Resume of Dana French: Publications
- IBM Developer Works
AIX Documentation Wiki:
Configuration and Implementation
Methodology, configuration, instructions, and scripts for the
implementation of an AIX documentation server using "MediaWiki"
software. Included are scripts for the automated creation and upload of
categories, pages, and redirects associated with the IBM AIX operating
system and related software. This article also discusses a methodology
for the design, maintenance, and support of the documentation server to
insure business continuity is preserved.
Automated and Dynamic IP Address Allocation for Data Center Automation:
System Deployment Tools for Business Continuity
Discussion of the usage of a dynamic DNS for the storage, allocation,
and management of IP addresses for system deployment operations in
automated data center environments. A step-by-step procedure for the
creation and configuration of the AIX dynamic DNS is provided to support
automated IP address allocations across multiple subnets.
AIX Job Spooler: Process and Resource Control
Job spooling or batch processing are mainframe concepts that are
available in the IBM AIX environment, but are rarely implemented. This
article describes the configuration, reasons, and purposes for
implementing job spooling in AIX environments.
Enterprise Wide Unique Identifiers for Business Continuity
A discussion of "Enterprise Wide Unique" (EWU) identifiers as they are
needed in supporting a business continuity environment. These
identifiers provide a mechanism of ensuring a single value for a
parameter that must be unique across an entire enterprise. The purpose
of this article is to show the value of generating or calculating these
values on an as needed basis rather than recording and maintaning these
values in spreadsheets and databases.
Naming Standards for Business Continuity
In today's partitioned and virtualized computing environments, the
requirement for naming standards is more apparent than ever before.
Unfortunately there is a wide spread lack of understanding between the
different categories of names used to identify managed systems, LPAR's,
profiles, node names, host names, and aliases. This article defines
naming categories and provide standards for creating enterprise wide
unique names associated with each category. This article also explains
why it is important to distinguish between the different naming
categories and how they are an integral part of data center automation
projects and an overall business continuity plan.
KornShell 93 Auditing
New features of the Korn Shell provide system administrators and
management with the ability to monitor, track, record, and audit every
command executed by any user of a system. This is different from normal
the normal shell history, and provides detailed information that
includes date, time, tty, user, and the command. This information can be
stored locally or transmitted in real time to a remote logging system.
Shell Curses Function Library
Provides the shell programmer the ability to perform text-based cursor
movements to specified locations on the screen. This ability permits the
creation of menuing and data-entry systems using shell scripts without
the need for compiled binaries. These functions are similar to the "C"
language "Curses" library.
AIX disaster recovery - Resolving resource conflicts
This article identifies resource conflicts that typically occur during a
disaster recovery implementation and provides suggestions for resolving
- AIX Update Journal
Virtualization Standards for Business Continuity: Part 10
Virtualization Standards for Business Continuity: Part 9
Virtualization Standards for Business Continuity: Part 8
Virtualization Standards for Business Continuity: Part 7
Virtualization Standards for Business Continuity: Part 6
Virtualization Standards for Business Continuity: Part 5
Virtualization Standards for Business Continuity: Part 4
Virtualization Standards for Business Continuity: Part 3
Virtualization Standards for Business Continuity: Part 2
Virtualization Standards for Business Continuity: Part 1
Successful Business Continuity: Automated Documentation
Automated Process Monitoring
Tracking disks and virtual SCSI adapters in a VIO server environment
Generate Secure Random Passwords
Successful Business Continuity: Websphere MQ
Setting Path Priorities for Virtualized Disks
Korn Shell Awk Emulation
Successful Business Continuity: Volume Names
Successful Business Continuity: Naming Structures
Successful Business Continuity: User Names and Groups
- Lulu Publishing
Virtualization for Business Continuity
(in IBM AIX environments)
Advanced Korn Shell Programming
Dana L. French:
Wikipedia article about Dana French, President and CEO of
Dana French is the author of the Wikipedia article on the topic of Business Continuity
Data Center Automation:
Dana French is the author of the Wiki article on the topic of Data Center Automation
- Train By Tweet:
Overview of how to implement Business Continuity in an organization.
Business Impact Analysis:
Overview of the BIA process and a course on how to conduct a BIA.
Service Level Agreements:
Overview of how to design and implement Service Level Agreements in an organization.
Presentation Template - This series of tweets provides a
template for preparing a presentation to Venture Capitalists.
Korn Shell Programming:
Training Material for Korn Shell 93, which is a Unix Shell Interface
command interpreter and is commonly provided on all Unix and Linux
Bourne Shell Programming:
Bourne Shell Programming course presented here as a series of tweets,
one tweet every hour.