Saturday, May 18, 2013


It's a pass on the RHCE exam, w00t w00t!

Friday, February 01, 2013

Know when your server reboots

If you don't have a fancy monitoring tool in place on your servers, here's a cool little cron job you can add to be notified when your server reboots.

@reboot /bin/echo "$HOSTNAME has rebooted on $(date)" | /bin/mail -s "$HOSTNAME - rebooted"

If anyone has suggestions for improvement, I'd love to hear them.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

It's a PASS!

Yay! It's a PASS on the RHCSA, now onto studying for the RHCE.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Sorry Red Hat...

As a followup to my earlier post about the academic subscription pricing, I'm sorry to say that the migration to CentOS has begun. I know that my 11 years worth of buying academic subscriptions from you is only a miniscule boost to your bottom line, but I can't ignore the $20 price increase to $80 per server per year. I hope you can forgive me :)

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Red Hat and Academic subscriptions...

This is not intended as a flame, but why does the cost of academic subscriptions continue to rise? Since I work in academia, I have been buying academic subscriptions since 2000. See below for what I have paid over the last 11 years.

2000-2006 $50 per server
2007-2011 $60 per server
2012 $80 per server

I'm at the point of having to renew my 2012 subscriptions as of last week, but at $80 I am seriously thinking of migrating over to CentOS. There is no support with the academic subscriptions, so why the significant jump in price this year?