ADMIN #06 - Digital Issue

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Issue #6: Performance Monitoring

In this issue, discover performance monitoring tools, explore a new SUSE cloud service, and review RAM basics. 

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ADMIN #06 - Digital Issue

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Interview – A talk with SGI’s Bill Mannel about the Altix ICE HPC platform.

Performance Simulation – An understanding of queuing theory can sharpen your performance monitoring skills.

SUSE’s New Cloud Service – SUSE enters the cloud fray with a product based on OpenStack.

Windows Tuning – Performance monitoring in Windows Server 2008 R2 with the Performance Monitor tool.

RAM – Storage access speeds, swapping, and virtualization all depend on your choice and judicious use of RAM.

Tools: Save time and simplify your workday with these useful tools for real-world systems administration.

ownCloud – Run your own cloud storage services to keep your data safe.

Ruby Version Manager – RVM manages multiple versions of Ruby interpreters and Gemsets.

Zarafa4ucs – Zarafa and Univention Corporate Server team up to create an inexpensive alternative to MS Exchange.

Office 365 – How does Microsoft’s online office suite compare with Google Apps?

ARP Cache Poisoning – We show you how to stay one step ahead of network intruders with a few free and easy penetration testing and auditing tools: ettercap, Nemesis, and Scapy.

Virtualization: Virtual environments are becoming faster, more secure, and easier to set up and use. Check out these tools.

Hyper-V – Speed up your Hyper-V virtual servers with these optimization solutions.

Linux Containers – Isolate critical services with LXC.

Deltacloud – Apache Deltacloud offers a standardized API for IaaS.

News: Find out about the latest ploys and toys in the world of information technology.

Admin News – Top 10 supercomputers, 25 worst passwords, and a security warning for BIND 9.

New Products – New products on the processor front and a storage solution for small to medium-sized businesses.

Nuts and Bolts: Timely tutorials on fundamental techniques for system administrators.

NSE: Nmap Scripting Engine – We show you how to use Nmap’s native scripting engine for network troubleshooting.

Cgroups – Restrict access to resources with the skillful use of cgroups.

John the Ripper – Commonly used by network intruders, John the Ripper can help you create strong, secure passwords.

Admin Story – Install, configure, and provision a large installed user base with the Cobbler XML-RPC API and Spacewalk server.

Active Directory – Learn the ins and outs of Active Directory 2008 R2.

ab Attacks – The humble Apache ab benchmarking tool can be a terrible thing.

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