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Oct 2
Oct 2

The Worst Server Setup Mistake You Can Make

There’s one server setup mistake you can make that will screw you up for years to come. It’ll haunt your business, your developers and your server admins, and be hugely expensive to fix. It’s surprisingly easy to make. The mistake? Setting the timezone to anything other than UTC Use UTC Use UTC. Use UTC. Use […]

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Oct 0
Oct 0

Increase Ubuntu Size In VMWare

Let us pretend that you have an Ubuntu Server which has been running for several years and it has been doing it’s assigned task(s) nicely, until one day you make a change to your methodology/assumptions/workflow/tasks therefore the allocated Virtual Hard Drive (VHD) size is no longer sufficient. There are many reasons for this, but I […]

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Oct 0
Oct 0

Upload an ISO CD-ROM/DVD-ROM image to a VMware datastore for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) using the vSphere Client, and checking its MD5 checksum signature is correct.

In this series of basic VMware articles for the Novice, I’ll be showing you the basic VMware skills required to install, configure and deploy virtual machines using VMware’s FREE VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi).In this article we will show you HOW TO: Upload an ISO CD-ROM/DVD-ROM image to a VMware datastore for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi […]

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Sep 0
Sep 0

VMWare Fusion: Assigning IP Addresses for NAT-Configured VMs via DHCP and Port Forwarding

In VMWare Fusion, when using NAT, you often times want the IP addresses for the VMs to always be the same, so that you can connect to them from the host using the same IP address every time (and probably assign an entry in your /etc/hosts file). You may also want to connect to the […]

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Jul 0
Jul 0

How To Set Up Nginx Load Balancing with SSL Termination

Introduction This article shows you how to set up Nginx load balancing with SSL termination with just one SSL certificate on the load balancer. This will reduce your SSL management overhead, since the OpenSSL updates and the keys and certificates can now be managed from the load balancer itself. About SSL Termination Nginx can be […]

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Jul 0
Jul 0

How To Install nginx on CentOS 6 with yum

nginx is a high performance web server software. It is a much more flexible and lightweight program than apache. Set Up The steps in this tutorial require the user to have root privileges. You can see how to set that up in the CentOS Initial Server Setup Tutorial in steps 3 and 4. Step One—Install EPEL EPEL […]

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Jul 0
Jul 0

Install Odoo with Nginx on an Ubuntu VPS

In today’s post we will explain you how you can easily install Odoo with Nginx as a reverse proxy server on a Ubuntu VPS. Odoo (formerly OpenERP) is a suite of open source Business apps. Some of the modules included in Odoo are: E-commerce, Accounting & Finance, Expense Management, Calendar ..etc. Update your system To update […]

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Jul 0
Jul 0

Create a Bootable CentOS USB under MacOSX

$ diskutil list /dev/disk0 #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER 0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *320.1 GB   disk0 1:         […]

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Jun 0
Jun 0

FIXED: ACCESS DENIED during backup in OpenERP v7

I got a message Access Denied during a backup in OpenERP 7   To solve this: Edit your openerp-server.conf file     Just add pg_path = /usr/pgsql-9.2/bin The path will depend where you installed your postgresql server

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Mar 0
Mar 0

How to Increase Disk Space in VMware

Have you ever encountered out of disk space issues on your wonderful VMs when trying install a critical application? Here are a few easy steps that help you to solve the disk space problems on your VMware workstation VMs. This article assumes that the reader has familiarity with virtualization and has some practical experience with […]

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Feb 0
Feb 0

Securing OpenSSH

Contents Use Strong Passwords/Usernames Disable Root Logins Limit User Logins Disable Protocol 1 Use a Non-Standard Port Filter SSH at the Firewall Use Public/Private Keys for Authentication Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) Links OpenSSH (or Secure SHell) has become a de facto standard for remote access replacing the telnet protocol. SSH has made protocols such as telnet redundant […]

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Jan 0
Jan 0

Automate The Install Of OpenERP 7.0 On An Ubuntu VM

Recently, when leading a training workshop for OpenERP, one of our attendees helped me take a mostly automated method of installing OpenERP and turn it into a 100% automated method.  Piping YES to commands, and using SED took me back to my University days when I first learned UNIX!Since I also got a comment from […]

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Jan 0
Jan 0

PostgreSQL add or create a user account and grant permission for database

Q. How do I create a user account called tom and grant permission for database called jerry? A. You need to use following commands. => adduser – UNIX/Linux adduser command to add a user to /etc/passwd file => psql => It is a terminal-based front-end to PostgreSQL. => CREATE USER – Adds a new user to a PostgreSQL database cluster. => CREATE […]

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Jan 0
Jan 0

How to Boot CentOS in CLI? / How to Run Linux without the GUI (level 3) ?

When you are at the GRUB menu where you select which OS to boot (if this menu don’t appear, press ESC while you get the “Booting CentOS in X seconds”), press e to edit your boot commands. You should see a screen like this: (parameters may vary) Look for the line that begins with kernel. Choose it and then press e again. […]

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