Benjamin is a Systems Architect working on High and Continuous Availability systems in the financial services industry. He has been working with Linux and Unix systems for over 10 years. He is also the creator of Runbook.io an open source application designed to identify and automatically mitigate infrastructure and application issues. You can think of it as IFTTT meets Nagios.
In addition to this blog Benjamin has recently published a book; Red Hat Enterprise Linux Troubleshooting Guide and given a talk at SaltConf 2014 on utilizing Saltstack within highly available enterprise environments.
In this book, you begin with simple troubleshooting best practices and get an overview of the Linux commands used for troubleshooting. The book will cover the troubleshooting methods for web applications and services such as Apache and MySQL. Then, you will learn to identify system performance bottlenecks and troubleshoot network issues; all while learning about vital troubleshooting steps such as understanding the problem statement, establishing a hypothesis, and understanding trial, error, and documentation. Next, the book will show you how to capture and analyze network traffic, use advanced system troubleshooting tools such as strace, tcpdump & dmesg, and discover common issues with system defaults.
Finally, the book will take you through a detailed root cause analysis of an unexpected reboot where you will learn to recover after an unexpected system failure.Purchase this book