Archive for May, 2013

Detecting hardware virtualization in Linux

By jbayer - Last updated: Friday, May 10, 2013

For historical reasons, most systems which ship have the virtualization flag turned off.  If you aren’t expecting this, and try to install KVM in a Linux system, you can get unusual errors which don’t necessarily indicate the problem. This script performs a few simple tests to see if virtualization is active or not.  I can’t […]


Zabbix – Automatic Filesystem Discovery Update

By jbayer - Last updated: Saturday, May 4, 2013

On our systems, we use a standard Linux template.  However, many of our systems have different filesystem layouts, and I didn’t want to have to customize each system as it was installed into Zabbix. I wrote the attached script to solve this problem.  Once the Zabbix client is installed and configured, simply run the attached […]