NX is an alternative to VNC allowing management of a remote system. NX is opensource (there’s a commercial version), supports encryption, and can be installed on Linux, Windows, and MacOS. This tutorial shows how to install NX on a Ubuntu server, and NX on a Windows 11 client. We’ll thenRead more
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This article shows the correct settings to use for running a Ubuntu Linux virtual machine on the Synology NAS. The default settings wont work, but with a few adjustments, you can easily run Ubuntu Linux virtualization on a Synology NAS. The virtual machine manager settings windows should look similar toRead more
The Synology Hyper Backup software is great for creating scheduled backup tasks, but there is basically no guide or documentation on how to do a DR test. Essentially, when doing a DR test, we want to know it’s out-of-band and not going to interrupt production system, and can simulate aRead more
Synology include the vTiger CRM suite as a plugin/add-on. They didn’t include a backup solution though. This how-to described how to backup the vTiger CRM database. The idea is to dump the database regularly, into a place that some other backup process includes. For example, if you have a “SharedRead more
This article shows how to create an ec2 in a VPC with an Internet Gateway, Subnet, Route Table and Security Gateway, in AWS. See our “Getting started with Terraform” article for basic information about getting started with Terraform and voiding issues. The Terraform manifest “main.tf” file looks like the following.Read more
This article guides you through the process of installing Terraform, and running Terraform on your AWS environment for the first time. There’s plenty you need to know to prevent destroying your (or someone else’s) network and resources. I’ve added those issues and solutions to the bottom of this article. InstallRead more
This article walks you through the process of installing PostgreSQL, creating a user, backing up a database and restoring a database. In this tutorial, we’re using Ubuntu, but the commands are the same for everything except the installation. Install PostgreSQL on Ubuntu: apt install postgresql postgresql-contrib systemctl start postgresql ufwRead more
While building an Ansible playbook to install Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, I stumbled across an interesting issue. I was executing Ansible from the target system (this is not the norm). I am not 100% sure on the cause of the issue but believe it’s something to do with theRead more
This article holds my notes from when I recently tested the Redhat Ansible Automation Platform. I’ve included answers to the questions I had at the start and during my effort to install the system. You need to install this on a Redhat Enterprise Linux v8.4 server, or newer. You don’tRead more
Today I encountered a Netgate pfSense firewall that had firewall rules set, but the rules were not actually applying to passing traffic. The device was a Netgate 6100 running pfSense 22.01. The situation occurred after an unexpected reboot (the UPS ran out of power during a larger power outage). TheRead more