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Thank you Seth Vidal, my first ansible playbook

I was shocked when I heard about Seth Vidal’s death. Of course I use yum daily, but it brought tears to my eyes, when I was reading my  “my TODO List after a install” and realized that Seth was one … Continue reading

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my TODO List after a install

I had to reinstall a couple of machines recently and I had to do the same thing more then once. So I wrote a script,and for my own future self I post it here, as reference. sed -e ‘s:ONBOOT=no:ONBOOT=yes:’ -i … Continue reading

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Be carefull when updating from RHEL6.1 to RHEL6.4

If you have a RHEL6.1 and try to update to RHEL6.4, you will get some strange errors, about missing libraries. The reason is that ldconfig will not run anymore, because /etc/ld.so.conf.d/kernel-2.6.32-* sepcifies hwcap 0 till RHEL6.1 and RHEL 6.2 and … Continue reading

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Memorymangement is harder than it is known.

After I thought I understood memory manager after all, this comes along. I have a behavior I can’t understand or explain. Let’s see if anyone can solve the puzzle. You have a machine, lets say with 8GB Ram. You only … Continue reading

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RHEL6.4 and NX

Be careful if you update to RHEL6.4 and you are using NX. RHEL6.4 removes the  keymap.dir and this breaks NX at the moment. To fix this, simply do a touch /usr/share/X11/xkb/keymap.dir. It looks like that RedHat will not fix this, … Continue reading

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Two enterprise Linux boxes are talking to each other, or not

I setup a  RedHat Enterprise Box that should serve as a httpd server for a Suse Enterprise Server zypper repository and it don’t work. Simple curl also don’t work. If you use curl -1 or curl -3 it works like … Continue reading

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Enterprise Software

I have seen a lot of broken and bad RPM packages. From vmware packages that contains one big tarfile and the rpm-postscript uncompressed this into a directory. To test scripts from Oracle DB 11.2 that does not detect the 32bit … Continue reading

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That happens if you put to much output on your serial console

We searched for multiple days why one of our cluster machines was hanging for a couple of seconds, before it was fenced. We found out that the iptables LOG did put to much output onto the serial. I wrote a … Continue reading

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Oracle vs. Centos

As a lot of people have noticed Oracle is offering a “conversion” script to move from Centos to Oracle Linux. Of course it is not really a conversion, it only moves the yum repos from Centos to Oracle. The existing … Continue reading

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new packages for my default install

In the last couple of week I added 3 new packages to my default install: 1.) atop is a very good extension of top, it includes disk and network utilization among other things. 2.) mosh is a ssh replacement / … Continue reading

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