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Network Monitoring – Automated Reboot System

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Bring State of the Art Network Monitoring in house – save money, offer more network monitoring options and stay ahead of your servers.

From SNMP to SMTP, MySQL monitoring and web site up-time, you can bring your network monitoring solution in-house – at an affordable price and with a number of options available.

Monitor the services you need to monitor – use login’s to verify connectivity to your network services. Any network service can be checked at any interval – from every 10 seconds to every 15 minutes – whatever frequency makes you feel the most comfortable. Other network monitoring systems are based on a per unit pricing scheme – using our solution, you can monitor as many devices as you need to monitor – and you can monitor any service that is available over the network.

Automated Reboot Systems

It’s not enough to simply monitor your servers and services – what do you do in case of a server outage, a remote site’s connection down or any of the other services you have to monitor?

Being able to control the power outlets of your servers and and network devices allows the network admin to toggle a machine off and on – resolving over 98% of server service outages.

The PowerKey Pro 600 has 6 software controlled outlets – allowing you to reboot up to 6 devices at any time. Imagine having your webserver stuck at 3 am – rather than driving to the office or data center, login to the network monitoring system from your home or office and toggle the outlet remotely.

With our network monitoring tools and automatic reboot system, you can notify the on-call technician, reboot your server and be notified the services are back on-line faster than you get your pants on and into your car.

Edition.net has been run by Rustan Laine, MCSE, Apple Certified Service Technician for the past 8 years. For more info about our services, contact Rustan at 714 900-3708

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May 6, 2010 at 8:15 pm

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Network Monitoring | Automated Reboot System

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Bring State of the Art Network Monitoring in house – save money, offer more network monitoring options and stay ahead of your servers.

Monitor the services you need to monitor – use login’s to verify connectivity to your network services. Any network service can be checked at any interval – from every 10 seconds to every 15 minutes – whatever frequency makes you feel the most comfortable. Other network monitoring systems are based on a per unit pricing scheme – using our solution, you can monitor as many devices as you need to monitor – and you can monitor any service that is available over the network.

From SNMP to SMTP, MySQL monitoring and web site up-time, you can bring your network monitoring solution in-house – at an affordable price and with a number of options available.

Automated Reboot Systems

It’s not enough to simply monitor your servers and services – what do you do in case of a server outage, a remote site’s connection down or any of the other services you have to monitor?

Being able to control the power outlets of your servers and and network devices allows the network admin to toggle a machine off and on – resolving over 98% of server service outages.

The PowerKey Pro 600 has 6 software controlled outlets – allowing you to reboot up to 6 devices at any time. Imagine having your webserver stuck at 3 am – rather than driving to the office or data center, login to the network monitoring system from your home or office and toggle the outlet remotely.

With our network monitoring tools and automatic reboot system, you can notify the on-call technician, reboot your server and be notified the services are back on-line faster than you get your pants on and into your car.

For more info, http://www.edition.net/Network-Monitoring-Automated-Reboot-System

Written by netman714

May 6, 2010 at 7:58 pm

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XSAN MultiSAN

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One for all. All for one.

Now a single workstation or server can access Xsan volumes simultaneously. MultiSAN is ideal for users who need to access multiple Xsan volumes from the same workstation or server, such as newsrooms with separate SAN volumes for production and broadcast.

DrivesMultiSAN allows a single workstation or server to access Xsan volumes hosted by separate Xsan metadata controllers. Hosting volumes on separate Xsan controllers can improve the performance, reliability, and sustainability of critical volumes. Each volume is independently hosted, so a failure of any one volume does not affect another.

ProductionUsers can copy data between Xsan volumes directly over Fibre Channel. Prior to Xsan 2 and MultiSAN, data had to be moved over a slower Ethernet connection to copy data from one independent Xsan volume to another. With Fibre Channel, production workflows are significantly more efficient, and greater collaboration can be achieved.

MultiSAN Diagram

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March 11, 2008 at 8:27 pm

mod_ssl on a mac

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Using mod_ssl on Mac OS X

Web development requires the hardware and software to accommodate a wide variety of client needs and web technologies. Apple has provided web developers with an enormously flexible development environment in Mac OS X. By including Apache, the world’s most widely used web server, along with a host of related technologies (PHP, OpenSSL, SSI, etc) Apple has provided a perfect compliment to popular tools such as BBEdit, Adobe Photoshop, and Macromedia Dreamweaver.

This tutorial will show you how to enable one of the most important technologies included with the standard installation of Apache on Mac OS X, mod_ssl. The mod_ssl module lets Apache use OpenSSL, thereby enabling cryptographically protected connections to web servers via the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security. Though this is not a comprehensive tutorial on system security, if you enable mod_ssl you will add a layer of security to a Mac OS X machine’s Web Sharing feature.

For more on security in Mac OS X, see An Introduction to Mac OS X Security.

Why SSL?

Adding Apache support for mod_ssl is a great development step. You will be able to test scripts and applications in the most realistic environment possible prior to deployment to a staging or production server. This will help cut development time. It also permits access to your computer that is encrypted. Web applications served off of your Macintosh will be accessible in a secure way. So passwords passed to your machine via web-based forms will be hidden from packet sniffers. Data transmitted to a browser will also be encrypted during transit. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 3, 2008 at 6:51 pm

Full Review of OSX Leopard Server

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If you don’t belong to the cult of Mac, you might ignore the release of Apple’s new OS X Server 10.5, codenamed Leopard. That would be a shame, particularly for small and midsize enterprises, including those with mixed Apple and Windows clients, or even all-Microsoft shops.

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Stop snickering. Apple produces a pretty decent server operating system and server hardware. We chased Leopard around our Real-World lab and came away pleased on most fronts. This new server OS is ready for work. The e-mail platform connects to Active Directory and bundles AV and anti-spam software without pesky client access licenses. A spiffed-up calendar application can serve as a group scheduler. VPN services can host 500 users per Intel Xserve. In a first for Apple, IP failover provides high availability, and TimeMachine enables easily deployed server-based client backup. Leopard Server can even mimic an NT domain controller.

Everyone knows Mac is great for creating multimedia. Leopard maintains that reputation, and also makes it easier to distribute content online, including audio, video and photos. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 21, 2008 at 5:45 pm

Installing WordPress on Tiger

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Of the many options out there, many people choose to run their own blogging software as opposed to a managed service like Blogger or TypePad. On the software side, there are many decent tools available, such as Six Apart’s Movable Type (we have a tutorial for installing MT as well). WordPress is another mature, capable and free blogging engine that is very popular with many bloggers (like its founding developer, Matt Mullenweg) and rapidly gaining in popularity across the Web. WordPress is an excellent choice for a personal or professional blog, and the price is right, too. This tutorial will show you how to install WordPress 1.5.1.3 on OS X 10.4 Tiger. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 13, 2008 at 6:03 pm

Mac OS X Panther Server and SSL

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by Joel Rennich, mactroll@afp548.com

The purpose of this article is to give you an idea of what you can do with SSL in Mac OS X Server and how you can use that to secure as many services as possible. So, first we’ll talk some about SSL in general and how to create the certificates, then we’ll discuss what to do with those certificates. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 7, 2008 at 5:10 pm