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bio website karlkatzke.com
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I'm a sysadmin for Sentry Data Systems. I do linux and clustering and networking, and enjoy instigating a good STONITH deathmatch when I get bored.

Work-wise, I'm a giant fan of the k.I.s.s. principle - keep I.T. simple, stupid. Don't make things any more complex than the features you need.

In my spare time, I renovate houses and ride herd on a pack of dogs with extreme mental issues. My background and career are both in systems. I look at systems, analyze them, and use them or make them better. I likeCFO DIY home stuff because the systems are simple and it's rewarding to figure em out and use them. How do I know the things I do? I have probably been there, broken that, ruined the other thing, and had to figure out how to fix all of them. we have this saying in my group of friends-who-renovate-houses: "Ask me how I know."


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revised RAID0 (both hardware and md) slower than LVM?
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Aug
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revised Has the CFD General Notation System Been Packaged as an RPM for SLES?
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Aug
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revised Has the CFD General Notation System Been Packaged as an RPM for SLES?
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revised Best floor of a tall building to locate your server room or data center
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Aug
17
revised Where are the repos with development tools for SUSE (SLED 11)?
You can add sled/sles11 packages from the bulid service safely.
Aug
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revised Best virtualization server core
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Aug
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revised Specialized Mounting Brackets
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Aug
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Aug
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revised what cluster management software to use for linux?
Added more details about KVM vs Xen and DRBD cautions.
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revised Why does sudo command take long to execute?
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Aug
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revised Daemon to verify Linux md raid
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revised Dell SSD options and 3rd party SSDs in Dell hardware
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Jun
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revised Hadoop cluster. 2 Fast, 4 Medium, 8 slower machines?
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Jun
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revised What is the Best Way to Monitor Server Temperature?
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Jun
9
revised Key differences between Nagios and Open NMS?
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Jun
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revised How to manage Xen virtual machines on shared SAN storage?
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revised How to manage Xen virtual machines on shared SAN storage?
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Jun
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revised good failover / high availability solutions for linux?
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