6 articles tagged with Howto

Howto: Use Vyatta for a virtual router on VMware vSphere 5.1

Published on Dec 31, 2012 at 11:42 AM MST by Tracey Flanders with (0) comments

This post covers installing and configuring a vyatta virtual machine on VMware ESXi 5.1. I use vyatta in my lab to simulate a routed network. » read more

Howto: NetApp SAN ONTAP 8.1 Simulator using SSH Public Keys

Published on Aug 10, 2012 at 8:06 PM MST by Tracey Flanders with (0) comments

If you've ever wanted to login into your lab NetApp SAN (simulator) without it requiring a password, follow these steps. This assumes you have the NFS licensed installed. This has been tested on NetApp ONTAP 8. » read more

Howto: Maintain logfiles on a Hadoop server

Published on Jan 22, 2012 at 12:37 PM MST by Tracey Flanders with (0) comments

If you have ever administered hadoop systems you may have soon realized that log files can become a disk space issue. I ended up created simple crontab jobs that will run nightly to compress and or delete old logfiles.   If the hadoop logs are in /opt/hadoop/logs then we can run the below command. » read more

Howto: Create a MySQL database and user for your application

Published on Jan 22, 2012 at 10:30 AM MST by Tracey Flanders with (0) comments

This is not something I do everyday so I made up some hopefully useful instructions. These are steps I have seen used all over tutorials. Ok lets get started. » read more

Howto: Remove older linux kernel packages from Ubuntu

Published on Aug 6, 2011 at 12:41 PM MST by Tracey Flanders with (0) comments

I've ran into issues with small /boot partitions filling up with old kernel images on ubuntu. Doing a quick search on google return results to use the gui package manager, synaptic. Most of my servers do not run gui's, so here's where some more digging was needed. » read more

Howto: Clone Virtual Machines on VMware vSphere without vCenter

Published on Dec 11, 2010 at 9:40 AM MST by Tracey Flanders with (0) comments

If you are running VMware ESXi chances are you will need to dabble in the command line. Without the ability to use the grapical interface to clone machines you can ssh to the ESXi host and clone a disk images. Use these commands to make clones of virtual machines. » read more