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GPFS Daily Operations Guide (editor)

 

June 1, 2017

 

This document focuses on the GPFS servers and management of GPFS services.  The document is originally written by IBM.  Additional notes written by myself and GPFS specialists are provided through footnotes to the original text, or added content in the Appendix.

 

Information is secured and not available for public viewing.

 

Key Distribution Center (editor)

 

March 14, 2017

 

The Forest Service network utilizes a Key Distribution Center to manage Kerberos keys for some of the systems.  The DOG is largely written by IBM.  Additional notes written by myself and KDC specialists are provided through footnotes to the original text, or added content in the Appendix.

 

Information is secured and not available for public viewing.

 

LPAR Operations Guide (editor)

 

March 17, 2017

 

No, it has nothing to do with golf.  LPAR is an accronym used by IBM to describe it's virtual machine.  It is a logical partition.  A vast portion of the document is IBM documentation.  Additional notes written by myself and LPAR specialists are provided through footnotes to the original text, or added content in the Appendix.

 

AIX Notes (author)

 

November 1, 2016

 

Something that brings it all together, from IBM's AIX Daily Operations Guide to the added contributions of people experienced in running AIX systems.

 

Information is secured and not available for public viewing.

 

Contributors:
Don Thornton
Theresa Larrabee
Linda Kirkelie
DJ Price
Sue Mease
Don Ricker
Greg Robison
Dearchie Sylver
Brad Koppang
Dave Strehle

 

Performance and Capacity DOG (author)

 

June 1, 2016

 

This DOG explores new ground for the Forest Service, detailing how Performance and Capacity are measured, monitoring tools, analysis and affecting change and improvements in data center operations.

 

Hosting Services Daily Operations Guide (author)

 
US Forest Service Data Center
 
January 4, 2016

 

Developing procedures that pertain to the Hosting Services team, ranging from how incidents are handled to demand and capacity management.

Information is secured and not available for public viewing.

 

 

Security Daily Operations Guide (author)

 
US Forest Service Data Center
 
August 3, 2015

 

Provides procedures for handling processes specific to security applications, as well as a technical discussion of those applications.

Information is secured and not available for public viewing.

 

 

BladeCenter and RSA Daily Operations Guide (editor)

 
US Forest Service Data Center
 
March 1, 2015

 

Provides procedures for the setup and administration of Blade Centers and RSA's of standalone IBM systems.

Information is secured and not available for public viewing.

 

Daily Operation Guide Template (author)

 
US Forest Service Data Center

 

Provides a template by which developers and application managers can record procedures for installing, diagnosing and further developing applications.

Posting of the template will be provided soon.

 

 

GPFS Linux Clients Daily Operations Guide (Editor)

 
US Forest Service Data Center
 
December 2, 2013

 

Provides procedures for troubleshooting GPFS issues on Linux systems that are GPFS clients, as well as monitoring specifications. Document was initially written by Dave Strehle.

Information is secured and not available for public viewing.

 

Incident Management for the VDC (author)

 
US Forest Service Data Center -- still in Draft stage
 
June 6, 2014

 

Provides procedures for handling incidents at the USDA Virtual Data Center (third-party cloud party provider). Currently in draft, portions are used by the Data Center.

Information is secured and not available for public viewing.

 

 

Linux Daily Operations Guide (editor)

 
US Forest Service Data Center
 
August 13, 2012

 

The largest technical publication I have been involved with, provides extensive information on the management of Linux systems at the data center, covering the full range of procedures and technical information on every aspect of the Linux operating system. Included are sections on how Linux systems are monitored.

Information is secured and not available for public viewing.

 

 

Linux Monitoring Plan for Enterprise Operations Center (author)

 
US Forest Data Center
 
February 28, 2013

 

Provides specifications on what tools are used to monitor Linux systems, incident management, and threshold specifications.

Information is secured and not available for public viewing.

 

 

Monitoring Plan for Devices in the Virtual Data Center (author)

 
US Forest Service Data Center -- Still in Draft Stage
 
June 25, 2014

 

Provides procedures for monitoring USFS systems at a third party cloud provider (USDA's Virtual Data Center). Currently in draft mode.

Information is secured and not available for public viewing.

 

 

PuTTY Tips (author)

 
US Forest Service Data Center
 
April 30, 2015

 

Provides tips for utilizing PuTTY for Linux and AIX administrators, as well as specific instructions on how to make PuTTY function with the USDA two-factor authentication process.

Material can be provided after USFS-specific information is vetted.

 

 

WinSCP Tips (author)

 
US Forest Service Data Center
 
April 30, 2015

 

Provides tips on how to utilize WinSCP FTP sessions, including specific instructions on how to integrate WinSCP with the USDA two-factor authentication process.

Material can be provided after USFS-specific information is vetted.

 

 

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