Linux Academy Weekly Update 3-11-2019

Linux Academy

Right now, Linux Academy is working hard to create two new sandboxes for you to play in. Kali Linux and Windows Server ! That’s right, here in the next month you will be able to create, build, test, and break your own Kali Linux and Windows servers in the Linux Academy Playground.

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What’s Free at Linux Academy — March 2019

Linux Academy

By adding free cloud training to our Community Membership, students have the opportunity to develop their Linux and cloud skills further. Stay tuned to the Linux Academy blog for further details. Are you a non-technical person just wanting to know what this “Linux” thing is?

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Storpool upgrades software-defined storage but remains Linux-only

Computer Weekly

Bulgarian software-defined storage maker Storpool adds Cloudstack support and boosted performance, but holds fire on adding enterprise-friendly VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V environments

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Linux Foundation to Create Open Object Storage Spec

Data Center Knowledge

Heavyweight founders bet on wholesale IT shift to object storage, currently domain of cloud Read More

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Gaining Server Storage I/O Insight into Microsoft Windows Server 2016

Storage IO Blog

Besides how consumed and configured, which can also be for CI and HCI modes, Windows Server 2016 along with Hyper-V extend the virtualization and container capabilities into non Microsoft environments specifically around Linux and Docker.

SUSE Launches Ceph-Powered Software Defined Storage

Data Center Knowledge

Company known for popular enterprise Linux distro gets into open source storage software that runs on commodity servers Read More. Storage open source suse

Cloud Storage 2.0 Set To Dominate Market

Cloud Musings

The enterprise data storage marketplace is poised to become a battlefield. No longer the quiet backwater of cloud computing services, the focus of this global transition is now going from compute to storage. On March 13, 2006, Amazon Web Services launched Simple Storage Service (S3).

Step-by-Step: Automated Provisioning for Linux in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure, XPlat CLI, JSON and Node.js ( Part 2 )

IT Pros Rock!

There's lots of tools that can be leveraged for automating Linux workloads on Microsoft Azure , including Azure Automation , PowerShell DSC for Linux , VM Agent Custom Scripts , Cloud-Init , XPlat CLI for Azure , Vagrant , Docker and third-party tools such as Chef and Puppet.

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Step-by-Step: Automated Provisioning for Linux in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure, XPlat CLI, JSON and Node.js ( Part 1 )

IT Pros Rock!

Since previously publishing the Quick Start Guide for Building Highly Available Linux Servers in the Cloud on Microsoft Azure , several people have asked me about ways in which Linux workload provisioning can be automated with Azure. Setup a Linux admin workstation.

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Server and Storage I/O Benchmarking 101 for Smarties

Storage IO Blog

There are different reasons for benchmarking, such as, you might be asked or want to know how many IOPs per disk, Solid State Device (SSD), device or storage system such as for a 15K RPM (revolutions per minute) 146GB SAS Hard Disk Drive (HDD). Sure you can go to a manufactures website and look at the speeds and feeds (technical performance numbers) however are those metrics applicable to your environments applications or workload?

Azure Storage Account Networking: When to Use Firewalls and Service Endpoints

Linux Academy

Recently, when building content for one of my upcoming courses, Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies – Exam AZ-300 , I found the Microsoft documentation wasn’t immediately clear on the exclusivity of Storage Account Firewalls, and Service Endpoints. Storage Account Firewalls.

Using ODrive for Cloud Storage on Linux

Scott Lowe

A few months ago, I stumbled across a service called ODrive (“Oh” Drive) that allows you to combine multiple cloud storage services together. Since that time, I’ve been experimenting with ODrive, testing it to see how well it works, if at all, with my Fedora Linux environment. ODrive, if you’re reading this: put some effort into your Linux support and your docs, and you’ll probably get more paying customers.)

