PLUG Digest, Vol 102, Issue 43

Robert Fleming Rob at unixadministrator.org
Mon Jun 17 20:18:13 MDT 2013


This an internal position in the company I work for.  We are here in Murray, the position is full time in a 24/7/365 SAAS shop.  Company is stable and growing and has good work environment.  This position will be front line Linux administration and windows.  The individual will work with me, and one other administrator directly.  The position requires knowledge of SOC II, change management, automation.  Requirements also include documentation skills, disaster recovery and incident reponse.   The position has on call requirements.  Candidate must pass a background check. Candidate may cross over and be trained on the day to day office operations as necessary to provide N+1 coverage. 

I'm posting the position to give the group an opportunity to respond before posting to the larger public.  





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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: PLUG Digest, Vol 102, Issue 42 (Robert Fleming)
   2. Re: Home wiring. (Lonnie Olson)
   3. Re: Home wiring. (Lloyd Brown)
   4. Looking for a Linux System/Network Administrator [Was: Re:
      PLUG    Digest, Vol 102, Issue 42] (Gabriel Gunderson)
   5. Re: Looking for a Linux System/Network Administrator [Was:
      Re: PLUG    Digest, Vol 102, Issue 42] (Jonathan Duncan)
   6. Re: Looking for a Linux System/Network Administrator [Was:
      Re: PLUG    Digest, Vol 102, Issue 42] (S. Dale Morrey)
   7. Re: Home wiring. (Jonathan Duncan)
   8. Re: Looking for a Linux System/Network Administrator [Was:
      Re: PLUG    Digest, Vol 102, Issue 42] (Jonathan Duncan)
   9. Re: Home wiring. (Richard Holden)
I'm looking for a Linux System/Network Administrator.  Someone with a diverse but solid linux background.  Someone who can hit the ground running. 

I'm looking for someone comfortable in the command line, knowledge of the internals, system configuration.  This is a hands on job you be implementing, supporting, handling day to day operations.  There is windows involved.  If you have windows administration skill this will be useful. I'm looking for both experience and education.  Experience with virutalization on a Linux platform preferrably Xen, but KVM will do.  Networking knowledge will be a must. 

On Sun, Jun 16, 2013 at 4:55 PM, Bart Whiteley <bart.plug at whiteley.org> wrote:
> I'm doing some remodeling and need to run some data cables.  What's
> the best thing to run these days?  Is cat5e sufficient?
>
> If I don't have time to run the wires myself, what sort of person
> would I be looking to hire?

Cat5e is sufficient for most use cases, but choosing Cat6 will likely
be more future proof, and probably worth the higher cost.
Running fiber is still too expensive and generally not worth the extra
cost and complexity (fiber, converters, switches, etc) for the minor
benefits (possible future capability of 10gE).  Also, Cat5e or Cat6
will likely get you at least 10 years of usefulness before the need to
replace it.

You might also want to consider running the wire through conduits.
This will make the change to something else in the distant future much
easier.  However it will increase your costs dramatically.  You'll
have to weigh the benefits of doing so with your budget, future plans,
etc.

Wireless is convenient, but if you are remodeling anyway your barrier
to start on real wiring is so low, it's an obvious win.

If you don't want to wire it yourself, there are tons of companies
that do wiring professionally.
I personally recommend TCS (http://www.tcsphones.com), a local
provider in SLC.  I've been working with them for years, good prices,
great work, and amazing service.

You actually can run 10GbE over Cat6 and 8P8C ("RJ45") connectors if you
really want to
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10-gigabit_Ethernet#10GBASE-T).  So yes,
Cat6 up to 55m, or Cat6a up to 100m should be good up to at least 10GbE.
It's not completely future proof, but it'll be pretty good for a while.
10Gb/s should be enough for anyone, right?

The switches are very expensive right now, though, and the switch
latency is higher than the SFP+ 10GbE solutions, since the line
encodings built into the 8P8C PHY are much more complex than those in
the SFP+.

I agree that, especially in a residential application, fiber doesn't
make sense yet, possibly not ever.  But Cat6 might also do better than
you thought.



