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Published on: October 9, 2013 by Mike

We have many years of experience with different kinds of motherboards and wide range of release variations, which are offered by Supermicro.

Supermicro motherboards stand out for their built-in IPMI, which provides remote Web-based access to the server. IPMI completes the following operations at a distance: start/reboot an operating system (OS), control of KVM-switch, and gives the certain information about a motherboard such as voltage, temperature etc. So now you may even handle lots of OS failure issues without physical presence in Data Centre.
We would like to introduce you to the advantages of IPMI as well as to its drawbacks.


IPMI, Supermicro, Motherboards, BIOS

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Published on: September 19, 2013 by Mike

In the course of the conference Linux 2013 IBM Corporation announced its intention to invest a substantial sum of money in the development of Linux OS and related software with Open Source.

As it is stated, the investment amount is predicted to be $1 billion; all of which will be invested over a 5 year period.

The main objective of the initiative is the optimization and development of Linux, as well as open source products for more efficient use with IBM Power Systems on the Server Platforms.

Within the framework of the project, a new Linux Center has been established in Montpellier, in southern France. There engineers will be able to create and examine software products designed for large-scale computing, mobile and social systems.

In addition, a special Cloud Platform will be formed for engineers, which is based on Server Power. This platform will be able to assist partners and clients of IBM in the implementation of different Linux projects.


Linux, IBM, OS

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Published on: September 8, 2013 by Mike

Oracle Corporation has announced release of MySQL Workbench 6.0 toolkit aimed to facilitate MySQL RDBMS development, design and administration.

The updated version of MySQL Workbench includes an improved user interface, advanced synchronization of visual entity-relationship models, new features and tools for searching data in tables, as well as support of migration based on wizards for Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), PostgreSQL, Sybase SQL Anywhere and SQLite.

MySQL Workbench is available in two editions. Community Edition is distributed free of charge under the GPL license and Enterprise Edition is included in MySQL Enterprise Edition subscription. The corporate version offers a number of additional features, including tools of MySQL Enterprise Backup for database backup and tools of  MySQL Audit Log Inspector for auditing.


MySQL, Administration, SQL, DB

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Published on: September 4, 2013 by Mike

Brief review of iOS applications for system administrators

iSSH-SSH/VNC Console

It is another software solution built on free PuTTY project and intended for remote access to servers and workstation computers operational environment. Generality is a key feature of iSSH-SSH/VNC Console. In addition to SSH and Telnet the application supports Virtual Network Computing (VNC), Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), can be used for secure connection to Unix/Linux systems in graphic mode via X Window System and for tunneling of transmitted data over SSH.

TeamViewer

This is a client application included in the software package of the same name for remote computers administration under Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Using TeamViewer you can remotely connect to a computer desktop, upload files from Apple mobile device, perform servers servicing and troubleshooting, monitor applications and system services running on remote machines. To ensure data security and protection from intercepting by intruders the server- and client-end portion of the application use AES encryption with 256-bits key for information transmitted via network. For TeamViewer commercial use the developer offers Pro-version, which costs $100 for iPhone and $140 for iPad. Paid versions are characterized by enhanced functionality applicable in the business environment.

vSSH

It is a mobile tool for remote SSH and Telnet access to servers. Being based on free and open-source PuTTY client, vSSH has an impressive range of tools. The program supports simultaneity with multiple terminal sessions, can operate in background mode without breaking established connections and is capable of port forwarding through SSH.

Scany

This is an application for networks analysis and diagnostics that can be used to audit security of devices connected to them as well. Scany is able to scan TCP and UDP ports, to recognize the type of hardware based on network interface controller, to define the assigned IP and MAC addresses as well as system services functioning in the network. The application included a lot of useful network tools (ping, traceroute, remote wake - WOL/WWOL, whois, Geo IP and others), such as tools for testing firewalls and sending generated reports by e-mail.

Net Status

It’s a mobile tool for monitoring servers, network devices and workstations in TCP/IP networking. Net Status sends requests to sites determined in settings within user-specified amounts of time, records answers received from them and generates detailed statistics of network nodes operation. Using the application it will not be difficult to timely detect a failure in a particular system service and to promptly take appropriate measures.

Server Density

It’s an application for built-in monitoring of server platforms, operating in conjunction with the online service of the same name. Server Density allows to make a note of multiple system parameters and to receive a prompt push in case of threshold exceeding or emergency. Using the application you can analyze the use of computing resources, disk drives and servers network interface controllers under Linux, Mac OS X, Windows and FreeBSD, monitor functioning of web services, databases and critical services via dynamically updated reports with graphs and diagrams.

ServerMonitor

This is another tool for diagnostics of servers and workstations under Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD. ServerMonitor uses SSH for connection to devices and provides an administrator with information on computing load, operating time without rebooting, free memory space and other system parameters demanding constant attention.

 


Software, IOS, Iphone, Ipad, Putty, SSH, Applications, Administration

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Published on: August 28, 2013 by Mike

Ajenti 1.0 is a web interface for administrators of Linux servers and web developers.

The version 1.0 of Ajenti web-panel/interface for managing Linux servers was released being designed for hosters, administrators, web developers, hardware vendors and those users who would like to configure their Linux OS via a web interface.

Ajenti includes dozens of pre-configured extensions for managing Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu, RHEL and CentOS, as well as server and system software such as Apache, BIND9, Cron, CTDB, DHCPD, NFSD, iptables, Munin, MySQL, Netatalk, NGINX, PostgreSQL, Samba, lm-sensors, Squid 3, Supervisor, etc.

It has almost everything to meet administrators’ needs including fast and responsive interface, low memory consumption and easy-to-use tools such as file manager, terminal and code editor.

Look and feel of the interface: Dashboard, Hosts, Nginx, Filesystems

Data on the packages for: Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu, RHEL and CentOS


Software, Ajenti, WebPanel, Interface, Administration, Web developers, Panel, Servers, Admin,

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Published on: August 26, 2013 by Mike

There is nothing new under the sun. Well-known torrent P2P file sharing technology has got a new shape.  This is BTSync file sharing system. As well as classic torrent system, btsync allows you to do things independently and anonymously. 256 bit AES encryption protects your data so you do not have to worry about hierarchy of security measures usually vital for any traditional file sharing service.

So, let’s have a closer look at BTSync from the end user’s perspective. BTSync is just an application that can be installed on your PC or Mac in few clicks. Extremely comprehensive GUI allows you to start working with the application even without opening a user’s manual.  If you are able to copy and paste a file from one folder to another, do not worry- “btsync” application will not make any trouble for you. In general BTSync technology allows you to synchronize specific folders between your devices. The service is absolutely decentralized due to P2P technology. More devices connected better performance is. This the main thing that makes BTSync different from other solutions. You do not depend on anyone anymore.


Cloud, Storage, BTsync, P2P, Cloud hosting, File storage, BTsync servers, BitTorrent sync

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Published on: August 25, 2013 by Mike

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