Category Archives: System Management

Posts related to OpenLMI and Linux system management in general.

IoT Security for Developers [Survive IoT Part 5]

Previous articles focused on how to securely design and configure a system based on existing hardware, software, IoT Devices, and networks. If you are developing IoT devices, software, and systems, there is a lot more you can do to develop … Continue reading

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Security by Isolating Insecurity [Survive IoT Part 4]

In my previous post I introduced “Goldilocks Security”, proposing three approaches to security. Solution 1: Ignore Security Safety in the crowd – with tens of millions of cameras out there, why would anyone pick mine? Odds are that the bad … Continue reading

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How I Survived the Internet of Things [Survive IoT Part 1]

Working with IoT from a software architecture perspective teaches you a lot, but leaves the nagging question “how does this really work?”. Theory is great and watching other people work is relaxing, but the time comes when I have to … Continue reading

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SCAP Workbench

SCAP Workbench allows you to select SCAP benchmarks (content) to use, tailor an SCAP scan, run an SCAP scan on a local or remote system, and to view the results of a scan. The SCAP Workbench page notes: The main … Continue reading

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Running SCAP Scans

The previous article introduce SCAP Content, which can be used to drive automated audits. OpenSCAP can be run from the command line, but there are easier ways to do it. OpenSCAP support has been integrated into Red Hat Satellite and … Continue reading

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Availability of OpenLMI in Various Linux Distributions

A quick update on the availability of OpenLMI: I have tested Fedora, RHEL, CentOS, and OEL servers using the LMI CLI running on a Fedora system – the cross platform access works. Fedora Fedora is the primary development platform for … Continue reading

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LISA’14 – Are We Making Linux Too Easy?

LISA’14, the Large Installation System Administration conference, was held in Seattle last week. I had the opportunity to give a talk on Server Management – if you are interested, the slides are available here. One of the questions caught me … Continue reading

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