February 21st, 2020 | 29 mins 36 secs
18.04, 18.04.4, a cloud guru, arc, benchmarks, cache, caching, clear linux, clear linux os, devops, filesystems, hamr, hard drives, hardware enablement, hdd, intel, jupiter broadcasting, l2arc, latency, linux, linux academy, linux desktop, lru, lts, maintenance release, mamr, microsoft, mobaxterm, performance, seagate, smr, storage, swupd, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, throughput, ubuntu, western digital, wifi, windows, wsl, zfs, zfs on linux, zol
We explore the potential of heat-assisted magnetic recording and get excited about a possibly persistent L2ARC.
July 10th, 2019 | 42 mins 31 secs
amd, benchmarks, bgp, bgp leak, cloudflare, cpu, deployment, devops, ecc, epyc, facebook, google, grafana, infosec, intel, internet, internet infrastructure, librenms, logging, logs, metrics, microsoft, monitoring, nagios, netdata, nrpe, observability, old school, opennms, outages, performance, prometheus, regex, riemann, rkpi, ryzen, server, server builds, sysadmin, techsnap, time series, verizon, xeon, zabbix
Jim shares his Nagios tips and Wes chimes in with some modern monitoring tools as we chat monitoring in the wake of some high-profile outages.
May 25th, 2019 | 33 mins 49 secs
apache, apache bench, apache mpms, benchmarking, cdn, concurrency, devops, event loop, http, lighttpd, mod_php, multi-processing modules, networking, nginx, performance, php, prefork, scalability, static sites, sysadmin, techsnap, threadpool, threads, varnish, w3 total cache, web hosting, web servers, wordpress
We turn our eye to web server best practices, from the basics of CDNs to the importance of choosing the right multi-processing module.
January 11th, 2018 | 41 mins 43 secs
backdoor, coordinated disclosure, freebsd, kaiser, kpti, macos high sierra, meltdown, pcid, perfmon, performance, pti, side-channel attack, spectre, speculative execution, sysadmin podcast, sysinternals, techsnap, ubuntu, wd my cloud
The types of workloads that will see the largest performance impacts from Meltdown, tools to test yourself, and the outlook for 2018.
Plus a concise breakdown of Meltdown, Spectre, and side-channel attacks like only TechSNAP can.