Taking a quick look at the configuration management system Puppet

As you might already know I am a huge fan of Cfengine (2/3). But I do realize that there are also other configuration management systems, such as Puppet or Chef and they might have their advantages over Cfengine 3. I have published a few Cfengine 3 snippets and am planning to re-write those snippets in […]... Read More
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Tools for Linux sysadmins #3: sdiff

Many Linux sysadmins have in common that working with configuration and other text files is part of their daily work. In my case, I often migrate older Linux boxes to our own Ubuntu fork. Therefore it is required to also use old configurations where it makes sense. When configuring and testing the applications on the […]... Read More

Tools for Linux sysadmins #2: hwinfo, lspci and more

Ever needed to find out what hardware runs a specific server without knowing anything about this system? Well, this happens to me from time to time. But since we are Linux sysadmins we know that there are possibilities to find out what we are dealing with. Let’s assume you are currently in such a situation […]... Read More