Monthly Archives: October 2014

Monitoring IBM Storwize and IBM SVC products with Splunk

I have been playing around with Splunk recently, so I can understand what it is and why my customers may choose to it.   For those that don’t know, Splunk (the product) captures, indexes and correlates real-time data in a searchable … Continue reading

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The quest for perfect knowledge doesn’t start with a screen capture

One of the fun parts of my job is problem solving….  I wont lie… I love it. Step one in problem solving is always the same:  define the problem. Step two:  get the data needed to solve the problem. Step three: … Continue reading

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Shellshock and IBM SVC and Storwize products

While blogging last week about how various vendors have responded to the Shellshock exploit, I noted that several vendors, notably Oracle and Cisco were open about products that they did not yet have a fix for.     IBM meanwhile … Continue reading

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Vale Randall Davis

I received some very sad news last week that Randall Davis has passed away. Randall was a very experienced and capable IT professional based in Melbourne Australia. He worked for IBM for many years;  co-authored several IBM Redbooks and fathered two wonderful boys with … Continue reading

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Shell shocked by binary explanations

On September 24, 2014 some new exploits to gain unauthorized access to Unix based systems that have a bash shell were revealed.   Known collectively as shellshock it has caused tremendous consternation and activity in the IT industry. What has … Continue reading

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