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How to use a ramdisk on Linux

Tech Republic Data Center

If you need to boost the speed of data writes to storage on your Linux data center servers, a ramdisk might be what you need. Here's how to create one, mount it, and back it up

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What’s New in Latest Linux Releases by Ubuntu, Red Hat, Fedora

Data Center Knowledge

Ubuntu 16.04, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 and Fedora 24 beta bring new open source container, storage and security solutions to the Linux ecosystem Read More. Shared

IBM Server Side Storage I/O SSD Flash Cache Software

Storage IO Blog

IBM Server Side Storage I/O SSD Flash Cache Software As I often say, the best server storage I/O or IOP is the one that you do not have to do. The second best storage I/O or IOP is the one with least impact or that can be done in a cost-effective way. Likewise the question […].

Some Windows Server Storage I/O related commands

Storage IO Blog

Some Windows Server Storage I/O related commands The following are some commands and tools for Microsoft Windows environments that are useful for storage I/O activities (among others). Finding a Windows physical disk, SSD or storage system device name So you may know and how to find out the more familiar Windows storage device (Solid State […].

Introducing Linux Network Namespaces

Scott Lowe

In this post, I’m going to introduce you to the concept of Linux network namespaces. Generally speaking, an installation of Linux shares a single set of network interfaces and routing table entries. Please note that support for network namespaces varies between Linux distributions; Ubuntu supports them but Red Hat doesn’t. (I’m If you’re thinking about using network namespaces, be sure your Linux distribution includes support.

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The Linux Migration: December 2018 Progress Report

Scott Lowe

In December 2016, I kicked off a migration from macOS to Linux as my primary laptop OS. In this post, I’d like to recap where things stand as of December 2018, after 8 months of full-time use of Linux as my primary laptop OS. Readers may recall that I was using a Dell Latitude E7370 (see my E7370 hardware review ) up until August 2017, when I put the Linux migration on hold indefinitely due to productivity concerns. Linux Distribution.

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The Linux Migration: Corporate Collaboration, Part 3

Scott Lowe

In discussing support for corporate communication and collaboration systems as part of my Linux migration, I’ve so far covered e-mail in part 1 and calendaring in part 2. As far as I know, there is no native WebEx client for Linux. GoToMeeting and its variants don’t run on Linux at all. Skype for Business (S4B)—formerly Lync—is especially challenging, given that there is no native Linux client for S4B. The client is called Sky or Sky Linux.)

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Ruminations On The Storage Market - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Ruminations On The Storage Market. At the end of last week, IDC published their latest storage market tracker.    Once you get past the obvious headlines (storage market is growing, EMC is growing share, etc.), Storage Does Well -- Again. Storage.

Part II: IBM Server Side Storage I/O SSD Flash Cache Software

Storage IO Blog

Part II IBM Server Flash Cache Storage I/O accelerator for SSD This is the second in a two-part post series on IBM’s Flash Cache Storage Accelerator (FCSA) for Solid State Device (SSD) storage announced today. You can view part I of the IBM FCSA announcement synopsis here. Some FCSA ssd cache questions and perspectives What […].

The Linux Migration: April 2017 Progress Report

Scott Lowe

In December 2016, I kicked off a migration to Linux (from OS X) as my primary laptop OS. In the nearly 4 months since the initial progress report , I’ve published a series of articles providing updates on things like which Linux distribution I selected, how I’m handling running VMs on my Linux laptop, and integration with corporate collaboration systems ( here , here , and here ). Linux Distribution. I’m using Enpass on my OS X, Linux, and iOS devices.

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The Shape Of Today's Storage Market - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

The Shape Of Todays Storage Market.   IDC just released their storage market estimates for 2012 -- both Q4 and for the full year.  Consider it Storage Marketplace 101? All data here comes from the most recent IDC Worldwide Disk Storage Systems market estimate report. 

