Posted on October 10, 2008 by jayp00001
Here’s a great link to some whitepapers by APC about datacenter design:
Posted on May 12, 2008 by jayp00001
if anything shows that open source is not inherently more stable and secure:
from the article:
Marshall Kirk McKusick, the original developer of the *dir() library, commented on the issue in a personal conversation with Balmer:
As the original author of the *dir() library, you probably fixed one of my bugs :-). Prior to the *dir() commands, programs just opened, read, and interpreted directories directly. I had to update a shocking 22 programs (a large percentage of the programs available on UNIX at the time) to replace their direct interpretation of directories with the *dir() library calls.
Posted on December 6, 2007 by jayp00001
Recently I’ve been tasked to see if I can get System Center Operations Manager 2007 integrated with an SNMP based management system. Now in MOM 2005 this was pretty trivial, set up a group, add computers to that group, set up a monitor and set up an alert for that monitor to send the trap. SCOM embraces ITIL which is both really good and unbelievably bad. ITIL is a great concept, but using that as a model to monitor servers (which is what I think most folks are using MOM05 for). I set up a test instance of MOM05 in a day (I monitor the spooler service and send out a mail when it’s down). I’m still working on setting up a test instance of 07 for the same thing, and this is after doing the intro and advanced labs. I’m recently ITILv3 certified so I get the concepts, how folks that are not familiar with MOF or ITIL get into MOM07 is beyond me. I’m not sure I can recommend SCOM for anyone yet, but maybe I’ll get an epiphany as I work it out.