Enterprise Linux Log:

July, 2007

July 31, 2007  9:00 PM

Linux backup: Seven backup dos and don’ts

Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration, Linux basics, tips

Ready for some quick tips? Here are six best practices for handling backup, compliments of Anthony Johnson, president and CEO of Storix Inc.

  • Do get a full-system backup, not just your data.
  • Do verify your backups.
  • Do encrypt your backup data.
  • Do always test...

July 31, 2007  2:10 PM

‘Big Four’ systems management vendors ripe for open source shake-up

Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration, Open source applications

A new research report from the New York-based 451 Group has found that the 'Big Four' systems management vendors -- BMC, HP, IBM and CA -- are "ripe for a shake-up from open source systems management players." In the past 18 months, open source options in the systems management space have grown to...

July 31, 2007  12:47 PM

10 IT system monitoring best practices

Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration, Systems Management

Here are 10 best practices for system monitoring that Javier Soltero, CTO of Hyperic Inc., has seen succeed in his years in IT.

  1. Define what it means for a given resource -- a...

July 31, 2007  12:40 PM

Red Hat talks the expansion of operating system-based virtualization

Posted by: ITKE
LinuxWorld, Red Hat, Virtualization

Red Hat NewsSearchEnterpriseLinux.com is...

July 30, 2007  4:40 PM

Virtual directories: Identity management and data integration panacea or placebo?

Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration, Enterprise applications for Linux, identity management, Virtualization

Virtualizing directories is an increasingly-deployed technique for handling some identity management issues, secure data sharing and centralization of data resources. Among other things, a virtual directory enables integration of user identity information in disparate applications in an...

July 30, 2007  10:10 AM

Novell sites encourage continued adoption of (Novell) Linux in the enterprise

Posted by: ITKE
Security, SUSE/Novell, Xen

Novell SUSE Enterprise LinuxNovell today launched a few...

July 27, 2007  8:30 AM

Linux: 2.4.35 Released

Posted by: ITKE
kernel news, Linux kernel

As the headline says, Linux kernel 2.4.35 is now ready for your viewing and poking pleasure, whatever that means... KernelTrap:

After 6 months of careful integration and testing, I'm happy to announce availability of Linux 2.4.35.This one...

July 25, 2007  7:24 PM

The last Linux adoption barrier is marketing

Posted by: ITKE
Linux basics, Linux versus Windows

There are many barriers for adoption to Linux. Some are training, documentation, service, applications, games, and so on. These same barriers have been touted for several years. While these reasons have been held on to, Linux has matured and evolved far swifter than Windows and Mac OS. Commercial...

July 25, 2007  7:55 AM

Extremely cheap Linux mod

Posted by: ITKE
Linux humor, Ubuntu Linux

Cheap Linux Honestly, I don't know what to say. You saved some major money however. The...

July 23, 2007  5:51 PM

Replacing Microsoft Small Business Server: IT pro asks for open source software alternatives

Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration, Enterprise applications for Linux, Linux versus Windows, Microsoft, Open source applications

David Crook, a consultant and 20-year IT veteran, has issued a challenge -- via SearchEnterpriseLinux.com -- to the open source community. He tells me he has a shiny new IBM xSeries server "sitting idle waiting for something to make its life a little less boring." His first thought was to install...

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