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Vmware server comes with the nifty vmware-cmd utility. It allows an administrator to perform various operations on a virtual machine from Linux command line / shell prompt such as: => Stop / Start VM => Get VM status => Setup variables => Powerdown VM and much more Task: Lists the virtual machines on the local […]


Malware is used for a harmful purpose. It can be in your software or hardware. Email and free (don’t confuse with OSS) or pirated software is the most famous way to spread malware. It is inserted in a system w/o user notification. Wikipedia defines Malware as: Malware is software designed to infiltrate or damage a […]


When you cannot monitor your server for service availability, it is better to take help of automated monitor and restart utility. Last 4 days I was away from my server as I was enjoying my vacation. During this time due to load my lighttpd webserver died but it was restarted automatically within 2 minutes. I had utility configured for monitoring services on a Linux system called monit. It offers all features you ever needed for system monitoring and perform error recovery for UNIX like system.