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Twenty Tricky SysAdmin Tasks… And How to Approach Them

  • Twenty Tricky SysAdmin Tasks… And How to Approach Them-

    Don’t believe the hype that NLB lets you use different hardware. All nodes in an NLB group should be kept as close to the same spec as in a cluster. An external load balancer reduces the configuration challenges that can come with a cluster, but the devil is in the details, and nodes that don’t match will bite you eventually.

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Twenty Tricky SysAdmin Tasks… And How to Approach Them

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    Don’t believe the hype that NLB lets you use different hardware. All nodes in an NLB group should be kept as close to the same spec as in a cluster. An external load balancer reduces the configuration challenges that can come with a cluster, but the devil is in the details, and nodes that don’t match will bite you eventually.

A SysAdmin has an almost endless list of tasks they must complete on a regular basis. Some are so routine that they can be done while multitasking, others require careful attention to detail and a laser-like focus to ensure that things are done well and completely. While many admins may look at most of the tasks on this list as run of the mill, they frequently present a challenge to others. In this slideshow, Christina Goggi, writing for GFI Software, provides some tips on how to approach them.