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Powershell and WMI, redux

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About a year ago I posted some tricks for pulling information about WMI counters on Windows using the Powershell command line tools.

OpenNMS and WMI, update

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About a year ago I wrote a couple of posts about setting up OpenNMS with WMI (part 1, part 2), but until recently we were unable to leave this functionality ...

Ubuntu journaled disk quotas

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If you install quota support on current versions of Ubuntu, modify your fstab to add usrquota and/or grpquota options, and run quotacheck, you will get a mes...

System.Net tracing

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I was trying to troubleshoot an intermittent issue with a .NET application connecting to vsftpd on a Linux box today. The issue is that the .NET application ...

FreeBSD upgrade from 6.4 to 8.0

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I’ve recently had reason to source upgrade a FreeBSD box from version 6.4 to 8.0. The safest way to do this is by upgrading first to version 7.2. Here are so...

IIS7 URL Rewrite module - things to know

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Things not immediately obvious that you should know about the IIS7 URL Rewrite module, based on our experience at $work and the results of the support call w...

Ubuntu - rssh - sftp only, with chroot

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Here’s how to setup rssh on Ubuntu, to allow sftp only with a chroot directory. Note that these instructions are for Ubuntu Server 9.04 x64, other versions m...

OpenNMS and WMI - Part 1, getting started

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I’ve setup and used OpenNMS at my last job and my current job, and it works very nicely. One thing I haven’t done until last week, though, is get WMI monitor...