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LJDT: LDAP Data and Schema Comparisons



By: ab

August 7, 2013 2:53 pm

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This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series LJDT - Linux Just Does That

Have you ever wanted to compare data between eDirectory trees, or schema between servers, or objects between entirely different directories (OpenLDAP and eDirectory, for example)? It should be possible, of course, as both systems are accessible via LDAP. Still, how does one go about doing this kind of comparison? Well, because you are running on the right server or workstation, Linux Just Does That.

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Why You Should Be Using SLES 11 SP3



By: davidbyte

July 22, 2013 8:40 am

Reads: 1092

When it comes to change, most IT shops and OEMs would prefer not to make a jump to a recent OS update until they absolutely must. I understand, I’ve been there and done that. Understanding the aversion, I am still encouraging every partner (end user, IHV or OEM) to make the jump to SLES 11 SP3. Why? …

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Categories: Alliance Partners, Appliances, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, Integrated Systems, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

LJDT: Reliable Service / Connection Tests; netcat, not ping, is the correct tool



By: ab

July 18, 2013 11:26 am

Reads: 7945

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series LJDT - Linux Just Does That

Me: “I cannot get to your site.” Helpdesk: “Hmm, let me check. I can ping it, so it must be okay.” Me: “No, pinging has nothing to do with access to the site.” Helpdesk: “No, you’re crazy, I can ping it so it’s your problem. Goodbye.” If you have never had this type of exchange with others, you’re lucky. The fact of the matter is that ‘ping’, while a good (but not 100% even here) tool to determine if traffic can go from one IP to another, is a lousy tool for determining if anything more than layer three is working …

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Additional multimedia codec support for SLED 11 SP3



By: mikewillis

July 17, 2013 11:01 am

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As with most Linux distributions, SLED’s out of the box multimedia capability is somewhat limited in terms of codec support. It has support for MP3, the OGG family and some others, but it doesn’t have support for commonly used codecs such as H264 and AAC and those required for DVD playback. There are packages available …

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Categories: Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, Technical Solutions

Blowing the I/O Performance Doors Off with KVM and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3

Michal Svec

By: Michal Svec

July 17, 2013 12:00 am

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There’s a new breakthrough technology available as a Technology Preview in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack3 (SP3). It’s called “virtio-blk-data-plane”—and you’ve probably never heard of it. But it deserves a fanfare because it gives KVM the ability to handle unprecedented storage I/O rates more than 50% higher than its competition. This is important …

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, Expert Views, SUSE Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Manager, SUSE Studio, Technical Solutions, Virtualization

Using SUSE Manager for OES Management



By: PMadhan

July 12, 2013 8:43 am

Reads: 522

In response to popular demand, they have made it possible to manage OES11 systems using SUSE Manager. It can also be used to upgrade to OES11SP1.

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VNC Two Factor Authentication for Remote Administration

peter6960

By: peter6960

June 28, 2013 11:17 am

Reads: 630

Enabling two-factor authentication for Remote Administration VNC:
Require administrators to authenticate to XVnc first, before the Gnome Login is even presented.
Your Auditors will love this!

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XFS: The Enterprise File System of Choice



By: davidbyte

June 14, 2013 3:25 pm

Reads: 4540

Few things in the Linux world get as much of a heated debate as the choice and usage of file systems.  This debate has been raging long and hard between supporters of the major enterprise distributions for some years, with the two positions staked out being XFS and Ext4.   This conflict is about to …

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Sieste – Siesta: Snap Before a Nap

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By: mge1512

June 14, 2013 9:23 am

Reads: 722

After enjoying a rich Menu du jour with green snapper and vegetables, probably served with some white wine, you may want to get some rest. In France “Sieste”, also known as “Siesta” in Italy and Spain, is a tradition that unfortunately is not common in other countries, such as Germany. It seems to be common …

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Categories: Desktop, Enterprise Linux, openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Configuration For Windows Azure



By: coolguys-suse

June 3, 2013 1:50 am

Reads: 484

Windows Azure Linux Agent Windows Azure Linux Agent (waagent) manages VM interaction with Windows Azure Fabric Controller. It provides the following functionality for SUSE IaaS deployments: Image Provisioning Creating user accounts Configuring SSH authentication types Deploying SSH public keys and key pairs Setting the host name Publishing the host name to the platform DNS Reporting …

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Categories: Cloud Computing, SLES on Azure, SUSE in the Cloud, Technical Solutions

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