I recently had to do a wipe of my Windows 10 PC, which had been the same base install from a Windows 7 installation since 2013 that moved from my craptop (Lenovo T430) to a desktop and has gone through Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 pre-release, Windows 10 and finally Windows 10 Insider Preview. Suffice to say it had a few up and downs over it’s life time and it had a few problems I have been ignoring in the Event Viewer.
Anyway during my reinstallation of software, specifically Visual Studio Code, I noticed an “alternative” approach for installing “git” using something called “choco”.
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ElasticSearch, Logstash and Kibana also known as the ELK stack provides a way of analyzing and visualizing log data from various sources. I have used it to analyze various logs from simple HTTP server logs to more complex WebSphere logs spanning multiple clusters and combining them into something more legible. This post details how I set up the ELK stack on an Ubuntu server.
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The Curam Runtime has two things that it needs to have executed along with WebSphere: xmlserver and batchlauncher. In order to set this up in Windows we use the nssm and the Windows Task Scheduler.
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Now that Windows XP is really out of support, there are some posts that revisit migrating to Linux. Personally regardless whether it is enterprise or for the home user that refuses to upgrade, I recommend just sticking with Windows with the enterprise sticking with Windows for their desktops.
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