System configuration documentation tools: What they are and why you need them

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System configuration documentation tools: What they are and why you need them

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Do you know EXACTLY how your systems are configured? If one of your systems crashed and had to be rebuilt from scratch, could you reconfigure all of your volume groups, logical volumes and file systems? What about users and groups? Or cron jobs? Or a thousand other details that comprise each of your systems? These are just a few of the items that system configuration tools like CFG2HTML and Sysinfo can answer for you in a pinch. I will go over several tools, including CFG2HTML and Sysinfo, to show you what operating systems they run on, how to run them, and the information they provide. I will also show how you can script them so that they run automatically and then copy them to another server and set up a web page so that they are available from anywhere within your corporate Intranet. I will also cover cases in which I have used system configuration information to assist customers in recovering their systems.

Speaker: Patrick Wallek, Critical Systems Software Engineer, Service IT Direct

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