Physical to Virtual Machine Migration using Clonezilla – P2V

We have already used few methods for Physical to Virtual Machine Migration using different tools. This time we are focusing on clonezilla which is probably easiest tool available for p2v migration. You can use clonezilla for p2v for both KVM & Citrix XenServer, we have not test it on vmware or virtualbox. Requirements You need […]

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Upgrade Fedora 19 to 20 -using shell

Fedora 20 is released, you can upgrade fedora 19 to 20 using shell OR download media for fresh installations. To upgrade using shell, you need to run following commands. sudo yum update -y sudo rpm –import https://fedoraproject.org/static/246110C1.txt sudo yum update yum sudo yum –releasever=20 distro-sync You may also use fedora-upgrade sudo yum install fedora-upgrade sudo […]

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XenServer – Apply patches using bash script

With the release of XenServer 6.2, Citrix has provided best & easy to use virtulization option for free. Only limitation with free xenserver is you can’t use xencenter to apply patches. Which anyways many Linux Admins must not be using. To patch free xenserver only option is to use cli, you can patch xenserver using […]

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Upgrade Fedora 18 to 19 -using shell

Fedora 19 is released, you can upgrade fedora 18 to 19 using shell OR download media for fresh installations. To upgrade using shell, you need to run following commands. sudo yum update -y sudo rpm –import https://fedoraproject.org/static/FB4B18E6.txt sudo yum update yum sudo yum –releasever=19 distro-sync You may also use fedora-upgrade sudo yum install fedora-upgrade sudo […]

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Mirror SVN Repository – For 1.8.x

If you are using older version, refer. Mirror SVN Repository can be useful to offload server or If you have developers at different location OR you have requirement to keep offsite mirror ready for recovery. I have used svn proxy. It works fine, but this can not be used for developers sitting in different location […]

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Upgrade svn server using source

This post describes how to upgrade svn server using source. It works to upgrade subversion 1.7 to 1.8. tar jxvf subversion-1.8.tar.bz2 ./configure –bindir=/bin –sbindir=/sbin –with-apxs=/usr/sbin/apxs –with-apache-libexecdir=/usr/lib/httpd/modules/ make make install

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Ubuntu 12.10 – Switch to MATE

Ubuntu 12.10 – Switch to MATE. This post will help you to switch from Unity to Mate Desktop on Ubuntu 12.10 Install MATE #ADD Anyone sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu quantal main" sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://repo.mate-desktop.org/ubuntu quantal main" sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://mirror1.mate-desktop.org/ubuntu quantal main"   sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install mate-archive-keyring sudo apt-get update sudo […]

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Install Citrix XenServer using PXE

This post covers how to Install Citrix XenServer using pxe. As a prerequisite you need to have tftp server configured. Create tftp dir for xenserver mkdir -p /tftpboot/images/xenserver Mount & copy required boot files from xenserver iso mount -o loop /downloads/XenServer-6.1-install-cd.iso /tmp/cd/ cd /tftpboot/images/xenserver cp `find /tmp/cd/ -name install.img` ./ cp `find /tmp/cd/ -name vmlinuz` […]

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How to Disable Graphical Boot & Shutdown on Fedora

If you are not a fan of graphical boot / shutdown & wish to disable it, this post will explain how to disable. sudo vi /etc/sysconfig/grub #change from GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="rd.md=0 rd.lvm=0 rd.dm=0 $([ -x /usr/sbin/rhcrashkernel-param ] && /usr/sbin/rhcrashkernel-param || :) rd.luks=0 vconsole.keymap=us rhgb quiet" #change to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="rd.md=0 rd.lvm=0 rd.dm=0 $([ -x /usr/sbin/rhcrashkernel-param ] && /usr/sbin/rhcrashkernel-param || […]

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