Archives de catégorie : Ubuntu Server

Announcing the sosreport charm

Introduction For a while now I have been actively maintaining the sosreport debian package. I am also helping out making it available on Ubuntu. I also have had multiple requests to make sosreport more easily usable in a Juju environment. … Continuer la lecture

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kdump-tools enhancements to use smaller initrd.img

While testing the upcoming release of Ubuntu (15.10 Wily Warewolf), I ran over a bug that renders the kernel crash dump mechanism unusable by default : LP: #1496317 : kexec fails with OOM killer with the current crashkernel=128 value The … Continuer la lecture

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Capturing kernel crash dumps with Juju

A little before the summer vacation, I decided that it was a good time to get acquainted with writing Juju charms.  Since I am heavily involved with the kernel crash dump tools, I thought that it would be a good … Continuer la lecture

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Custom partitioning with Maas and Curtin

Introduction Once in a while, I get to tackle issues that have little or no documentation other than the official documentation of the product and the product’s source code.  You may know from experience that product documentation is not always … Continuer la lecture

Publié dans Canonical, Cloud, Technical, Ubuntu Server | 2 commentaires

iSCSI and Device mapper Multipath test setup

I have seen this setup documented a few places, but not for Ubuntu so here it goes. I have used this many time to verify or diagnose Device Mapper Multipath (DM-MPIO) since it is rather easy to fail a path … Continuer la lecture

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remote kernel crash dump : More testing needed

A couple of weeks ago I announced that I was working on a new remote functionality for kdump-tools, the kernel crash dump tool used on Debian and Ubuntu. I am now done with the development of the new functionality, so … Continuer la lecture

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remote kernel crash dump for Debian and Ubuntu

A few years ago, while I started to participate to the packaging of makedumpfile and kdump-tools for Debian and ubuntu. I am currently applying for the formal status of Debian Maintainer to continue that task. For a while now, I … Continuer la lecture

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Lucid panics after 208 days ? Don’t get biten by that

If you are part of those people who are reluctant to upgrade to newer kernels, here is an example of how this can make your life miserable every 209 days. There is a specific kernel bug in Lucid that will … Continuer la lecture

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One year at Canonical

One year ago, I had done my last day after thirteen years with Digital Equipment Corp which became Compaq, then HP.  After starting on Digital Unix/Tru64, I had evolved to a second level support position in the Linux Global Competency … Continuer la lecture

Publié dans Canonical, Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server | Un commentaire

Customer support the Ubuntu way

Recently, I have realized a major difference in how customer support is done on Ubuntu. As you know, Canonical provides official customer support for Ubuntu both on server and desktop. This is the work I do : provice customer with … Continuer la lecture

Publié dans Canonical, Industry, Technical, Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server | 4 commentaires