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October 16, 2009 | Vol 6 Issue 40


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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Take Advantage of Linux Remote System Logging

Centralized remote logging can be directly utilized with Linux's built-in syslog logging facilities.

max_hetrickWritten by Max Hetrick

An important part of Linux system administration is dealing with system logs. Even if you aren't watching or reading logs on a daily basis, when you're troubleshooting problems, logs are usually the very first thing you turn to when troubles arise. Having logs in one centralized location on a network simplifies the task of locating them, plus gives you one place to create backups of logs if desired. The default Linux logging facility, syslog, provides you with the basic tools necessary to send logs to a remote server for collection.


Feature Article - Database
New Solutions from IBM and Avnet Technology Address Growth in Data

IBM responds to Oracle's Exadata 2 database appliance with DB2 pureScale clustering feature.

Written by Chris Smith

chris_smithI remember once I was on my high school cross country team. Only a limited number of runners were going to be chosen to travel across state to compete against another school. At lunch, the coach read the names of those who were going to compete in the meet. My name was not among them, and I was shocked. I knew I was not among the top runners, but I still was proud of what I could do and felt I was a serious team contributor. I didn't appreciate being left off the list. The list of database stars among the IBM team has just been read, and, sadly, DB2 for i is not on the list.


Advertorial - Help/Systems
Partner TechTip: Service-Level Agreements (SLAs) in Multiplatform Scheduling Are Easily Missed

Early notification of missed processes is the key to staying on top of SLAs.

tom_huntingtonWritten by Tom Huntington

One of my slogans is "little problems become big problems if left alone." When managing our service-level agreements (SLAs), we are concerned with notification and reporting that keeps us informed about the status of critical processes or an unknown event that can cause other processes to not finish on time.


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