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Happy SysAdmin Day

Posted 07-31-2015 at 02:05 PM by Habitual

Have you thanked your SysAdmin today?

Coffee, Donuts, Lunch?
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Taken out by Duct Tape!

Posted 07-30-2015 at 05:31 PM by Habitual

Every Week for the last half-year, we have had some kind of issue with ping/icmp-related zabbix checks. We couldn't nail it down.
Finally, in the end, I disabled ping checks via zabbix and (not-so-)silently declared icmp checks in zabbix as 'fluff'. Useless.

This has been ok up until this week. We hit our cap Hard and Fast on Wednesday morning.
It took out my zabbix and Kibana dashboards and caused another client's app portal to stop working.

We found...
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Amazon query instances script using boto.ec2

Posted 06-05-2015 at 12:36 PM by Habitual
Updated 06-24-2015 at 10:57 AM by Habitual

My very first Python script hatched into existence today, My Birthday!

This script utilizes the boto.ec2 library.
It runs in 2 seconds.
All my past experience has been outright butchery of the bash environment, and if I did this in bash, it would take 45s'ish and be painful.
Be sure to read this wrt the boto config for profiles: eg: ~/.boto:

[profile default]
aws_access_key_id = key 
aws_secret_access_key = secret
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Various Linux Guides I have collected

Posted 03-12-2014 at 01:23 PM by Habitual
Updated 08-05-2015 at 03:30 PM by Habitual

Figured I should post this on-going list of shell resources:

### Beginner User Guides: ###
Linux for Beginners, Multiple Howtos, Manpages etc...
Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide
Tips for Linux

### The Command Line ###
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