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The eyeOS desktop

Demystifying the Cloud with eyeOS

It’s another day in your life with technology and you keep hearing people talk about “Cloud this…” and “Cloud that…” or  “Just store it in the cloud!” So what exactly does the term…

Understanding Puppet classes and modules

Puppet Data Centre Automation Solution, Part 4: Classes & Modules

We learned about some of the interesting ways Puppet helps automate things in Part 3. In the final part of this series, we look at the rules to follow to effectively organise Puppet…

Puppet resource types

Puppet Data Centre Automation Solution, Part 3: Resource Types & Example Configs

The previous article in this series focused on creating users, groups and files (based on home directories). Let’s now look at the various types of resources provided by Puppet, by default, and at…

Automating data centre management

Puppet Data Centre Automation Solution, Part 2: User & Group Management

In our last session, we had learnt how to set up a basic Puppet server and client architecture. Today, we will look at how to create users and groups, and a little bit…

MySQL performance problems?

MySQL: Drive Your Performance Problems Away!

Here are some simple steps to tune MySQL for performance and scalability in multi-user environments. Also included are some very effective tools, most of which are packaged along with MySQL. You’ve just heaved…

Google’s load-balancing architecture

‘Featuristic’ Linux Load Balancing with LVS

This article deals with setting up LVS (Linux Virtual Server) for clustering on SUSE. Also discover how it acts as a scalable and high-performance delivery platform — just like an ideal load balancer….

Data centre management

Puppet Data Centre Automation Solution, Part 1: Setting Up Master & Client

Managing data centres comprising hundreds of systems is tough. Fortunately, configuration-management systems help bring things under control, by automating common configuration tasks, making systems manageable from a central location. This article focuses on…

Turnkey Linux -- High on Steroids

Get Started with Turnkey Linux — When and Where it Makes Sense

This article deals with getting open source software packages up and running on bare metal/virtual platforms in a stress-free manner. What happens when your online team asks for a Drupal or WordPress server,…

Should we have thin clients instead?

Desktop Virtualisation in EduBOSS using NComputing X550

The BOSS (Bharat Operating System Solutions) GNU/Linux distribution developed by C-DAC (the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) is derived from Debian, to enhance the use of FOSS throughout India. C-DAC recently released…

Systemtap time

SystemTap Tutorial, Part 1

This is the first of a two-part series on SystemTap, a dynamic method to monitor and trace the operations of a running Linux kernel. SystemTap is useful to systems administrators, kernel developers, support…

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