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RHEL, Glusterfs, and the FUSE Client

By on Jul 2, 2012 in Presentation

This presentation overviews RHEL, Glusterfs, and the FUSE client. It was created for the Akron Linux User Group in May. There was a quick presentation followed by a demonstration using four virtual machines running RHEL 6.2. Three of the virtual machines were used as a Glusterfs storage pool using the open source RPMs. The fourth virtual machine was used to mount the storage pool using the FUSE client. I demonstrated the resilience of Glusterfs by pausing one of the Glusterfs storage pool nodes while the client was still connected. Since a distributed/replicated Glusterfs volume was used, the client paused for a short amount of time, then showed a listing of a directory with 1000 files in it. This was all done while the mount command on the client node showed the paused Glusterfs node being mounted, magical…

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Linux Systems Administration: Does it Have to be Boring

By on Oct 8, 2010 in Presentation

Abstract Linux Systems Administration for Power Users: This presentation was created for the Oct, 2010 Akron Linux Users Group. This presentation is given from the angle, what do I do when I am in a bind. At some point all computers break. Since Linux is fairly stable, it can be intimidating when something important does break. This presentation overviews many less...

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Log Analysis with Python

By on Aug 3, 2010 in Presentation

Abstract This presentation was created for the PyOhio 2010 conference. It gives an overview of Artificial Ignorance, command line graphing, and word counts with petit. It also gives a quick examples of weekly and monthly reporting when dealing with a syslog server which records switch, router, firewall, and server logs.   Presentation...

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Data Center: Best Practices and Free Software

By on May 2, 2010 in Event, Presentation

Abstract This presentation was created for the Akron Linux Users Group in 2009. This is an overview of how I apply the telco model of FCAPS to running a commercial data center. It also overviews open source pieces of software that cover each of the elements of FCAPS. I envision a future presentation which presents tool chains for each of the elements of FCAPS. F...

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Introduction to DevOps

By on Apr 26, 2010 in Event, Presentation

I will be giving an introduction to DevOps1 and the DevOps Toolchain2 at the Akron Linux Users Group (ALUG)3, held at the New Era Restaurant at 10 Massillon Rd. Akron Ohio (See map below) Often development and operations seem to have competing goals. Development is the gas, while operations is often perceived as the brakes. This does not have to be the case....

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