Log Analysis Basics

You’d be amazed at how much information your machine, operating systems, and applications generate during their normal course of operation. One of my relatively quiet Unix servers, for example, generates about 2 MB of syslog information every week. But that information is completely useless unless it is converted into meaningful data about what is going on on the server. To do this, I need to know about errors, any potential problems, and any failures that could cause the machine to go down or fail at a critical time. In other words, I have to analyze the logs.This article, at ServerWatch.com, covers some of the basics of log analysis, hitting on what we believe are the key points and techniques, so you too can analyzes your voluminous server logs.

Building a Grid with Perl, Part 5: Client Development

Grids appear from the outside to be complicated beasts that require complex configuration and applications to make them work effectively. In fact, they can be built fairly easily and with relatively simple tools. In this final part of a five-part series on the development of a grid system in Perl, we’ll look at the role and functionality required by a storage node within a resource grid.Read the full Tutorial.

Manage your Requirements and more with RequisitePro

Software is based on requirements — the requirements of your clients, team, marketing department and other entities, all of whom send you requests about the features that they would like incorporated into the system. But how do you track all of this information and use these requirements to help manage your project? In this tutorial you’ll learn how to turn the requirements you receive into a project within RequisitePro, which enables you to track the requirements information and use information to produce project plans and requirements documents.Read the full article.