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Encrypting Container Files in SLES 10 and SLES 11

mfaris01

January 20, 2011 4:40 pm

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There are endless documents, articles, editorials and such, on data security and encryption. Views and opinions fly over which methods are better than others and why.

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Loading the Linux Kernel Manually Using GRUB on SLES

mfaris01

January 14, 2011 3:18 pm

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If you have ever rebooted a SLES server and were presented with a Grub prompt, you’ll agree that this is not the time to start learning GRUB.

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My Collection of Useful Linux Admin Tricks

mfaris01

January 11, 2011 1:56 pm

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The purpose of Novell Cool Solutions is to disseminate information that contributors provide and share what they think is Cool. To continue with this purpose and tradition, I have compiled a list of what I think are Cool Tips and Shortcuts that have greatly improved the efficiency of my life with Linux.
I hope you think they are Cool Solutions too!

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eDirectory Restoration – A Case of Perfect Replication of a Change

mfaris01

December 14, 2010 10:09 am

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You’ve followed all the best practices and documentation. Your eDirectory trees are healthy and replicating with no errors. Time is in synchronization and ndsrepair shows no errors or external references hanging out there.

So, what do you do when eDirectory gets a request to remove 20,000 members from a group and replicates the change to all of the replicas?

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Creating a Standard Server Template for SLES 11 SP1 on VMware

mfaris01

October 27, 2010 5:06 pm

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Creating a Standard Server Template in VMware greatly reduces the time needed to deploy new servers and eliminates variations in servers caused by multiple engineers building from a guide.

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Installing and Configuring KDump on SLES 10 for Kernel Crash Analysis

mfaris01

May 25, 2010 11:14 am

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Although Linux continues to prove itself as one of the most stable platforms ever, there are times when something goes awry and bad things happen.

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Using Logical Volume Management (LVM) to Organize Your Disks on SLES 10

mfaris01

May 5, 2010 10:23 am

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Gone are the days when we build a SUSE Enterprise Linux Server (SLES) and simply create one data partition for root (/) and one swap partition.

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Installing ZENworks Linux Management 7.3 Agent on Remote Servers

mfaris01

September 24, 2009 10:21 am

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Like me, many of you have multiple Linux servers to contend with and maintain. Even though ZENworks Linux Management allows you to do numerous, helpful tasks with these servers, you still have to install the agent. Not having the luxury of direct access to these servers and I did not include the ZLM 7.3 Agent in the server build, I had a dilemma. How do I get the servers to install this 600+MB CD image without outside intervention? Once I had burned the ISO to a CD, I found that there are some hard links that can’t be copied, because they point to targets that will be used after the install completes. So copying the ISO data was out. I read some stuff about creating an Add-on in YaST and it worked beautifully. I’ve added some additional stuff that can help prevent further balding. Here’s how I did it.

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NetWare to Open Enterprise Server 2 Migration – Lessons Learned

mfaris01

July 14, 2009 1:38 pm

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Over the past couple of months, I have been involved with migrating remote NetWare servers to Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES2) Linux. During this time, there are some lessons that have been learned that hopefully this article will be able to help you, the reader, perform your own migrations more smoothly and avoid some of the pitfalls we encountered.

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Open Enterprise Server 2 SP1 Migration Guide – Windows NT/2K+

mfaris01

March 9, 2009 4:33 pm

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Migrating from Windows to OES 2 SP1 does not provide a simple, straightforward GUI to migrate all the services. File Share migration uses a nice GUI utility, everything is manual and command line based. Not overly difficult, really. There are a few things to that need to be considered before you can start. There are specifics, but here’s what I used and suggest to make sure that you don’t hit any road blocks.

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