Category Archives: Linux

Ideas and utilities for using and managing Linux

IPMI Configuration on Rocks Cluster

The following is a step by step guide on setting up IPMI management on a Rocks Cluster. It is based on several great posts on Rocks Mailing list and Rocks userguide presentation Update: On Rocks Mailing list Philip Papadopoulos mentioned … Continue reading

Posted in Linux | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Compilation notes for Rocks cluster

This post is more to assist me when upgrading software on our Rocks cluster, but may be useful to others who are compiling similar software. Our cluster only has AMD nodes so we use PGI compilers. Also the backbone is … Continue reading

Posted in Linux | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Papercut

I have received a few questions asking about Papercut so here are some of the details about it and what we use it for. Papercut can run on a Windows Server (2003, 2008 or 2008 R2) using windows print queues … Continue reading

Posted in Linux, Novell, Utilities, Windows | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Using BackupPC with DiskShadow to backup open files

This post is to assist in the setup of a BackupPC system able to backup in use files by using MS volume snapshots. It also has the benefit of only having the RSync daemon running during the backup which increases security. Continue reading

Posted in Linux, Utilities, Windows | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

VideoLAN VLC

VideoLAN VLC is a great cross platform media player ideal for networks. CODECs for most formats are included with the player so it can be easily deployed without needing extra installers. As it is self contained it is very easy … Continue reading

Posted in Linux, Mac OS, Utilities, Windows | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

XMing X Server

This is a free X Server that is great for managing Linux servers using SSH and PuTTY from a Windows PC. http://www.straightrunning.com/XmingNotes/ I wrote an article at Cool Solutions on Remote Management using SSH and X-Forwarding that gives some idea … Continue reading

Posted in Linux, Utilities, Windows | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment