By: variia

March 8, 2010 12:46 pm

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REMUS: XEN high availability easy!

Comprehensive high availability to ordinary virtual machines running on the Xen virtual machine monitor.

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By: variia

March 16, 2009 1:44 am

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Enterprise Class Virtual Machine Management for FREE!

Manage your XEN or KVM virtual machines throughout their life cycle with an enterprise class tool for FREE! If it wasn’t exciting enough ConVirt binaries are available in rpm packages for SLES10 through YUM repository, ready to install…

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By: variia

February 24, 2009 9:49 am

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Clustering XEN with Heartbeat and Advanced HASI

Ivan Vari shares an excellent document focusing on a design where XEN virtual machines (domU) are centrally managed according to a set policy and highly available. What is written here is the real thing not a demo and has been working in production for over 18 months. They use this technology for hosting many UNIX services including DNS, Web proxy, SMTP, NFS, VPN, CUPS, etc. and traditional NetWare services with OES2.

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By: variia

February 5, 2009 12:45 pm

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Create, Convert Disks to Persistent Device Names

Ivan Vari explains how to use persistent device names in your configurations to avoid problems if you change your hardware.

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By: variia

January 28, 2009 11:16 am

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HP Proliant Support Pack on SLES 10

Ivan Vari shares his practical approach to using the ProLiant Support Packs.

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By: variia

January 23, 2009 4:35 pm

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Remote Desktop on Linux, Managing GUI Displays Remotely

In this guide I’ll explain how to manage X displays (GUI) on Linux servers, and desktops in the best possible way and remotely. I’m still a CLI guy, and barely use the GUI, but nowadays more and more GUI tools are added to many Linux flavors so it’s unavoidable to use them every now and then. This guide is based on SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (SLED) and the default display manager Gnome but should be very similar to OpenSUSE or other releases.

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By: variia

January 22, 2009 10:21 am

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Unlimited Bash History

Ivan Vari shares a tip on how to keep unlimited bash history for your machine.

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By: variia

November 19, 2008 10:33 am

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Fixing vpnc disconnect problem above version 0.5.x

Ivan Vari shares a tip that should help you avoid some connection issues after upgrading to vpnc 0.5.x or above.

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By: variia

August 26, 2008 7:02 pm

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Finding missing libraries for building software from source

This quick tip explains how to find “missing” libraries for building software from source. Let’s say you want to build and application which requires “Xm” headers to be installed. How do you actually know which package to install? Each SuSE media includes a file in the root directory named ARCHIVES.gz with all files/package names. root@geeko:~ […]

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By: variia

August 25, 2008 3:57 pm

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