Solit Solutions ApS has released SysOrb 2.0, a cross-platform network and systems monitoring system that supports Red Hat, Debian, FreeBSD, Windows NT/2000 and Solaris. A web interface provides access to monitoring configuration, real-time and historical data from the database backend. Alerts can be sent via SMS, e-mail and pager when problems are discovered. A free download and license are available at http://www.sysorb.com/.
Quick Restore version 2.7.4 is data protection software that provides data backup and recovery for heterogeneous networks. Based on the Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP), Quick Restore allows local or remote backup of NAS systems to tape drives and libraries. New features include broadened platform support for easier operation, extended firewall support, improved DLT tape format control and support for newly available tape libraries.
Contact: Workstation Solutions, Five Overlook Drive, Amherst, New Hampshire 03031, 800-487-0080 (toll-free), firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.worksta.com/.
The iXtreme 1400 1U rack-optimized internet server is now available from iXsystems (formerly BSDi). The iXtreme 1400 is 15 inches deep and has a footprint less than two-thirds that of the typical 1U server. Eight fans are used to cool the CPUs, disk drives and power supplies, allowing the server to operate in high-temperature areas. The 1400 can be configured with a maximum memory of 4GB, dual Ethernet ports, two EIDE or two SCSI high-speed disks and dual-processor speeds up to 933MHz.
Contact: iXsystems, Inc., 1550 The Alameda, Suite 100, San Jose, California 95126, 866-449-7978 (toll-free), email@example.com, http://www.ixsystems.net/.
Xmcd, a CD player application for the X Window System that runs on most UNIX variants, can now be obtained in version 3.0. The 3.0 package includes xmcd, an X11/Motif-based CD audio player utility, and cda, a command-line, nongraphical CD audio player. Xmcd supports a wide array of CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW and DVD devices, including multidisc changers and some older SCSI-1 drives. It supports CD recognition via Gracenote CDDB and can connect to the CDDB servers on the Internet to get the artist, disc title, song titles and other information about the CD being played. xmcd is released under the GPL and can be downloaded from the web site.
Contact: Xmcd, http://www.amb.org.xmcd/.
The INTERNETpro Enterprise Stack, available from Internet Appliance, Inc., is a managed hosting and security solution that integrates optimized web services software and hardware components into an appliance-linked infrastructure. The entire stack can be centrally managed, administered and provisioned, while delivering availability, scalability and security for service providers and enterprise environments. Solutions include a data center, a site-to-site VPN and a remote access VPN.
Contact: Internet Appliance, Inc., 40515 Encyclopedia Circle, Fremont, California 94538, 877-986-6366 (toll-free), firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.internetappliance.com/.
Loki Software, Inc. released its Linux port of CogniToy's popular MindRover: The Europa Project game, a 3-D strategy/programming game that allows players to create autonomous robotic vehicles and compete with them in races, battles and sports. Starting with an empty vehicle, gamers add components such as sensors, weapons and engines. Components are wired together and properties set using a visual programming system. Gamers can share their custom robots over e-mail or through web site competitions.
Contact: Loki Software, Inc., 250 El Camino Real, Suite #100, Tustin, California 92780, email@example.com, http://www.lokigames.com/.
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
July 20, 2016 12:00 pm CDT
One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
Cron traditionally has been considered another such a tool for job scheduling, but is it enough? This webinar considers that very question. The first part builds on a previous Geek Guide, Beyond Cron, and briefly describes how to know when it might be time to consider upgrading your job scheduling infrastructure. The second part presents an actual planning and implementation framework.
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With all the industry talk about the benefits of Linux on Power and all the performance advantages offered by its open architecture, you may be considering a move in that direction. If you are thinking about analytics, big data and cloud computing, you would be right to evaluate Power. The idea of using commodity x86 hardware and replacing it every three years is an outdated cost model. It doesn’t consider the total cost of ownership, and it doesn’t consider the advantage of real processing power, high-availability and multithreading like a demon.
This ebook takes a look at some of the practical applications of the Linux on Power platform and ways you might bring all the performance power of this open architecture to bear for your organization. There are no smoke and mirrors here—just hard, cold, empirical evidence provided by independent sources. I also consider some innovative ways Linux on Power will be used in the future.Get the Guide