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Mikko Ohtamaa12/26/12
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Automatically Colorize Terminal Tabs Based on Server

OSX’s iTerm 2, and maybe some other terminal applications, support ANSI control sequence extensions which allow shell to set the color of the terminal tab.

Matthias Marschall12/25/12
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Win Free Copies of New Book on Continuous Delivery and DevOps

All you need to do is head over to the Continuous Delivery and DevOps book page and look through the product description of the book. Drop a line via the comments below this post to let us know what interests you the most about this book. It’s that simple.

Eric Gregory12/25/12
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Questions on DevOps and Non-Functional Requirements

Cameron McKenzie discusses Agile, DevOps, and non-functional requirements.

Eric Gregory12/25/12
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Stephen Nelson-Smith: DevOps and Organisational Effectiveness

UNICOM Seminars presents Stephen Nelson-Smith on DevOps and organizational effectiveness.

Baruch Sadogursky12/24/12
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Artifactory User Plugins in 5 Screenshots or Less

Remember the blog post about user plugins? How easy and fast is it to add or change functionality in Artifactory? When you went skeptic, like "come on, it's nice in the blog post, but how useful it really is?" Here's real live example from today...

Tom O'connor12/24/12
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My Battle with Commvault

Initally, we had a storage server, with 30-odd TB of SATA storage, using some bit of LSI technology with a battery-backed write cache.. Pretty good for scheduled rsnapshot backups. However, in May, we decided to sort out off-site backups, and build up some kind of disaster recovery strategy.

Eric Gregory12/24/12
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Podcast: "I Will Cut You, DevOps and Culture"

ServiceSphere presents the ITSM weekly podcast -- this episode tackles "company culture" and much more.

Ayende Rahien12/23/12
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Think About Production, Silly!

Think about what will happen in production when you have an annoyed (and tired) ops team trying to figure out what is going on. Having a black box is the worst thing that you could possibly do, because you give the admin absolutely no input.

Mehdi Daoudi12/23/12
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DevOps Roundup: Holiday Edition

The DevOps roundup collects links and resources from the last week.

Sadayuki Furuhashi12/22/12
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MessagePack: The Missing Serializer

The best way to describe MessagePack is “JSON on steroids”. It supports an almost identical set of data types as JSON —Nil, Boolean, Integer, Float, String, Array, and Associative Array— but runs much faster and requires a fraction of space.

Eric Gregory12/22/12
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7 Tools for Your Puppetized DevOps Stack

PuppetLabs presents Kris Buytaert's "7 Tools for Your Puppetized DevOps Stack" presentation from PuppetConf.

Eric Gregory12/21/12
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The DevOps Future is Here, It's Just Not Evenly Distributed (Yet)

The USENIX Association presents Kris Buytaert: "We've come a long way since introducing new ideas in server automation and deployment, and also in creating a culture of collaboration between the traditional silos in organizations..."

Douglas Rathbone12/21/12
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Set Up Scheduled Log File Cleaning for Windows Servers Running IIS

These days IIS has so many bells and whistles installed that it can be hard to find the settings panel that does what you want it to do. The one thing that is lacking as a feature in IIS is log file recycling.

Eric Gregory12/21/12
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DevOps + Chef + Windows at Ancestry.com

Dan Gilmer from Ancestry.com talks DevOps, Chef, and Windows in this presentation from Opscode.

Mark Needham12/21/12
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Failure to Submit ‘Replace Catalog’ Command for Client to PuppetDB

I’m still getting used to the idea of following the logs when working out what’s going wrong with distributed systems but it worked well when trying to work out why our puppet client which was throwing this error when we ran ‘puppet agent -tdv’.