[nycbug-talk] Advanced UNIX Basics Management

Isaac Levy isaac at diversaform.com
Mon Sep 28 15:48:04 EDT 2009

Hi Marco,

On Sep 23, 2009, at 1:44 PM, Marco Scoffier wrote:

> Isaac Levy wrote:
>> I am explicitly *not* looking for good 3rd party tools, (pstree,  
>> for  example)- I am looking to cover the basics of what's just  
>> expected to  be there on our typical stock UNIX systems- (FreeBSD  
>> and OpenBSD, and   CentOS Linux here, to be precise).
> Hey Ike,
> I think you've pretty much covered the basics.  I wonder if you want  
> to add a section at the end for getting info on remote machines ? At  
> least in the environment where I work, multiple people with multiple  
> nodes, often the problem is finding which node is available for  
> running a job.
> You can ssh <machine> ; top  ( then repeat until you find a free  
> machine )
> You can ssh <machine> 'ps' etc. and put all this in a hacky script.
> Or despite your disclaimer ...
> ganglia daemon + server is becoming pretty common for monitoring  
> resources on multiple machines
> Marco

Good thought- but not sure if I want to add this, everyone does a lot  
of ssh rpc here already.

It's the more classic cross-platform UNIX stuff we're trying to focus  


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