#system Articles

  • 2019-11-12
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Logging as a Service

Is there an open source thing out there I could use?? So if I only want to use mostly free and open source it there's a bunch of tools one need to glue together: These days I'd like to for primary ingestion have a BGP ECMP/anycast for rsyslog receivers …

  • 2012-12-15
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Running Ubuntu on a Desktop

Introduction Recently I've had the pleasure of installing Ubuntu on my desktop. Here are some thoughts and what I initially do: Machine is a: Motherboard: Gigayte GA-EX58-UD3R CPU: Intel Core i7 Memory: 8GB Disks: Intel i300 SSD, 2x500GB and 1x3TB Western Digital Drives Graphics Card: AMD HD6800 Here are some …

  • 2012-05-03
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Linux's ctrl-alt-SysRq - Magic SysRq Key

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_SysRq_key Wow, awesome. Looks like you can do lots of fun stuff here in case you get a stalled system. Quite fun that this is a quite useful thing and I have never heard of this before. Maybe Linux community is being quiet about this …

  • 2012-03-10
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openstack testing day

Only one day late! I actually started installing this on the 8th but I forgot to install it to hdd so the 'yum update' failed and broke the machine with I/O errors :) Installing it in a VMWare Workstation (fedora 64-bit type, 2, cores, 4G RAM, 20G disk). http://fedoraproject …

  • 2012-03-08
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CentOS 5.8 Released

CentOS 5.8 was released today 8th of March. http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS5.8 You can download it from many mirrors, for example from FUNET: http://ftp.funet.fi/pub/Linux/INSTALL/Centos/ It installs just fine on an HP DL360 G7 with P410 and P411 controller …

  • 2012-03-03
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Tiny Core Linux

http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/welcome.html Micro Core Linux! Like super small! WOop woop... http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/downloads.html Three versions: Core Core (8MB) - CLI only This literally boots in 3 seconds after pressing enter at the boot loader, nice! To get root access hit: 'sudo sh' …

  • 2012-02-27
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Dragonfly - Testing another OS

http://www.dragonflybsd.org/ Install It's based on ... BSD! (FreeBSD 4.8 is apparently what dragonfly span off from) What's weird is that while VMWare Workstation scans the iso (to find which OS it is) it stops responding (other VMs are unaffected). It finds FreeBSD 64-bit. It has a 'hammer' …

  • 2011-05-27
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Nerves of steel: requirement for being a sysadmin?

Is it just me? Whenever I have to restart something or do some actual maintenance on a server - that my heart starts pumping and I get really really nervous. I've heard many times people say things like: "pain is temporary, glory is forever" (quote from a movie) when it comes …

  • 2011-05-02
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HEPIX Spring 2011 - Day 1

Morning. Got in last night at around 2140 local time. I should've done a little more exact research for how to find my hotel. Had to walk some 30 minutes (parts of it the wrong way) to get to it. But at least I made it to see some ice …