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Feb
5
comment How to replicate files between two separate apache machines in bidirectional
Sorry, I had a bit of a cold sweat there... Ideally, you could get people to stop logging into servers and use a code management process. (It doesn't have to be git; any source control is better than none.) Setting the expectation that servers can go away or be redeployed at any time might be beneficial.
Jan
28
comment What is the most suitable path on Windows workstations to store admin scripts?
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Jan
6
comment What is the easiest way to check how large my database is (disk-space)?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because lacking vital information, such as the database product. Also demonstrates no effort to research.
Dec
11
comment Disk Capacity Planning for Whisper / Graphite
Really, the simplest thing to do is use a Whisper Calculator tool, such as the one at gist.github.com/jjmaestro/5774063
Dec
8
comment SQUID Cache version 3.5.10 for x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu
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Dec
8
comment Amazon ec2 Data transfer out
I hate to RTFM you, but that's the best way for you to discover this. For each product that you're using or thinking of using, look up the billing criteria/method/conditions.
Dec
8
comment Amazon ec2 Data transfer out
@DavidSmith I've added some more options.
Oct
2
comment Redirect lync internal user calls to elastix and record it
Do you want to disable, or redirect+record Lync calls? These two goals are mutually-exclusive.
May
17
comment Is there a tool to browse a VMWare VMFS datastore hard drive on a PC?
Sure, but this answer hasn't evolved in three years...
Apr
23
comment Can you use configuration management (Puppet/Chef) behind a firewall?
I especially like Rundeck in general because you can use LDAP-auth, manage permissions on projects and jobs, and the http log gives you audit-trails of 'who did what, when'.
Apr
23
comment Can you use configuration management (Puppet/Chef) behind a firewall?
If you wanted to wrap things that you would otherwise use knife for in a tool, I would consider using Rundeck. You can also set a runlist and environment on a node as part of the chef-bootstrap.
Apr
8
comment When is it appropriate to use a configuration manager (eg Puppet / Chef / Ansible)?
Absolutely! Getting into Chef has been a huge career win for me. Here's the real thing: in a couple years CM will be just about required/expected for all but junior SysAd jobs.
Dec
24
comment How to figure out which RabbitMQ node was stopped last
Were this my problem to solve, I would have ship the 'nodes running at shutdown' value to Logstash, and send a binary value to graphite of whether RabbitMQ is running. Without those kinds of facilities, I don't know what I would do other than check that value on the cluster nodes.
Dec
16
comment Domain time drifting with VM DCs / host domain members
What are you using as an external time-source?
Nov
13
comment Getting a list of all the snapshots in VMs managed by vCenter?
This is a great answer. I've gotten a lot of good use out of PowerCLI, but if Powershell isn't your thing, PowerCLI (and this answer in particular) is a great example of a vSphere API Client, so feel free to check out the vSphere API docs for your language of choice!
Nov
1
comment What is Windows equivalent to Puppet/chef?
Despite providing this answer, I strongly prefer Chef over Group Policy. If I really wanted to be twisted, I'd use GP to install Chef and nothing more.
Oct
1
comment Access to logs for not root/sudo user
To those things, I would suggest a separate deployment mechanism for the applications that you deploy, and configuration management to not only manage, but store a history of configuration changes. These allow your people to achieve the capabilities that they need to do their work, but also provides you layers of safety (in both access-control as well as auditing.)
Sep
4
comment Does the sAMAccountName rename practice based on employment status makes sense?
There are roughly a billion fields that could be used for holding auxiliary data. Not to mention having a "Temp_Employees" Group or setting an expiration date on the user account to match their contract end-date.
May
22
comment Go(lang) with nginx - Serving Static Files
I've been looking at go for all of two hours, but would it be helpful to use the concurrency and channels (prefix some of those with the 'go ' keyword) for parallelization?
Mar
17
comment Inherit existing server
I could also remark that I put in as much effort as you apparently did researching your question. "Ubuntu find what is installed" and "Ubuntu what processes are running" works in my version of Google...