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Old 08-09-2009, 02:03 AM   #1
smartyshan
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Linux daily checklist


Hi Dears,

I am newbie and want to to ask abt daily Checklist for Linux servers

I have Redhat 4-5 running oracle Database and application on it.

I just want 14/15 points, whenever I come to office @ morning I just check that CHECKLIST and if seems OK
Then take a deep breath

Any any help will Appreciated.
 
Old 08-09-2009, 02:13 AM   #2
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I can't really think of that many issues you would need to check daily. Once a machine is up and running properly, there is not a whole lot you need to do day to day.

Obviously you should check the log files though to make sure no blatant errors are popping up, and maybe keep and eye out for failed login attempts and things of that nature. Depending on the type of installation this is and who has access to it, I usually like to check the output of "last" to see if anyone has been logged in that shouldn't have been. It should of course go without saying that you need to make sure your backups are being done correctly and on schedule.

But really, everything else could be scripted and emailed to you on whatever basis you like. Manually checking a dozen different parameters every day seems needless when you can easily automate the majority of the work.

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Old 08-09-2009, 06:10 AM   #3
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How are you backing up Oracle? RMAN backup to disk? cold backup? integration with third party software?

As far as daily checks go I would check:
  • disk space availability
  • status of backups (oracle and other)
  • check that the pmon process is running (more of an Oracle check than a Linux check)
  • no changes to /etc/passwd /etc/shadow /etc/hosts /etc/group
  • check the latest entries in the logs

As MS3FGX says, automate as much as possible. You never know when you need the time for something else.
 
Old 08-10-2009, 07:03 AM   #4
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A reasonable checklist need to reflect the issues that are running at the server in question. There is no "on size fits all" solution here. The checklist for a mail-only-server will be different from a streaming-video-only-server, so the checklist will also differ. Be more specific to get more proper feedback.

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Old 08-10-2009, 08:46 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jeromeNP7 View Post
A reasonable checklist need to reflect the issues that are running at the server in question. There is no "on size fits all" solution here. The checklist for a mail-only-server will be different from a streaming-video-only-server, so the checklist will also differ. Be more specific to get more proper feedback.
The OP did specify that the server was used for Oracle Database and Oracle Applications.

This would mean that there is a modified Apache server running to provide access to the Oracle Apps.
 
  


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