Tagged: Linux


Rocky Linux, The Rightful Successor to CentOS

CentOS born from nothing and was everything for some businesses but Red Hat deposed him from the kingdom. I have published a post about CentOS Replacement Candidates and Rocky Linux was one of candidates. Rocky Linux was under development by Rocky community and release candidate version of Rocky Linux was released on April 30, 2021.

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How To Disable HBA Port on Linux

Sometimes you need to do troubleshooting about storage connectivity but you don’t have access to datacenter or SAN switches and you need to shutdown one of HBA ports to check server side problem. If the port was a network adapter port, disabling was to easy but what about HBA port on operating system?

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Create Your Own Time Zone in Linux

I don’t know why do you need to create your own time zone in Linux? But I had to customized TZ file and create my own time zone because of what does our application needs? . First lets see that what is TZ and TZ Database. Time Zone Database (TZ Database) The Time Zone Database (often called tz or zoneinfo) contains code and data that represent the history of local time for many representative locations around the globe. It is updated periodically to reflect changes made by political bodies to time zone boundaries, UTC offsets, and daylight-saving rules. Its management procedure is documented...


Try Popular Linux Distributions Online

Linux is one of most poplar operating systems for desktop, server, virtualization and any other purposes (That was also the most prolific terms that you have read! 😀 But who can oppose? Regarding to test new versions of Linux distribution or new distributions, needs to have enough resources and time to download and install. I’m one of these guys, want to test new things! But don’t have enough time for installing, configuring and … . DistroTest.net (Try Popular Linux Distributions Online) What’s DistroTest.net? First of all, I like the line under the banner: “Test it before you hate it”. DistroTest.net...


Linux Deduplication and Compression

Cost of storage is the biggest piece of IT budget in any company (Of course not EMC, HPE or other like them 😀 ) and the storage spaces is eating by databases, other data files and backup files as well. Lot of those data file not be used once generated!. I have serious issue with these types of data and especially log files that one of dark data types. I can’t stop generating those data and the related teams are always crying about free space on their servers. They want just Linux servers (Seems, they don’t know Windows has NFS...


CentOS Linux 8 and CentOS Streams

Today, CentOS Linux 8.0.1905 has been released and available to download now. The version is first version of CentOS Linux 8. Same as previous version, the new version is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux source codes but it’s totally free. CentOS 8 end of life is May 2029 (10 years, same as previous versions). Improvements and fixes are same as RHEL 8 and CentOS 8.0.1905, CentOS includes all new features actually. But there is a big change! Read more on CentOS-8 (1905) Release Notes. What’s CentOS Streams? CentOS Stream is available based on CentOS Linux 8 software packages the...

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New Release, Knoppix 8.6

One of my firsts Linux experiences was Knoppix, I forget that what was exact version but I guess, it was Knoppix 3.1 or older version. After 17 years, I am still one of fans. Knoppix is one of most popular and firsts live Linux distributions on CD/DVD. What’s New in Knoppix 8.6? Version 8.6 of KNOPPIX is based on Debian/stable (buster), with some packages from Debian/testing and unstable (sid) for newer graphics drivers or desktop software packages. It uses Linux kernel 5.2.5 and Xorg 7.7 (core 1.20.4) for supporting current computer hardware. Changes in Knoppix 8.6: Updated Kernel and System software (Debian buster+sid),...


Cockpit – Powerful Monitoring and Administration Tool

Monitoring and administration on Linux servers are not too easy, you need to some advanced experiences to managing Linux servers properly. Also most Linux advanced administrators using command-line to doing their tasks, using command-line to configuring, monitoring and troubleshooting is not too easy as well. There is some useful tools for managing Linux servers via web based portal. Cockpit is one of most powerful web based management for Linux system. Cockpit Supported OS Cockpit will install on the below Linux systems and it can manage those distributions: Fedora Red Hat Enterprise Linux CentOS Debian Ubuntu Project Atomic Clear Linux Arch...