A self-healing VM system

Server, Heal Thyself

Conclusion

On successful implementation of this method, your primary focus will shift away from the operating system and network analysis. Instead, your efforts will center on creating and archiving OS images, maintaining the hypervisor, and responding to email alerts.

With the abundance of automation and monitoring tools out there today, you have very little reason not to combine them to be more than the sum of their parts. Any program or suite of programs that can invoke a scripting language or an API can be used to create a self-healing system, as I have presented in this article.

The Author

Frank Walden has been a Unix/Linux systems administrator for over 20 years, working with various e-commerce and financial firms in New York and New Jersey. His hobbies include poker, basketball, and Salsa. As of late, adaptive systems have become more useful in his day-to-day tasks.

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