS6 Dedicated Server Mobile Management?
Mar
8
revised Keep RHEL at a particular minor revision level?
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Mar
8
asked Keep RHEL at a particular minor revision level?
Mar
7
comment Download a file from the shell when button click is required
Yes, there's some risk, but for the software you're seeking, you can compare the sizes/checksums of a few different sources... Or download from LSI to your computer or another trusted source and copy to the target system. It wasn't a large file.