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Help a SysAd Out! Ideas and Practices to (hopefully)make your next project go smoother.               Or….How I learned to...
A little about myself…Alex Juarez LOVES HIS JOB! Alex Juarez does notlike bios. He does like cooking and bourbon.Curious t...
RackspaceThe Open Cloud Company    Managed Hosting   Fanatical Support!
Quick NoteSlides will be available online.http://www.slideshare.net/mralexjuarez
Quick SurveyHow many people are one of the following:  – Systems Administrators ?  – Project Managers ?  – Developers ?  –...
So What Are We Talking About Today?               Process       DevOps Rules        Recovery           Profiling
Why Do We Care?                  ¯_(ツ)_/¯•   Continuity•   Being able to recover from disaster•   Save Time•   Save Headac...
Processes                                         Return on your TimeRecovery                                             ...
Backups! Backups! Backups!Know what you are backing up.Know how you are backing it up.Know how to restore it.( This goes f...
Version Control  SVN, CVS, GIT…   Do you use it?
Growth & DeploymentSystems Deployment  – Chef  – Puppet  – CFengineProcess Deployment  – Jenkins
Application Profiling                “My Site is slow! Tune it!”1.   What is considered slow?2.   What metric are you tryi...
Webpage Profiling /Breaks down the amount of time that is spent loading an element.
Performance Profilingiperf – Testing link speedhtperf – Webserver Performance Testingwebinject – Web services Testing
Keeping StatisticsPerformance  –   Cacti  –   Ganglia  –   Munin  –   MonitTracking Visitors  – Google Analytics  – Piwik ...
Recapitulation ( Recap)                               Return on your TimeRecovery                                   Most  ...
Questions?         I may have answers?Or at lease know some people who will.
Thank you!Email: alex.juarez@rackspace.comTwitter: @mralexjuarez
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  1. 1. Help a SysAd Out! Ideas and Practices to (hopefully)make your next project go smoother. Or….How I learned to stop worrying and learned to love the process.
  2. 2. A little about myself…Alex Juarez LOVES HIS JOB! Alex Juarez does notlike bios. He does like cooking and bourbon.Curious to know more? Ask him @mralexjuarez
  3. 3. RackspaceThe Open Cloud Company Managed Hosting Fanatical Support!
  4. 4. Quick NoteSlides will be available online.http://www.slideshare.net/mralexjuarez
  5. 5. Quick SurveyHow many people are one of the following: – Systems Administrators ? – Project Managers ? – Developers ? – DBAs ? – Jack of all Trades ? – The ENTIRE IT department? – Just happy to be here?
  6. 6. So What Are We Talking About Today? Process DevOps Rules Recovery Profiling
  7. 7. Why Do We Care? ¯_(ツ)_/¯• Continuity• Being able to recover from disaster• Save Time• Save Headaches.
  8. 8. Processes Return on your TimeRecovery Most – Backups – Version ControlDeployment – System Deployment – Project Task ManagementProfiling – Web Load Testing – Server Load Testing – Keep Statistics Least
  9. 9. Backups! Backups! Backups!Know what you are backing up.Know how you are backing it up.Know how to restore it.( This goes for everybody on the team)Test it!
  10. 10. Version Control SVN, CVS, GIT… Do you use it?
  11. 11. Growth & DeploymentSystems Deployment – Chef – Puppet – CFengineProcess Deployment – Jenkins
  12. 12. Application Profiling “My Site is slow! Tune it!”1. What is considered slow?2. What metric are you trying to improve?3. Was ANYTHING recently changed?4. Can we reproduce the issue?5. What are the most expensive operations your code does?6. Does your database have a data set similar to production?
  13. 13. Webpage Profiling /Breaks down the amount of time that is spent loading an element.
  14. 14. Performance Profilingiperf – Testing link speedhtperf – Webserver Performance Testingwebinject – Web services Testing
  15. 15. Keeping StatisticsPerformance – Cacti – Ganglia – Munin – MonitTracking Visitors – Google Analytics – Piwik – Awstats
  16. 16. Recapitulation ( Recap) Return on your TimeRecovery Most – Backups – Version ControlDeployment – System Deployment – Project Task ManagementProfiling – Web Load Testing – Server Load Testing – Keep Statistics Least
  17. 17. Questions? I may have answers?Or at lease know some people who will.
  18. 18. Thank you!Email: alex.juarez@rackspace.comTwitter: @mralexjuarez

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