Compile Latest Ganglia for All Versions of Debian and Ubuntu

I have learned a lot since I wrote the original how-to. I do not have time to write a nice story but follow the steps below and you should be fine. This will provide you with the latest version of Ganglia on any Debian based distro. Objectives: 1. Download latest sources from Ganglia git repository.… Continue reading Compile Latest Ganglia for All Versions of Debian and Ubuntu

Setup a KVM VPS Host, LVM on Software RAID1 and a Virtual pfSense Router

We are here today to setup a KVM host on CentOS 6 (or Linux variant). The host will have logical volumes backed by software RAID1 and a virtual pfSense router. With this setup you can securely and reliably host multiple applications on the same server. I am writing these instructions for Linux users. I do… Continue reading Setup a KVM VPS Host, LVM on Software RAID1 and a Virtual pfSense Router

Logrotate MySQL Cron Error

I have been receiving the following email report: /etc/cron.daily/logrotate: error: error running shared postrotate script for ‘/var/log/mysql.log /var/log/mysql/mysql.log /var/log/mysql/mysql-slow.log ‘ run-parts: /etc/cron.daily/logrotate exited with return code 1 Most recommendations to fix this problem suggest updating the debian-sys-maint password for the MySQL server to match the one in /etc/mysql/debian.cnf. This will not fix the problem if… Continue reading Logrotate MySQL Cron Error

Setup PSAD in Ubuntu 9+

Psad scans your firewall log in real time. It can be configured to automatically drop packets and more. While reading the guides that are available for this I ran into a problem, there was no /etc/syslog.conf. On Ubuntu’s webpage I found this release note. It says that as of Ubuntu 9.10, syslog has been upgraded… Continue reading Setup PSAD in Ubuntu 9+