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How to Setup Vagrant on Linux to Create Virtual Dev Environment

Vagrant is an open source tool used for creating a portable virtual environment. Using Vagrant, developers and sysadmins can create any virtual environment instantly. Vagrant is extremely simple to use and configure. Vagrant acts as central configuration repository for managing and deploying multiple reproducible virtual environments from a canned OS image with same configuration. First, [...]


When you have an enterprise application or website that gets lot of hits, your server might be under heavy load. In that case, you may want to consider distributing the load across multiple servers. Load balancer will distribute the work-load of your system to multiple individual systems, or group of systems to to reduce the [...]


Happy New Year 2016 – From Geek and the Dolls

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. ~Mother Teresa Happy New Year to all TGS readers from Me and My Daughters (Diya and Neha). We wish you and your family a happy and prosperous New Year. As you already know, at TGS, with your tremendous love and support, we [...]


How to Create ZFS Filesystem with File Compression on Linux

ZFS filesystem is getting a wider recognition on Linux. In ZFS, you can enable compression at the filesystem level. This will store the data in compressed format, which will save lot of disk space. In this article, we'll explain how to create the filesystem from the ZFS storage pool and enable compression on ZFS. This [...]


Using cloud computing, we can access various business and consumer applications as tools or utilities over the internet. It allows us to create, modify and customize the business applications online. Cloud computing can be broadly classified into the following two models: This model define the access type of clouds. In other words, this defines where [...]


HPSA stands for HP Server Automation. HPSA is used to bring entire server infrastructure (both physical and virtual) under one management to gain full visibility to all your servers and operations. It can handle multiple server management activities including provisioning on bare metal, software management, patch management, audit remediation, security management,etc. This article explains major [...]

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The first hands-on Linux sysadmin workshop for this year is here. I’m excited to announce that the registration for the Los Angeles Linux Sysadmin workshop is now open. Workshop Date: 05-Mar-2015 (Thu) and 06-Mar-2015 (Fri) Location: 2000 East Mariposa Avenue, El Segundo, CA 90245 (This is the Courtyard by Marriott that is only 2 miles [...]


The 1st live hands-on Linux sysadmin workshop for this year is here. This time, it will be in Los Angeles. This is two days of hands-on training, where all the participants will work on several well structured lab exercises on a Linux system. This workshop is for newbies or intermediate users of Linux who would [...]