January 2022

Design and Web team summary – 14 January 2022

The Web and design team at Canonical run two-week iterations building and maintaining all of the Canonical websites and product web interfaces. Here are some of the highlights of our completed work from this iteration. Web The Web team develops and maintains most of Canonical’s sites like ubuntu.com, canonical.com and more. Why certified? This iteration […]

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How to Install Smartctl on Ubuntu 20.04

Introduction The operating system has the option of being able to check the hard drive and its current state, automatically notifying the user if the failure rate increases through the Smartmontools. This is a package of 2 programs: smartctl and smartd. Smartctl allows control to self-monitor, analyze, report on ATA-3 and other hard drives and

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How to Install and Configure HAProxy on Ubuntu 20.04

HAProxy or High Availability Proxy, is a well-known open-source TCP/HTTP load balancer and proxy solution which is able to handle a lot of traffic. HAProxy consumes a very low amount of memory, and it is commonly used to improve the performance of servers by distributing the workload across multiple servers to handle a large number

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Single-command Docker environments on any machine with Multipass

Multipass has a new workflow tailored to run Docker containers on macOS, Windows or Linux. One single command, no dependencies, full flexibility. Multipass exists to bring Ubuntu-based development to the operating system of your choice. Whether you prefer the GUI of macOS (even on M1), Windows or any other Linux, the unmatched experience of developing

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Understanding bare metal Kubernetes

Bare metal Kubernetes is a powerful set of technologies that builds on the best ideas behind the public and private cloud, yet abstracts away some toilsome aspects related to virtualisation management and networking. For operators and users, it provides significant benefits, making it easier and faster to ship and maintain complex, distributed applications. A typical

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Ways to Check MySQL Version in Linux

Introduction MySql is a relational database management system that permits users to organize data in the database. Knowing which MySQL version is running on your server may be useful in some cases due to certain differences between MySQL versions. If you’re installing an application that requires a specific MySQL version, for example, you’ll need to

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