Yes, I’m jumping on the, “it’s 2017” band wagon so a slightly belated Happy New Year to you all. This edition of the JustSomeStuff blog is about nothing in particular, just me waffling on about recent updates and what we have planned for the year ahead. I think I’m supposed to say what an incredible year 2016 so, 2016 was an incredible year. Not only did it come straight after 2015 but it was immediately before 2017. And so, with that out of the way, here’s just some stuff.
First off, wiki updates. Despite some scepticism. through countless hours of toil and stress, we’ve managed to keep this invaluable resource (to us anyway) up to date. Ok, the fact is we actually don’t mind doing it and, for us, it’s a frequent reference source. Not only have we kept the wiki up to date but there’s also been quite a few new articles since my last update in June .
In the ever expanding Linux section the following articles have been added:
- Working with yum repos – How to set up a new YUM repo
- Adding repos to RedHat Satellite – adding 3rd party or local repos to RedHat Satellite
- Creating a bonded interface – RHEL – How to configure 2 NICs to make up a resilient bond on RHEL
- Finding deleted files still using disk space – how to find a file when someone deleted it while it’s still in use so the space isn’t released
- Useful shell short cuts – some of those time saving useful keyboard short cuts for the bash and korn shells
- Setting up a UFW firewall – get secure, set up a ufw firewall on your server
- Setting up System Manager on a HPE server – if you run HPE hardware, here’s how to get the System Management page configured
- Replacing NIC cards – replacing a faulty NIC card in your Linux server can cause issues, here’s how to deal with them
- Setting up gmail as a mail relay – this procedure includes what to do if you enabled two factor authentication on your gmail account
In the Storage and SAN section:
- Brocade zoning commands – the commands you need to configure zones using the CLI
- Using raidvchkset to expand LUNs – using the raidvchkset command to expand LUNs on your HDS or HPE rebadged storage array
- Using hdvmcli to create and delete LUNs – using the CLI to create or delete LUNs on your HDS or HPE rebadged storage array
- Performing a failover using the CLI on a 3PAR – the commands you need to perform a failover on a 3PAR using the CLI
We now have nearly 300 articles in this wiki and we’ll carry on updating it whenever we have something useful to add. We would still welcome your contributions which would make the wiki even more useful to more people (including ourselves 🙂 ) so if you want to contribute something, go to our contact page and let us know!
You can also contact us on Twitter @itsjussomestuf or follow us and we’ll let you know when there’s something new. We have also just started a mail list so you can subscribe to that too. The link is at the bottom of this blog. We promise not to spam you, in fact, we’ll probably forget to send something out half the time.
So what have we got planned for 2017? As has been the case for the last few years, the wiki will be the main location for our tips and procedures articles. I know blogs are much more fashionable these days but we think the wiki provides a more succinct platform for the type of information we want to publish. It also provides you with the opportunity to contribute 🙂 We will still write blogs from time to time when the subject matter warrants a more detailed explanation.
You may have also noticed (see the blog side panel) we have a guest blog, Sysadmin Diaries! We love this blog. The author prefers to remain anonymous so “they have the freedom to express themselves without fear of getting the tin tac”. Our intrepid guest is aiming to provide an update each working day during 2017, so good luck with that!
Other than that, we’re working on putting together a best of cheat sheet page so there’s one place you need to look. If you have any suggestions for this, let us know.
Don’t forget to sign up to our email newsletter or follow us on Twitter. That’s it for now. See yer later.