Disabling NetworkManager on Servers and Workstations

Why not using NetworkManager in some cases NetworkManager is a great tool for managing connectivity on Notebooks and other mobile devices, On server or desktop machines with a complex network setup such as a combination of bonding, bridging and VLAN its probably not the best choice, at least I was not able to configure it that way. This was some time ago (approx 1y), meanwhile it may have changed. Removing NetworkManager Unfortunately on a desktop system its impossible to get ….Read More

Why journalctl is cool and syslog will survive for another decade

There was a recent discussion going on if Fedora 20 should drop rsyslog and just using systemd journal. A lot of people are afraid of systemd and its journal, this a pity. Well, there are pros and cons about this kind of logging. For System administrators daily use, journalctl is a powerful tool simplifying the hunt for log file entries. On the other hand, there are AFAIK no monitoring tools (yet) that can work with journalctl. Those first need to ….Read More