Does your Linux server need a RAM upgrade? Lets check with free, top, vmstat and sar.

Based on the output of ‘free -m’ on a 1GB VPS and taking into consideration the amount of swap space in use (details below), a RAM upgrade was necessary. Required was a minimum of 3GB of RAM multiplied by 2 = 6GB. This ensures that there’s adequate memory available for buffers/cache. This article will walk you though performing […]

How to direct-install Debian SID rolling release using mini.iso (w/ screenshots)

For desktop, I’ve always preferred rolling release distros such as Arch Linux or recently Kali Linux. However, currently I’m on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which I rush-installed after an SSD failure last year. Ubuntu recently released 16.04 LTS which means at some point, I’ll need to perform an in-place upgrade or complete re-install to enjoy the newer […]

Panopta (exclusive offer) Get Two Free Months

Over the years Panopta has listened to customer feedback and continues to respond with additional development and improvements to their infrastructure, application and network performance monitoring tools. With Panopta you can easily keep an eye on the most fundamental metrics across your complex infrastructure so you can identify the root cause of problems. If you […]