Tag Archives: system admin

Using virtualization to model “real world” IT

One of the things I have been working on this semester is trying to make my IT related classes more “real world”.  I have setup Xencenter in the lab and have issued out VMs to lab teams where they can complete the assignments and have a persistent machine that won’t be re-imaged or lost between […]






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Quiz #4 is up and going

I had a little hicup with blackboard last night, but that’s all fixed now.  Quiz #4 is available for students now and will remain open for the next 24 hours.  Please make every effort to take the quiz.  You have to contact me BEFORE the quiz closes at 1PM on 11 March if you cannot […]






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CIS 2230, System admin lecture 9

This lecture covers the shell in great and lengthy detail. [quicktime]http://www.skoda.net/podcast/cis2230-ep9.m4a[/quicktime] Enhanced Podcast: [podcast ]http://www.skoda.net/podcast/cis2230-ep9.m4a[/podcast] Plain MP3: [podcast]http://www.skoda.net/podcast/cis2230-ep9.mp3[/podcast] Slides will be uploaded tomorrow…






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Bring your book to lab

We will be using the book in lab this week.  Please bring it and if you have time, read Appendix A.  This link may also be VERY helpfully.  http://www.freeos.com/guides/lsst/






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Lecturecast 7: Unix

Unix family tree: http://www.levenez.com/unix and the Unix design philosophy. [quicktime]http://www.skoda.net/podcast/cis2230-ep7.m4a[/quicktime] [podcast]http://www.skoda.net/podcast/cis2230-ep7.mp3[/podcast] And here are the slides






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Lecturecast 5: IT roles, AUPs and SLAs

This episode cover the business forms like acceptable use policies and service level agreements and business continuity planning. [quicktime]http://www.skoda.net/podcast/cis2230-ep5.m4a[/quicktime] [podcast]http://www.skoda.net/podcast/cis2230-ep5.mp3[/podcast] Get the slides here






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Too many lectures on the front page

A few folks have commented that the quick time version of the lectures are all downloading at the same time when they load the front page.  In order to cut down on the download size and increase the speed at which the front page loads, I’ve reduced the number of posts that appear on the […]






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Lecturecast 4: gpg lab and more ethics

Here’s the GPG lab explained and some more ethics discussion. [quicktime]http://www.skoda.net/podcast/cis2230-ep4.m4a[/quicktime] [podcast]http://www.skoda.net/podcast/cis2230-ep4.mp3[/podcast] Slides are here






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Drive safe if you do go to lab

Randolph area schools are closed today and the rain is coming down fairly hard here.  Please note that you should not put yourself in harms way to attend the lab.  We can do a make-up lab session next week if need be.  Unless things get worse, I intend to be at VTC in the Green […]






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Quiz One Reminder

The first quiz has been posted to Blackboard and will open at noon today.  Please take all the time you need to select the BEST answer for the questions presented.  You have until tomorrow noon to complete the quiz.  If you have technical difficulties with Blackboard please notify me while the quiz is still open.






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