Systems Administration

EE, Virgin Media hit with £13.3m fine: Squeezing users for fees for early contract termination not OK

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 06:20
EE: We're sorry, Ofcom. Virgin: Why, that's... unjustified and disproportionate!

The UK's comms watchdog claims to have slapped a £13.3m penalty on EE and Virgin Media for fleecing customers who wanted to exit their broadband or mobile phone contracts before they were due to expire.…

Large Shops: User provisioning

Sysadmin - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 06:19

Large shops of Reddit; How do you handle end to end user provisioning? This question includes full onboarding, offboarding, and/or restoring an offboarded user.

We're growing at decent rate and our Service Desk department is provisioning more, taking time away from other tickets. I wrote a script to onboard/offboard users, but there are still manual accounts outside of AD and Exchange that need to be created.

Am I preaching a common pain point to the choir, or is there something I can explore to start closing the gap? We use ServiceNow, and know it can handle user provisioning once you define the workflows but it will only do what my script does.

Any insight would help.

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Network monitoring

Sysadmin - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 06:13

Hello all,

I'm lookigin for an open-source tool that can monitor the status of my servers (+ pfsense router) and can monitor the network usage / speed on each link of this network (for ex: the usage of links between my ceph nodes).

With a feature that allow me to make a map which can display the status of the nodes :)

Thanks for all :)

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Did MS break Server 2019 MAK activation aswell as KMS?

Sysadmin - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 06:08

I know they seem to have messed up KMS activation so decided to rebuild a VM and use our MAK key instead for now but even this seems to be failing to be accepted?

Has anyone else got Server 2019 activating using VL keys?

*Update: Just randomly I put in the KMS key from VLSC and this seems to have actually activated Server 2019? I didn't think this was supposed to work (it would normally only activate a KMS server, not an OS install itself?).

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SSH is an anti-pattern?

What do you think about this subject? Cloud seems to be driving immutable architecture where SSH logins and even configuration management runs against instances are considered an anti-pattern.

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SCVMM 2016 Bare Metal deployment

Sysadmin - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 05:59

I have create a tutorial on bare metal server deployment with System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager.

Please provide from comments on how to improve my tutorial.

Thank you very much

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The Great "DevOps Engineer" Title Debate - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 05:59

At the DevOps Enterprise Summit in Las Vegas last month, DevOps author and researcher Gene Kim unveiled his latest definition of DevOps:

OnePlus 6T: Tasteful, powerful – and much cheaper than a flagship

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 05:50
Not the best at anything, but a solid, great value performer

Review What if Huawei used OnePlus's Oxygen UI, I found myself musing recently. Wouldn't it be the perfect package? Huawei's amazing RF performance, and bleeding-edge tech, with a UI that didn't actually suck?…

Arming Network of International Christian Schools

Sysadmin - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 05:23

I've been troubleshooting some WOL issues with a motherboard, and came across this laugh. The "notes" section under "Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10"

"Note the firmware and hardware on some systems may support arming Network of International Christian Schools (NICs) for wake from S4 or S5, even though Windows isn't involved in the process."

Edit: As I'm looking at the page right now, I can see "Last Updated: Nov 16, 2018"

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Where to implant my employee microchip? I have the ideal location

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 05:20
Swipe – open toilet door – and swipe again

Something for the Weekend, Sir? "Work out loud," my prospective new employer tells me, adding that "we are a team, not a family". Sister Sledge need not apply.…

Ruby in Containers - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 05:14
Title: Ruby in Containers16 NovLearn more

Im really new to tasker and id like to know

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 05:12

How do i make it send the same sms to the same 2 people every morning.

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128-layer flash flood to come roaring down the Yangtze in 2020 – report

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 04:50
Chinese fabber YMTC has cunning tech catch-up plan

China's Yangtze Memory Technology (YMTC) aims to leapfrog 96-layer NAND and move straight to the production of 128-layer flash in 2020, according to a report.…

Are you using an implicit or explicit proxy to connect to the Internet?

Sysadmin - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 04:47

I feel like 75% of "business" software either does not support an explicit proxy at all, or they implement it but it's not working (like not at all, not supporting an authenticated proxy or not dealing correctly with a PAC file, etc.)

What is currently en vogue and why? 8-)

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[x-post] Reddit, help me fix my fuck up. I had to restart all the network equipment (told to turn it off and on), now the phones don't work in the office. Got 1 hour

Sysadmin - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 04:46

We have a big phone switch box connected from BT, a server, network cabinet, wireless AP and router.

Everything started fine but the phones haven't came back up. Any ideas?

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Brits shun country life over phone not-spot fears

The Register - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 04:19
Says company that sells switching services

Millions of Britons unwilling to be parted from their urban broadband and not-too-shabby mobile phone reception are shunning rural living, according to a survey.…

Check_MK adding plugins/services to a host

Sysadmin - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 03:51

I have been trying to add plugins/services to certain hosts for a couple of days now and i can't seem to find how. Everytime i add one my Agent just stops working.

Can anyone help me ?

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Crontab just won't work

Hi! There's a service I have to run every 10 minutes on my server. Even though I wrote the cronjob for it, it just won't execute the file. Settings are as follows:

crontab -l:

10 * * * * /home/user/project/

cat /etc/crontab:

10 * * * * root /home/user/project/

In /var/log/messages I see cron-related logs like "Starting Session 851 of user root" every 10 minutes, but nothing happens.

The project itself is perfectly fine, I run it without any issues.

I also tried:

10 * * * * root sh /home/user/project/

File's permissions are: -rwxrwxr-x

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Windows 10 1809 known issues

Sysadmin - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 03:46
  • Drive mapping, already mentioned here

  • Microsoft and Trend Micro compatibility issue

  • AMD Radeon HD2000 or HD4000 series video cards issues

See more in the table halfway down the page, here:

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