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Create Self-Signed SSL Certificates in Ubuntu for Apache

Create Self-Signed SSL Certificates in Ubuntu for Apache

You will need to be able to create self-signed SSL certificates in order to host a secure website. I needed this for setting up a few externally accessible Cacti and Nagios servers in the past. Most recently I’ve actually needed to revisit some old notes on how to do this…

Dell PowerEdge R720 and CentOS 6 Installation

Dell PowerEdge R720 and CentOS 6 Installation

I ran into a problem installing CentOS 6 on a Dell PowerEdge R720. The problem being, the RAID controller was too new so there were no drivers on the installation media. The error that came up: No Drives Found An error occurred – no valid devices were found on which…

Retrieve your Dell Service Tag using command prompt and Linux CLI

Retrieve your Dell Service Tag using command prompt and Linux CLI

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything on the system admin front, so here we go. I work with Dell a lot and dealing with their technical support is the least favourite part of my day when something goes wrong. You always need to supply them with a…

How easy is it to replace your laptop with a tablet?

How easy is it to replace your laptop with a tablet?

I’ve recently started using an iPad 2 for quite a few tasks in my daily working life and I must say that it’s pretty impressive, mainly when out of the office and I just don’t feel like unpacking my laptop. Share the post “How easy is it to replace your…