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July 23, 2002
About: Developer Todo is a program to assist developers in maintaining a list of outstanding tasks in a hierarchical, colorized, and prioritized list. Additionally, it can automatically list outstanding items when you change into a directory.
Changes: Fixed more GCC 3.x compilation problems, and a problem when running without the TERM environment variable set.
July 23, 2002
About: f2w helpdesk is a Web-based helpdesk package. It allows requests to be categorised to an arbitrary level of detail using a expert-system-like question and answer method. Advice and problem-specific information can be associated with the request categories, thus building up a knowledge base to speed the resolution of frequently occurring problems. Users can also a own tasks, thus using it as a todo list or for workflow within teams, and notes can be added to each request at any time.
Changes: Minor user interface improvements, bugfixes in the Oracle configuration script, a new MS SQL configuration, and the automatic addition of new help desk operators to at least one team (without this, they can't do much).
This document contains documentation, procedure, and policy for the Systems Support group. Reading and maintaining it is a required element to employment in the Systems Support Group - it is vital in order for us to provide consistent (hopefully excellent) service to the CS department.
It should be kept as terse as possible (otherwise no one will read it) while providing sufficient documentation so that all (especially new) members will have a good running start at understanding the technical composition of the site, and the group's procedures and policies of operation. CS.UNM.EDU's technical composition has been largely modelled after the LISA paper available at http://www.infrastructures.org.
If you hope to understand the document you are currently reading, you really must first read the Infrastructures paper upon which this practical document is modelled after.
January 1, 2002 | Sun BluePrints[tm] OnLine
Editor's Note - This article is the complete first chapter of the Sun BluePrints[tm] book, Enterprise Data Center Design and Methodology, by Rob Snevely (ISBN 0-13-047393-6), which is available through www.sun.com/books, amazon.com, fatbrain.com and Barnes & Noble bookstores.
The detailed process of data center design appears on the outset to be a purely mechanical process involving the layout of the area, computations to determine equipment capacities, and innumerable other engineering details. They are, of course, essential to the design and creation of a data center, however, the mechanics alone do not a data center make. The use of pure mechanics rarely creates anything that is useful, except perhaps by chance.
There are, in fact, some philosophical guidelines that should be kept in mind during the data center design process. These are based on the relatively short history of designing and building practical data centers, but are also based on design concepts going way back. This chapter looks at some of these philosophies.
This chapter contains the following sections:
- Look Forward by Looking Back
- A Modern Pantheon
- Fundamentals of the Philosophy
- Top Ten Data Center Design Guidelines
May 1, 2001
- Datacenter Naming Scheme (May 2001)
-by Mark Garner
Eighty percent of outages are allegedly the result of people or process issues. An intuitive and informative naming scheme can define and highlight the composition and function of components within a service infrastructure. The article looks at the merits of such a naming scheme and includes an example system for servers, storage, networks and cables that may help reduce operational error.
- Managing Solaris[tm] Operating Environment Upgrades With Live Upgrade 2.0 (February 2002)
-by John S. Howard
Performing an upgrade of an operating system and the associated system software is one of the most time-consuming and error prone tasks facing system administrators. Compounding the upgrade process is the reality that most mission-critical or datacenter systems cannot afford to be taken down for any length of time to test patches and execute software upgrades. This article, part one of a three-part series, focuses on how Live Upgrade (LU) provides a mechanism to manage and upgrade multiple on-disk Solaris[tm] Operating Environments without taking the systems down. LU provides a framework to upgrade and work within multiple on-disk environments and reboots into the new Solaris Operating Environment after completion of changes to the on-disk software images.
- Data Center Design Philosophy (January 2002)
-by Rob Snevely
This article is from the entire first chapter of the Sun BluePrints[tm] book, Enterprise Data Center Design and Methodology, (ISBN 0-13-047393-6), which is available beginning January 30th through www.sun.com/books, amazon.com, fatbrain.com and Barnes & Noble bookstores.
This article lays the foundation for addressing challenges of data center design, through a presentation of the more important design issues, priorities, and philosophies. The article concludes with a summary of the ten most important design guidelines.
- The Intelligent Architectures Design Philosophy (December 2001)
-by John S. Howard
This article introduces the design philosophy and tenets of the Intelligent Architectures (IA) approach to systems architecture: a philosophy centered on the use of archetypes - original models after which similar things are patterned. This article presents the IA archetypes in brief, as well as rules and recommendations for combining archetypes to design systems and datacenters.
- Configuring Boot Disks (December 2001)
-by John S. Howard and David Deeths
This article is the fourth chapter of the Sun BluePrints[tm] book titled "Boot Disk Management: A Guide For The Solaris[tm] Operating Environment" (ISBN 0-13-062153-6), which is available through www.sun.com/books, amazon.com, fatbrain.com and Barnes & Noble bookstores.
January 1, 2002
ISBN 0-596-00073-1,400 pages
After undertaking the complex tasks required to configure a single host, planning and setting up an entire network can be daunting. In this chapter, you'll learn how to configure a Solaris-based network, including the configuration of single or multiple network interfaces, static and dynamic routing, and network troubleshooting. In addition, examples for enabling devices and testing interfaces will be provided.
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