Supportex is IPv6 ready!

Our company has been successfully certified by IPv6. At the moment the number of IPv4 addresses diminishes. Next generation IPv6 is designated to replace IPv4 and obviate lot of the shortcomings. The main drawback of IPv4 is the lack IP’s addresses for all new users. Migration to IPv6 will solve the problem of addresses lack…
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Using SNMP extend feature in Nagios

In Supportex we monitor a lot of web services and devices. One of the most convenient ways to monitor various parameters is SNMP extend feature. Let’s consider how it works. Assume you already have SNMP daemon installed. Firstly you need to add configuration line in you SNMP daemon config and restart daemon: extend raid-md0 /usr/local/bin/check_md_raid.pl…
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Three ways to make MySQL database dump

Everybody knows – backups are very important. Today a lot of web projects use MySQL to keep data. So you need to know how to set up reliable but simple backup of all your databases. And even if you are only developing you might probably need some tools to make quick dumps and to restore…
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How to determine RAID controller type and a model

Almost all modern servers are shipped with RAID controllers – redundant array of independent disks. Despite the fact that this technology was invented more than twenty years ago, nowadays the importance of it can scarcely be exaggerated.  In most cases your hosting provider cares about RAID initial setup. So if you don’t want to know…
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