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Jun
18
comment When to move past POP3 servers, and what next?
Run the numbers. Always. Always. Always run the numbers. And don't just run your favorite numbers, run all the numbers... you're looking for total cost of ownership including admin time, not just short-term expenses.
Jun
18
revised Hadoop cluster. 2 Fast, 4 Medium, 8 slower machines?
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Jun
11
answered Do disks in Raid-1 function outside of the raid?
Jun
9
revised What is the Best Way to Monitor Server Temperature?
Add windows-specific hints
Jun
9
comment What is the Best Way to Monitor Server Temperature?
Oops. Sure did. Thanks, I've edited my response appropriately.
Jun
9
revised Key differences between Nagios and Open NMS?
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Jun
9
comment Key differences between Nagios and Open NMS?
To be pedantic, Nagios does data collection for things like uptimes, it just doesn't persist the specific performance data passed back from the client nor does it output performance data. There are options to persist this data inside a Round Robin Database (RRD) in the Nagios configuration, and then Cacti (or just plain ol' RRDTool) can be used to output the data.
Jun
9
answered Remote Support Software Recommendations
Jun
9
comment How to manage Xen virtual machines on shared SAN storage?
I went ahead and updated things. Let me know if you need any more details.
Jun
9
revised How to manage Xen virtual machines on shared SAN storage?
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Jun
9
answered What is the Best Way to Monitor Server Temperature?
Jun
9
answered How to interview a sysadmin candidate?
Jun
9
comment Open source DNS server with database backend
PowerDNS worked great when I was working in a very active pre-packaged virtual hosting environment. We used BIND as a secondary server. There was a cron job that checked the two for replication errors.
Jun
9
answered Is This Feasible - Running MailWash on a dedicated machine to pre-check
Jun
9
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Jun
9
revised How to manage Xen virtual machines on shared SAN storage?
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Jun
8
answered Virtualization that is distributed on workstations or on a big central server for testing and documentation?
Jun
8
comment NFS v4, HA Migration, and stale handles on clients
Allen, thanks -- that link did help. I've got a bunch of distro-specific stuff to debug now that I've followed the steps in that article, and I'll approve it if it ends up working.
Jun
8
comment Why does redhat seem to be so popular in the enterprise world?
Novell/SLES is gaining huge inroads. We're moving from a mishmash of BSD, Ubuntu, OpenSuSE and Redhat to SLES11 in a giant flock.
Jun
8
answered Linux in a small business