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Linux Block I/O Tracing

Written by Gabriel Krisman Bertazi, Software Engineer at Collabora. Like starting a car with the hood open, sometimes you need to run your program with certain analysis tools attached to get a full sense of what is going wrong – or right. Be it to debug an issue, or simply to learn how that program...
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Eduardo Silva
Eduardo Silva, a software engineer at Treasure Data, gave a crash course in distributed logging during his keynote at CloudNativeCon last November.

Distributed Logging for Containers

The era of microservices calls for a new approach to logging with built-in infrastructure for both aggregation and storage. Multiple applications running in isolated containers require a specialized approach to make sure all data is collected, stored and usable later. Eduardo Silva, a software...
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DevOps tools
These DevOps logging and monitoring tools are part of the trend that's reshaping cloud computing -- learn more in the Guide to the Open Cloud.

5 DevOps Tools for Logging and Monitoring

In the cloud, open source tools and applications produce many kinds of DevOps efficiencies, and that’s especially true for logging and monitoring solutions. Monitoring cloud platforms, applications and components — along with processing and analyzing logs — is essential for ensuring high...
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Rethinking Monitoring for Container Operations

Monitoring is not a new concept, but a lot has changed about the systems that need monitoring and which teams are responsible for it. In the past, monitoring used to be as simple as checking if a computer was still running. Dave Charles, chief technology officer of Cobe.io, remembers monitoring as...
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Kubernetes Logging As Easy As 1..2..3

If you're considering or have already started using Kubernetes, one thing you absolutely cannot get around is having proper logging throughout your system to debug your applications in case of unexpected errors.   At Wercker, we use 3 technologies to set up our logging infrastructure: AWS...
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Intro to Linux Log Files and How to Manage Them with Logrotate

The first thing someone should learn when trying to debug something in Linux is finding and reading logs. Our intro to log files will help you with finding and reading the most common log files of the most used applications and services on Linux. If you want to manage the log files on Ubuntu, you...
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security tips
In this series, we’ll cover essential information for keeping hackers out of your system. Watch the free webinar on-demand for more information.

How to Keep Hackers out of Your Linux Machine Part 2: Three More Easy Security Tips

In part 1 of this series, I shared two easy ways to prevent hackers from eating your Linux machine. Here are three more tips from my recent Linux Foundation webinar where I shared more tactics, tools and methods hackers use to invade your space. Watch the entire webinar on-demand for free. Easy...
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Learning From A Year of Security Breaches

This year (2016) I accepted as much incident response work as I could. I spent about 300 hours responding to security incidents and data breaches this year as a consultant or volunteer. This included hands on work with an in-progress breach, or coordinating a response with victim engineering teams...
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In part three of this rsyslog series, Chris Binnie covers essential logfile rules and sample configurations.

Remote Logging With Syslog, Part 3: Logfile Rules

In the first article in this series, I introduced the rsyslog tool for logging, and in the second article I provided a detailed look at the main config file. Here, I’ll cover some logfile rules and sample configurations. I’m a Lumberjack Now for the juicy stuff as we get our hands a bit dirtier...
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log files
When a problem arises on your system, the first thing to do is to view the logs. Jack Wallen shows how.

Viewing Linux Logs from the Command Line

At some point in your career as a Linux administrator, you are going to have to view log files. After all, they are there for one very important reason...to help you troubleshoot an issue. In fact, every seasoned administrator will immediately tell you that the first thing to be done, when a...
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