S0E15: "I Spy with My Little Eye"
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Monitoring systems, breaking into the IT field and finding work opportunities, config management (again), programming languages as relevant to a sysadmin, and the
FCC trying to destroy our ‘Murican freedoms. Notes
Jthan says the Bubonic Plague is
making a comeback We talk about the following monitoring systems:
The Linux Foundation’s
pamphlet on becoming a GNU/Linux Sysadmin. If you need help finding a
LUG near you, you can try the resources here (or just do a search for “ Linux user group”)
I still insist you can just use
pdsh and a script/tarball repository, but config management might have some use for your environment.
Chef Jthan consistently gripes about
Puppet The current “hotness” is
Ansible We didn’t mention it, but another popular one is
SaltStack I also mention doing a bootstrap via
iPXE and Kickstart for fully automatic installs and management. Lastly, it’s a bit specialized for network kit, but check out
rConfig Conclusion: you aren’t really going to get a lot of use out of it unless you run a huge mixed-OS infrastructure.
FCC is trying to ban modified firmware Languages that can be useful to a SysAdmin/Engineer:
Powershell (for Windows) Bash (which Codecademy has a good
intro for); get a GOOD grip on this one Perl is kind of dying out in popularity
highly recommend the Codecademy course) – probably the most useful these days to learn C/C++ has a pretty limited place in a System Administrator/Engineer’s toolkit, but can still come in fairly handy.
Sorry for the echoes- we found an editor, and we’re still tweaking things so we can get something we all like.
mentions how to pronounce it.
There are a
lot of languages that use click-consonants And we totally forgot to mention
Zabbix Oops. The editor didn’t cut
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