How to sync your Google Cloud on Linux with Grive2

Tech Republic Cloud

If Linux is your operating system of choice, and Google Drive is your cloud storage solution, you'll be happy to know there's an easy way to keep them in sync from the command line. Jack Wallen shows you how

Hard Drive Space Analyzer for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS


QDirStat (Linux). It runs on every X11-based desktop on Linux, BSD and other Unix-like systems. The post Hard Drive Space Analyzer for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS appeared first on Information Technology Blog. Free Zone Information Technology Software Storage

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Step-by-Step: Capture a linux VM Image from a running VM


and we are not talking about creating a custom Linux VM image and uploading it to Azure. in this case we will use the Azure Command-Line Interface (CLI) to capture and generalize the Linux VM. and we are not talking about creating a custom Linux VM image and uploading it to Azure.

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Mesosphere: Organizing the machines in your datacenter as if they are one large computer


The DCOS (Datacenter Operating System) spans all the servers in a physical or cloud-based datacenter, and run on top of any Linux distribution. It is highly adaptable, employing plug-ins for native Linux containers, Docker containers, and other emerging container systems.

A Brief Introduction to Linux Containers with LXC

Scott Lowe

In this post, I’m going to provide a brief introduction to working with Linux containers via LXC. If you aren’t familiar with veth pairs, see my post on Linux network namespaces.). A Brief Introduction to Linux Containers with LXC. Linux Virtualization CLI LXC Ubunt

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A Follow Up on Linux Network Namespaces

Scott Lowe

Some time ago, I introduced you to the idea of Linux network namespaces, and provided an overview of some of the commands needed to interact with network namespaces. I say “incorrectly” because you are able to assign more than just virtual Ethernet interfaces to a Linux network namespace. I hope this additional information on working with Linux network namespaces is useful. A Follow Up on Linux Network Namespaces. Linux Networking CLI

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Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3) Overview Preview Review

Storage IO Blog

This is part one of a two-part series looking at Microsoft Azure Stack providing an overview, preview and review. Read part two here that looks at my experiences installing Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3). For those who are not aware, Azure Stack is a private on-premise extension of the Azure public cloud environment. Azure Stack now in technical preview three (e.g. TP3), or what you might also refer to as a beta (get the bits here).

The Linux Migration: Other Users’ Stories, Part 3

Scott Lowe

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been sharing various users’ stories about their own personal migration to Linux. If you’ve not read them already, I encourage you to check out part 1 and part 2 of this multi-part series to get a feel for why folks are deciding to switch to Linux, the challenges they faced, and the benefits they’ve seen (so far). This is Brian Hall’s story of switching to Linux. Q: Why did you switch to Linux? Q: Which Linux distribution are you using?

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Step-by-Step: Running FREE Linux Virtual Machines in the Cloud.

IT Pros Rock!

Step-by-Step: Running FREE Linux Virtual Machines in the Cloud with Windows Azure. Step-by-Step: Running FREE Linux Virtual Machines in the Cloud with Windows Azure. Step-by-Step: Running FREE Linux Virtual Machines in the Cloud with Windows Azure. The Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering supports running Windows virtual machines and Linux virtual machines in the Cloud. Linux? That’s right, Linux! What about custom Linux images?

AWS Logstash Setup


I am using Amazon Linux. Also note that Amazon Linux includes a lot of package dependencies (i.e. I won't walk you through the entire process, but select security and storage options that meet your needs. Adam Gerhart.

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Linux Containers via LXC and Libvirt

Scott Lowe

One of the cool things about libvirt is the ability to work with multiple hypervisors and virtualization technologies, including Linux containers using LXC. If you aren’t familiar with Linux containers and LXC, I invite you to have a look at my introductory post on Linux containers and LXC. If you wanted to customize the XML template, just use this simple Unix/Linux command: sed ''s/REPLACE/cn-02/g'' lxc-template.xml > cn-02.xml.

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How to check drive space on Linux from the command line

Tech Republic Data Center

Is your Linux server running out of storage space? If you're not sure how to find that out, these three commands are important to learn