CentOS 8 munin-node needs PowerTools

I had the following error installing munin-node on a new CentOS 8 system: Depsolve Error occured: Problem: package munin-node-2.0.54-2.el8.noarch requires perl(Net::SNMP), but none of the providers can be installed\n - conflicting requests - nothing... » More

Gitlab API and Python

To start, create a config file with your Gitlab personal token: vi ~/.python-gitlab.cfg With contents similar to below: default = gitlab ssl_verify = true timeout = 5 url = https://gitlab.com private_token = 1234ABCD1234ABCD... » More

Chef Knife List Nodes with IPs

I had to fiddle a bit with this so possibly worth keeping a note of it. I wanted to pull all the node hostnames and ip addresses from chef for use in hostname lookups and ssh config. knife exec -E 'nodes.find("*:*") {|n| printf "%s - %s \n",... » More

Resetting MySQL root password on newer MySQL 5.7

In newer versions of MySQL it looks like the 'Password' field has been replaced with the 'authentication_string' field so older instructions online may not work. Stop the currently running MySQL service: systemctl stop mysql Start mysql... » More

LHT65 setup and UART Serial Connection

I wired a CP2102 USB to TTL Serial Converter to the LHT65 UART connector - see images below: Then on the linux command line ran: dmesg | tail to check the device name that was added by the system. I then connected to that serial device... » More

Proxmox: adding internal private nework

In this scenario I wanted to be able to run several VMs that can communicate with each other on a private subnet e.g. 10.10.10.* and also be access the internet for updates etc. Eventually I want to expose some of the internal services. My proxmox... » More

SELinux: Create Policy for NRPE Writing

Had a problem with Nagios/NRPE checks that are configured to write a status file as part of their check. The path /var/logstate was the target created the policy below. Andrew (Urban Penguin) Youtube video is an excellent resource. Install selinux... » More

Nagios NRPE omreport errors

Nagios check for Dell OpenManage was failing after upgrade to srvadmin 9.2 with: UNKNOWN: Problem running 'omreport chassis memory': Error: SMStatus: 700 UNKNOWN: Problem running 'omreport chassis batteries': Error! XML Transformation failed UNKNOWN:... » More