Linux Systems Administration: Does it Have to be Boring

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

Log Analysis with Python

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  

Data Center: Best Practices and Free Software

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

Introduction to DevOps

I will be giving an introduction to DevOps (( and the DevOps Toolchain (( at the Akron Linux Users Group (ALUG) ((, 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

MySQL Replication and Redhat Clustering

Abstract This presentation was created for the MySQL User Group of Cleveland 2009. It contains lessons learned and features necessary for deployment of MySQL replication and Redhat Clustered MySQL using DRBD. To deploy a production grade version of these solutions, many systems must be tied together including, performance and fault management. Presentation MySQL Replication

Science in Systems Administration

Abstract This presentation was created for the Akron Linux Users Group in September 2009. It is a brief overview of several home grown tools and several from the wild. All of the tools used in this presentation are freely down-loadable and all but DejaClick are Open Source. This presentation enumerates philosophy and applied techniques in