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April 5, 2017
by sjvn01
Comments Off on What is Chef? A primer for DevOps newbies

What is Chef? A primer for DevOps newbies

Chef is an open source cloud configuration management and deployment application. It’s meant to help anyone orchestrate servers in a cloud or just in a departmental data center. Instead of system administrators sweating over management programs that were designed for … Continue reading

March 29, 2017
by sjvn01
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Enterprise container DevOps steps up its game with Kubernetes 1.6

Managing containers isn’t easy. That’s where such programs as Docker swarm mode, Kubernetes, and Mesosphere can make or break your containers initiatives. Perhaps the most popular of these, Kubernetes, has a new release, Kubernetes 1.6, that expands its reach by … Continue reading

March 10, 2017
by sjvn01
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Deftly Pulling Your Servers’ Strings with Puppet

If all you’re doing is running a single server instance, you don’t need DevOps tools such as Puppet. But, if you’re setting up and managing multiple servers, you need Puppet. Oh, you could run dozens of servers using shell scripts. … Continue reading

March 3, 2017
by sjvn01
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16 Linux server monitoring commands you really need to know

Want to know what’s really going on with your server? Then you need to know these essential commands. Once you’ve mastered them, you’ll be well on your way to being an expert Linux system administrator. 16 Linux server monitoring commands … Continue reading