Archive | July, 2012

Scripted NetApp LUN Creation + Oracle ASM addition

I am constantly in new customer environments, setting up NetApp, Oracle RAC & ASM, NetApp SnapDrive, SnapManager for Oracle, etc on Linux…

While I know what I am doing in regards to storage and Oracle, most customers do not have a single point man (or woman) who knows all of these technologies and is the administrator to do day to day operations of them all. Also, when I have tried to teach the teams to do this, or if the DBA is in charge of all of these steps in a small environment, they typically get very confused when thinking about the relationship of the /dev/sd* and the multipath /dev/mapper/360* entries.

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Easily convert/clean Powershell UTF-16 output to UTF-8 on Mac/Linux

I work with Powershell quite often. I make healthcheck systems for apps such as NetBackup, and others. I use it for day to day administration of NetApp and vmware.

One problem I always have with it jumping between customer environments is the fact that the default text output is UTF-16. This looks like a bunch of junk when I view it in terminal on my Mac, and also it is not easily grep’able, or less/more’able.

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“The Internet is for porn… How high heels and fishnet have driven internet innovation and information security”

This is a presentation I gave with Chris from @SecEvangelism, at H.O.P.E 9, in NYC July 13 2012.

A dark and seedy journey to explain the real driver behind internet innovation, porn. How an economy built on the ultimate satisfaction just a click away has driven technological advances. Racy browsing habits involving our innermost secrets, vulnerable parties and criminal syndicates have driven malicious code and subsequent security advances. Broad ranging censorship involving much more than pornography has been the end result in attempts to reign in such “unhealthy” habits by good intentioned governments and organizations. Join us through the timeline of pornography on the internet, related security threats, an overview of industry economics (legal and ≈ illegal) and related censorship.

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