General Operations 101
From Outages to Monitoring
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: June 2013
Run time: 3 hours 24 minutes

This series of videos will help you to discover what being a operations engineer entails and will get you started on the path to becoming a professional. Real-world engineers talk about monitoring, outages, productivity, and more.

These videos are in supplement to the free written curriculum of the Ops School project, available at http://www.opsschool.org . Ops School is a community-driven, comprehensive program teaching the skills necessary to become a professional operations engineer. Check out the curriculum and learn how!

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    4.0

    General Operations 101

    By Vergiliu

    from Amsterdam, NL

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    • Concise
    • Easy to understand
    • Helpful examples

    Cons

    • 101 Training

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    Comments about oreilly General Operations 101:

    First, John is presenting us an investigation from the point of view of an hopefully objective investigator looking at past outages - it is quite a high level overview, but with lots of great ideas and methodologies and even going futher at more of a philosophical approach behind trying to fix the culture and not the people.

    Investigation 101: lots of data is collected and hopefully aggregated across systems in order to get insights into the various systems: interestingly Twitter feeds, internal chats/email and graphing of various systems load/performance is all mixed together in order to do a post-mortem analysis of what went wrong. Also, finding out how the problems unfold themselves in the organization.

    Daniel is giving us a short intro for Graphite/Carbon/statsd. Jon is having a short review of remote connectivity, screen multiplexers and skims over some ticketing services such as JIRA. Laurie quickly installs and configures Nagios.

    Overall I would say that for seasoned DevOps / Sysadmins it might not come with a bunch of new tricks, but for an introductory course it is pretty good and Jon's take on the whole investigative part is rather interesting.

     
    3.0

    Good for freshers

    By Ish Sookun

    from Mauritius

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    • Too basic

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    Comments about oreilly General Operations 101:

    Incident management is one of the main tasks of a System Admin/Engineer. This video elaborates well by describing how to identify, manage & contain an "Outage". This video will suit freshers in the IT industry & students who want to make a career in operations. The presenters made sure of introducing each category well enough that they will be understandable by any novice.

     
    3.0

    Basic/Entry level tutorial

    By Kevin

    from Melbourne, AU

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    • Not comprehensive enough
    • Too basic

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    Comments about oreilly General Operations 101:

    The topics talked about in the vedio are some basic operations in BAU.

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