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Installing MySQL on Centos 7 server using Ansible.

November 20, 2016
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Installing MySQL on Centos 7 server using Ansible.

This is the content of the inventory file on my Ansible server. The remote server is called test1 under the group web-server. # cat hosts test1 The playbook is called mysql-repo.yml. This will install the MySQL Community Repo, you need this to install MySQL. CentOS7 is shipped with MariaDB but since I...
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Installing and learning Ansible

November 18, 2016
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Installing and learning Ansible

I am learning Ansible and am documenting my progress. I built two Centos 7 test servers, the main one is called Ansible and the remote server is test1. To install Ansible first add the EPEL Repository for Centos 7 rpm -iUvh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/7/x86_64/e/epel-release-7-5.noarch.rpm Now you can install it. yum install Ansible Check for version installed....
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VMware converting RAW disk to VMDK

January 27, 2014
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Convert a Vmware RDM disk to VMDK while guest VM is powered off Power down the guest VM Clone the VM, under select virtual disk format – select Advanced – change the disk format to Thick provisioned. You only need to do this step for the RDM disk. Completed the steps to create the...
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Add new disk to Red Hat Linux server, create new filesystem without reboot.

January 27, 2014
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If you are running a VMware virtual Red Hat Linux server then it is very easy to add a new disk. For physical servers with hot add capability this is also possible. I am going to show you how to add a new disk to Red Hat Linux complete with a new filesystem, without...
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Configure the DVD or Linux ISO as software repository for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

September 7, 2012
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You downloaded and installed Red Hat Enterprise Linux on your server becasue you just want to test it out. During installation you selected base server, after installation you realize that you need to install additional packages. But since you did not purchase the Red Hat license it is not possible to install additional packages...
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SSH login without password using public key authentication

August 23, 2012
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On Computer A Create the public and private keys using the command ssh-keygen # ssh-keygen -t rsa Generating public/private rsa key pair. Enter file in which to save the key (/root/.ssh/id_rsa): Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase): Enter same passphrase again: Your identification has been saved in /root/.ssh/id_rsa. Your public key has been...
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Granting Active Directory group privilge to logon to linux server

November 28, 2011
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Likewise similar to Winbind is an open source software used to integrate linux server with Microsoft Active Directory authentication. This article assume that you already have Likewise installed and configured on the Linux server. The steps below is simply to grant a new AD group the privilege to logon to a Linux server. To...
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How to shrink a filesystem in Linux

November 28, 2011
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This does not happen often, but you may run into a situation where you need to reduce the size of the Linux filesystem. Well, in my case I wanted to clone my Red Hat Enterprise Linux server which was running in Vmware ESXi. The root filesystem was originally built too large and I wanted...
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How to extend the filesystem on a Vmware ESX guest Red Hat Linux server

May 26, 2011
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Being the administrator of a large Linux shop, I have had to extend the filesystems on the Red Hat Linux server a few times. Each time I had the opportunity to extend the filesystem, I found that I struggled to remember the commands and steps. This is because Linx is a very command line...
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