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Gauging system activity on Linux with dstat

Default dstat options Were you to use the dstat command with no options, the output would include a lot more details than you might expect and would look more like what you see below. $ dstat You did not select any stats, using -cdngy by default. —-total-usage—- -dsk/total- -net/total- —paging– —system– usr sys idl wai […]

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Why Pervasive Visibility is Imperative for Modern Enterprise Network Success

CIOs are increasingly being called upon to serve as modern-day digital champions, deftly shaping and enabling digital transformation initiatives across the enterprise while effortlessly navigating the complexity of a rapidly evolving network landscape. Making matters more challenging, CIOs are hampered by traditional IT practices that weren’t designed for next-generation environments that involve on-premise data centers, […]

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CrowdStrike CEO apologizes for crashing IT systems around the world, details fix

The defect was in one it calls Channel 291, the company said in Saturday’s technical blog post. The file is stored in a directory named “C:\Windows\System32\drivers\CrowdStrike\” and with a filename beginning “C-00000291-” and ending “.sys”. Despite the file’s location and name, the file is not a Windows kernel driver, CrowdStrike insisted. Channel File 291 is […]

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CrowdStrike, Microsoft Outage Causes Global IT Meltdown

Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike’s update early Friday wreaked havoc on Microsoft Windows hosts globally, canceling flights, impacting hospitals, banks, news organizations, railways, and other critical services as companies scramble to find a fix. CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz on his LinkedIn account said the outage was not the result of a cyberattack and blamed a defective update […]

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Blue screen of death strikes crowd of CrowdStrike servers

“A global IT outage has hit the cybersecurity company CrowdStrike. Authorities, airports, and banks around the world have been affected by the outage,” UKSH announced on its home page, noting that the outage affected both its locations, Kiel and Lübeck. “Due to this, the UKSH is cancelling all elective procedures for today,” it continued. “The […]

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Where and How Do WAN, SD-WAN, and SASE Fit In?

Just where and how WAN (wide area network), SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network), and SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) fit is an almost universal question today for many company network planners. If you don’t have SD-WAN or SASE, which is the case for most SMB (small and medium-sized business) companies, the question you’re likely facing […]

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Dell updates servers with AMD AI accelerators

On the software side, Dell is providing AMD ROCm-powered frameworks to provide support for open-source LLMs like PyTorch, TensorFlow, ONNX-RT and JAX, as well as the full stack of drivers, dev toolkits and APIs for AMD Instinct accelerators. In addition, “Dell Omnia streamlines the creation and management of AI clusters automating configuration for efficient workload processing,” […]

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How to get rid of unneeded files on Linux

Using the rmdir command The rmdir command will remove a directory, but only if it’s empty. To remove the directory and its contents, you need to use a recursive command like that shown below. Recursive rm The rm command can be used with an option that allows you to remove an entire directory with a […]

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Schneider Electric shares liquid cooling guidelines

Most enterprise data centers have gotten by just fine by air cooling their CPUs and servers, but AI is forcing IT to consider new cooling types, including liquid cooling. With power draws for CPUs hitting 400 watts and GPUs hitting 700 watts, air cooling is simply not sufficient for the extremely hot-running, power-hungry chips used […]

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Hawaii Passes Law Preventing Controversial Deep-Sea Mining

Opposition to deep seabed mining which threatens the environment, a subsea fiber optic communications subsea cables got a shot in the arm this week when Hawaii’s Governor Josh Green signed a bill into law prohibiting the mining, extraction, and the removal of minerals in the state’s waters. The flashpoint issue comes as most countries have […]

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