This is not as easy as flipping a switch. MySQL Full-Text Search is used by vB and has a minimum word length of 4 by default. This means that we have a system-level config to change and tables to rebuild – fun!
I am just starting to upgrade / install Ubuntu 14.04 on my servers, so it’s time to create a guide to install Nagios 4 on Ubuntu 14.04. Apparently Nagios Core install scripts wern’t well tested for Debian systems. But in any case, it can be installed with a couple modifications.
This guide is going to be very similar to my other Nagios install guides.
It’s time to enter into summer mode with my lab. By that I mean that it’s time to move important KVM guests off of the HP G5 server and shut that space heater down. Here are my notes with moving guests. If you are looking to move guests from a CentOS to Ubuntu hypervisor, I encourage you to read over my findings. You could also reverse-engineer the article if you are going from Ubuntu to CentOS as well.
Ubuntu 12.04 and Hyper-V have pretty good support for each other, but it’s not without a fair share of hiccups. I will go over all the steps required to install Xubuntu as a Hyper-V guest and configure remote access through VNC.
These instructions are intended for Hyper-V running on Windows 8 Pro.
Ubuntu 12.04 does play pretty well as a Hyper-V guest, but not without its quarks. This includes a completly blank screen after the installation is finished. Not to worry though – it’s nothing we can’t fix with a couple tweaks.
If there is an application I publish in an LDAP or Active Directory environment, I will implement LDAP authentication if that option is available – no sense is making users apply another user name / password sticky note to their monitor, right?
How to configure a Minecraft server with backups and upstart compatibility.
This guide is an amendment to the Ubuntu Deployment Server. This guide assumes that you have a server similar to this setup. If you need to go through that guide first, you only need to complete up to Checkpoint Two.
To clear up any potential misleading in the title, this server is powered by Ubuntu 12.04, but will have the ability to deploy CentOS 6 to PXE clients. Why? Because I did that one first. No sense in re-inventing the wheel.
Converting a couple directories to tmpfs will significantly reduce disk I/O by Nagios for status updates.