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To replace the default certificate, you first need to generate a certificate and matching private key. I did this against my Organisations CA. See here for more information on how to do that. First log […]
HP provides a command line utility called HPE Smart Storage Administrator (HPE SSACLI) used to configure, manage and monitor their RAID storage controllers. This application has changed its name over the years but is now […]
There are a number of tools that will allow you to generate secure passwords including urandom, OpenSSL, GPG and pwgen. I will briefly demo these below. OpenSSL The below generates a random string of 14 […]
Here we create our own yum repository on a fresh up-to-date installation of Centos 7. Configure Nginx First install the EPEL repository. And then Nginx. Start and enable Nginx. Install and configure a local firewall. […]
Occasionally I need to find the usable IP address range given a particular CIDR notation. Usually I use an online calculator but today I found a better Linux based CLI tool, sipcalc, which save me […]
Most cloud computers don’t come with swapping pre-enabled. There can however be times where this is required and/or beneficial. The process is pretty much the same for any Linux distro. To the the current state […]
Dependencies Run to the below command to install the GitLab dependencies. When prompted, select Internet Site when configuring Postfix. Enter the FQDN. Installing GitLab GitLab provides a bash script that add their repository for you. […]