Lloyd Brown
Systems Administrator
Fulton Supercomputing Lab
Brigham Young University
http://marylou.byu.edu

On 06/17/2013 12:42 PM, Lonnie Olson wrote:
> Running fiber is still too expensive and generally not worth the extra
> cost and complexity (fiber, converters, switches, etc) for the minor
> benefits (possible future capability of 10gE).

On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 12:36 PM, Robert Fleming
<Rob at unixadministrator.org> wrote:
> I'm looking for a Linux System/Network Administrator.  Someone with a diverse but solid linux background.  Someone who can hit the ground running.
>
> I'm looking for someone comfortable in the command line, knowledge of the internals, system configuration.  This is a hands on job you be implementing, supporting, handling day to day operations.  There is windows involved.  If you have windows administration skill this will be useful. I'm looking for both experience and education.  Experience with virutalization on a Linux platform preferrably Xen, but KVM will do.  Networking knowledge will be a must.

There's a lot of infomation there about what you're looking for, but
no mention of why you're looking for them. Any additional info?


Best,
Gabe


On 17 Jun 2013, at 13:02, Gabriel Gunderson <gabe at gundy.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 12:36 PM, Robert Fleming
> <Rob at unixadministrator.org> wrote:
>> I'm looking for a Linux System/Network Administrator.  Someone with a diverse but solid linux background.  Someone who can hit the ground running.
>> 
>> I'm looking for someone comfortable in the command line, knowledge of the internals, system configuration.  This is a hands on job you be implementing, supporting, handling day to day operations.  There is windows involved.  If you have windows administration skill this will be useful. I'm looking for both experience and education.  Experience with virutalization on a Linux platform preferrably Xen, but KVM will do.  Networking knowledge will be a must.
> 
> There's a lot of infomation there about what you're looking for, but
> no mention of why you're looking for them. Any additional info?
> 

Indeed. I daresay that a good majority of this list would fit that list.
Well that might be a reason for posting it here then.
Didn't we have someone awhile back looking for a windows admin?  I mean the
title was Unix/Linux sys-admin but the entire description was about windows
technologies.


On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 1:06 PM, Jonathan Duncan <
jonathan at bluesunhosting.com> wrote:

>
> On 17 Jun 2013, at 13:02, Gabriel Gunderson <gabe at gundy.org> wrote:
>
> > On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 12:36 PM, Robert Fleming
> > <Rob at unixadministrator.org> wrote:
> >> I'm looking for a Linux System/Network Administrator.  Someone with a
> diverse but solid linux background.  Someone who can hit the ground running.
> >>
> >> I'm looking for someone comfortable in the command line, knowledge of
> the internals, system configuration.  This is a hands on job you be
> implementing, supporting, handling day to day operations.  There is windows
> involved.  If you have windows administration skill this will be useful.
> I'm looking for both experience and education.  Experience with
> virutalization on a Linux platform preferrably Xen, but KVM will do.
>  Networking knowledge will be a must.
> >
> > There's a lot of infomation there about what you're looking for, but
> > no mention of why you're looking for them. Any additional info?
> >
>
> Indeed. I daresay that a good majority of this list would fit that list.
>
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On 17 Jun 2013, at 12:42, Lonnie Olson <lists at kittypee.com> wrote:

> Wireless is convenient, but if you are remodeling anyway your barrier
> to start on real wiring is so low, it's an obvious win.
> 
As an extra plus, if your house is wired you can choose to use wire or wireless or any combination thereof. Having your house wired makes it extra easy to drop wireless extenders wherever you may need more signal.



On 17 Jun 2013, at 13:10, "S. Dale Morrey" <sdalemorrey at gmail.com> wrote:

> Well that might be a reason for posting it here then.
> Didn't we have someone awhile back looking for a windows admin?  I mean the
> title was Unix/Linux sys-admin but the entire description was about windows
> technologies.
> 
Yes, of course.  :)  I was just agreeing with Gabe that more info would be helpful.
If you do the wiring yourself buy some string (possibly waxed) and run it
along with your cables. That way if you need to add more you start from one
end tie on the string and pull from the other. easier than trying to
re-fish a new cable alongside the others.

-Richard Holden


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