March 25, 2017

How to Set up Network Bonding on CentOS 5.x Tutorial

centosEver wonder what to do with those extra NIC’s in your CentOS server? Why not bond them to add that extra throughput or load balancing and fault tolerance.

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Installing XEN on CentOS 5.x

centosThis is a very simple installation of XEN visualization that I will be using in future posts as a reference.

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Creating A Local Yum Repository on CentOS 5.x

centosReducing the costs of I.T without reducing the functionally of your systems is one of the major obstacles to overcome. One of these costs is bandwidth, especially in South Africa.

One of the first bandwidth saving tips any organization should know is the importance of creating a local YUM repository on your LAN. Not only do you decrease the time it takes to download and install updates, you also decrease bandwidth usage. This saving will definitely please the suites of any organization.

This How To show’s you a simple yet effective way of setting up your local YUM server and client.

TIP: Distribute your YUM configuration via your Puppet Master

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CentOS 5 Puppet Install

CentOS 6 Logo Puppet is a system for automating system administration tasks. Its automation saves you countless hours of frustration, monotony and reinventing the wheel. It lets you perform administrative task from a central systems to any number of systems running any variant of operating system.

For a more complete description visit Puppet Labs.

Installing the Puppet CentOS 5 packages

Install the Puppet Repository

# rpm -ivh http://yum.puppetlabs.com/el/6/products/i386/puppetlabs-release-6-7.noarch.rpm

Install the Puppet Master packages

Install the Puppet Client packages

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