Installing Puppet on Debian 7 “Wheezy”

Installing Puppet on Debian 7 “Wheezy”

Installing Puppet on Debian 7 “Wheezy” For this install I will be using two virtual machines. One as the puppet master (and CA for signing node certificates) and one as a node. Also instead of my usual CentOS install, I’m using Debian (new job at a new company and they…

Creating, formatting and mounting partitions

Creating, formatting and mounting partitions

Adding disks to servers and you just cant remember all the steps when you’re just having one of those days? This will be a basic reference guide to setting up a primary partition, making it active and mounting it so that it can be accessed. As usual, I am using…

Channel Bonding on CentOS 6.2

Channel Bonding on CentOS 6.2

Channel bonding is also known as Network Bonding. It involves pairing network devices to increase throughput or load balance. Cases that you’d need something like this would be on a server with a high network traffic. Mostly I’ve had this problem with monitoring servers that are running Cacti and Nagios.…

Find the Linux Distribution Name and Version

Find the Linux Distribution Name and Version

How do I find my Linux distribution name and version? I often find myself asking that question because we have multiple environments with a lot of VM’s running. It becomes a lot to keep track of if you haven’t completed the documentation for the environment yet. The commands below will…

Setup BIND DNS Server with Webmin on CentOS 6.2

Setup BIND DNS Server with Webmin on CentOS 6.2

For this setup I will be using the following: CentOS 6.2 Yum (Yellowdog Updater, Modified) IP Address: 192.168.0.10 You’d generally use the following config for an office or home network. I’ve setup a few of these BIND servers for office networks and also in the Amazon cloud platform. You don’t…

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…