Category Archives: Guides

Posts here are mostly step-by-step guides on how to replicate something I have set up in the past. Read over my About page to see how I show commands/output and read the disclaimer.

Nagios 4.x Install from Source on Ubuntu 14.04

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.

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Offline Migration of KVM Guests

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.

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CentOS 6 Deployment Server

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.

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